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Congratulations to Matthew Wade, Ben Reay, and Taylor Richardson on their selection for the U18 England Schoolboys squad. All staff at DCSFA are very proud of you.


The County finals of the U12 boys and girls competitions are to be held at the Louisa Centre, Stanley.

  • Boys: Wednesday 15 January 2020 from 1pm until 4pm
  • Girls: Wednesday 22 January 2020 from 1pm until 4pm

Will association secretaries please inform Alan Johnston with the school and teacher contact details by the end of the Autumn Term.

The ESFA Region A Finals have been arranged for Wednesday 5 February 2020 at Soccarena, Durham from 11am until 3pm.



  • N Co - Durham U18 11 - Cumbria 0. Steven Johnson (6), Taylor Richardson, Stefan Hornsby (2), Joe Lamb, Dylan Quinn
  • N Co - Durham U16 9 - Cumbria 1. Jack Evans (3), Josh Jukes, Sam Haynes (2), Kyle Crossley (3),
  • ESFA R2 - Humberside U18 1 - 6 Durham. Taylor Richardson, Mason Hurworth(2), Stefan Hornsby, Charlie Hindson, Ryan Bolton
  • N Co - Durham U18 4 - South Yorkshire 3. Ben Wray(2), Stefan Hornsby, og
  • N Co - Durham U16 boys 2 - South Yorkshire 0. Ethan Ord, Callum Lishman
  • ESFA R1 - Durham U16 boys 1 - Merseyside 3. Joel Bennett
  • ESFA R1 - Humberside U16 girls 0 - 7 Durham. Drew Turner(2), Erin Nicholson, Abby Towers, Jess Cook (2), Aimee Steele

Stevie Johnson created a new individual scoring record of 6 goals in 1 game for the U18s.


The September County Meeting included a presentation from Alex Clark (DFA Referee Development Officer) regarding the new laws of the game for this season in schools football including the use of temporary dismissals (Sin bins). This was extremely useful. If anyone missed the presentation and would like to know more about temporary dismissals please click here to read.


ESFA have issued guidelines for County and District Associations regarding the eligibility of players who can play representative football. These guidelines can be accessed by using the following link ESFA Guidelines.

SCHOOLS' FOOTBALL WEEK 2020 - Feb 3rd - 7th CLICK HERE for details




Durham FA have some opportunities available for coaches and teachers to expand their knowledge and understanding of futsal.

The FA Level 1 course introduces coaches to a number of practices from which the basic technical demands of Futsal can be developed.

Futsal Level 1


The Durham County Schools FA Futsal Finals are taking place on Thursday 9th January 2020 at the Beacon of Light, Sunderland.

The Finals will take place at U12, U13, U14, U15 and U16 age groups with the winners at U13 and U15 progressing into the next round of the FA schools competition.

District events must be completed by Monday 16th December 2019.

This year’s event will be delivered by Durham FA so please forward all district winners and contacts to Bruce Vause - and Laura Pye -


ESFA Danone Nations Schools' Cup for Girls:

Group 1

  • Shotley Bridge Primary School (Derwentside PSFA)
  • Easington Colliery Primary School (Peterlee PSFA)
  • Newbottle Primary School (Lambton & Hetton PSFA)

Easington Colliery qualified for the final by winning their opening game then gaining a draw in the second match.

Group 2

  • Framwellgate Moor Primary School (Durham City PSFA)
  • Rickleton Primary School (Washington PSFA)
  • St John Bosco RC Primary School (Sunderland PSFA)
  • Woodlea Primary School (Chester-le-Street PSFA)

In this group all teams finished with 4 points but Framwellgate Moor made it into the final on goal difference.

Easington Colliery, in the final, overcame Framwellgate Moor by a one-goal margin. This was the fourth time in 5 years that Easington Colliery have won this competition and will represent DCSFA in the North Region Final later in the season.

ESFA Danone Nations Inter-association Trophy: The County round will take place at Academy of Light, Sunderland FC on Saturday 8 February commencing 2pm.

ESFA Danone Nations Small Schools' Soccer Sevens: At the ESFA AGM a rule change was passed which affects entry into this competition. Currently, schools with fewer than 100 pupils on roll in Key Stage Two and not more than 30 pupils in Year 6 are allowed to enter. From season 2020-21 schools with 65 or fewer pupils in total in Years 5 and 6 will be able to enter this competition.

