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Chloe Ryan, a former pupil of Hummersknott Academy, Darlington, who represented DCSFA in their U14 and U16 girls teams made her FA Championship debut for Durham, as a second half substitute in the Wildcats 0-0 draw with Manchester United.


Throughout the 2017-18 season Chester-le-Street SFA, Bishop Auckland SFA, East Durham SFA and Gateshead SFA staged inter-association futsal competitions at U12, U14 and U16 age categories to provide an association representative for the DCSFA finals.

Bruce Vause is, once again, organising Futsal for DCSFA.

However, the recent release of the FA's Futsal Strategy (2018-2024) has impacted upon the proposed structure of DCSFA's competitions. There will now be a national competition for schools, run by the FA/ESFA/ISFA, at U13 and U15 level only. The structure behind this competition is that the county representatives will progress to a regional round and potentially a national final.

As a result of the new structure DCSFA has agreed to stage competitions at U12, U13, U14, U15 and U16.

Currently, the following deadlines are in place:

If any association within Durham wishes to participate in any of the Futsal competitions then the association secretary should contact Bruce Vause.

Durham County FA Coaches Association CPD Event: Futsal - An Introduction to the Game

This CPD is for all grassroots coaches but it could be really beneficial to teachers who are running school teams or introducing Futsal in school this academic year.

To secure your place please complete this short form -


Leadgate Eden Colliery Cup: The final of this competition, which is for small schools in the County, is to be held at Pelton Community Primary School on Wednesday 17 October at 4pm.

Schools in the final are:

The winner of this competition will represent DCSFA in the North Region round of the ESFA Danone Nations Small Schools' Soccer Sevens later in the season.

Alan Grimes Memorial Trophy: The first round is to be played on Wednesday 17 October at various venues throughout the County. First round venues.

Daniel O'Hare Memorial Trophy: After a closely contested round of final matches the schools finished in the following order

With this victory St Margaret's retained the Daniel O'Hare Memorial Trophy and have now won the competition three times. St Margaret's will represent DCSFA in the North Region round of the ESFA Danone Nations Schools' Cup later in the season.

Harrison Cup: Despite the dreadful weather that occurred at the weekend the fixture between East Northumberland and Washington was able to go ahead with East Northumberland emerging victorious.

Matches for Saturday 20 October are Darlington v North Tyneside, East Northumberland v Newcastle, Sunderland v Redcar & Cleveland and Washington v Stockton



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



Durham suffer opening defeat

FA Futsal Regional Talent Centre (Newcastle) on Saturday 3 November
Late burst of goals secures victory
International recognition for former Heworth Grange pupil