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ESFA U12 5-A-SIDE REGION A FINALS sponsored by Running Imp Trophies & Medals


Mia Ross (Whitworth Park School, Spennymoor & DCSFA U16 Girls) and Libbi McInnnes (Oxclose Community Academy, Washington & DCSFA U14 Girls) have been selected to represent ESFA. The girls will travel to PSV Eindhoven for a 4 day training camp in February. On March 10 ESFA will play Republic of Ireland for the John Read Trophy at Stafford Town FC. During the Easter Holidays the team will participate in the Home Nations Bob Docherty Trophy in Belfast. Congratulations to both Mia and Libbi on their international selection.


Congratulations go to Fraser Colling and Cieron Jackson on their selection to represent ESFA in the 2018 Centenary Shield international programme. ESFA will play home matches against Republic of Ireland at Luton Town FC on Friday 16 March and Scotland at York City FC on Friday 23 March. Away matches are against Wales on 29 March and Northern Ireland on 6 April.


The following county finals have been arranged and will be played at The Graham Sports Centre, Maiden Castle, Durham

U12 Crompton & Harrison Cup Final will take place on Friday 4 May at Eastbourne Sports Complex, Darlington ko 4pm


Primary Inter-association 9-a-side: Following the qualifying group matches the teams will be spilt as follows:

Ty McGurk 5-a-side Trophy: The semi-final stage of this competition has been arranged as follows:

Tony Carter Memorial 5-a-side Trophy: Darlington PSFA, by remaining unbeaten, were winners of this competition for the 5th time. North Tyneside PSFA, as in 2016-17 were runners-up. In a separate competition for 'B' teams North Tyneside  topped the group with Washington PSFA finishing as runners-up.

ESFA Danone Nations Inter-association Trophy: The most closely contested County 7-a-side tournament, for many seasons, took place at the Academy of Light. Darlington, Sunderland and Washington all finished with 9 points but the Quakers, with the best goal difference of the three emerged victorious, and were presented with the Tony Carter Memorial Trophy. Darlington PSFA, who had finished as runners-up in the 3 of the last 4 competitions, will represent DCSFA in the North Region round of the ESFA Danone Nations Inter-association Trophy.

ESFA Danone Nations Girls Trophy: Easington Colliery Primary School were denied the chance of representing DCSFA for a third time in the North Region round of this competition when they were beaten into second place by first time winners Hill View Academy, in the recent County tournament.

Girls' District Cup Competition: Four teams took part in the Girls' District Cup with Sunderland emerging victorious at the completion of the round robin tournament.

Leadgate Eden Colliery Cup: The Leadgate Eden Colliery Cup, which is for small schools in the county, was won for the third time by All Saints RC Primary School, Lanchester. The 4 schools playing in the final entertained the spectators will many goals being scored. The Lanchester school triumphed, on the night, by winning their 3 matches. All Saints RC will represent DCSFA in the North Region round of the ESFA Danone Nations Small Schools' Soccer Sevens.

Daniel O'Hare Memorial Trophy: Easington Colliery Primary School failed in their attempt to achieve a hat trick of victories in this competition. The honour, this season, went to St Margaret's CE, Durham thus winnning the trophy for the second time. The four teams contesting this year's final found goal scoring difficult but St Margaret's were able to gain 2 narrow wins. The other 4 matches were draws. St Margaret's CE will represent DCSFA in the North Region round of the ESFA Danone Nations Schools' Cup for School Teams.

Peter Dunn Trophy: The district season began with Chester-le-Street PSFA, Darlington PSFA, Stockton PSFA and Sunderland PSFA participating in a "round robin" tournament for the Peter Dunn Trophy. The tournament was won by Sunderland with Chester-le-Street finishing as runners-up.





To read issue 15 of ESFA Membership Matters please use the following link: January Newsletter.



Durham fall to a late goal


Durham beaten in National 1st round


Durham gain a comfortable win


Durham off to a good start