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It would be extremely difficult to operate the association without the help from our wonderful sponsors. Please take a look at each of them below. For additional information please see our sponsors page here.

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Congratulations to Ashton Houlahan (Park View), Ryan Johnson (Park View), Jacob Mallinson (Darlington QE sixth form) James Sloan (Sunderland College) and Joshua Thyne (Gateshead College) who have been selected for the final trial for the ESFA international squad. This was as a result of the North v Midlands match held on Sunday 19 November 2023 at Cochrane Park, Newcastle University.


N Co East League Cleveland U16b 1 Durham 4 (Ashcroft, Wake, Griffiths, Crowther)

N Co East League Cumbria U16b 1 Durham 5 (Crowther,Winton, Docherty - 2, Lish)

ESFA Inter County-Cup R2 Durham U14g 3 Merseyside 1 (Ellen Swan, Isla Burdon Watson - 2)

ESFA Inter County Cup R2 Durham U16g 2 Merseyside 0 (Ellen-Marie Atkinson, Daisy Clarke)

ESFA Inter County Cup R2 Durham U16b 1 Merseyside 2 (Smith)

N Co East League Durham U14g 1 Northumberland 2 (Isla Burdon-Watson)

N Co East League Durham U16g 6 Northumberland 0 (Eva Myslenko, Daisy Clarke - 3, Megan Gibson, Grace Collinson)


Saturday 9 December: N Co South Yorkshire U16g v Durham at Wath Academy, Sandygate, Wath on Deane, S63 7NW ko 11.30am

Wednesday 13 December: N Co Durham U14g v Cleveland at Maiden Castle ko 7.15pm

Monday 18 December: N Co and Derek Watson Trophy Durham U18 v Northumberland at Maiden Castle ko 7.15pm

Wednesday 20 December: N Co Durham U16g v Cleveland at Maiden Castle ko 7.15pm

Thursday 4 January: Northumberland U18 v Durham at Newcastle University ko 7pm

Saturday 13 January: ESFA Qf Lancashire v Durham at Poolfoot Farm, Thornton Cleveleys, FY5 4HX ko 2pm

Sunday 14 January: ESFA Qf Durham v Staffordshire at Washington Hub ko 2pm


Congratulations to Ella West Durham County U16 girls 2021-22 and 2022-23 who made her professional debut for Sunderland Ladies v Durham Women on Wednesday 8 November 2023

Congratulations also to Emily Cassop Durham County U14 girls 2019-20, Durham County U16 girls 2021-22 and 2022-23 who is a member of the England Womens FA 2023 squad for the UEFA U17 Championships in Estonia.


The following girls have been selected for the County Squad for the 2023/24 season.

Amelia Kirkup, Jess Barker, Ellen Kirkup,Freya Sinclair, Megan Gibson, Nicole West, Charlotte Pegram, Eva Bewicke, Daisy Clarke, Eva Mysleyko, Isla Baxter, Chloe Jackson, Louise Muncaster, Amelia Gate, Eve Webster, Ellen-Marie Atkinson, Grace Collinson, Soraya Shorey, Abbie Richardson, Neve Sewell,Chloe Harkness.


The following girls have been selected for the County Squad for the 2023/24 season.

Eden Alderson, Macy Bangura, Katie Bewick, Isla Burdon-Watson, Amy Colligan, Amelie Crumpton, Honey Haddlesey, Layken Hardy, Alisha Hewitt, Anna Hind, Sophie Howe, Amelie Jones, Isobel Kilpatrick, Emily Robson, Anna Rowntree, Saisha Snowdon, Grace Stubbs, Ellen Swan.



DCSFA are looking for sponsors to allow the association to continue providing excellent football opportunities for male and female players in the schools, academies and colleges across the County from primary through to tertiary.

If you are interested in sponsoring any of the activities that we provide please read the information letter using this link (information) or contact


Before leaving your child in a football environment, never be afraid to ask important questions like these, to protect them and their experience.

  • Have you got an up-to-date DBS check?
  • What safeguarding training have you done?
  • What about coaching qualifications – are these up to date?
  • Do you have any experience working with children of this age?
  • How will you cater for my child’s medical / additional needs?
    • Who is responsible and accountable for my child’s welfare at your sessions? • Who are the other coaches working with you?
  • What do you do to make sure your sessions are safe, fun and inclusive?
  • What happens if you get bad weather?

Now it’s time to ask yourself, how confident do I feel in leaving my child in this coach / football provider’s care?

You should not expect to see or hear:

  • A coach working with children with no other coach present
  • Coaches inviting individuals for 1:1 coaching
    • Coaches asking for your child’s mobile number or social media details
    • Coaches sharing their personal social media details with children
    • Coaches offering lifts to individual children
    • Coaches berating, excluding or singling out children
    • Sexualised language, innuendos or horse play

Their Coach. Their Safety. Your Call.

Durham County FA Youth Leadership Academy

Durham County FA are launching a Youth Leadership Academy for Season 2023/24.

The Youth Leadership Academy is an opportunity for 50 young people aged 14-18 who live within the Durham County FA boundaries (County Durham, Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland, Hartlepool, Darlington and Stockton).

Young people will take part in 3 face to face sessions across the season where they will complete workshops on coaching, refereeing and personal development through football. Young people will also be able to engage with a mentor between workshops, and also have volunteering opportunities made available to them to aid with their development and gain further experience of working in football.

Young people will complete a personal development project across the 2023/24 season where they will reflect on the volunteering they have done in football in the 2023/24 season. Examples of this could be Coaching/Supporting a coach at a football session, refereeing, helping with a Club's social media, writing match reports, setting up a Club Youth Council and many more.

Monday 30th October 10am-4pm
Monday 19th February 10am-4pm
Monday 8th April 10am-4pm

Sessions will take place at Durham County FA, 'Codeslaw', Riverside South, Chester-le-Street, Durham, DH3 3QR

There will also be 2 online catch up's during the season where you can connect with a mentor to support you with your project.

The cost of the Youth Leadership Academy is £40 per person.

Applications can be made through the following link:

Any queries can be directed to



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