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  • Small Schools' Soccer Sevens: at Walker Activity Dome, Newcastle on Wednesday 11 March. St John Bosco RC will represent DCSFA.
  • Schools' Cup for School Teams: at Harrogate Town FC on Wednesday 18 March. DCSFA will be represented by Easington Colliery Primary School.
  • Inter-association: at Academy of Light, Sunderland FC on Saturday 28 March commencing 2.30pm. Darlington PSFA will represent DCSFA.
  • Schools' Cup for Girls: Date and venue to be confirmed. DCSFA will be represented by Easington Colliery Primary School.


Durham Johnston School will be representing DCSFA in both the boys' and girls' competitions.

Boys: Durham Johnston got of to a good start by winning their first 2 games. However, a draw and a defeat in their next 2 games dented their chance of reaching the National Finals. A convincing win in their final game was not enough for the team to progress. The winning team was Archbishop Holgate's School, York (North Yorkshire CSFA). Durham Johnston finished third in the group.

Girls: Durham Johnston made an excellent start by winning three games in a row by comfortable margins. The team then suffered 2 defeats and were overtaken by eventual winners, St Benedict's Catholic High School, Whitehaven (Cumbria CSFA). Durham Johnston finished in second place.


The DCSFA Cup Final dates are listed below. They will all take place at the Graham Sports Centre Maiden Castle Durham DH1 3SE and will kick off at 4.30pm. All at present are on target but may be subject to change.

  • Tuesday 24th March – U15 County Cup Final
  • Wednesday 25th March – U16 Bert Hodgson Final
  • Thursday 26th March – U18 League Cup Final
  • Monday 30th March – U15 Londonderry Cup Final
  • Wednesday 1st April – U18 Senior Knockout Final
  • Thursday 2nd April – U14 CIC Final
  • Tuesday 21st April – U14 South Tyneside Centenary Cup Final
  • Thursday 23rd April – U18 League Play off final
  • Friday 24th April – U13 TUC Final
  • Wednesday 29th April – U14 Hartlepool Hospitals Cup Final
  • Thursday 30th April – U15 Sunderland Childrens Hospitals Cup Final
  • Friday 1st May – U16 Lambton Trophy Final

The following final will take place at Washington Hub Washington NE37 3HR

  • Wednesday 22nd April – U12 Crompton & Harrison Final


  • N Co - Cleveland U18 v Durham Monday 24 February at Northfield School, Billingham ko 7pm
  • N Co - North Yorkshire U18 & U16b v Durham Saturday 7 March at Thirsk School ko 11am


  • ESFA Q-F - Durham U18 1 Lancashire 2 Ellis Creighton


The September County Meeting included a presentation from Alex Clark (DFA Referee Development Officer) regarding the new laws of the game for this season in schools football including the use of temporary dismissals (Sin bins). This was extremely useful. If anyone missed the presentation and would like to know more about temporary dismissals please click here to read.


ESFA have issued guidelines for County and District Associations regarding the eligibility of players who can play representative football. These guidelines can be accessed by using the following link ESFA Guidelines.

SCHOOLS' FOOTBALL WEEK 2020 - Feb 3rd - 7th CLICK HERE for details





The Durham County Schools FA Futsal Finals took place on Thursday 9 January 2020 at the Beacon of Light in Sunderland. Finals were staged at U11, U12, U13, U14, U15 and U16 level.

The participating schools were the winners of individual association competitions staged by Bishop Auckland, Chester-le-Street, Derwentside & Washington, Darlington, East Durham and Gateshead.

The winning schools were:

  • U11: Hill View Junior Academy
  • U12: Oxclose Community Academy
  • U13: Hurworth School
  • U14: Tanfield School
  • U15: Durham Johnston School
  • U16: Hurworth School

The U11, U13 and U15 winners will now progress to the regional stage of the National Schools’ Futsal Cup.

Thanks to Durham FA for organising and delivering finals day and to England international player, Robbie Bettson, who presented medals to the winning schools.

Futsal 19-20: Click on thumbnail to view larger image then use PREVIOUS key to return.



Durham FA have some opportunities available for coaches and teachers to expand their knowledge and understanding of futsal.

The FA Level 1 course introduces coaches to a number of practices from which the basic technical demands of Futsal can be developed.

Futsal Level 1


Ty McGurk 5-a-side Trophy (Schools): The semi-final groups have been arranged for Monday 9 March.

  • Group 1 at Louisa Centre, Stanley (4pm-5.30pm): Shotley Bridge Primary School (Derwentside PSFA); Neville's Cross Primary School (Durham City PSFA); Heathfield Primary School (Darlington PSFA); Hill View Junior Academy (Sunderland PSFA); Harlow Green Community Primary School (Felling PSFA)
  • Group 2 at Park View Academy, Chester-le-Street (3.45pm-5pm): Ryhope Junior School (Seaham PSFA); Winlaton West Lane Community Primary School (Blaydon PSFA); Rickleton Primary School (Washington PSFA); Plus representatives from Chester-le-Street PSFA and Peterlee PSFA

The top two teams from each group will qualify for the final, which will be held on Tuesday 24 March at the Dolphin Centre, Darlington commencing 4pm.

