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By using the links you are able to view and purchase photographs taken by the official ESFA photographer of the Staffordshire v Durham U18 semi-final and Worcestershire v Durham U16 Girls quarter-final. Staffordshire v Durham and Worcestershire v Durham.


The following finals have been arranged for The Graham Sports Centre, Maiden Castle, Durham

  • U18 Senior League Cup: Wednesday 5 April
  • U16 Girls County Cup: Wednesday 5 April
  • U18 Senior Knock-out Cup: Thursday 6 April
  • U16 Bert Hodgson Trophy: Thursday 6 April
  • U15 County Cup: Wednesday 26 April
  • U13 TUC Cup: Tuesday 2 May
  • U15 Sunderland Children's Hospital Cup: Wednesday 3 May
  • U14 Inter-association Knock-out Cup: Thursday 4 May
  • U15 Londonderry Cup: Thursday 4 May

The following finals have been arranged for Eastbourne Sports Complex, Darlington

  • U12 Crompton & Harrison Cup: Monday 3 April
  • U13 Girls or U14 Girls County Cup: Friday 28 April
  • U13 Girls or U14 Girls County Cup: Friday 5 May


ESFA Chairman's January Newsletter

ESFA Membership Matters February Newsletter

ESFA Important Message

Hudl U18 Girls Schools' Trophy: Congratulations go to Durham Sixth Form Centre on reaching the final of this competition. Their opponents in the final will be Barking Abbey School.

Hudl U18 Girls Colleges' Trophy: Gateshead College beat last season's runners-up Solihull College 4-3 on penalties, after the game finished 1-1, to reach the final for the 4th time since the competition began in 2009-10. In the final Gateshead will play South Gloucestershire & Stroud College.


Darlington and Sunderland are assured of a top 5 spot to qualify for the latter stages of the Harrison Cup. With 4 games still to play before the league is divided Middlesbrough, Chester-le-Street, Stockton and North Tyneside are in contention for the final 3 places. East Northumberland, Redcar & Cleveland, Newcastle along with one other team will play for the Harry Charlton Memorial Trophy.

Darlington, North Tyneside and Redcar & Cleveland have progressed into the semi-final of the Derwent & Medomsley Cup.

The semi-final round of the Ty McGurk 5-a-side Trophy will take place on Monday 6 March at Birtley Leisure Centre and Tuesday 7 March at South Moor Greenland Primary School. Semi-final groups

Chester-le-Street, Darlington and Sunderland took part in the ESFA Premier League District Tournament at St George's Park Graves in Sheffield. At the conclusion of the group matches both Sunderland (2 wins and a draw) and Darlington (3 wins) qualified for the semi-finals. Sunderland were drawn against Liverpool and were beaten 2-0. Darlington took on Leeds in the other semi-final and the match finished 0-0 but the Quakers made the final by winning 4-2 on penalties. The final was another tight affair and finished 0-0. Once again Darlington held their nerve to win 5-4 on penalties and progress into the National final. Chester-le-Street also played well but were unable to make progress from their group.

Sunderland also had a team participating in the ESFA Premier League Girls District Tournament. The Wearsiders finished top of a 6 team league by being unbeaten and not conceding a goal. They team will represent the ESFA North Region in the National Round later in the season.

By remaining unbeaten the Tony Carter Memorial 5-a-side Trophy competition was won, for the 7th time, by Chester-le-Street PSFA (9 pts from 2 wins and 3 draws). North Tyneside PSFA (8 pts, GD +1) playing in the competition for the first time, were runners-up ahead of Redcar & Cleveland PSFA (8 pts, GD 0) on goal difference.

The Tony Carter Memorial 7-a-side Trophy was won by Chester-le-Street PSFA. This is the 11th occasion Chester-le-Street have won the 7-a-side competition. For the second successive season Darlington PSFA were runners-up.

The County Final of the ESFA Danone Schools' Cup for Girls was won for the second season in a row by Easington Colliery Primary School.

Sacriston St Bede's RC, entering the Leadgate Eden Colliery Cup for the first time, were winners due to an excellent victory in the last round of matches after the previous two blocks of matches had ended all square.

Easington Colliery Primary School, for the third time in 4 seasons, were the 2016-17 winners of the Daniel O'Hare Memorial Trophy.

Chester-le-Street PSFA, Darlington PSFA, Stockton PSFA and Sunderland PSFA participated for the Peter Dunn Trophy , which was held at Education Village, Darlington. The 4 team event ended with victory for Chester-le-Street.

Durham's representatives in the North Region rounds of the ESFA Danone Nations Primary 7-a-side competitions are:

  • Chester-le-Street PSFA (Inter-association trophy)
  • Easington Colliery Primary School (Schools' Cup for School Teams)
  • Easington Colliery Primary School (Schools' Cup for Girls)
  • St Bede's RC Primary School, Sacriston (Small Schools' Soccer Sevens)


  • U16 Girls: Final Tables
  • Northumberland reached the Northern Counties final by beating Cheshire 2-1. In the other semi-final Durham defeated holders Lancashire.
  • U16 Boys: East League Final Table
  • Cleveland gained the win they required in their last match to pip Northumberland, on goal difference, to gain home advantage in the Northern Counties semi-finals. Northumberland will be away to Lancashire.
  • Lancashire, by beating Merseyside and with a game to spare, will finish top of the West League. Merseyside (6 pts), who have completed their programme, Greater Manchester (4 pts) and Cheshire (4 pts) are all in contention for the runners-up spot. In the final matches Greater Manchester host Lancashire and Cheshire travel to West Yorkshire.
  • U18s: Final Tables
  • In the semi-finals Northumberland will play Greater Manchester and Merseyside will host South Yorkshire.


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Durham knocked out of national competition


Durham into National final


Durham beat holders to make NCSFA final


Durham fall to an early goal


Durham progress into national semi-finals


Durham lose to a last minute goal


Durham beaten by cup holders


Durham secure semi-final spot.


Durham gain a point


Durham gain a much-needed victory

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