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Rickleton Primary School (Washington PSFA) finished top of their North region group thus qualifying for the National semi-finals which take place at PlayFootball Birmingham on Wednesday 27 March.


U14 Girls: Friendly v Northumberland on Monday 1 April at Newcastle University, Longbenton ko 6.30pm.


  • NCSFA U18s: South Yorkshire beat Cleveland 4-0 to go ahead of Durham in the East League to gain a semi-final place.


The dates for the following cup finals have been confirmed. All matches will take place at The Graham Sports Centre, Maiden Castle, Durham. Kick off times are to be confirmed but are expected to be 4.30pm unless otherwise stated.

  • Tuesday 26 March: U18 League Cup ko 4.45pm
  • Wednesday 27 March: U15 County Cup -- Cardinal Hume Catholic School v Red House Academy
  • Thursday 28 March: U18 Senior Knockout Cup ko 4.45pm
  • Wednesday 3 April: U16 Bert Hodgson Trophy
  • Thursday 4 April: U14 CIC Cup -- Kingsmeadow Community School or St Joseph's Catholic Academy v Longfield Academy
  • Wednesday 24 April: U14 South Tyneside Centenary Cup (Inter-association)
  • Thursday 25 April: U15 Londonderry Cup -- Cardinal Hume Catholic School v The Academy at Shotton Hall ko 5pm
  • Friday 26 April: U16 Lambton Trophy (Inter-association) ko 5.30pm
  • Monday 29 April: U15 Sunderland Children's Hospital Cup (Inter-association) ko 5.30pm
  • Wednesday 1 May: U18 League Play-off ko 4pm
  • Wednesday 1 May: Hartlepool Hospital Cup (Inter-association)
  • Friday 3 May: U13 TUC Cup

The following final will take place at Eastbourne Sports Complex, Darlington.

  • Tuesday 7 May: U12 Crompton & Harrison Trophy ko 5pm -- The English Martyrs School v St John's RC

The following final will take place at Leyburn Grove, Houghton-le-Spring

  • Thursday 4 April: U14 Joicey Cup -- Castle View Enterprise College v St John's RC


The county finals took place at the Beacon of Light, Sunderland.

The U13 and U15 winners will represent DCSFA in the North Region round of the ESFA Futsal Trophy.

  • U13 Winners: Tanfield School (Ch-le-St, Washington & Derwentside SFA)
  • U15 Winners: North Durham Academy, Stanley (Ch-le-St, Washington & Derwentside SFA)
  • U12 Winners: Whickham School & Sports College (Gateshead SFA)
  • U14 Winners: Belmont Community School (Ch-le-St, Washington & Derwentside SFA)
  • U16 Winners: North Durham Academy, Stanley (Ch-le-St, Washington & Derwentside SFA)

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Congratulations go to four former DCSFA players.

  • Stephanie Houghton (U16 Girls 2002-04) who captained Manchester City Women to their third FA Women's Continental Tyres League Cup penalty shoot-out victory over Arsenal. Stephanie also led England to their first trophy success when they beat Japan in the final match of the SheBelieves Cup.
  • Jill Scott (U16 Girls 2000-03) on playing a key role in Manchester City Women's third FA Women's Continental Tyres League Cup victory.
  • Beth Hepple (U16 Girls 2011-13), a regular for Durham Women in the FA Women's Championship, on being voted the North East Football Writers' Women's Player of the Year.
  • Carly Telford (U16 Girls 2000-02) for her performance in England's successful SheBelieves Cup campaign.


The second Albert Knox Trophy tie in the quarter final saw New College, Durham comprehensively overcome local rivals Durham 6th Form Centre 4-0 with goals from Logan Graham 2, Arron Hodgson, and Corey Bell. They move in to the semi-finals to play either Darlington College or Sunderland College.

East Durham College moved into the semi-final of the Albert Knox Trophy with a 4-3 win over Q.E. College, Darlington with their goals shared among Nathan Cross, Ollie Smith, Jack Sullivan and Kieran Elliott. They will play Sunderland Foundation for a place in the final.


The following photographs have been kindly sent to us by Mr BJ Collins.

