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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.



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.



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.



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

U16 Girls final

U16 Boys final

U18 final



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


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.

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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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