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Village Games Update - Another Fantastic Win for the Forncetts!

Written by Glen Humphreys, Village Games Co-ordinator on .

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We were able to send a very strong team along to the UEA today to take part in the Village Games Rounders event. The team consisted of Ben, Tom, Nic, Miles, Josh, Ellie, Archie, Hugo and Milo and were once again looked after by Amy as their coach.

We knew we had a strong team but were up against some large villages including 2 teams from Hethersett and teams from Downham, Briston & Melton Constable, Hainford & Stratton Strawlesss and the Lophams.

However, we started off strongly with a win and this pattern continued throughout the afternoon and although we came up against some very good teams they were no match for us and we ending up winning every single game (most quite comfortably) with every member of the team playing their part. The whole team were presented with individual trophies at the end of the day and will hopefully feature on Active Norfolk's website during the week.

Thanks once again to all who took part and for the support of those that went along to watch.

The Forncett Flyers are the Champions 2014

Written by Supporter on .

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In the County Finals of the Norfolk Village Games at UEA on Sunday 13th July, our team, The Forncett Flyers, were crowned 2014 Champions and Gold Medal winners in the 'Small Village' category.

More photos and a full report is in August 2014 issue of the Forncett Flyer, but it's congratulations to all of the 50 or so team members, their families and supporters who made it all happen, not forgetting all the work throughout the year of Co-ordinator Glen Humphreys and those who managed the various teams.

Click here to see a video on Youtube of the key moments in the Award Ceremony.



The Forncett Flyers soar into silver position

Written by Glen Humphreys on .

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The sun shone as around 60 residents from the Forncetts headed off in their bright orange T-Shirts on Sunday 14 July to take part in the small category of the Village Games County Finals having qualified from the South Norfolk District Finals a few weeks earlier. Many had taken up the Parish Council's generous offer as detailed in last month's Flyer to travel by coach which had started off from the village hall and which had picked up our Forncett End team members from the Jolly Farmer's car park.

The Forncett Flyers Exceed All Expectations

Written by Glen Humphreys on .

Having managed to get through the District Finals as Runners-Up in the South Norfolk Village Games the day finally came when The Forncett Flyers travelled to the UEA Sportspark to compete against eleven of the best villages from all over the County in the small category in the Norfolk Village Games Finals.

After the opening ceremony (which in truth was not quite as impressive as Danny Boyle's effort) everyone went off to their respective events and this time we were able to enter into every one of the ten events which included Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Darts, Short Mat Bowls, Junior and Senior football, Fitness Triathlon, Rounders and Tennis. This was a huge achievement which not many of the other villages managed.

The day got under way and the weather was again kind with the sun shining but with a cooling breeze for our hard-working sports people. As we knew, competition was going to be tough. Everyone had put in a tremendous effort before the event, managing to fit in practice sessions around very busy lives. The venue was superb and as the day progressed some great performances took place and games were much closer this time around.

The Forncett Flyers Soar Through to the Finals!

Written by Glen Humphreys on .

On Sunday 10 June several people living in the various Forncetts attended the South Norfolk District Village Games at Framlingham Earl Sports Centre. The aim of the day was to bring Villages together to compete against similar sized villages in various sports and games.  Forncett was in the small category (although apparently we have almost 1,100 residents which was quite surprising!)

Villages can enter as many or as few categories as they want to but obviously the more you enter the more chance you have of gaining a place in the County Finals. We were lucky to have enough support to be able to enter most of the categories, which were badminton, football, (junior and adult), short mat bowls, table tennis, darts, rounders, athletics, fitness triathlon, archery and rounders. Everybody tried their very best in the various sports and we were thrilled to win the junior football outright and darts (jointly) which meant that some of us would be bringing trophies home.

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