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DCSFA U16 GIRLS 2015-16

Trials for next season's U16 Girls team will take place at Biddick Academy, Washington on Fri 3 and Fri 10 July from 4pm. Nominations MUST be made by a member of the relevant school PE staff.


  • U16G, U16B, U18s: v South Yorkshire (home) Sat 10 Oct
  • U16G, U16B, U18s: v Cumbria (home) Sat 14 Nov
  • U16G: v Northumberland (away) Tues 17 or Wed 18 Nov
  • U16B, U18s: v North Yorkshire (away) Sat 21 Nov at Thirsk School
  • U18s: v Cleveland (away) week beginning 7 Dec at Northfield School, Billingham
  • U16B: v Cleveland (home) week beginning 4 Jan
  • U16G: v Cleveland (home) Sat 9 Jan
  • U16B, U18s: v Northumberland (away) TBC


Danielle Brown (DCSFA U16 Girls and Dene Community School, Peterlee) was selected to represent England in the UEFA U17 European Championship Finals held in Iceland. Danielle played against Spain (drew 1-1) and Germany (lost 0-5) but was an unused substitute against Iceland (won 3-1).

Tyler Dodds, who played for DCSFA U16 Girls when the team won the National Trophy in 2011 and attended Biddick Academy, was selected for England U19s to play two friendly matches against France on 3rd and 5th June. Tyler was an unused substitute in the first match which ended 0-0 but played in the second match which England lost 4-1.

Four former county U16 girls are currently playing for England in the 2015 FIFA Women's World which is being held in Canada throughout June. The former players are Stephanie Houghton, Jordan Nobbs, Jill Scott and Carly Telford.


Press release: The Chairman of the English Schools’ Football Association, Mike Spinks, is pleased to announce the appointment of the organisation’s new Chief Executive to succeed John Read, who retired recently after being at the helm for the past 14 years. Andrea Chilton, currently Deputy Principal of New College Nottingham, will take up her post in Stafford on 1st September 2015.


  • ESFA U16 Boys Inter-County Final: Durham 3 (Charlie Wigley (2), Ben Hedley) Oxfordshire 0 (HT 0-0) -- This is the first time Durham have won the U16 Boys National trophy.
  • NCSFA U16 Boys Inter-county Final: Durham 0 Lancashire 3

ESFAFinal: Click on thumbnail to view larger image then use PREVIOUS key to return.


Photographs of the ESFA Final can be viewed by using the following link: ESFA FINAL PHOTOGRAPHS


