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The following list of players have been selected by Cleveland County Schools FA to play in a representative match v Middlesbrough U15 Academy on Monday 14th September at Rockliffe Park, MFC Training Complex, Hurworth

(If you have not been selected please be patient as other opportunities may arise before the trial process is complete!)

Kick off will be 6:30pm Meet at Rockliffe for 5.30p.m please.

Transport will not be provided to and from the game. Parents are asked to get players to the venue. If this is a problem please contact Mr Carey ASAP.

Players need to wear shirt and tie, smart trousers and shoes. You will need boots and shin pads.

All playing kit will be provided. The match will be played on the 4G pitch

If you are injured or become unavailable please contact Mr Carey via Facebook or Twitter

Yours sincerely,

Mr S Carey

Squad list for this game:

R Johnson 







Ayresome Park Cup Final

Tuesday May 6th 7pm at Riverside Stadium

Redcar and Cleveland U15  2 Hartlepool U15  3 AET

A fantastic final, to bring a climax Cleveland Schools’ successful and busy season, was held at The Riverside with Hartelpool emerging as victors 3-2 after extra time. The Ayresome Park Cup final originates back to 1968, but in all that time Hartlepool had never been victorious.

The game started with early chances to either side. Pools’ James Snowden showed the way with a shot just wide before Alex Bruton drew a fine save from Josh Noble to deny the tricky Redcar wideman. Both teams to their credit attempted to play a decent passing game with further chances for Matty Hughes and Danny Maddison for Pools and Redcar’s Kevin Hayes, before the best chance of the first half fell to Snowden who rounded the Redcar keeper Michael Algie, but fired his effort wide. Half time 0-0

You could sense that the game had goals in it and one quickly arrived in the first 10 mins of the second half when the lively Snowden struck a sweet left foot to give Pools the lead. Hughes nearly doubled the lead when his long range strike was well saved. However, Snowden added his second minutes later when a left foot strike slotted into the back of the net. Redcar nearly replied when Owen Armstrong’s strike was well saved and the same player was denied again by Noble just five minutes later. Snowden almost completed his hat-trick in the dying minutes of the allotted 80. However, in a dramatic 5 minutes of stoppage time Redcar completed a remarkable comeback with goals from Ben Watcham and Armstrong taking the game into the dreaded extra time.

Both teams continued to press and probe looking for the decisive blow but in a cruel moment a wonderful Hartlepool cross from the right was turned into the net by a Redcar defender to give the boys in blue and white their well deserved victory and in the process creating history by becoming the town’s first Ayresome Park Cup champions.  Pools’ manager, who had only taken over the team 5 months earlier, was extremely proud “I’m absolutely delighted for the boys. They worked so hard and have been a pleasure to work with” Man of the Match went to James Snowden. Special mention must go to Brian Auton who officiated the game superbly in what was his 20th year as a CSFA referee.

At half time presentations were made to all the County Cup winners and to Paul Braithwaite, England U18 Schoolboy international, who actually captained his country on 2 occasions. (see photo). Presentations were made by Bradley Fewster and Robbie Tinkler, MFC U18’s, Neil Bauser Chief Exec MFC and Carl Smith CSFA Chairman.

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County U16 v Middlesbrough

5.30pm kick off Thursday 10th October

Meet at Northfield please for 4.30pm, smart dress. Bring a drink.

Macintosh Trophy

Congrts to Stockton who were winners of the U14 Macintosh trophy. Thanks to Hatlepools Schools FA for hosting.


Year Group Versus Competition Venue KO Time date 2012-13
All Northumberland Northern Counties Away 11am 09/11/2013
All North Yorkshire Northern Counties Home 7pm 16/10/2013
All Cumbria Northern Counties Away 11am 23/11/2013
U16 G Durham Northern Counties Away 6.30pm 17/12/2013
U18 B Durham Northern Counties Home 6.30pm 10 or 18/12/13
U16 B Durham Northern Counties Away 6.30pm 09/01/2014
All South Yorks Northern Counties Home 11am 30/11/2013
U16 B Lincolnshire National Cup Home 7pm 20/11/2013
U18 B Humberside National Cup Home TBC


County Trials- following a successful trial on Wed 11th Sept, there will be a North v South trial on Wed 18th Sept 4.30 ko at Northfield. The Andrew Gibson trophy was won by Hartlepool; congratulations to them winning the first p[iece of silverware for the season

Players involved are:







































Hartlepool Schools FA captured the Cleveland Schools Under 13 Buckle Trophy following a three way tournament also involving Middlesbrough and Stockton.  The round robin format was played at Dyke House Sports and Technology College in Hartlepool and the three district assocations played each other twice in a league format. Hartlepool kicked off the morning with a narrow 2-1 victory over Middlesbrough before Stockton produced the performance of the day with an emphatic 4-0 victory over an under strength Middlesbrough squad. Defences were then on top as the next three games all ended goalless. The competition concluded with a deciding match between Hartlepool and Stockton and 'Poolie captain' Matthew Ridley was the home hero as he scored the only goal before lifting the trophy.

