NORTHUMBERLAND SCHOOLS' FA
ESFA U16 Inter County Champions 1997, 1999
ESFA U18 Inter County Champions 1987, 1988, 1991, 1996, 1999, 2009
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Sponsors of the Blake Cup
Sponsors of the County U16 girls team
Sponsor of the County U16 boys team
The English Schools' FA has issued the following statement in the light of recent publicity regarding the safeguarding of young people in football:
English Schools’ Football Association (ESFA) is committed to safeguarding all children in schools’ football. Every ESFA County and District Association has an FA qualified Welfare Officer who works closely with our National Welfare Officers to ensure ESFA safeguarding policies and procedures are followed. Alongside this is a team of safeguarding professionals at The FA who manage referrals and concerns, work with the statutory agencies in relation to investigations and put in place safeguards, including suspensions from football activity where necessary, to manage people who pose, or may pose a risk of harm.
Every manager and coach involved in ESFA representative football has an accepted Enhanced FA DBS check and has attended safeguarding children training, either through their employer (school) or through the FA. Collectively we work to develop fun and safe environments in football and seek to ensure that if there are concerns, people know how and where to report them.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org tel 07960500723 or directly to The FA’s safeguarding team via email@example.com
The Northumberland Schools' FA Welfare Officer is:
His contact details are:
Northern Counties Championship (East League)
Saturday 10th December 2016
NSFA U16 boys, U16 girls, U18s v Cumbria
Newcastle University Cochrane Park (NE7 7JX) 11.00 ko
CONGRATULATIONS - Representative honours
To: Jack Cooper, Jack Butler and Danny Barlow
The three NSFA U18 players have all been chosen for the final 32 players in the selection process for the ESFA National U18 team. They will attend a selection weekend at Lilleshall, 6th - 8th January 2017.
Also to Jessica Brown and Ella Metcalf who will appear in the final trials, on December 11th, for the ESFA England U15 girls' team.
RESULT Thursday 24th November 2016
ESFA National Trophy Round 2
NSFA U16 boys 4 West Yorkshire 1
Scorers: Harrison Devine, Levi Amantchi, Joe Fell, Conor Terry
RESULTS Saturday 12th November 2016
Northern Counties Leagues
NSFA U16 girls 4 v South Yorkshire 0 (for match report see 'News' section below)
You can watch the girls' match on YouTube
NSFA U16 boys 3 v South Yorkshire 1
NSFA U18s 7 v South Yorkshire 3
Played at Cochrane Park
RESULTS Saturday 5th November 2016
Northern Counties Leagues
North Yorkshire U18s 2 Northumberland 8
Northumberland opened the scoring after 8 minutes through Jack Cooper but were pegged back after a defensive error. Gradually Northumberland took total control scoring at regular intervals - another from Cooper, two from Regan Patterson plus goals by Reece Charlton, Danny Barlow, Jack Butler and Corey Graham
North Yorkshire U16 boys 1 Northumberland 2
Northumberland held a 2-0 lead at half-time thanks to goals from Will Roberts and Levi Amantchi. They kept this advantage against the wind and rain until North Yorks scored deep into added time.
Northumberland SFA U16s v North Yorkshire
RESULT Saturday 15th October 2016
ESFA National Trophy, Round One
NSFA U18s 1 Greater Manchester U18s 2
Northumberland SFA U18s v Greater Manchester
RESULTS, Saturday 8th October 2016
U18s Cleveland 0 NSFA 1
U16 boys Cleveland 2 NSFA 1
U16 girls Cleveland 0 NSFA 10 (ten)
FIRST EVENT of the SEASON
Under 19 Sevens, Saturday 17th September 2016
On a typically bright sunny day for this season opener, Monkseaton HS retained their U19 Sevens trophy in a competition supported by Newcastle Rotary.
After the group stages, quarter-finals were contested that saw Monkseaton, Heaton Manor, RGS and a County Select team enter the semi-finals.
Heaton Manor excelled themselves to beat the County Select while Monkseaton saw off the RGS.
An entertaining final was won by Monkseaton by 13 match points (3 goals + 1 corner) to 8 points (2 goals).
Northumberland Schools' FA and Northumberland FA are pleased to announce a new partnership that will see NFA employee Andrew Smith working part-time as an Administrator for NSFA.
Both associations see this as a mutually beneficial arrangement as they seek to work together for the development of youth football in the county.
John Ackerley, recently appointed CEO of NFA said,"I see this as an exciting opportunity for the two Associations to work even more closely together".
Neil Pont, Secretary of NSFA, said," Not only will this appointment secure even better relationships between our two Associations, but it will also allow long-serving volunteers to take a more strategic and advisory role within the school association. It is a clear 'win win'"
New administrator Andrew Smith with Neil Pont at the NFA offices
RESULT Northern Counties Under 16 Cup Final
Northumberland 0 Greater Manchester 2
NSFA U16s with team management, Northern Counties Final 2016
RESULT National ESFA Inter County Under 18 Trophy Final
at St Andrew's Stadium
Birmingham City FC
Monday 9th May at 4.00 p.m.
Northumberland 0 Sussex 2
NSFA CUP FINALS - Results and re-arranged finals
Under 11 Laidler Cup: Newminster MS 6 Valley Gardens MS 1
Under 12 Wilks Cup: Ponteland 2 Ashington 1
Under 13 Dawson Cup: Valley Gardens 6 John Spence 1
Under 13 Berry Cup (girls): Whytrig 2 John Spence 1
Under 14 Morgan Cup: Ponteland 3 Gosforth 0
Under 15 Blake: QEHS, Hexham 2 KEVI, Morpeth 1
Under 15 Merchant Navy (girls): Cramlington 4 St Ben Biscop 1
Under 16 Diball Cup: Benfield 0 Ponteland 0 (aet) Ponteland WON on penalties
Under 19 ChronicleLive Cup: Monkseaton 3 Whitley Bay 2
Under 19 Subsidiary Cup: Astley 2 KEVI, Morpeth 1
Under 14 County League play-off: Ponteland 5 KEVI, Morpeth 3
Under 15 County League play-off: Cramlington 0 QEHS, Hexham 0
(Cramlington won on penalties)
Under 19 League Winners
Division One: Monkseaton
Division Two: Astley defeated Heaton Manor in play-off
Division Three: North West Federation
Inter Association Competition winners:
Under 11 - Wallsend
Under 12 - North Tyneside
Under 13 - North Tyneside
Under 14 - North Tyneside
Under 15 - North Tyneside
New document published by The FA and ESFA - September 2013