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ESFA U16 Inter County Champions 1997, 1999
ESFA U18 Inter County Champions 1987, 1988, 1991, 1996, 1999, 2009


WELCOME to the Northumberland Schools' FA website. You should be able to find out all you need to know about schools' football in the county here.  If you have any comments or queries CONTACT US



Sponsors of the County U16 boys team

WINNERS - Valley Gardens MS

On Thursday 14th November, 8 teams contested the Northumberland County Finals of the ESFA Danone U11 7s for School Teams. These teams qualified for the finals by winning their District competition.

A hard fought final between Valley Gardens (North Tyneside) and Ponteland (South Northumberland) was locked at 0-0 after extra time.  Valley Gardens won the penalty shoot out 2-1 and will progress to represent Northumberland in the North Region finals later in the season.

WINNERS: Redesdale Primary School

On Tuesday 12th November, 8 teams contested the Northumberland County Finals of the ESFA Danone U11 7s for Girls' School Teams.  These teams qualified for the finals by winning their District competition.
The winners were Redesdale PS (Wallsend) who defeated Ovingham MS (West Tyne) in the final.  Redesdale will represent Northumberland at the North Region finals later in the season.


Congratulations to:

Tori Almond (Kenton)
Rebecca Ferguson (St Mary's)
Poppy Pritchard (KEVI, Morpeth)

on their selection to represent The North of England team following the recent North v Midlands trial. This team will play against the South of England team at Stafford Town on December 15th to finalise the ESFA England team.


Saturday October 12th, Northern Counties

NSFA U16 boys 2  Durham 0

NSFA U16 Girls 1 Durham 3

Saturday November 9th, ESFA National Trophy Rd 1

Merseyside U16 girls 3  NSFA U16 girls 6 (AET)

(Rd 2 - home to South Yorkshire or Greater Manchester - Saturday 14th December - venue and time tba)

Merseyside U18 boys 3  NSFA U18 boys 1

[Teams for these two games shown in News below]

Saturday November 16th, ESFA Trophy Round 1

NSFA U16 boys 3  Cleveland 1


Saturday November 30th

Northern Counties

U18s, U16 boys, U16 girls v Cumbria (away)

Saturday December 14th

Northern Counties

U18s, U16 boys v North Yorkshire (home) Longbenton

ESFA Inter County Round 2

U16 girls v Greater Manchester, Longbenton, 1.30 ko


The use of temporary dismissals ("Sin Bins") applies to all football below the professional game for this season.  Schools have been sent a link to The FA's training video - but more information can be found by clicking HERE


The Cup Draws for County Cups are now LIVE on this site.
Please make every effort to complete matches by the deadline dates and be sure to send your results

New Under 18 Team Manager

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Martyn Clark as the manager of the NSFA U18 team for Season 2019-20.

The FA Mini Soccer and Youth Futsal Handbook

You can download a copy of this document here


We have just added a page called 'Historical Snippets'. 

The first feature is about George Priest who played for Northumberland in 1930. See the page listed on the left or follow this LINK


Ryan Davies – Regional PE & Coaching in Education Coordinator (North East)

Ryan has recently been appointed as the Regional PE and Coaching in Education Coordinator for the North East region. Ryan has 10 years’ experience as a Head of Department and Physical Education teacher in both Primary and Secondary settings, alongside coaching in a Premier League Academy. As part of the role Ryan is available to provide tailored PE CPD sessions to teachers and trainees throughout Northumberland as well as delivering the FA Primary Teachers Award. All sessions and courses are delivered free of charge by The FA.

See the FA Physical Education page to learn more...


We often get queries from parents about how their child can go to a trial for a 'County' team. These queries are often about younger players. Please note that County teams are for U16 and U18 players only.

Younger players can represent their District - which District this is depends where the school is located. 

This website does NOT carry information about District affairs - however you can find the details for each District's officers here.


If you have any concerns regrding the Safeguarding of young people in football, please do not hesitate to contact our Child Welfare Officer, Steve Swinyard

The FA has commissioned a dedicated NSPCC free helpline for adults who were victims of sexual abuse in childhood within the football industry.

Staffed by independent, experienced NSPCC professionals, the helpline will offer support and guidance for adults who were victims of childhood sexual abuse within the game at all levels from grassroots to Premier League and is a safe space for any further whistleblowing.

The helpline is available 24 hours a day on 0800 023 2642.

Trained staff will offer support, advice and guidance, and will refer cases on to the police or other agencies as appropriate, such as if a child is in immediate danger.

Referrals of concerns about recent and non-recent incidents in schools’ football should continue to be made to ESFA National Welfare Officer Sarah DaCosta tel 07960500723 or directly to The FA’s safeguarding team via

The Northumberland Schools' FA Welfare Officer is:
Steve Swinyard.

His contact details are:

NEWS section

Nov 11, 2019
Category: General
Posted by: neil
U16 girls and U18 teams v Merseyside, 9.11.19