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The AGM will be held in County Hall, Durham on Tuesday 14th June 2022 commencing at 5pm. Every affiliated school and association has the right to attend the AGM.

The following rule change has been received and is to be added to the Crompton & Harrison Cup, TUC Cup, Joicey Cup, CIC Cup, County Cup, Londonderry Cup and Bert Hodgson Trophy competitions.

Students who have enrolled at an establishment as part of a football academy programme are ineligible to participate in this competition.

Guidance note: This applies to schools that offer a Football Academy, Football Development Programme or Sports Academy with a football section. Students who undertake 3 or more hours of football training at the school per week (excluding competition fixtures and strength and conditioning sessions) are not eligible to participate in this competition.

Rationale: to make all competitions a ‘level playing field’ for all schools entering.

Stepping down at this year's AGM will be three people who have given, between them, over 120 years service to DCSFA.

DCSFA are seeking people to replace these stalwarts of schools' football in Durham.


Northumberland 3 Durham 2 (Katy Watson, Ellie Wise)

Northumberland got off to an excellent start by scoring in the 3rd minute. Durham worked their way back into the game and equalised in the 24th minute through Katy Watson. Northumberland regained the lead 6 minutes after the interval. Durham had an opportunity to be on level terms in the 63rd minute when they were awarded a penalty but the resultant kick hit the post. However, the visitors did equalise 7 minutes later through Ellie Wise. The home team scored the decisive winner with 4 minutes remaining.

The girls on both teams can be immensely proud of the way they played thus providing the spectators with an entertaining, skilful and highly competitive game. This match was a great advertisement for girls' football.


Durham 4 Lancashire 2 - Ellen-Marie Atkinson, Jessica Barker, Grace Collinson (2)

With 10 minutes remaining Durham had established a 4-0 lead but Lancashire kept battling and reduced the arrears. This will be Durham's second appearance in the NCSFA Final when they will travel to play Greater Manchester.


Lancashire 3 Durham 4 - Ellie Wise, Katy Watson 3 (1pen)

Durham came from 2-0 down at half time to be on level terms early in the second half before Lancashire restored their lead. Durham were not to be defeated and scored twice, one from the penalty spot, to beat the 2022 ESFA Inter-county winners, and reach the NCSFA final for the tenth time.


Durham 3 North Yorkshire 1 -- Durham are the inaugural winners of this trophy. Matthew Ward scored a hat trick for Durham.


Cup Winners 2021-22: Click on thumbnail to view larger image then use PREVIOUS key to return.




Inter-association competitions

Richard Jordan Memorial Trophy (26.03.22)

With victory over North Tyneside, South Northumberland have put themselves into a good position to win the Richard Jordan Memorial Trophy.

Harry Charlton Memorial Trophy (26.03.22)

With a third consecutive group victory Sunderland have won the Harry Charlton Memorial Trophy.

Derwent & Medomsley Trophy Semi-final (02.04.22)

Newcastle beat Chester-le-Street to progress into the final.

Tony Carter 7-a-side Memorial Trophy

Even though Chester-le-Street lost their opening game they fought back to win the tournament for the 12th time.

After all games had been played Darlington, Peterlee and Chester-le-Street each had 6 points. It then came down to goal difference where Peterlee and Chester-le-Street were both plus 5 but Chester-le-Street had scored more goals than Peterlee and, therefore, came first.

Inter-school competitions

Ty McGurk 5-a-side Trophy

The final of the Ty McGurk 5-a-side Trophy was played at the Dolphin Centre, Darlington. Closely contested games were played and the result of the competition depended upon the outcome of the last match to be played. The schools finished in the following order:

This is the fourth time St Cuthbert's have won the Ty McGurk Trophy.

Girls' Trophy

Bernard Gilpin and St Margaret’s got their quest for the trophy off to a good start with victories over Rickleton and St Benet’s respectively.

In the second round of matches Bernard Gilpin were held to a draw by St Benet’s whilst Rickleton beat St Margaret’s.

Before the final set of matches were played Bernard Gilpin, Rickleton and St Margaret’s all had a chance of winning the cup.

St Margaret’s and Bernard Gilpin fought out a closely contested game which ended in a draw. Meanwhile, Rickleton were able to gain a victory over St Benet’s that proved decisive for the outcome of the competition.

This was the fifth time Rickleton have won the Girls’ Trophy.

Final positions:

Dates, Venues and Participants for Primary Finals


The blog focuses on Schools Futsal (Growing the Game) and includes information on effective delivery, benefits to schools, student successes and how to get started. It may be of use to those in the County who are delivering and staging Futsal competitions.

Schools Futsal: Growing the Game

In this blog Bruce Vause, FA Futsal mentor and experienced secondary school PE teacher talks about the opportunities Futsal can bring for teachers and schools.



April 22 click here


Emmaville Primary School (Blaydon PSFA) failed in their bid to be win the U11 Schools' Cup for School Teams as they drew 2 of their 3 group matches and lost the other. The Primary National Finals were played at Coventry Building Society Arena, home of Coventry City FC.

The Women's Football Academy of Park View School (Chester-le-Street) won the ESFA U18 Women's Super League Final when they defeated AFC Sudbury by 3 goals to 2. Park View were trailing 0-2 at half time but fought back and scored the winner with 3 minutes remaining. This final was played at the home of Stoke City FC.

St Bede's RC, Peterlee were defeated 1-3 by Northampton School for Boys in the final of the U12 PlayStation Elite Schools' Cup. The final was played at The Hawthorns, home of West Bromwich Albion FC.