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

  • Boys: Wednesday 15 January 2020 from 1pm until 4pm
  • Girls: Wednesday 22 January 2020 from 1pm until 4pm

Will association secretaries please inform Alan Johnston with the school and teacher contact details by the end of the Autumn Term.


  • ESFA R1 - Durham U16 boys 1 - Merseyside 3. Joel Bennett
  • ESFA R1 - Humberside U16 girls 0 - 7 Durham. Drew Turner(2), Erin Nicholson, Abby Towers, Jess Cook (2), Aimee Steele
  • Friendly - Cleveland u14 girls 1 Durham 3. Layla Hall, Emily Cassap & 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.




There is an exciting opportunity for students, parents and teaching staff to experience the FA National Futsal Series on Sunday 24th November 2019 at the Beacon of Light, Sunderland.

Washington Futsal Club are hosting a day of fixtures involving the following teams: Loughborough, University of Nottingham, Cheshire Futsal Club, Derby Futsal Club, Birmingham, Team Sunderland and Durham University.

Tickets are priced at £5 and are available to book at the following link: Tickets


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.

The FA Level 2 in Coaching Futsal is designed to provide coaches with a variety of full court games and practices to develop players in possession, out of possession and in transition.

Futsal Level 1

Futsal Level 2


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.

  • 19.10.19: Darlington moved into first place, on goal difference over Newcastle, after beating Stockton in a high scoring game. Redcar & Cleveland, with victory over Washington, moved into third place. North Tyneside had a good away win at East Northumberland. The game between Sunderland and South Northumberland was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
  • Fixtures for Saturday 16 November are Stockton v East Northumberland, South Northumberland v darlington, Redcar & Cleveland v Newcastle and Sunderland v North Tyneside.

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, by beating their closest rivals, 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)

St Margaret's v St Bede's: St Margaret's hopes of a hat trick of victories in this competition were severely disrupted when St Bede's gained an entertining, opening victory.

Easington Colliery v Abbey Road: Easington were not at their best in this match but deserved their win.

Easington Colliery v St Margaret's: At the conclusion of this match neither side could be separated so both teams had to settle for a point.

Abbey Road v St Bede's: Abbey Road, on more than one occasion, took the lead but St Bede's kept pegging the Darlington school back so the match finished all square.

Before going into the final round of matches St Bede's led the group, ahead of Easington Colliery, on goal difference.

St Margaret's v Abbey Road: St Margaret's gained a consolation victory over Abbey Road by a one-goal margin.

Easington Colliery v St Bede's: Easington Colliery saved their best performance until the last match and thoroughly deserved their win over St Bede's.

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)

Kelloe v Bloefontein: Kelloe got their tournament off to a good start with victory over Bloefontein.

St John Bosco v St Patrick's: SJB gained a narrow victory over St Patrick's.

St Patrick's v Kelloe: St Patrick's opened up a good first half lead but Kelloe fought back in the second half. However, St Patrick's gained their win.

St John Bosco v Bloefontein: SJB eased to their second victory.

Kelloe v St John Bosco: Going into this game SJB had to make sure they did not suffer defeat to win the cup. This they did by gaining a slender one goal margin victory over Kelloe.

Bloefontein v St Patrick's: Bloefontein, who had suffered two defeats, were unfortunate not to gain a victory in their last match but had to settle for a draw. With this draw St Patrick's finished runners-up.




  • U16 Girls: Cleveland v South Yorkshire (postponed); Northumberland 1 Durham 3
  • U16 Boys: Cleveland 7 South Yorkshire 3; Northumberland 2 Durham 0; North Yorkshire 5 Cumbria 2; North Yorkshire 1 Cleveland 2
  • U18s: Cleveland 0 South Yorkshire 7; North Yorkshire 5 Cumbria 3

Upcoming Matches

  • U16 Boys: Cumbria v Cleveland on 16 Nov; Durham v South Yorkshire on 23 Nov; Cumbria v Northumberland on 30 Nov
  • U18s: Cumbria v Cleveland on 16 Nov; Durham v South Yorkshire on 23 Nov; Cleveland v North Yorkshire on 25 Nov; Cumbria v Northumberland on 30 Nov



  • U16 Girls: Cheshire 2 Greater Manchester 3
  • U14 Girls: Cheshire 0 Lancashire 6
  • U16 Boys: Merseyside 3 Lancashire 2; Cheshire 1 Merseyside 0

Upcoming Matches

  • U16 Girls: Cheshire v Merseyside on 20 Nov
  • U16 Boys: West Yorkshire v Lancashire on 20 Nov
  • U18s: Lancashire v Cheshire on 18 Nov

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