In the first photograph, front row second from the right, sits Billy Horner who represented DCSFA in 1956-57. He went on to a have successful professional football career with Middlesbrough then Darlington. Billy became player-manager of Darlington before managing Hartlepool Utd.

The third photograph has Mr Bert Hodgson who was chairman of DCSFA in 1970-71 and also treasurer of the County Schools FA. The U16 competition that we run is named in his memory.

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Harrison Cup (03.03.19): Stockton travelled to North Tyneside and gained a vital victory that gives them the same number of points as Redcar & Cleveland. The final match between the two sides will decide the destination of this season's Harrison Cup. A win for either side will secure them the trophy but a draw will favour Redcar & Cleveland, with goal difference being the same, as they have scored more goals.

Fixture to be played: Stockton v Redcar & Cleveland

Harry Charlton Memorial Trophy (09.03.19): Darlington with victory over Washington lead the way. If Wasington win the last match by a margin of 2 goals they will win the trophy.

Fixture to be played: Washington v Newcastle

Derwent & Medomsley Cup semi-finals: North Tyneside v Chester-le-Street; Stockton v Redcar & Cleveland

Ty McGurk 5-a-side Trophy Final

The competition was won, for the second time, by St Margaret's CE Primary School (Chester-le-Street PSFA).

Girls' Trophy: The first round of this competition is due to be held on Wednesday 13 March at various venues throughout the County. Group arrangements

Year 4 Trophy: The first round is scheduled for Wednesday 20 March.

ESFA Danone Nations' Cup - North Region Finals

Schools' Cup for School Teams: St Margaret's CE Primary School (Chester-le-Street PSFA) finished third in their group thus failing to qualify for the North region semi-finals.

Small Schools Soccer Sevens: Browney Primary Academy (Durham City PSFA) suffered an extra time defeat in the semi-final thus narrowly missing out on a place in the national finals.

Inter-association Trophy: Chester-le Street PSFA almost made it to the National finals but were beaten in the North region semi-finals.

Schools' Cup for Girls: Easington Colliery Primary School (Peterlee PSFA) have again reached the National finals after being crowned the North Region champions.


U14 Girls final

  • Lancashire v Northumberland

U16 Girls semi-finals

  • Cleveland v Cheshire or Lancashire
  • Cheshire or Lancashire v Durham

U16 Boys semi-finals

  • Northumberland v Merseyside
  • Greater Manchester v Durham

U18 semi-finals

  • Northumberland v Humberside
  • Merseyside v South Yorkshire



The ESFA Membership Matters Newsletter can be viewed by using this link: January 2019


Rebecca Bell (DCSFA U16 Girls) attended an ESFA training camp in Eindhoven, Holland in preparation for the schools international programme for the Bob Docherty Trophy, which will be held during the Easter Holidays. Games were played against RKVV Jeka and FC Eindhoven. In both matches, which ESFA won, Rebecca scored the opening goal and in the second match added a further goal.

During the Easter holidays the ESFA girls' squad will travel to Salou in Spain to participate in the Bob Docherty Trophy playing against Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Scotland and Wales.


Congratulations to Chester-le-Street, Washington & Derwentside SFA on reaching the final of this competition.


Sunderland PSFA won the North East stage of the ESFA Premier League Under 11 Boys Regional District competition at Middlesbrough Academy. Report


  • Do you have a disability?
  • Do you love football and aged between 10 and 12 years old?
  • Do you wish to improve your football skills?

Shincliffe Juniors FC are holding football training sessions for those with disability.

These sessions occur on Thursdays from 6pm to 7pm at The Graham Sports Centre, Stockton Road, Maiden Castle, Durham DH1 3SE

For more information please contact us:

Shincliffe Juniors FC is an award-winning football club and home of the 2018 FA National Grassroots Coach of the Year John McGuinness.

Visit the FA website for further information of Disability Football.


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Semi-final hopes kept alive

A successful event

Cleveland excel to beat Durham


Durham suffer defeat and fail to finish top


Qualification for semi-final spot fades

Durham gain victory in difficult conditions
Durham beaten in ESFA quarter-finals

Durham progress into quarter-finals


Durham knocked out by holders

Durham gain draw with late equaliser

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