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The County finals of the U12 boys and girls competitions are to be held at the Louisa Centre, Stanley.

Boys: Final positions were:

  • 1st: Durham Johnston (Bishop Auckland SFA) -- A hat trick of victories for Durham Johnstion.
  • 2nd: Oxclose Community Academy (Chester-le-Street, Washington & Derwentside SFA)
  • 3rd: Hummersknott Academy (Darlington SFA)
  • 4th: Easington Academy (East Durham SFA)
  • 5th: St Aidan's Catholic Academy (Sunderland SFA)

Girls: Wednesday 22 January 2020 from 1pm until 4pm - Order of Play

Schools participating in the final are:

  • Durham Johnston (Bishop Auckland SFA)
  • Education Village Academy Trust (Darlington SFA)
  • St Bede's RC, Lanchester (Chester-le-Street, Washington & Derwentside SFA)
  • St Bede's Catholic Comprehensive School, Peterlee (East Durham SFA)
  • St Anthony's Girls Catholic Academy (Sunderland SFA)

The ESFA Region A Finals have been arranged for Wednesday 5 February 2020 at Soccarena, Durham from 11am until 3pm.


  • ESFA R3 - Durham U18 v Lancashire at Washington Football Hub Saturday 1 February ko 1.30pm
  • ESFA S-F - Staffordshire U18 v Durham or Lancashire at Stafford Town Saturday 8 February ko 3.45pm
  • N Co - Cleveland U18 v Durham Monday 24 February venue and ko tba


  • N Co - Northumberland U14 girls 4 - Durham 2 . Ellie Wise, Katy Watson
  • N Co - Durham U16 girls 10 - Cleveland 1. Libbi McInnes (3), Jess Cook (2),  Abby Towers (2), Erin Nicholson, Kiera Skelton, Ellie Laidler
  • N Co - Durham U14 girls 6 - Cleveland 0. May Forgie, Lily West, Layla Hall, Lucy Mutch, Grace Ede, Ellie Wise
  • N Co - South Yorkshire U16 girls 4 - Durham 5. Erin Nicholson (4), Libbi McInnes
  • N Co - South Yorkshire U14 girls 2 - Durham 8. Katy Watson (3), Lily West (2), Grace Ede, Layla Hall, Ellie Wise


The September County Meeting included a presentation from Alex Clark (DFA Referee Development Officer) regarding the new laws of the game for this season in schools football including the use of temporary dismissals (Sin bins). This was extremely useful. If anyone missed the presentation and would like to know more about temporary dismissals please click here to read.


ESFA have issued guidelines for County and District Associations regarding the eligibility of players who can play representative football. These guidelines can be accessed by using the following link ESFA Guidelines.

SCHOOLS' FOOTBALL WEEK 2020 - Feb 3rd - 7th CLICK HERE for details





The Durham County Schools FA Futsal Finals took place on Thursday 9 January 2020 at the Beacon of Light in Sunderland. Finals were staged at U11, U12, U13, U14, U15 and U16 level.

The participating schools were the winners of individual association competitions staged by Bishop Auckland, Chester-le-Street, Derwentside & Washington, Darlington, East Durham and Gateshead.

The winning schools were:

  • U11: Hill View Junior Academy
  • U12: Oxclose Community Academy
  • U13: Hurworth School
  • U14: Tanfield School
  • U15: Durham Johnston School
  • U16: Hurworth School

The U11, U13 and U15 winners will now progress to the regional stage of the National Schools’ Futsal Cup.

Thanks to Durham FA for organising and delivering finals day and to England international player, Robbie Bettson, who presented medals to the winning schools.

Futsal 19-20: Click on thumbnail to view larger image then use PREVIOUS key to return.



Durham FA have some opportunities available for coaches and teachers to expand their knowledge and understanding of futsal.

The FA Level 1 course introduces coaches to a number of practices from which the basic technical demands of Futsal can be developed.

Futsal Level 1


Tony Carter Memorial Trophy (5-a-side): This association tournament was won, for the first time, by Washington PSFA with Chester-le-Street PSFA finishing in second place.

  • 1st: Washington PSFA
  • 2nd: Chester-le-Street PSFA
  • 3rd: Darlington PSFA
  • 4th: Bishop Auckland PSFA
  • 5th: Durham City PSFA
  • 6th: Sunderland PSFA

The "B" competition was won by Sunderland PSFA with Darlington PSFA as runners-up.

  • 1st: Sunderland PSFA
  • 2nd: Darlington PSFA
  • 3rd: Washington PSFA
  • 4th: Chester-le-Street PSFA
  • 5th: Bishop Auckland PSFA
  • 6th: Durham City PSFA

ESFA Danone Nations Inter-association Trophy: The County round will take place at Academy of Light, Sunderland FC on Saturday 8 February commencing 2pm.

ESFA Danone Nations Small Schools' Soccer Sevens: At the ESFA AGM a rule change was passed which affects entry into this competition. Currently, schools with fewer than 100 pupils on roll in Key Stage Two and not more than 30 pupils in Year 6 are allowed to enter. From season 2020-21 schools with 65 or fewer pupils in total in Years 5 and 6 will be able to enter this competition.

