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U15s: Aldershot & Farnborough SFA 2 Sunderland SFA 3. Sunderland came from a goal behind to take a 3-1 half time lead. A late goal made the final score 3-2. Unfortunately, Sunderland's national winning performance was marred by the sending off of a player and their team manager sent to the stand.

U13s: Chester-le-Street, Washington & Derwentside SFA 2 South East Sussex SFA 1. CWD were deserved winners of this competition. They established a 2 goal lead and were well in control of the game until they conceded a penalty as added time approached. Lewis Miley, for his excellent performance in midfield, was Player of the Match.


  • Congratulations to the girls representing Easington Colliery Primary School who became National champions by winning the ESFA Danone Schools' Cup for Girls, which was played St Andrew's home of Birmingham City FC.
  • In the group matches, to reach the semi-final, Easington defeated Walkwood CE Middle School (Worcestershire CSFA), Highnam CE Primary Academy (Gloucestershire CSFA) and Long Ridings Primary School (Essex CSFA). .
  • Semi-final opponents Fulfen Primary School (Staffordshire CSFA) were next to fall to the girls from Easington.
  • In the final the winning goal came early in the second half, scored by Daisy Clark, which proved enough to beat Canonbury Primary School (Inner London CSFA).
  • On route to winning the trophy the team only conceded one goal.
  • The team will represent England in the Danone World Cup, which will be held in Barcelona later this year.


U16 Boys NCSFA final Merseyside 3 Durham 2

U14 Girls friendly Cleveland 1 Durham 7

U16 Boys NCSFA semi-final: Greater Manchester 1 Durham 3 -- Report.

U16 Girls NCSFA semi-final: Lancashire 3 Durham 4 -- By the 5th minute Durham twice had the ball in the net, through Tia McKitterick, but only one counted. Durham held their lead until 5 minutes into the second half when Lancashire equalised as a good strike from Tiggi Gent found the top corner. Two more good goals from Tia McKitterick, to complete her hat-trick, gave the advantage to the visitors. However, with time running out, Lancashire fought back to make it 3-3 with goals from Tiggi Gent and Alyssa Aherne. Durham responded to Lancashire's third goal by immediately scoring their fourth, through Charlotte Hall, thus earning the visitors a deserved victory. Durham's opponents in the final will be Cleveland.


  • U16 Girls: NCSFA final v Cleveland on Sunday 19 May at Maiden Castle, Durham ko 11am


North Yorkshire 1 Cleveland 3

Durham 1 Cumbria 0

Cleveland 4 Cumbria 0

North Yorkshire 2 Durham 2

North Yorkshire 4 Cumbria 2

Durham 1 Cleveland 2


Rebecca Bell with her ESFA Under 15 Girls international cap. Well done Rebecca.


  • U18 League Cup: St Robert of Newminster RC 2 St Thomas More Catholic School 2 (St Thomas More won 4-3 on penalties). This is the first occasion that St Thomas More have won the U19 League Cup.
  • U15 County Cup: Cardinal Hume Catholic School 1 Red House Academy 3. In appearing in their second County Cup final, the last being in season 1994-95, Red House were successful for the first time.
  • U18 Senior Knockout Cup: St Leonard's RC 4 Cardinal Hume Catholic School 2. A great game with St Leonard’s gaining a half time lead but Cardinal Hume came back in the second half. The game was settled in the last minute. After finishing as runners-up in 2016-17 St Leanard's managed to win the trophy at the second attempt.
  • U16 Bert Hodgson Trophy: St Wilfrid's RC College 0 St Jospeh's Catholic Academy 0 (St Joseph's won 3-1 on penalties). A good U16 final, with two evenly matched sides, which saw St Joseph’s beat St Wilfrid's on penalties. This is the second time St Jospeh's have won the Bert Hodgson Trophy.
  • U14 CIC Cup: St Joseph's Catholic Academy 2 Longfield Academy 1. Longfield took an early from a super long range attempt. St Joseph's, a short while later, were back on level terms when they pounced on a defensive error. Just before half time St Joseph's had a goal ruled out due to offside. The winning goal was scored midway through the second half. This is the second time St Joseph's have won the CIC Cup the last time being in season 2006-07.
  • U14 Joicey Cup: Castle View Enterprise College 1 St John's RC 0. A successful first appearance in the final for  Castle View.
  • U16 Girls County Cup: Cardinal Hume Catholic School 0 St Bede's RC, Lanchester 3. This was the second time in 3 seasons that St Bede's have won this trophy.
  • U14 South Tyneside Centenary Cup: Bishop Auckland SFA 0 East Northumberland SFA 5. Making their debut in the final of the South Tyneside Centenary Cup, East Northumberland were worthy winners. This was the third time in four seasons that Bishop Auckland have finished as runners-up.
  • U15 Londonderry Cup: Cardinal Hume Catholic School 4 The Academy at Shotton Hall 1. After the torrential rain had moved on a good final ensued. Cardinal Hume established a first half lead. They added 2 further goals in quick succession midway through the second half to establish a 3-0 lead. Shotton Hall pulled a goal back but conceded a fourth in added time. This was Cardinal Hume's second Londonderry Cup success. Unfortunately this team were unable to emulate the 2015-16 side that achieved the Under 15 double of County Cup and Londonderry Cup. For Shotton Hall their second appearance in the final again resulted in defeat.
  • U16 Lambton Trophy: Sunderland SFA 2 Middlesbrough SFA 1
  • U15 Sunderland Children's Hospital Cup: Sunderland SFA 7 Newcastle SFA 1
  • U13 Girls County Cup: Kingsmeadow Community School 2 Parkside Academy 1. A closely contested final ended in favour of Kingsmeadow.
  • U15 Girls Fred Fullerton Cup: East Northumberland SFA were winners for the second successive season. Darlington SFA were runners-up
  • U14 Girls County Cup: Longfield Academy 10 St Bede's RC, Lanchester 1
  • U18 League Play-off: St Robert of Newminster RC 5 Harton Academy 0. This is the second time St Robert's have won the U19 league. Harton are runners-up for the second successive season.
  • U14 Hartlepool Hospital Cup: Darlington SFA 2 East Northumberland SFA 1. This is only the second time that Darlington have won the Hartlepool Hospital Cup. The last occasion was in season 1994-95.
  • U13 Girls Ken Peddieson Cup: Winners were East Northumberland SFA for the third time. Bishop Auckland SFA were runners-up. Results and Group Tables
  • U12 Crompton & Harrison Cup: The English Martyrs School 2 St John's RC 1. Appearing in their second C&H final English Martyrs win the competition for the first time.
  • U13 TUC Cup: Castle View Enterprise Academy 3 Tanfield School 3. Castle View won 5 - 4 on penalties. An exciting game saw Tanfield score an equalising third goal with only seconds remaining. This his the second time Castle View have won the TUC Cup.