Busy week next week!


Buckle Trophy for U13 District teams on Sat at Dyke House, Hartlepool 10am

U18 Northern Counties Semi v Merseyside away on Monday 22nd 5.30 Everton FC training ground

Y11 County Cup final at Hurwoth High Tunstall v English Martyrs Wednesday 24th 4.30

Y8 County Cup final Conyers v Laurence Jackson Friday 26th April 4.30



New Facebook for more speedier up to date info plus photos


The weather conditions have been keen kind to us overnight so the Ayresome Park Cup Semis are on as planned. Trinity Catholic College 10am Redcar v Hartlepool Stockton v Middlesbrough Wrap up warm if you are a spectator!!!!




Monday 11th March

U18 Cleveland County reach ESFA Inter County National Final!!

Fantstic news as a Tom Atkinson winner gave the U18s a narrow 1-0 win over Shropshire earlier today. The final will be next Wed (20th) at Milton Keynes Dons' ground! More details to follow!


U16 girls lose 4-0 in Northern Counties Semi Final v Merseyside. The girls, as always, did the County proud. Good luck with rest of season girls.

North Yorks game for u16 boys is next week Thursday 7th Feb, 7:30 kick off at Northfield. Meet at 6:30 please. National cup will be week after hopefully.

Draws for National cup - u16s will be away to Lancs if we beat winners of Cumbria/Cheshire. U18s home to Lancs/Cumbria/Humberside.

ESFA Under 16 Inter County Trophy competitions (Boys and Girls) will be held on Saturday 27 April 2013 at The Ricoh Arena, home of Coventry Latest comp news



ESFA Under 16 Inter County Trophy for Boys Update!

Quarter-Final Draw


4.01 Lancashire v Cumbria / Cheshire / Cleveland / Nottinghamshire

4.02 Oxfordshire or Merseyside v Greater Manchester

4.03 Middlesex or Bedfordshire v Essex

4.04 Lincolnshire or Humberside v Kent

ESFA Under 18 Inter County Trophy for Boys

Quarter Final Draw


4.01 Middlesex v Merseyside or West Yorkshire

4.02 Cleveland v Lancashire / Cumbria / Humberside

4.03 Kent v West Midlands or Shropshire

4.04 Essex or Sussex v Somerset

North Girls semi final is Thurs 24th Jan away to Merseyside, kick off 7pm. Pick up Swan at 3pm, Country Club 3:20pm. Back at about 11pm.

U16 boys: We play North Yorks next Wed weather permitting!! Meet at 6 as this is a 7pm kick off so 6pm meet

Update- we will play Notts on 28th Jan at Northfield 6pm kick off!! Surely this time and its our last chance!! Any probs let me know.


Congratulations to Lucy Nassau and Keeley Wilkinson who were both selected for the North of England football squad. More details to follow.....


The draw for the U18 Inter County national cup is made tomorrow.  More details tomorrow.

Tues 18th the U18's are playing Durham at Maiden Castle. This fixture has been reversed for this season, so thanks to Geoff Wainwright for getting this game on during all the poor weather.

The U16 ESFA Inter County game v Nottinghamshire has been moved to Wed 9th January, venue and time tbc. It will be on a 3G pitch to ensure we get the game on!! 3rd time lucky!!



Yesterday 4 of the U16 girls took part in the  North of England U15  trials.Unfortunately, Amy Simpson was unable to attend due to administration errors around her date of birth. Everyone at CSFA sends our apologies for this mistake. The girls who took part, Lucy Nassau, Eve Marshall, Mollie Lambert and Keeley will ind out if they were selected shortly. Good luck.


12/12/12 A fabulous 5-4 win for Cleveland u18's beating Greater Manchester 5-4 in a thriller at Northfield on Dec 11th. Congrats to the team, especially as they trailed 3-0 and 4-2. Brad Halliday is on trial at Newcastle United. Good luck from all at CSFA

20th Nov

2 great results tonight- U18s beat South Yorks 2-1 away with goals from Neil Fannan and Josh McDonald in the ESFA national cup! And the u16 girls drew3-3 in an entertaining game with Durham. Goals from Lucy Nassau, Eve and Bianca Watson

U16 boys and girls play Notts tomorrow, 6pm kick offs at Northfield for the boys and Trinity for the girls.

