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Past Players (B)

SIMPSON BAINBRIDGE

DCSFA U15s in 1907-08

Sunderland SFA

Teams played for

  • Leeds City 1912-19
  • Preston North End 1919
  • South Shields 1920

International honours: 1 cap for ESFA U15s in 1908 and scored 2 goals. Simpson was the second player from Durham County to gain international schoolboy honours.

SAM BARTRAM

DCSFA U15s in 1927-28

Sunderland SFA

Team played for

  • Charlton Athletic 1934-56 -- Goalkeeper for Charlton in their 1947 FA Cup victory

Management

  • York City 1956-60
  • Luton Town 1960-62

International Honours: Sam played in 3 wartime internationals for England

JOHN BROWN

DCSFA U15s in 1934-35

Crook SFA

Team played for

  • York City 1948-51

JOHN BLYTHE

DCSFA U15s in 1937-1938

Darlington SFA

Team played for

  • Darlington 1944-49

MICK BUXTON

DCSFA U15s in 1957-58

Sunderland SFA

Teams played for

  • Burnley 1962-68
  • Halifax Town 1968-71

Management

  • Huddersfield Town 1978-86 -- Promoted to Division 3 in 1980 and promoted to Division 2 in 1983
  • Scunthorpe United 1986-91 and 1996-97
  • Sunderland 1993-95

COLIN BELL

East Durham SFA

  • Had a trial for the County U15s in 1960 but was not selected

Teams played for

  • Bury 1963-66
  • Manchester City 1966-79 -- First Division championship 1967-68; FA Cup winner in 1969; League Cup winner in 1970 and 1976; European Cup Winners Cup winner in 1970; Charity Shield winner in 1969 and 1973.

International honours: 48 caps for England between 1968 and 1975, scoring 9 goals and captaining the side on one occasion. Colin also made 2 appearances for England U23s.

COLIN BEESLEY

DCSFA U15s in 1966-67

Stockton SFA

Team played for

  • Sunderland 1968-69

JOE BOLTON

DCSFA U15s in 1969-70

Chester-le-Street SFA

Teams played for

  • Sunderland 1972-81
  • Middlesbrough 1981-83
  • Sheffield United 1983-86

PAUL BIELBY MBE

DCSFA U15s in 1971-72

Darlington SFA

Teams played for

  • Manchester United 1973
  • Hartlepool United 1975-78
  • Huddersfield Town 1978

International honours: England Youth

DAVID BARTON

DCSFA U15s in 1973-74

Spennymoor SFA

Teams played for

  • Newcastle United 1977-83
  • Blackburn Rovers (loan) 1982
  • Darlington 1983-85

GRANT BROWN

DCSFA U15s in 1984-85

Sunderland SFA

Teams played for

  • Leicester City 1988-89
  • Lincoln City 1989-2002 -- Holds the record for the most appearances for Lincoln City FC

MICHAEL BARRON

DCSFA U15s in 1989-90

Chester-le-Street SFA

Teams played for

  • Middlesbrough 1993-96
  • Hartlepool United (loan) 1996 and 1997-2007 -- Member of the promotion winning teams of 2002-03 and 2006-07.
  • Twice stepped into the role of Caretaker Manager at Hartlepool.

ROBERT BOWMAN

DCSFA U14 Boys in 1989-90 and U15s in 1990-91

Durham SFA

Teams played for

  • Leeds United 1992-97
  • Rotherham United 1997
  • Carlisle United 1997-99

International honours: England Youth

CHRISTOPHER BRASS

DCSFA U15s in 1989-90

East Durham SFA

Teams played for

  • Torquay United (loan) 1994
  • Burnley 1995-2000
  • Halifax Town (loan) 2000
  • York City 2000-03
  • Bury 2005-06

STUART BRIGHTWELL

DCSFA U14 Boys in 1992-93

East Durham SFA

Team played for

  • Hartlepool Utd 1998-99

LAUREN BRIGGS

DCSFA U16 Girls in 2010-11 & 2011-12

Whickham School and Sports College

Teams played for

  • Sunderland 2014
  • Durham 2017-21

GABRIELLE BANKS

DCSFA U16 Girls in 2011-12

St Leonard's RC (Durham)

Team played for

  • Durham 2015-16

DANIELLE BROWN

DCSFA U16 Girls in 2013-14 & 2014-15

Dene Community School (Peterlee)

Teams played for

  • Sunderland 2015-18
  • Durham 2020-21

International honours: England U17s and U19s


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