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  • U16 Boys & U18s: v South Yorkshire on Saturday 20 January at Gateshead International Stadium ko 1.15pm


  • U16 Girls: South Yorkshire 2 Durham 4 (Chloe Ryan (2), Jasmine McQuade (2))
  • U14 Girls: South Yorkshire 1 Durham 4 (Libbi McInnes (2), Erin Nicholson, Chloe Wyler)


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.


  • Boys: Wednesday 17 January 2018 at Louisa Centre, Stanley from 1pm until 4pm
  • Girls: Wednesday 24 January 2018 at Louisa Centre, Stanley from 1pm until 4pm

Teams participating in the boys' competition are Durham Johnston, Park View, Longfield Academy of Sport, Academy at Shotton Hall and Hetton.

Teams participating in the girls' competition are Parkside, Oxclose, Carmel College, Academy at Shotton Hall and Kepier.

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.


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.

Harrison Cup Week 6: Redcar & Cleveland have put themselves into an excellent position to qualify for the next stage of the Harrison Cup following their latest victory. Darlington and North Tyneside are well placed to progress after both teams were narrow victors. East Northumberland recorded their first win. The fixtures planned for Sat 18 Nov did not take place as many of the district teams were participating in the ESFA Premier League tournament, which was being held at the Herlingshaw Centre, Middlesbrough.

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.


Boys: Ten primary district associations, four from Durham, took part in the North East round of this ESFA Premier League competition. The 10 teams were drawn into 2 groups of 5 with the team topping each group playing off for the right to play in the National final later in the season. None of the Durham associations managed to win their particular group. York and East Northumberland were the group winners with York emerging victorious in the play off.

Girls: Six primary district associations took part in this competition. The teams were in one group with each playing five 10 minute games. Congratulations go to Sunderland PSFA who finished in first place by winning their 5 games so will play in the National final later in the season.



  • U16 Girls: Cumbria 0 Northumberland 17; South Yorkshire 2 Durham 4; Merseyside 0 Lancashire 5; Cumbria 0 Cleveland 8  (Final Tables). 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.
  • U16 Boys: Cumbria 0 Northumberland 4  (Tables at 06.01.2018)
  • U18s: Cumbria 1 Northumberland 2 (Tables at 06.01.2018). With this victory Northumberland are assured of a place in the Northern Counties semi-final.


To read issue 14 of ESFA Membership Matters please use the following link: December Newsletter.


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