Results from Sat 10th Nov v Cumbria U16 girls 8-1 U16 boys 3-2 U18 boys 2-1 An excellent morning for CSFA with 3 out of 3 v Cumbria. A minutes silence was held for those that had lost their lives in battles, perfectly respected by players, parents and officials. The girls got their second consecutive win, with a comprehensive 8-1 win. The U16 boys had to battle extremely hard against a strong Cumbrian team. Ross Teasdale scored 2 superb free kicks and Matty Lovatt got the winner. The U18's also fought out a very tight game, with Charlie Teasdale grabbing a last minute winner with a left foot strike.

U16 boys play Durham on Wed, U16 girls play Durham next Tuesday and on the same evening U18's travel to South Yorkshire for their National Cup tie. Busy times!!

FOLLOW CSFA ON TWITTER @clevelandsfa for all the latest updates!

1st November:

County Cup - updates attached via the tabs!

North of England Squad

Congratulations to Liam Woodhouse and Brad Halliday who have been selected to play for the North of England in a challenge match versus the Midlands on Sat 3rd Nov in Widnes. Cleveland manager Richie Alderson will also be involved.

Tuesday 16th October:

An excellent 4-2 win for Cleveland U18's puts them top of the NE Counties league.

Unfortunately the heavy downpours left the Northfield pitch under water so the U16 game was postponed.


Historic 3-2 win for Cleveland U16 girls v Northumberland this morning. First ever win in only the second season as a County team. Boys U16s go down to a heavy 6-0 reverse but18's win 4-0 Next games Tuesday 16th vNorth Yorkshire 7pm kick offs

Tuesday 9th October- Cleveland U16 v Middlesbrough U15 Academy at Northfield 6pm kick off.

Sat 13th October - Home to Northumberland for all 3 teams, kick off 11am


Macintosh trophy Winners 2012 Middlesbrough- See report on Macintosh Trophy tab

U16 play MFC on Thursday 20th Sept at Hurworth 5pm U18 trials at Northfield same night at 4-15pm


Follow us on Twitter!/ClevelandSFA


Ayresome Park cup Final

A healthy crowd of 400+ at the Riverside saw an enjoyable cup final between Stockton and Hartlepool. For a match report and pics please click the link. Congratulations to Stockton on their 3-0 victory

The Yorkshire Regiment Cup Final


On Thursday 3rd May the under 16’s Yorkshire Regiment County Cup formerly The Green Howard Cup took took place at the Middlesbrough F.C training grounds at Hurworth Darlington. The 1st Battalion The Green Howards historically have been sponsoring the Cup since 1972 until the formation of the Yorkshire Regiment then the second battalion have been proud to continue the support of this event.

The YRRT where asked to attend the final and assist with the presentation of the cup and to present the medals to the individuals who had taken part in the final. I was asked to pick up the medals from Maj Pat Ralf at The Green Howards Regimental Museum Richmond.

On arrival at Rockcliff Park me and the team where greeted by the Secretary of Cleveland Schools F.A (Mr Simon Carey) who kindly showed us around the training grounds and give us clear direction on the afternoons event. With which not all went according to plan as Simon Carey had been informed that a linesman would be unable to attend and he had to step up and fill the role.

Whilst showing us round both of the teams turned up, one team Acklam Grange where the current holders and the other Trinity C.C had a number of academy players from the local clubs. So it sounded like it was going to be a good match even before kick off.

As soon as it kicked off it was end to end action with both teams showing skill and determination. By the time the half time whistle was blown Trinity where 2 nill up with goals from Jake Hogg and Ben Askins. The second half was alot tighter and at points Acklam could have made a come back but towards the end of the match Trinity was given a penalty and Trinity’s defender Joe Griffiths stepped up and put into the net. The match finished 3-0 with a deserved win to Trinity.

Post match saw both teams congregate around the centre and Simon Carey gave the lads a Breif history of the cup and gave his thanks to all who attended. It then came to the medal presentations and the raising of the cup by Trinity’s Captain.

All in all despite the weather conditions it proved to be a great afternoons football.

Sgt Jarvis






Congratulations to the U15 team who beat North Yorkshire on Thursday 26th April 2-1 at Thirsk. They were presented with the inaugural Malcolm Danby Trophy.


Photos to follow!


County Cup Final dates for your information:

U16 County Cup Final- Thursday 3rd May 4.30pm kick off at Hurworth

Trinity v Acklam Grange

U15 Cleveland County Games{

Tuesday 1st May v Middlesbrough FC 5.30p.m kick off

Sat 5th May v Cumbria, North Yorks and Durham at Carlisle. Kick off 11am

Meet 8am at Marton Country Clu or The Swan at 8.15a.m


TUES 20th March U13 Final @ Ian Ramsey 4.15p.m kick off

WED 21st March U14 Final@ Northfield 4-15p.m kick off

THURS 22nd March U15 Final @ Marton Hall Drive 4-15p.m kick off

THURS 3RD May U16 final @ Rockcliffe Park 4.30p.m kick off


Medals for 16 winners, 16 runners up, officials and for managers


Please pass on to all managers of teams as these dates need to be shared with players to avoid district/club/school clashes. All County Cup Finals take priority over other games.


