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  • U16 Boys: v Cleveland on Thursday 5 October at Maiden Castle, Durham ko 7.15pm
  • U16 Girls: v Cleveland (a) on Monday 15 October ko 6.30pm -- venue to be confirmed


If schools affiliated to DCSFA wish to access free Futsal equipment then use the following link The closing date for applications is Friday 6 October 2017.

It is strongly recommended that Durham County Schools who do not have Futsal goals and who wish to start futsal as a curricular/extra-curricular activity apply. It is also important for schools to note that from a community point of view there are a growing number of futsal clubs who require training and match facilities. Additionally, the fact that DCSFA are going to be operating County futsal competitions at U12, U14 and U16 this season might also encourage more schools and associations to apply.

If associations wish to enter the new County-wide Futsal competitions please contact Bruce Vause (Gateshead SFA) at

Interest in the County competitions has already been indicated by Bishop Auckland, Chester-le-Street and Gateshead.


The County finals of the U12 5-a-side competitions will be held in the Louisa Centre, Stanley as follows:

  • Boys: Wednesday 17 January 2018 from 1pm until 4pm
  • Girls: Wednesday 24 January 2018 from 1pm until 4pm

Association Secretaries need to inform Alan Johnston, by the end of the Autumn Term, with the details of the schools that will be representing their association in the respective boys and girls competitions.

The winning teams will represent DCSFA in the ESFA Region A round of the competition, which will be held in Soccarena, Durham on Wednesday 7 February 2018.


To get the district season underway Chester-le-Street PSFA, Darlington PSFA, Stockton PSFA and Sunderland PSFA will play in a "round robin" tournament for the Peter Dunn Trophy. The matches will take place at Education Village, Darlington.


To read issue 11 of ESFA Membership Matters please use the following link: September Newsletter.



ESFA Council have agreed that the deadline for registering representative team staff on the ESFA Portal/Database will be 30 SEPTEMBER 2017 – by this date ALL staff working with teams must be registered and approved. This means that staff must have:

  • An in-date FA DBS (within the past 3 years)
  • Attended FA Safeguarding (or, for practicing teachers, LEA) training within the last 3 years - where this is out-of-date, the training must be updated, using the online update facility, which is free
  • If you are a retired teacher and have been out of the profession for 3 years you are now expected to complete the FA Safeguarding training and then renew, online every 3 years

The “Staff” and “Roles” section of the affiliation process will not be locked so Associations will be able to continue to add and update information on these two sections of the affiliation process, until 30 September.

Where this information in not complete at the 30 September deadline then non-compliant individual team staff will be SUSPENDED and/or the team(s) will be SUSPENDED from competition(s) and training until the suspension is lifted.

Please do not add names of Association Officers just to complete the process – the staff listed must be actively involved with the designated team(s).

Can we also remind you that an individual member of staff may only have designated overall control of a maximum of two (2) teams?

If you have any queries regarding welfare officer or team staff registration, please contact

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