Harrison Cup (30.03.19): Redcar & Cleveland gained the point they required from their final match when they drew with fellow contenders, Stockton. This is the first time that Redcar & Cleveland have won the Harrison Cup.

Harry Charlton Memorial Trophy (23.03.19): Washington lost their final match to Newcastle thus allowing Darlington to win the trophy.

Derwent & Medomsley Cup (27.04.19): The final, between Chester-le-Street and Redcar & Cleveland, played at Nissan Sports Club was a close encounter. In what was a hard fought game, Chester le Street took the lead midway through the first half and were the better team. However, Redcar fought back in the second half to gain the upper hand and score a deserved equaliser. The draw was a fair result and, after all the boys had taken penalties, a winner could still not be found so everyone was happy to share the trophy.

Ty McGurk 5-a-side Trophy Final: The competition was won, for the second time, by St Margaret's CE Primary School (Chester-le-Street PSFA).

Alan Grimes Memorial Trophy: The final will be held on Wednesday 22 May at Hill View Junior Academy, Sunderland commencing 4pm. Schools contesting the final are Hill View (Sunderland SFA), St Margaret's CE (Chester-le-Street PSFA), Rickleton (Washington PSFA) and Shotton Hall (Peterlee PSFA).

Girls' Trophy: The semi-finals are due to be held on Wednesday 8 May. Group arrangements

Year 4 Trophy: The final is to be played on Tuesday 4 June at Pelton Community Primary School starting at 4pm Schools in the final are Easington Colliery (Peterlee PSFA), Birtley Portobello and Cestria (both Chester-le-Street PSFA and a representative form the Derwentside group.


U14 Girls final

  • Lancashire 3 Northumberland 0 -- Lancashire retain the trophy.

U16 Girls final

  • Durham v Cleveland on Sunday 19 May at Maiden Castle, Durham ko 11am

U16 Boys final

  • Merseyside 3 Durham 2

U18 final

  • South Yorkshire v Northumberland on Thursday 23 May at Rotherham FC ko 7.30pm



The ESFA Membership Matters Newsletter can be viewed by using this link: April 2019


  • 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.


The following photographs have been kindly sent to us by Mr BJ Collins.

In the first photograph, front row second from the right, sits Billy Horner who represented DCSFA in 1956-57. He went on to a have successful professional football career with Middlesbrough then Darlington. Billy became player-manager of Darlington before managing Hartlepool Utd.

The third photograph has Mr Bert Hodgson who was chairman of DCSFA in 1970-71 and also treasurer of the County Schools FA. The U16 competition that we run is named in his memory.

Back in Time: Click on thumbnail to view larger image then use PREVIOUS key to return.


The following photograph was sent by Mr S Burnside who was a member of the victorious Hetton School team that won the County Cup in 1994.


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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
On the international trail

Durham suffer opening defeat

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