Harrison Cup: All teams in the competition will play each other once. The association to finish in first place, upon the completion of the fixtures, will be awarded the trophy. Teams that finish the competition in places one to five will then play for the Richard Jordan Memorial Trophy whilst the remaining four teams will play for the Harry Charlton Memorial Trophy.

  • 07.12.19: After the recent spell of poor weather which meant matches had to be postponed all games were played today. Redcar & Cleveland moved to the top of the group after a narrow victory over Stockton. Newcastle's hopes of going top were thwarted when they were beaten by South Northumberland so are in fourth place. Sunderland moved into third place after beating South Northumberland. Washington had a good home win over North Tyneside. Darlington had no fixture today remain second.
  • Saturday 14 December is a free date so teams will be able play matches that were postponed.

Derwent & Medomsley Cup: 23.11.19 Due to the amount of rain that had fallen recently 3 of the scheduled 5 first round matches were cancelled as pitches were waterlogged. The two matches that were able to go ahead saw Stockton defeat Bishop Auckland in a high-scoring game and Washington overcome Wallsend. The postponed matches have been rearranged for Saturday 15 February.

Peter Dunn Trophy: This early season competition, which used a round robin format, was won, for the first time, by Washington PSFA with Chester-le-Street PSFA finishing as runners-up.

Daniel O'Hare Memorial Trophy: Easington Colliery won this competition for the fourth time in seven seasons. Easington will represent DCSFA in the North Region Final of the ESFA Danone Under 11 Schools' Cup for School Teams, which will take place at Harrogate Town FC, later in the season. Schools participating in the final were:

  • 1st: Easington Colliery Primary School (Peterlee PSFA)
  • 2nd: St Bede's RC Primary School (Washington PSFA)
  • 3rd: St Margaret's CE Primary School (Chester-le-Street PSFA)
  • 4th: Abbey Road Primary School (Darlington PSFA)

Leadgate Eden Colliery Cup: St John Bosco RC, by winning their three matches in the competition's finale, won the Leadgate Eden Colliery Cup, which is for small schools, for the first time. St John Bosco will represent DCSFA in the North Region Final of the ESFA Danone Under 11 Small Schools' Soccer Sevens later in the season.

  • 1st: St John Bosco RC Primary School (Sunderland PSFA)
  • 2nd: St Patrick's RC Primary School, Langley Moor (Durham City PSFA)
  • 3rd: Kelloe Primary School (Durham City PSFA)
  • 4th: Bloefontein Primary School, Stanley (Derwentside PSFA)




  • U16 Girls: Northumberland 1 Durham 3
  • U16 Boys: Cleveland 7 South Yorkshire 3; Northumberland 2 Durham 0; North Yorkshire 5 Cumbria 2; North Yorkshire 1 Cleveland 2; Durham 2 South Yorkshire 0
  • U18s: Northumberland 4 North Yorkshire 0; Cleveland 0 South Yorkshire 7; North Yorkshire 5 Cumbria 3; Durham 4 South Yorkshire 3; Cleveland 3 North Yorkshire 1

Upcoming Matches

  • U16 Boys: Northumberland v North Yorkshire on 14 Dec; South Yorkshire v Cumbria on 14 Dec; Durham v Cleveland on 17 Dec
  • U18s: South Yorkshire v Cumbria on 14 Dec



  • U16 Girls: Cheshire 2 Greater Manchester 3; Cheshire 1 Merseyside 0
  • U14 Girls: Cheshire 0 Lancashire 6; Cheshire 1 Merseyside 2
  • U16 Boys: Merseyside 3 Lancashire 2; Cheshire 1 Merseyside 0; West Yorkshire 0 Lancashire 4
  • U18s: Lancashire 2 Cheshire 1

Upcoming Matches

  • U16 Boys: Lancashire v Greater Manchester on 11 Dec; Lancashire v Cheshire on 16 Dec
  • U18s: Cheshire v Merseyside on 16 Dec


Easy win for Durham to go to the top of the table
Durham ease into the ESFA quarter finals
Durham edge close game

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