Harrison Cup: All teams in the competition will play each other once. The association to finish in first place, upon the completion of the fixtures, will be awarded the trophy. Teams that finish the competition in places one to five will then play for the Richard Jordan Memorial Trophy whilst the remaining four teams will play for the Harry Charlton Memorial Trophy.

  • 07.12.19: After the recent spell of poor weather which meant matches had to be postponed all games were played today. Redcar & Cleveland moved to the top of the group after a narrow victory over Stockton. Newcastle's hopes of going top were thwarted when they were beaten by South Northumberland so are in fourth place. Sunderland moved into third place after beating South Northumberland. Washington had a good home win over North Tyneside. Darlington had no fixture today remain second.

Derwent & Medomsley Cup: 23.11.19 Due to the amount of rain that had fallen recently 3 of the scheduled 5 first round matches were cancelled as pitches were waterlogged. The two matches that were able to go ahead saw Stockton defeat Bishop Auckland in a high-scoring game and Washington overcome Wallsend. The postponed matches have been rearranged for Saturday 15 February.

Peter Dunn Trophy: This early season competition, which used a round robin format, was won, for the first time, by Washington PSFA with Chester-le-Street PSFA finishing as runners-up.

Daniel O'Hare Memorial Trophy: Easington Colliery won this competition for the fourth time in seven seasons. Easington will represent DCSFA in the North Region Final of the ESFA Danone Under 11 Schools' Cup for School Teams, which will take place at Harrogate Town FC, later in the season. Schools participating in the final were:

  • 1st: Easington Colliery Primary School (Peterlee PSFA)
  • 2nd: St Bede's RC Primary School (Washington PSFA)
  • 3rd: St Margaret's CE Primary School (Chester-le-Street PSFA)
  • 4th: Abbey Road Primary School (Darlington PSFA)

Leadgate Eden Colliery Cup: St John Bosco RC, by winning their three matches in the competition's finale, won the Leadgate Eden Colliery Cup, which is for small schools, for the first time. St John Bosco will represent DCSFA in the North Region Final of the ESFA Danone Under 11 Small Schools' Soccer Sevens later in the season.

  • 1st: St John Bosco RC Primary School (Sunderland PSFA)
  • 2nd: St Patrick's RC Primary School, Langley Moor (Durham City PSFA)
  • 3rd: Kelloe Primary School (Durham City PSFA)
  • 4th: Bloefontein Primary School, Stanley (Derwentside PSFA)

ESFA Danone Nations Schools' Cup for Girls:

Group 1

  • Shotley Bridge Primary School (Derwentside PSFA)
  • Easington Colliery Primary School (Peterlee PSFA)
  • Newbottle Primary School (Lambton & Hetton PSFA)

Easington Colliery qualified for the final by winning their opening game then gaining a draw in the second match.

Group 2

  • Framwellgate Moor Primary School (Durham City PSFA)
  • Rickleton Primary School (Washington PSFA)
  • St John Bosco RC Primary School (Sunderland PSFA)
  • Woodlea Primary School (Chester-le-Street PSFA)

In this group all teams finished with 4 points but Framwellgate Moor made it into the final on goal difference.

Easington Colliery, in the final, overcame Framwellgate Moor by a one-goal margin. This was the fourth time in 5 years that Easington Colliery have won this competition and will represent DCSFA in the North Region Final later in the season.




  • U14 Girls: Northumberland will finish top and have qualified for a home tie in the Northern Counties semi-final. Durham are runners up and will be away in the other semi-final. South Yorkshire 2 Durham 8; Durham 6 Cleveland 0; South Yorkshire 0 Northumberland 7; Northumberland 3 Cleveland 2; Northumberland 4 Durham2 (League table at 22.01.20)
  • U16 Girls: Durham, having completed their East League fixtures were unbeaten will finish top and have a home tie in the Northern Counties semi-final. Northumberland, Cleveland and South Yorkshire are all vying for the remaining East League semi-final spot. Who will qualify will depend on the result of the final match between Cleveland and South Yorkshire. South Yorkshire 4 Durham 5; Durham 10 Cleveland 1; South Yorkshire 3 Northumberland 5; Northumberland 2 Cleveland 4 (League table at 15.01.20)
  • U16 Boys: Northumberland have joined Durham and Cleveland on 9 points. Durham currently top have only one game left to play so can be overtaken by Northumberland and North Yorkshire. Cleveland have finished all their games and currently are in third place. South Yorkshire 1 Northumberland 4; Northumberland 3 Cleveland 2 (League table at 18.01.20)
  • U18s: Cumbria have had to withdraw from the league. Northumberland having completed their fixtures are currently in first place. They can be overtaken by both Durham and South Yorkshire. South Yorkshire 4 Northumberland 3; Northumberland 3 Cleveland 0 (League table at 22.01.20)

Upcoming Matches

  • U14 Girls: Northumberland v Durham on 22 Jan




Easy win for Durham to go to the top of the table
Durham ease into the ESFA quarter finals
Durham edge close game

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