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


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Saturday 22nd January

U16 boys and U18s v North Yorkshire

Northern Counties League (East)
Thirsk School (YO7 1RZ) 11.00 kick off

message timed at 08.30, 22.1.22

Saturday 29th January

U18s v South Yorkshire

Northern Counties Knockout Cup
Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster (DN4 5JW)  2.00 kick off

Saturday 5th February

U16 boys v Durham
Northen Counties Knockout Cup
Newcastle University Longbenton Sports Ground (NE12 8AD)
11.00 kick off

Saturday 12th February

U16 girls v Lancashire
ESFA Champions Cup - Semi-final

Fleetwood Town FC Training Ground
Poolfoot Fram, Cleveleys, FY5 4HX
16.00 kick off

Friday 18th February

U18s v Cleveland

Northern Counties League (East)
Newcastle University, Cochrane Park (NE7 7JX)  7.00 kick off

ESFA Champions Cup

NSFA U14 and U16 girls and U16 boys are particpating in these new competitions.
Information about progress can be found HERE

Under 11 Seven-a-side County Finals

The Northumberland Finals for this ESFA National Competition were held at Newcastle University's Longbenton Sports Ground this week.

Winners of the Girls Cup were Valley Gardens MS (North Tyneside) and winners of the School Teams Cup were Gosforth East MS (Newcastle)

Valley Gardens MS - winners of the Girls Cup

Gosforth East MS - winners of the School Teams Cup


(also see these links: U14 girls; U16 girls; U16 boys; U18s)

ESFA Champions Cup

Northumberland U16 boys 3  Staffordshire 5

Oxfordshire U16 girls 1   Northumberland  5
Oxfordshire U14 girls  3  Northumberland  0

Northern Counties League

NSFA U16 girls 1 Cleveland 0

Cleveland U14 girls 6  NSFA 1

NSFA U14 girls 10 South Yorkshire 2

NSFA U16 girls 0  South Yorkshire 0

NSFA U16 boys 4  Cleveland 1

Durham U14 girls 7  NSFA 1

Durham U16 boys 1 NSFA 1

Durham U18s 1 NSFA 2

Durham U16 girls 0 NSFA 12

NSFA U16 boys 12 Cumbria 0


The following players have been selected to represent the North of England v Midlands in the next stage of selection to represent the ESFA National teams.
After those trials all three Northumberland players have been selected for the Final Trial for the England team.

U15 girls

Cara Fisher - Ponteland HS

Freya Grace Dios - Bede Academy
Niamh Boothroyd - St Mary's Catholic Schoool

NSFA U16 boys v Cleveland, 13.10.21

County Team Fixtures and Results

Follow these links to find fixtures and results for the
NSFA County Teams

U14 girls U16 girls U16 boys U18 boys

County teams: U14 girls; U16 girls; U16 boys

We are pleased to announce the players seleected to represent Northumberland Schools' FA in these age groups. Thanks to all who partipated in the selection process.

Under 14 girls

Under 16 girls

Under 16 boys


Update: June 2021

Another page has been added in this category, tracking a variety of Representative Honours.

Go to:

Representative Honours

International honours...

During the most recent lockdown, Executive Committee member Ian Beck has been researching players who went to school in the Northumberland County Schools' FA area (which includes Newcastle and North Tyneside) and have gone on to represent England - both at Schoolboy level and Full International level.

The first local schoolboy to become a full international was Tom Porteous - in 1891; the most recent was Fraser Forster in 2013 - the same year that Lucy Bronze (who hails from Alnwick) made her debut too.

How many of these players could YOU name?

Follow this link:

International Honours


The pages which refer to aspects of our history are gradually being updated.

Why not have
a read here?


The ESFA has a page on the DfE website with latest guidance. Click anywhere in this message for the link.


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

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...


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: