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  • U16 boys and U18s v South Yorkshire on Saturday 3 March at Gateshead Stadium ko 1.15pm
  • U18s v Cleveland on Monday 5 March at North Durham Academy, Stanley ko 8.15pm
  • U16 boys and U18s v North Yorkshire on Saturday 10 March at Thirsk School ko 11am
  • U14 girls v Cleveland on Tuesday 20 March at Maiden Castle, Durham ko 6.15pm

ESFA U12 5-A-SIDE REGION A FINALS sponsored by Running Imp Trophies & Medals

  • Boys: Durham Johnston finished 4th in the boys competition with a playing record of 1 win, 1 draw and 3 defeats.
  • Girls: Congratulations to Kepier School, by winning 3 matches and drawing the other 2 finished top of the group to become Region A champions for the second time. The girls will head to Birmingham on Monday 5 March to participate in the National Finals.


Mia Ross (Whitworth Park School, Spennymoor & DCSFA U16 Girls) and Libbi McInnnes (Oxclose Community Academy, Washington & DCSFA U14 Girls) have been selected to represent ESFA. The girls will travel to PSV Eindhoven for a 4 day training camp in February. On March 10 ESFA will play Republic of Ireland for the John Read Trophy at Stafford Town FC. During the Easter Holidays the team will participate in the Home Nations Bob Docherty Trophy in Belfast. Congratulations to both Mia and Libbi on their international selection.


Congratulations go to Fraser Colling and Cieron Jackson on their selection to represent ESFA in the 2018 Centenary Shield international programme. ESFA will play home matches against Republic of Ireland at Luton Town FC on Friday 16 March and Scotland at York City FC on Friday 23 March. Away matches are against Wales on 29 March and Northern Ireland on 6 April.


The following county finals have been arranged and will be played at The Graham Sports Centre, Maiden Castle, Durham

  • Monday 26 March U19 League Cup ko 4.45pm
  • Monday 26 March U15 County Cup ko 4.45pm
  • Tuesday 27 March U16 Bert Hodgson Trophy ko 4.15pm
  • Wednesday 28 March U19 Senior Knock-out Cup ko 4.15pm
  • Wednesday 18 April U15 Londonderry Cup ko 4.15pm
  • Thursday 19 April U13 TUC Cup ko 4.15pm
  • Thursday 19 April U14 Hartlepool Hospital Cup ko TBC
  • Tuesday 24 April U19 League Play-off ko TBC
  • Thursday 26 April U14 CIC Cup ko 4.15pm
  • Thursday 26 April U16 Lambton Trophy ko TBC
  • Wednesday 2 May U19 Albert Knox Trophy ko TBC
  • Thursday 3 May U14 South Tyneside Centenary Cup ko 4.15pm
  • Thuesday 3 May U15 Sunderland Children's Hosptial Cup ko TBC

U12 Crompton & Harrison Cup Final will take place on Friday 4 May at Eastbourne Sports Complex, Darlington ko 4pm


Primary Inter-association 9-a-side: Following the qualifying group matches the teams will be spilt as follows:

  • Harrison Cup: Redcar & Cleveland, Sunderland, Darlington, Newcastle and North Tyneside
  • Harry Charlton Memorial Trophy: Washington, Stockton, East Northumberland and Wallsend

Ty McGurk 5-a-side Trophy: The semi-final stage of this competition has been arranged as follows:

  • Tuesday 27 February at South Moor Greenland Community Primary School: Stanley St Joseph's RC (Derwentisde PSFA), Nevilles Cross (Durham City PSFA) plus representatives from Sunderland PSFA, Washington PSFA and Blaydon PSFA
  • Wednesday 7 March at Birtley Leisure Centre: St Cuthbert's RC (Seaham PSFA) plus representatives from Chester-le-Street PSFA, Peterlee PSFA and Darlington PSFA

Tony Carter Memorial 5-a-side Trophy: Darlington PSFA, by remaining unbeaten, were winners of this competition for the 5th time. North Tyneside PSFA, as in 2016-17 were runners-up. In a separate competition for 'B' teams North Tyneside  topped the group with Washington PSFA finishing as runners-up.

ESFA Danone Nations Inter-association Trophy: The most closely contested County 7-a-side tournament, for many seasons, took place at the Academy of Light. Darlington, Sunderland and Washington all finished with 9 points but the Quakers, with the best goal difference of the three emerged victorious, and were presented with the Tony Carter Memorial Trophy. Darlington PSFA, who had finished as runners-up in the 3 of the last 4 competitions, will represent DCSFA in the North Region round of the ESFA Danone Nations Inter-association Trophy.

ESFA Danone Nations Girls Trophy: Easington Colliery Primary School were denied the chance of representing DCSFA for a third time in the North Region round of this competition when they were beaten into second place by first time winners Hill View Academy, in the recent County tournament.

Girls' District Cup Competition: Four teams took part in the Girls' District Cup with Sunderland emerging victorious at the completion of the round robin tournament.

Leadgate Eden Colliery Cup: The Leadgate Eden Colliery Cup, which is for small schools in the county, was won for the third time by All Saints RC Primary School, Lanchester. The 4 schools playing in the final entertained the spectators will many goals being scored. The Lanchester school triumphed, on the night, by winning their 3 matches. All Saints RC will represent DCSFA in the North Region round of the ESFA Danone Nations Small Schools' Soccer Sevens.

Daniel O'Hare Memorial Trophy: Easington Colliery Primary School failed in their attempt to achieve a hat trick of victories in this competition. The honour, this season, went to St Margaret's CE, Durham thus winnning the trophy for the second time. The four teams contesting this year's final found goal scoring difficult but St Margaret's were able to gain 2 narrow wins. The other 4 matches were draws. St Margaret's CE will represent DCSFA in the North Region round of the ESFA Danone Nations Schools' Cup for School Teams.

Peter Dunn Trophy: The district season began with Chester-le-Street PSFA, Darlington PSFA, Stockton PSFA and Sunderland PSFA participating in a "round robin" tournament for the Peter Dunn Trophy. The tournament was won by Sunderland with Chester-le-Street finishing as runners-up.



  • U16 Boys: Cheshire v West Yorkshire on Tues 13 Feb; Merseyside v Greater Manchester on Wed 14 Feb; Merseyside v Lancashire on Tues 27 Feb; Greater Manchester v Cheshire on Wed 28 Feb; Lancashire v Greater Manchester on Tues 6 March
  • U18s: Lancashire v Greater Manchester on Sat 24 Feb; Lancashire v Merseyside on Mon 26 Feb


  • U16 Girls: Northumberland finish top of the East League and have home advantage against Greater Manchester in the Northern Counties semi-final. In the West League Lancashire have finished top and will be at home to Cleveland. (Final Tables)
  • U16 Boys: Greater Manchester 6 West Yorkshire 1  (Tables at 31.01.2018)
  • U18s: West Yorkshire withdrew from the competition so their playing record has been deleted. (Tables at 10.02.2018). From the East League Northumberland are assured of a place in the Northern Counties semi-final.


To read issue 15 of ESFA Membership Matters please use the following link: January Newsletter.



Durham fall to a late goal


Durham beaten in National 1st round


Durham gain a comfortable win


Durham off to a good start

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