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HEADING: FA RULING

The Football Association are introducing a new rule to phase out heading in youth football over the next three seasons.

For further detailed information use the following link to the FA website. The FA

DURHAM COUNTY MATCHES - RESULTS

  • N Co Final Greater Manchester U14g 2 Durham 1 (Macy Bangura)
  • N Co Dave Prothero Cup Final - Lancashire U16b 4 Durham 0
  • N Co Malcolm Berry Trophy Final - Durham U18 2 Cleveland 0 (Alistair Banks 2). This is the fifth time Durham have won the NCSFA U18 Championship.
  • N Co Ko Final Durham U16b 4 South Yorkshire 2 aet FT 2-2 (Callum Bone 2, Lucas Taylor, Jack Haswell)
  • N Co semi-final Durham U18 4 Lancashire 1 (Joshua Thynne 3, Theo Naylor)
  • N Co ko Cup semi-final Durham U16b 3 Greater Manchester 1 (Matt Crowther 2, Lucas Taylor)
  • N Co semi-final Durham U16g 1 Greater Manchester 2 aet (f-t 1-1) (Ellen-Marie Atkinson)
  • N Co semi-final Durham U14g 2 Merseyside 0 (Katie Bewick, Macy Bangura)
  • N Co East League South Yorkshire 2 Durham 1 (Finlay Wake)
  • N Co Geoff Jennett Ko Cup SF Durham U18 1 Northumberland 3 (Kobe Bewicke)
  • N Co East League Cleveland U16g 1 Durham 1 (Ellen-Marie Atkinson)
  • ESFA Inter County SF Durham U16g 1 Lancashire 2 (Daisy Clarke)

DCSFA COUNTY CUP FINALS 2024

  • U15 County Cup - Kepier Academy 0 English Martyrs  Catholic School 3
  • U19 League Cup Final - Whitburn C of E 1 St Leonard's Catholic School 1 St Leonard's won 5-4 on penalties
  • U14 CIC Cup - Whitburn C of E Academy 0 St Joseph's Catholic Academy 2
  • U16 Bert Hodgson Trophy - St John's RC 4 High Tunstall College of Science 3
  • U19 JR Robson Senior KO Cup - Whitburn C of E Academy 4 Durham Johnston 2
  • U13 TUC Cup St Joseph's Catholic Academy 4 Kepier Academy 2
  • U15 Londonderry Cup - Monkwearmouth Academy 1 Kepier Academy 1 Monkwearmouth won 5-3 on penalties
  • U14 South Tyneside Centenary Cup - Bishop Auckland 2 East Durham 3
  • U12 Crompton & Harrison Trophy - Cardinal Hume Catholic School 4 Kepier Academy 3
  • U15 Sunderland Children's Hospitals Cup - East Durham 2 Hartlepool 1
  • U13 Joicey Cup  - Park View 1 St Joseph's Catholic Academy 2
  • U16 Lambton Trophy - Darlington 2 East Durham 2, East Durham won 5-3 on penalties
  • U16 girls County Cup - Cardinal Hume Catholic Academy 2 St Bede's RC, Peterlee 3
  • U16 girls Plate - Lord Lawson of Beamish 1 Framwellgate School 3
  • U13 girls County Cup - Kepler Academy 2 St Joseph's Catholic Academy 4
  • U13 girls Plate - Cardinal Hume Catholic School 4 Carmel College 0
  • U14 girls County Cup - English Martyrs Catholic School 1 St Joseph's Catholic Academy 2
  • U14 girls Plate - Easington Academy 1 St Leonard's Catholic School 3
  • U14 Hartlepool Hospitals Cup Final - Stockton 0 Newcastle 0, Stockton won 4 - 2 on penalties

PRIMARY NEWS

Inter-association Competitions

Richard Jordan Memorial Trophy: Sunderland, having lost to East Northumberland, the eventual Harrison Cup winners, gained revenge by beating the Northumbrian team to gain the necessary points to lift the Richard Jordan Memorial Trophy. As a result of this defeat East Northumberland & Berwick were unable to lift their second trophy of the season.

