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  • Claire Graham Trophy North Yorkshire U15 boys v Durham (two matches simultaneously) Monday 6 June at Thirsk School ko 6.30pm
  • Claire Graham Trophy Durham U15 boys v North Yorkshire  (one match) Wednesday 15 June at Maiden Castle ko 6.50pm
  • Friendly Durham U15 Boys v Cleveland Wednesday 22 June at Maiden Castle ko 6.50pm


The AGM will be held in County Hall, Durham on Tuesday 14th June 2022 commencing at 5pm. Every affiliated school and association has the right to attend the AGM.

The following rule change has been received and is to be added to the Crompton & Harrison Cup, TUC Cup, Joicey Cup, CIC Cup, County Cup, Londonderry Cup and Bert Hodgson Trophy competitions.

Students who have enrolled at an establishment as part of a football academy programme are ineligible to participate in this competition.

Guidance note: This applies to schools that offer a Football Academy, Football Development Programme or Sports Academy with a football section. Students who undertake 3 or more hours of football training at the school per week (excluding competition fixtures and strength and conditioning sessions) are not eligible to participate in this competition.

Rationale: to make all competitions a ‘level playing field’ for all schools entering.

Stepping down at this year's AGM will be three people who have given, between them, over 120 years service to DCSFA.

  • Phil Cunningham (Treasurer since 1989 and previously Primary Secretary)
  • Richard Adamson (Competition Secretary of the U15 Londonderry Cup for 35 years and a former U15 Boys Team Manager)
  • Andrew Scothern (Competition Secretary of the U15 County Cup for 25 years and former a U16 Boys Team Manager)

DCSFA are seeking people to replace these stalwarts of schools' football in Durham.


Northumberland 3 Durham 2 (Katy Watson, Ellie Wise)

Northumberland got off to an excellent start by scoring in the 3rd minute. Durham worked their way back into the game and equalised in the 24th minute through Katy Watson. Northumberland regained the lead 6 minutes after the interval. Durham had an opportunity to be on level terms in the 63rd minute when they were awarded a penalty but the resultant kick hit the post. However, the visitors did equalise 7 minutes later through Ellie Wise. The home team scored the decisive winner with 4 minutes remaining.

The girls on both teams can be immensely proud of the way they played thus providing the spectators with an entertaining, skilful and highly competitive game. This match was a great advertisement for girls' football.


Durham 4 Lancashire 2 - Ellen-Marie Atkinson, Jessica Barker, Grace Collinson (2)

With 10 minutes remaining Durham had established a 4-0 lead but Lancashire kept battling and reduced the arrears. This will be Durham's second appearance in the NCSFA Final when they will travel to play Greater Manchester.


Lancashire 3 Durham 4 - Ellie Wise, Katy Watson 3 (1pen)

Durham came from 2-0 down at half time to be on level terms early in the second half before Lancashire restored their lead. Durham were not to be defeated and scored twice, one from the penalty spot, to beat the 2022 ESFA Inter-county winners, and reach the NCSFA final for the tenth time.


Durham 3 North Yorkshire 1 -- Durham are the inaugural winners of this trophy. Matthew Ward scored a hat trick for Durham.


