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The next DCSFA meeting will be on Tuesday 12 December in County Hall, Durham commencing 6.30pm.


  • U16 Girls: v Northumberland on Wednesday 20 December at Longbenton Sports Ground ko 6pm
  • U16 Boys: v Northumberland on Wednesday 20 December at Longbenton Sports Ground ko 8pm
  • U18s: v Northumberland on Wednesday 20 December at Cochrane Park (Henderson Hall pitch) ko 7.30pm
  • U16 Girls and U14 Girls: v South Yorkshire on Saturday 6 January 2018 at Doncaster Rovers FC ko 12.30pm
  • U18s: v Cleveland on Thursday 11 January at Hebburn Sports Club ko 7pm


  • U18s: ESFA Inter-county Trophy R2 Durham 1 Lancashire 2
  • U16 Girls: Cleveland 4 Durham 2
  • U16 Boys: ESFA Inter-county Trophy R2 Durham 1 Lancashire 2


Fraser Colling, Billy Hall and Cieron Jackson have been selected to attend the final trials at the National Sports Centre, Lilleshall from 5th to 7th January 2018. As part of the trials training matches will be played against tha RAF and Royal Navy.


  • Boys: Wednesday 17 January 2018 at Louisa Centre, Stanley from 1pm until 4pm
  • Girls: Wednesday 24 January 2018 at Louisa Centre, Stanley from 1pm until 4pm

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.


ESFA Danone Nations U11 Girls' Trophy: The County final will be held on Wednesday 6 December at Chester-le-Street Riverside Sports Complex commencing 4pm. The schools playing in the final are Easington Colliery (Peterlee PSFA), Blue Coat CE (Durham City PSFA), Shotley Bridge (Derwentside PSFA), Rickleton (Washington PSFA), Newbottle (Lambton & Hetton PSFA) and Hill View (Sunderland PSFA).

ESFA Danone Nations U11 Inter-association Trophy: The County competition will be held on Saturday 9 December at The Academy of Light, Sunderland FC commencing 1pm. The participating associations are Chester-le-Street, Darlington, Durham City, Sunderland and Washington.

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 did not take place as many of the district teams were participating in the ESFA Premier League tournament, which was 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.


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.



  • U16 Girls: Greater Manchester v Cheshire on Tues 12 Dec; Cheshire v Merseyside on Tues 19 Dec; Cumbria v Northumberland on Sat 6 January


  • U16 Girls: Merseyside v Lancashire and Cumbria v Northumberland were postponed; West Yorkshire have withdrawn from the competition so their results have been deleted. (Tables at 05.12.2017)
  • U16 Boys: Cumbria v Northumberland was postponed; (Tables at 18.11.2017)
  • U18s: Cumbria v Northumberland was postponed; (Tables at 18.11.2017)


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



Durham fall to a late goal


Durham beaten in National 1st round


Durham gain a comfortable win


Durham off to a good start

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