In their final game Newcastle gained the points they needed to win the Harry Charlton Memorial Trophy. South Tyneside were runners-up.

Derwent & Medomsley Trophy Final: East Northumberland & Berwick won their second trophy of the season when they defeated Redcar & Cleveland.

School Competitions

Primary Girls County Cup Final: East Boldon Primary School, with two victories and a draw, won the Primary Girls' Cup for the first time. Runners-up were St Matthew's RC Primary School.

Year 4 County Cup Final: With 2 wins and a draw St Margaret's CE Primary School gained enough points to win the Year 4 Trophy for the second time. In second place, for the third consecutive season, was Easington Colliery Primary School.

Alan Grimes Memorial Trophy was retained by St Matthew's RC Primary School, Jarrow with St Margaret's CE Primary School, Durham runners-up.

MINI SOCCER AT A GLANCE: Season 2024-25

 

Under 7

Under 8

Under 9

Under 10

Max permitted format

5 v 5

5 v 5

7 v 7

7 v 7

Ball size

3

3

3

3

Offside

No

No

No

No

Throw ins

No

No

No

Yes

Pass or dribble in

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Back pass rule

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Corners

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Retreat line

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Power play

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Deliberate heading allowed

No – if occurs an indirect free kick to the opposition

No – if occurs an indirect free kick to the opposition

No – if occurs an indirect free kick to the opposition

Yes unless league has opted to include U10s


MINI SOCCER AT A GLANCE: Season 2025-26

 

Under 7

Under 8

Under 9

Under 10

Max permitted format

5 v 5

5 v 5

7 v 7

7 v 7

Ball size

3

3

3

3

Offside

No

No

No

No

Throw ins

No

No

No

No

Pass or dribble in

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Back pass rule

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Corners

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Retreat line

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Power play

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Deliberate heading allowed

No – if occurs an indirect free kick to the opposition

No – if occurs an indirect free kick to the opposition

No – if occurs an indirect free kick to the opposition

No – if occurs an indirect free kick to the opposition


PASS OR DRIBBLE-IN: Under 7 to Under 9 (2024-25) AND Under 7 to Under 10 (2025-26)

  • Traditional throw-ins will no longer take place and will be replaced by a pass or dribble-in.

DELIBERATE HEADING

No deliberate heading for Under 7s up to and including Under 9s.

  • Deliberately heading the ball is an offence punishable by an indirect free kick. The indirect free kick is taken at the point where the ball was deliberately headed, except:
  • Where a player deliberately heads the ball within their own penalty area, the referee will stop the game and restart with an indirect free kick to the opposition from the nearest side line of the penalty area where the offence took place.

ESFA NATIONAL FINALS 2024

St Bede’s RC, Peterlee won the ESFA Arnold Clark U16 Girls Schools’ Cup beating Fullbrook School (Woking SFA) 2-1. Fullbrook took an early lead but goals in each half from Teigan Wilson and Ellen-Marie Atkinson put St Bede's in the driving seat. However, the Peterlee school had to endure a nervous final few minutes as Fullbrook had 3 excellent opportunities to equalise. Player of the Match was Daisy Clarke.

A strong second half display from Surbiton High School (Kingston SFA) enabled them recover from a 1-2 half time deficit to beat St Joseph’s Catholic Academy, Hebburn 4-2 in the final of the ESFA PlayStation U12 Girls 9-a-side Schools’ Cup.

SPONSORSHIP

DCSFA are looking for sponsors to allow the association to continue providing excellent football opportunities for male and female players in the schools, academies and colleges across the County from primary through to tertiary.

If you are interested in sponsoring any of the activities that we provide please read the information letter using this link (information) or contact kgilbertson@hotmail.co.uk

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