FORTHCOMING MATCHES

FUTSAL

If schools affiliated to DCSFA wish to access free Futsal equipment then use the following link http://www.footballfoundation.org.uk/funding-schemes/futsal/. The closing date for applications is Friday 6 October 2017.

It is strongly recommended that Durham County Schools who do not have Futsal goals and who wish to start futsal as a curricular/extra-curricular activity apply. It is also important for schools to note that from a community point of view there are a growing number of futsal clubs who require training and match facilities. Additionally, the fact that DCSFA are going to be operating County futsal competitions at U12, U14 and U16 this season might also encourage more schools and associations to apply.

If associations wish to enter the new County-wide Futsal competitions please contact Bruce Vause (Gateshead SFA) at Bruce.Vause@heworthgrange.org.uk.

Interest in the County competitions has already been indicated by Bishop Auckland, Chester-le-Street and Gateshead.

ESFA IMPACT TROPHIES U12 5-A-SIDE

The County finals of the U12 5-a-side competitions will be held in the Louisa Centre, Stanley as follows:

Association Secretaries need to inform Alan Johnston, by the end of the Autumn Term, with the details of the schools that will be representing their association in the respective boys and girls competitions.

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.

PRIMARY NEWS

To get the district season underway Chester-le-Street PSFA, Darlington PSFA, Stockton PSFA and Sunderland PSFA will play in a "round robin" tournament for the Peter Dunn Trophy. The matches will take place at Education Village, Darlington.

ESFA NEWS

To read issue 11 of ESFA Membership Matters please use the following link: September Newsletter.

ESFA AFFILIATION

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE FOR ASSOCIATION SECRETARIES AND CHILD WELFARE OFFICERS

ESFA Council have agreed that the deadline for registering representative team staff on the ESFA Portal/Database will be 30 SEPTEMBER 2017 – by this date ALL staff working with teams must be registered and approved. This means that staff must have:

The “Staff” and “Roles” section of the affiliation process will not be locked so Associations will be able to continue to add and update information on these two sections of the affiliation process, until 30 September.

Where this information in not complete at the 30 September deadline then non-compliant individual team staff will be SUSPENDED and/or the team(s) will be SUSPENDED from competition(s) and training until the suspension is lifted.

Please do not add names of Association Officers just to complete the process – the staff listed must be actively involved with the designated team(s).

Can we also remind you that an individual member of staff may only have designated overall control of a maximum of two (2) teams?

If you have any queries regarding welfare officer or team staff registration, please contact