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ESFA U15 GIRLS

Congratulations go to Rebecca Bell (Chester-le-Street, Washington & Derwentside SFA) on her ESFA selection for the 2019 schools' international programme. During February half term Rebecca will attend a training camp. At Easter the ESFA girls' squad will travel to Salou in Spain to participate in the Bob Docherty Trophy playing against Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

CHANGE OF VENUE

As the weather forecast for this Saturday is poor and to ensure the ESFA U18 Inter-county Trophy match against Merseyside has a good chance of going ahead the tie has been switched to a 3G facility. The new venue is Heron Eccles Playing Fields, Abbotshey Avenue, Allerton, Liverpool L18 7JT. The kick remains at 1pm.

GET INVOLVED WITH DISABILITY FOOTBALL

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 are 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.

MATCHES ARRANGED

RESULTS (8.12.18)

ESFA UNDER 12 5-A-SIDE

Local association secretaries are reminded that their respective boys and girls representatives are required by the end of the Autumn Term. Please inform Alan Johnston with the relevant details when known.

County Finals

ESFA Region A Finals

FUTSAL

The recent release of the FA's Futsal Strategy (2018-2024) has impacted upon the proposed structure of DCSFA's competitions. As a result DCSFA has agreed to stage competitions at U12, U13, U14, U15 and U16.

The following deadlines are in place:

The DCSFA Futsal contact is Bruce Vause.

PRIMARY NEWS

Harrison Cup (08.12.18): Redcar & Cleveland, following their victory over Stockton, remain leaders of the qualifying group. Sunderland, after beating North Tyneside, stay second on goal difference. Both Redcar & Cleveland and Sunderland are assured of a place in the group that will contest for the Harrison Cup. Five teams are in contention for the remaining two Harrison Cup spots.

Derwent & Medomsley Cup (24.11.18): In the first round of the district knock-out competition there were wins for Chester-le-Street, Stockton, Redcar & Cleveland and Newcastle.

ESFA Danone Nations Schools' Cup for Girls: After finishing as runners-up in 2017-18 Easington Colliery Primary School returned to winning ways by regaining the trophy they won in 2015-16 and 2016-17. Three win in 4 seasons, an excellent achievement. Blue Coat CE Junior School (Durham City), for the second time in three seasons, were runners-up.

Easington Colliery will represent DCSFA in the North region round of the competition later in the season.

ESFA Danone Nations Inter-association Trophy: The County round of this competition will take place on Saturday 15 December at Academy of Light, Sunderland FC commencing 1pm. Participating associations are Chester-le-Street, Darlington, Durham City, Sunderland and Washington.

Tony Carter Memorial 5-a-side Trophy: This competition, for district teams, will take place on Saturday 5 January 2019 at Louisa Centre, Stanley commencing 10am. Districts taking part are Chester-le-Street, Darlington, Durham City, North Tyneside, Sunderland and Washington.

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MEMBERSHIP MATTERS

The ESFA Membership Matters Newsletter can be viewed by using this link: November 2018

ESFA PREMIER LEAGUE DISTRICT CUP

Sunderland PSFA won the North East stage of the ESFA Premier League Under 11 Boys Regional District competition at Middlesbrough Academy. Report

REPORTS

02/12/18
Last chance to impress
20/11/18
Sunderland PSFA reach national final
18/11/18

A good away win

11/11/18
Durham progress in National competition
11/11/18
Durham suffer extra time defeat
23/10/18
On the international trail
16/10/18

Durham suffer opening defeat

07/10/18
Late burst of goals secures victory
13/09/18
International recognition for former Heworth Grange pupil