ESFA PREMIER LEAGUE TOURNAMENT

Boys: Ten primary district associations, four from Durham, took part in the North East round of this ESFA Premier League competition. The 10 teams were drawn into 2 groups of 5 with the team topping each group playing off for the right to play in the National final later in the season. None of the Durham associations managed to win their particular group. York and East Northumberland were the group winners with York emerging victorious in the play off.

Girls: Six primary district associations took part in this competition. The teams were in one group with each playing five 10 minute games. Congratulations go to Sunderland PSFA who finished in first place by winning their 5 games so will play in the National final later in the season.

ESFA U15 GIRLS

Congratulations go to Mia Ross, Grace Boyes and Libbi McInnes who successfully came through the second trial and have been selected to play against the South in the final trial for the Schoolgirls' international squad. The final trial will take place at Stafford Town FC on Sunday 10 December.

RESULTS

FORTHCOMING MATCHES

ESFA IMPACT TROPHIES U12 5-A-SIDE COUNTY FINALS

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

Harrison Cup Week 6: Redcar & Cleveland have put themselves into an excellent position to qualify for the next stage of the Harrison Cup following their latest victory. Darlington and North Tyneside are well placed to progress after both teams were narrow victors. East Northumberland recorded their first win. The fixtures planned for Sat 18 Nov will not take place as many of the district teams are participating in the ESFA Premier League tournament, which is being held at the Herlingshaw Centre, Middlesbrough.

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.

NCSFA NEWS

UPCOMING MATCHES

LATEST RESULTS

ESFA NEWS

To read issue 12 of ESFA Membership Matters please use the following link: October Newsletter.

REPORTS

12/11/17

Durham beaten in National 1st round

12/11/17

Durham gain a comfortable win

06/10/17

Durham off to a good start