Tony Carter Memorial Trophy (5-a-side): This inter-association tournament was won, for the first time, by Washington PSFA with Chester-le-Street PSFA finishing in second place. The "B" competition was won by Sunderland PSFA with Darlington PSFA as runners-up.

Tony Carter Memorial Trophy (Inter-association 7-a-side): After each team had played four matches only Darlington PSFA and Chester-le-Street PSFA were in with a chance of winning the competition. Which of the two teams would qualify for the North Region Finals depended on the outcome of the last match between the two. The game ended with victory to Darlington. With this triumph Darlington completed a hat-trick of victories in the competition and 4th time overall. They will represent DCSFA in the North Region round of the ESFA Danone Nations Inter-association Trophy.

ESFA Danone Nations Small Schools' Soccer Sevens: At the ESFA AGM a rule change was passed which affects entry into this competition. Currently, schools with fewer than 100 pupils on roll in Key Stage Two and not more than 30 pupils in Year 6 are allowed to enter. From season 2020-21 schools with 65 or fewer pupils in total in Years 5 and 6 will be able to enter this competition.

Harrison Cup: All teams in the competition will play each other once. The association to finish in first place, upon the completion of the fixtures, will be awarded the trophy. Teams that finish the competition in places one to five will then play for the Richard Jordan Memorial Trophy whilst the remaining four teams will play for the Harry Charlton Memorial Trophy. The deadline for Harrison Cup matches to be completed is Saturday 7 March. Play off matches for the Richard Jordan Memorial Trophy and the Harry Charlton Memorial Trophy will commence on Saturday 21 March.

  • 08.02.20: Redcar & Cleveland moved back to the top of the group with victory over East Northumberland and are assured of a place in the Richard Jordan Memorial Trophy. There are now 3 teams in contention for the Harrison Cup. Redcar & Cleveland with 1 game to play have a 3 point advantage over Sunderland who have 2 games to play. Newcastle in 3rd place are 6 points behind the leaders but have 3 games to play.

Derwent & Medomsley Cup:

  • 23.11.19 Due to the amount of rain that had fallen recently 3 of the scheduled 5 first round matches were cancelled as pitches were waterlogged. The two matches that were able to go ahead saw Stockton defeat Bishop Auckland in a high-scoring game and Washington overcome Wallsend. The postponed matches have been rearranged for Saturday 15 February.
  • 01.02.20 Redcar & Cleveland progressed into the semi-final by beating Stockton and will have home advantage.




  • U14 Girls: Northumberland will finish top and have qualified for a home tie in the Northern Counties semi-final. Durham are runners up and will be away in the other semi-final. South Yorkshire 2 Durham 8; Durham 6 Cleveland 0; South Yorkshire 0 Northumberland 7; Northumberland 3 Cleveland 2; Northumberland 4 Durham2 (League table at 22.01.20)
  • U16 Girls: Durham, having completed their East League fixtures were unbeaten will finish top and have a home tie in the Northern Counties semi-final. Northumberland, Cleveland and South Yorkshire are all vying for the remaining East League semi-final spot. Who will qualify will depend on the result of the final match between Cleveland and South Yorkshire. South Yorkshire 4 Durham 5; Durham 10 Cleveland 1; South Yorkshire 3 Northumberland 5; Northumberland 2 Cleveland 4 (League table at 15.01.20)
  • U16 Boys: Northumberland have 12 points with Durham and Cleveland both on 9 points Cleveland having completed their fixtures. Durham currently second have only one game left to play and can be overtaken by North Yorkshire. Cleveland have finished all their games and currently are in third place. South Yorkshire 1 Northumberland 4; Northumberland 3 Cleveland 2; Cumbria 2 Northumberland 4 (League table at 25.01.20)
  • U18s: Cumbria have had to withdraw from the league. South Yorkshire (9 pts) having completed their fixtures are currently in first place with Northumberland (7 pts) second. Durham (4 pts) lie third and with 2 games to play can leap frog both teams. South Yorkshire 8 North Yorkshire 4 (League table at 01.02.20)

Matches arranged

  • U16 Boys: Northumberland v North Yorkshire on 29 Feb; North Yorkshire v Durham on 7 March
  • U18s: Cleveland v Durham on 24 Feb; North Yorkshire v Durham on 7 March



  • U14 Girls: Greater Manchester 4 Cheshire 0 (League table at 08.01.20)
  • U16 Girls: Cheshire 2 Greater Manchester 3; Cheshire 1 Merseyside 0 (League table at 16.12.19)
  • U16 Boys: Lancashire (9 pts) are guaranteed a semi-final place. Merseyside (6 pts GD +1) and West Yorkshire 6 pts GD -2) are vying for the other semi-final spot. The outcome of the match between the two counties will decide which team goes through. Merseyside 3 Greater Manchester 2; West Yorkshire 1 Cheshire 0 (League table at 12.02.20)
  • U18s: With each county having one game left Lancashire (6 pts GD +5), Merseyside (3 pts GD +5) and Cheshire (3 pts GD 0) are in contention for a semi-final spot. Humberside 1 Lancashire 5 (League table at 17.02.20)

Matches arranged

  • U16 Boys: West Yorkshire v Merseyside on 27 Feb;
  • U18s: Cheshire v Humberside on 2 March; Merseyside v Lancashire on 2 March;


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