  • U19 Senior League Cup -- Emmanuel College, Gateshead 1 Durham Johnston School 8 (3rd time DJ have won this competition)
  • U15 County Cup -- St Bede's RC, Peterlee 1 Hebburn 4 (4th time Hebburn have won the County Cup)
  • U14 South Tyneside Centenary Cup -- Bishop Auckland SFA 1 Chester-le-Street, Washington & Derwentside SFA 2 (2nd time CWD have won the STCC)
  • U15 Londonderry Cup -- St Bede's RC, Peterlee 5 Hebburn 0 (2nd time St Bede's have won the Londonderry Cup)
  • U16 Bert Hodgson Trophy -- Castle View Enterprise Academy 3 Grace College, Gateshead 1 (4th time CVEA have won the BHT)
  • U19 Senior Knockout Cup -- Whickham School & Sports College 2 Durham Johnston School 6 (2nd time DJ have won this competition)
  • U14 CIC Cup -- St Bede's RC, Peterlee 1 St John's RC, Bishop Auckland 3 (2nd time St John's have won the CIC)
  • U19 Senior League Play-off -- Durham Johnston School 6 Whitburn CE Academy 1 (1st time DJ have won the U19 League. It also the first time DJ have won the 3 Senior Schools' competitions in the same season.)
  • U14 Hartlepools Hospital Cup: Redcar & Cleveland SFA 0 Chester-le-Street, Washington & Derwentside SFA 3 (9th time CWD have won the HHC).
  • U13 Joicey Cup: St Bede's RC, Peterlee 2 Carmel College, Darlington 1 (3rd time St Bede's have won the Joicey Cup).
  • U13 Girls County Cup: St Bede's RC, Peterlee 4 High Tunstall College of Science, Hartlepool 0 (1st time St Bede's have won this trophy).
  • U12 Crompton & Harrison: St Joseph's Catholic Academy, Hebburn 4 St Bede's RC, Peterlee 2 (3rd occasion St Joseph's have won the C&H).
  • U15 Sunderland Children's Hospitals Cup: Gateshead SFA 1 East Durham SFA 2 (1st time East Durham have won the SCHC).
  • U14 Girls County Cup: St Bede's RC, Peterlee 11 St John's RC, Bishop Auckland 3 (1st time St Bede's have won this competition).
  • U16 Girls County Cup: Easington Academy 6 Parkside Academy, Willington 1 (This is Easington's first success in the U16 Girls' competition).
  • U16 Lambton Trophy: Bishop Auckland SFA 6 East Durham SFA 1 (This is the 3rd occasion Bishop Auckland have won the Lambton Trophy).
  • U13 TUC Cup: Monkweaarmouth Academy 1 Carmel College, Darlington 1. Monkwearmouth won 5-4 on penalties. (This was Monkwearmouth's 2nd success in this competition).
  • U13 AF Hardy Trophy: East Durham SFA 2 Chester-le-Street, Washington & Derwentside SFA 1 (1st time East Durham have won this trophy).

Cup Winners 2021-22: Click on thumbnail to view larger image then use PREVIOUS key to return.



  • U14 Girls: (U14 Girls Results & Final League Tables)
  • Semi-finals: Durham 4 Lancashire 2; Greater Manchester 3 Cleveland 1.
  • Final: Greater Manchester v Durham -- This is Durham's second appearance in the final.
  • U16 Girls: (U16 Girls Results & Final League Tables).
  • Semi-finals: Northumberland 6 Merseyside 1; Lancashire 3 Durham 4.
  • Final: Northumberland 3 Durham 2 -- This was the first time Northumberland have won the NCSFA U16 Girls Championship and the fifth time Durham have been runners-up.
  • U16 Boys: (U16 Boys Results & Final League Tables).
  • Semi-finals: Greater Manchester 2 Northumberland 2 (aet - Northumberland won on penalties); Cleveland 2 South Yorkshire 3.
  • Final: South Yorkshire v Northumberland on Friday 27th May at Doncaster Rovers FC ko 8pm
  • U18 Boys: (U18 Boys Results & Final League Tables).
  • Semi-finals: Northumberland v Lancashire (Lancs conceded); South Yorkshire 3 Durham 0.
  • Final: South Yorkshire 2 Northumberland 1 -- South Yorkshire are NCSFA champions for only the second time.


Inter-association competitions

Richard Jordan Memorial Trophy (26.03.22)

With victory over North Tyneside, South Northumberland have put themselves into a good position to win the Richard Jordan Memorial Trophy.

Harry Charlton Memorial Trophy (26.03.22)

With a third consecutive group victory Sunderland have won the Harry Charlton Memorial Trophy.

Derwent & Medomsley Trophy Semi-final (02.04.22)

Newcastle beat Chester-le-Street to progress into the final.