  • Bert Hodgson Cup (U16s)
  • High Tunstall College of Science, Hartlepool 3  St John's RC, Bishop Auckland 2 -- High Tunstall went 3-0 ahead but St John's pulled it back to 3-2 by half time. The second half was evenly contested but no further goals were scored.
  • Londonderry Cup (U15s)
  • Oxclose Community Academy, Washington 1  St John's RC, Bishop Auckland 2 -- St John's goalkeeper produced an excellent first half display to keep his team in the game. Oxclose took the lead early in the second half but were eventually pegged back. St John's scored the winner with 2 minutes remaining when Ethan Dixon headed home from a corner.
  • Lambton Trophy (Inter-association U16s)
  • Gateshead SFA 2 Middlesbrough SFA 3 (aet) -- Trailing 2-0 early in the second half Middlesbrough fought back to take the game into extra time then win 3-2. This completed a hat trick of Lambton Trophy victories for Middlesbrough.
  • County Cup (U15s)
  • Biddick Academy, Washington 1  St John's RC, Bishop Auckland 3 -- Biddick established a first half lead but St John's with 3 second half goals, two of which were late in the game, gained  St John's the victory to achieve the County U15 "double".
  • County Cup (U14 Girls)
  • St Leonard's RC, Durham 3  Biddick Academy, Washington 2 -- An entertaining first half resulted in 4 goals being equally shared between the two teams. St Leonard's winning goal was scored midway through the second half.
  • County Cup (U13 Girls)
  • Biddick Academy, Washington 6 St Robert of Newminster RC, Washington 1 -- 3 goals within the opening 5 minutes put Biddick on course for victory. This was Biddick's first success in this competition after losing their previous 3 appearances in the final.
  • County Cup (U16 Girls)
  • Academy at Shotton Hall 1 Durham Johnston 0 -- After finishing runners-up last season Shotton Hall went one better this season. The game's only goal was scored in the first half.
  • TUC Cup (U13s)
  • St Leonard's RC, Durham 0 Dyke House Sports College, Hartlepool 1 -- A goal midway through the second half decided this evenly contested final in favour of Dyke House.
  • U13 Girls Inter-association competition
  • East Northumberland SFA, with 4 wins and a draw, were worthy winners. North Tyneside SFA were runners-up.
  • U14 Inter-association Knock-out Cup
  • Chester-le-Street, Washington & Derwentside SFA 6 Darlington SFA 0 -- Two goals within a minute midway through the first half put CWD in control. Four further goals were added in the second half.
  • Albert Knox Trophy (U18s)
  • East Durham College 2 Sunderland College 1 -- East Durham established a 2 goal lead by mid through the second half. Sunderland scored a consolation goal in the dying moments of the game.
  • CIC Trophy (U14s)
  • St Robert of Newminster RC, Washington 1 Cardinal Hume RC, Gateshead 2 -- Cardinal Hume took the lead but were pegged back later in the first half but scored the winner late in the game.
  • Sunderland Children's Hospital Cup (Inter-association U15s)
  • Chester-le-Street, Washington & Derwentside SFA 2 Bishop Auckland SFA 4 -- A well contested game was eventually won by Bishop Auckland.
  • Crompton & Harrison Cup (U12s)
  • Carmel College, Darlington 1 St Joseph's Catholic Academy, Hebburn 0 -- An evenly contested match was decided with 2 minutes remaining when Carmel scored the game's only goal.
  • U15 Girls Inter-association competition
  • Chester-le-Street, Washington & Derwentside SFA were winners on goal difference from North Tyneside
  • Hartlepool Hospital Cup (Inter-association U14s)
  • Chester-le-Street, Washington & Derwentside SFA 1 Bishop Auckland SFA 0
  • Joicey Cup (U13s)
  • Carmel College, Darlington 0 St Wilfrid's RC College, South Shields 1
  • AF Hardy Trophy (Inter-association U13s)
  • Sunderland SFA 4 Bishop Auckland SFA 1 (aet)
  • League Play-off (U19s)
  • St Joseph's Catholic Academy, Hebburn 5 Whickham 2
  • Senior Knockout Cup (U19s)
  • St Joseph's Catholic Academy, Hebburn 2 Durham Sixth Form Centre 3


  • Harrison Cup: Sunderland retained the Harrison Cup by beating their only challengers, North Tyneside, 5-2. This is the 4th occasion in 5 seasons that Sunderland have won the Harrison Cup. League table at 18.04.15
  • Derwent & Medomsley Cup: East Northumberland prevented Sunderland from winning the Derwent & Medomsley Cup for the 5th season in a row with a fine 2-0 victory over the Wearsiders. Poor weather did not prevent the teams from producing an exciting final. East Northumberland, the stronger of the two teams, opened the scoring midway through the first half then added a second in the closing stages of the game.
  • Primary Inter-association 5-a-side: Sunderland were winners of the "A" team competition. Darlington were the "B" team winners.
  • Alan Grimes Memorial Trophy: Cotsford added a third County cup to their trophy cabinet by winning this competition. Before playing their last match of the evening both Cotsford and Broadway had won two matches. Cotsford had a goal difference of+3 whilst Broadway had+2. Broadway had to beat Cotsford in the final game and made a good start eventually taking the lead. Cotsford were not to be denied their hat trick of wins by equalising late in the game. Results and Final Table.
  • Ty McGurk 5-a-side Trophy (Schools): Cotsford Junior School, Horden added the 5-a-side trophy to their collection for 2014-15. Results and Final Table.
  • Girls' Trophy: Last season's runners-up Cestria Primary School, Chester-le-Street won the Girls' trophy for the first time. Results and Final Table
  • Year 4 Trophy: Easington Colliery deservedly won the Year 4 Trophy for the third time. Results and Final Table


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Durham win ESFA U16 Boys Inter-county Trophy for first time

A fine win

Success for East Durham

Inter-county Festival


Durham into Northern Counties final


Durham into National final


Sunderland winners again


Durham fail to progress

ESFA U18 captain for 2015

Durham gain victory with 2 late goals

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