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  • ESFA U18s QF: Northumberland v Durham on Monday 28 January at Ashington FC ko 7pm
  • NCSFA U16 Girls: Durham v Northumberland on Saturday 9 February at Maiden Castle, Durham ko 11am
  • NCSFA U16 Boys: Cleveland v Durham on Monday 11 February Venue and ko tbc
  • NCSFA U16 Girls: Cleveland v Durham v on Monday 25 February at Northfield School, Billingham ko 6.30pm

RESULTS (12.01.19)

  • NCSFA U14 Girls: Durham 3 Cleveland 3 Report
  • ESFA U16 Girls QF: Durham 0 Lancashire 2 Report
  • NCSFA U16 Boys: Durham 2 Northumberland 2
  • ESFA U18s Rd 2: Merseyside 0 Durham 11 -- In the quarter-finals Durham are drawn away to Northumberland. Report


County Finals

Boys: Results and Final Table

In a closely contested competition Durham Johnston (Bishop Auckland SFA), by being the only team to achieve a victory with the rest of the matches drawn, won the county final for the second year running.

Girls: Results and Final Table

By winning 3 of their 4 matches and drawing the other Carmel College won the Girls' competition for the second time

ESFA Region A Finals

  • These will be held on Wednesday 6 February 2019 at Soccarena, Durham from 11.30 am until 3pm.


The recent release of the FA's Futsal Strategy (2018-2024) has impacted upon the proposed structure of DCSFA's competitions. As a result DCSFA has agreed to stage competitions at U12, U13, U14, U15 and U16.

The following deadlines are in place:

  • Friday 15 February 2019: association competitions to be completed
  • Wednesday 27 February 2019: The county finals will take place at the Beacon of Light, Sunderland from 3pm until 6pm.

The DCSFA Futsal contact is Bruce Vause.


Tony Carter Memorial 5-a-side Trophy: A closely contested competition ended with victory for Chester-le-Street by 1 point from Sunderland. This is the 8th time Chester-le-Street have won the association 5-a-side tournament. The competition for "B" teams was won by Darlington.

Harrison Cup (12.01.19): As the qualifying stages of the competition nears its conclusion it looks like Redcar & Cleveland, Sunderland, Stockton and North Tyneside with play off for the Harrison Cup. The signs are that East Northumberland, Newcastle, Darlington and Washington will play for the Harry Charlton Memorial Trophy.

Derwent & Medomsley Cup: The quarter-finals are due to be played on Saturday 9 February.

  • Sunderland v North Tyneside
  • Redcar & Cleveland v Newcastle
  • Stockton v Wallsend
  • Washington v Chester-le-Street

ESFA Danone Nations Schools' Cup for Girls: After finishing as runners-up in 2017-18 Easington Colliery Primary School returned to winning ways by regaining the trophy they won in 2015-16 and 2016-17. Three win in 4 seasons, an excellent achievement. Blue Coat CE Junior School (Durham City), for the second time in three seasons, were runners-up.

Easington Colliery will represent DCSFA in the North region round of the competition later in the season.

ESFA Danone Nations Inter-association Trophy: Even though it was a bitterly cold day and poor weather was forecast the tournament was able to go ahead because Sunderland FC allowed the teams to use the excellent indoor facility at the Academy of Light.

Darlington retained the trophy by winning all their matches with Chester-le-Street in second place due to their 4 wins. In four of the last five seasons Darlington have either been winners or runners-up of this competition. Darlington will represent DCSFA in the North region round of this competition later in the season.



  • U14 Girls: Durham 3 Cleveland 3 -- The game between South Yorkshire and Northumberland will decide which team will qualify for the Northern Counties final (Table at 11.01.19)
  • U16 Girls: South Yorkshire 2 Cleveland 5. Cumbria have withdrawn from the competition so their playing record has been expunged. Cleveland, Durham and Northumberland and in contention for the semi-final places but have identical playing records. (Table at 16.01.19)
  • U16 Boys: Durham 2 Northumberland 2 -- This result ensures Durham join Northumberland in the Northern Counties semi-finals. Which of the two teams will finish top and have home advantage in the semi-finals will depends on the result of Durham's last match against Cleveland. (Table at 11.01.19)
  • U18s: Cleveland 6 Cumbria 4; Durham 4 North Yorkshire 1; Northumberland 4 South Yorkshire 1 -- With 1 game to play Northumberland, after their latest victory are in a very strong position to qualify for the NCSFA semi-finals. Durham, South Yorkshire and Cleveland are still vying for a place in the semi-finals. (Table at 08.12.18)

Upcoming match

  • U16 Girls: Durham v Northumberland on Saturday 9 Februaary


Upcoming matches

  • U14 Girls: Lancashire v Mersyside on Wednesday 23 January; Greater Manchester v Lancashire on Wednesday 30 January
  • U16 Boys: Merseyside v Cheshire on Thursday 17 January



The ESFA Membership Matters Newsletter can be viewed by using this link: November 2018


Congratulations go to Rebecca Bell (Chester-le-Street, Washington & Derwentside SFA) on her ESFA selection for the 2019 schools' international programme. During February half term Rebecca will attend a training camp. At Easter the ESFA girls' squad will travel to Salou in Spain to participate in the Bob Docherty Trophy playing against Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Scotland and Wales.


Sunderland PSFA won the North East stage of the ESFA Premier League Under 11 Boys Regional District competition at Middlesbrough Academy. Report


  • Do you have a disability?
  • Do you love football and aged between 10 and 12 years old?
  • Do you wish to improve your football skills?

Shincliffe Juniors FC are holding football training sessions for those with disability.

These sessions occur on Thursdays from 6pm to 7pm at The Graham Sports Centre, Stockton Road, Maiden Castle, Durham DH1 3SE

For more information please contact us:

Shincliffe Juniors FC is an award-winning football club and home of the 2018 FA National Grassroots Coach of the Year John McGuinness.

Visit the FA website for further information of Disability Football.


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Durham progress into quarter-finals


Durham knocked out by holders

Durham gain draw with late equaliser
Durham move into second place
Durham hang on for a win
Last chance to impress
Sunderland PSFA reach national final

A good away win

Durham progress in National competition
Durham suffer extra time defeat

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