Tony Carter 7-a-side Memorial Trophy

Even though Chester-le-Street lost their opening game they fought back to win the tournament for the 12th time.

After all games had been played Darlington, Peterlee and Chester-le-Street each had 6 points. It then came down to goal difference where Peterlee and Chester-le-Street were both plus 5 but Chester-le-Street had scored more goals than Peterlee and, therefore, came first.

Inter-school competitions

Ty McGurk 5-a-side Trophy

The final of the Ty McGurk 5-a-side Trophy was played at the Dolphin Centre, Darlington. Closely contested games were played and the result of the competition depended upon the outcome of the last match to be played. The schools finished in the following order:

  • 1st: St Cuthbert's RC Primary School (Sunderland PSFA)
  • 2nd: St George's CE Academy (Darlington PSFA)
  • 3rd: Cestria Primary School (Chester-le-Street PSFA)
  • 4th: Harlow Green Primary School (Felling PSFA)

This is the fourth time St Cuthbert's have won the Ty McGurk Trophy.

Girls' Trophy

Bernard Gilpin and St Margaret’s got their quest for the trophy off to a good start with victories over Rickleton and St Benet’s respectively.

In the second round of matches Bernard Gilpin were held to a draw by St Benet’s whilst Rickleton beat St Margaret’s.

Before the final set of matches were played Bernard Gilpin, Rickleton and St Margaret’s all had a chance of winning the cup.

St Margaret’s and Bernard Gilpin fought out a closely contested game which ended in a draw. Meanwhile, Rickleton were able to gain a victory over St Benet’s that proved decisive for the outcome of the competition.

This was the fifth time Rickleton have won the Girls’ Trophy.

Final positions:

  • 1st: Rickleton Primary School (Washington PSFA)
  • 2nd: Bernard Gilpin Primary School (Lambton & Hetton PSFA) - 3rd time Bernard Gilpin have finished runners-up
  • 3rd: St Margaret's CE Primary School (Chester-le-Street PSFA)
  • 4th: St Benet's RC Primary School (Sunderland PSFA)

Dates, Venues and Participants for Primary Finals

  • Alan Grimes Memorial Trophy: Final will be held at Hill View Junior Academy, Sunderland on Wednesday 25th May 2022 commencing 4pm. Participating schools are Shotton Primary School (Peterlee PSFA), St Margaret's CE Primary School (Chester-le-Street PSFA), Biddick Primary School (Washington PSFA) and Hill View Junior Academy (Sunderland PSFA).
  • Year 4 Trophy: Final will be held at Rickleton Primary School, Washington NE38 9EZ on Friday 27th May commencing 4pm. Participating schools are Easington Colliery Primary School (Peterlee PSFA), St Margaret's CE Primary School (Chester-le-Street PSFA), St Michael's RC Primary School (Durham City PSFA) and New Silksworth Primary School (Sunderland PSFA).


The blog focuses on Schools Futsal (Growing the Game) and includes information on effective delivery, benefits to schools, student successes and how to get started. It may be of use to those in the County who are delivering and staging Futsal competitions.

Schools Futsal: Growing the Game

In this blog Bruce Vause, FA Futsal mentor and experienced secondary school PE teacher talks about the opportunities Futsal can bring for teachers and schools.



April 22 click here


Emmaville Primary School (Blaydon PSFA) failed in their bid to be win the U11 Schools' Cup for School Teams as they drew 2 of their 3 group matches and lost the other. The Primary National Finals were played at Coventry Building Society Arena, home of Coventry City FC.

The Women's Football Academy of Park View School (Chester-le-Street) won the ESFA U18 Women's Super League Final when they defeated AFC Sudbury by 3 goals to 2. Park View were trailing 0-2 at half time but fought back and scored the winner with 3 minutes remaining. This final was played at the home of Stoke City FC.

St Bede's RC, Peterlee were defeated 1-3 by Northampton School for Boys in the final of the U12 PlayStation Elite Schools' Cup. The final was played at The Hawthorns, home of West Bromwich Albion FC.

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