Ayresome Park Cup Final

Tues 18th May

6.30pm k.o.


Northern Counties Final Tables:


Nov 21st

Well done to all 3 teams for good performances at Northumberland at the weekend, despite the scorelines. The U16 boys were unlucky in conceding a late goal to end up 2-2, the girls again had large passages of good play but went down 2-0 and the U18 are failing to convert their opportunities, falling to Northumberland 5-3.

Next games Sat 10th Dec at Northfield 11am kick off.

Nov 14th

U16, G U16 B and U18 G away to Northumberland at Cramlington 11a.m

Nov 12th

U16 B 4-1 Cumbria

U16 G 2-3 Cumbria

U18 B 2-4 Cumbria

Nov 8th

First ever U16 girls squad:

Nov 6th

The first ever U16 Cleveland County girls team have their first official match tomorrow evening versus Durham. This is at Leyburn Road, Houghton.

Kick off is 7pm. Match details to follow.

October 25th

Great news that 3 of the U18 squad have been selected to play for the North of England v The Midlands on Sunday 13th Nov. The boys selected are Lloyd Evans, Carlton McCabe and Mitch Morris. Congratulations to them. We hope to see them featured in the Evening Gazette shortly.

Next games:

Wed 2nd Nov U16 v Darlington at Northfield 6pm kick off

Tuesday 8th Nov U16 girls v Durham away 7pm Kick off

Tuesday 18th October

U16 0-6 North Yorkshire

U18 3-2 North Yorkshire

The U18's got their campaign off to a good start with a win over North Yorkshire, whereas the U16's met a very impreesive NY team who hammered them 6-0. one of the finest displays of football by a County team in my 12 years of being involved.

Thursday 13th October Middlesbrough v Cleveland U16's at Rockcliffe Park, kick off 5.00p.m kick off

Northern Counties new website

5 a side 2011-12

The Area A finals for County winners of the ESFA U12 5-a-side competitions (boys and girls) will be held at Powerleague, North Shields on Friday 3rd February 2011, starting at 12 noon.
I would prefer it if you could inform me of your winners by Wednesday 25th January at the latest.
Please ensure that all those who participate in your County Finals know when the Area Finals are in advance of them participating in your competition.
The National Finals will be in derby on Monday 5th March 2011.
Neil Pont


1st October

McIntosh Trophy.

This year's tournament was once again played at Manor School. On a very hot day the 4 associations involved were Stockton, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough and guests Darlington.

After a very close competition, Middlesbrough emerged as winners after beating Stockton 2-1 in the decisive game. All4 teams did credit to themselves. Thanks to Danny Evans for organsing the event.



29th Sept

Middlesbrough U15 lose 1-0 to Hambledon and Richmond in the National ESFA Trophy

U16 Boys County Game- new fixture  v Darlington FC at Northfield Wednesday 2nd November KO 6pm

27th Sept

U16 squad.
Gk - Matthew Stoddart - high tunstall Hartlepool
Gk - Gareth Shaw - huntcliff Redcar
2. Bradley Mills - acklam grange M'Bro
3. James Paylor - English martyrs H'Pool
4. Evan McAvoy - St hilds H'Pool
5. Lee Ducker - kings academy M'Bro
6. Ross Kidson - English martyrs H'Pool
7. Cameron Wild - trinity catholic M'Bro
8. Matthew Hill - dyke house H'Pool
9. Brad Walker - Northfield Stockton
10. Daniel Rowe - Northfield Stockton
11. Jake Larkin - English martyrs H'Pool
12. Antony Stephens - trinity catholic M'Bro
13. Damon Miller - St peters Redcar
14. Matthew Bell - gillbrook Redcar
15. Connor Hood - Laurence Jackson Redcar
16. Ryan Bennions - sacred heart Redcar
17. Lewis Turner - St hilds H'Pool
18. Leo Kirkbride - St hilds H'Pool
Game v darlington u16"s at Northfield Wednesday 2nd November 6pm ko.
Confirmed with Craig Liddle.



U16 Andrew Gibson Trophy


This was due to be played as a round robin tournament but due to player unavailability and Redcar not having a team it  was held as one off match between Hartlepool and a combined Middlesbrough/Stockton team, with the latter running out as 2-1 winners with goals from Lee Ducker and Frankie Dimauro. Jack Stonehouse was the Hartlepool scorer.