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York and District (Selby)

Report 2016-17


YDSFA Annual Report – 16/17 Season




Once again this year competitions have been very well supported by all school across the city and YDSFA continues to move in a very positive direction. All 14 schools have been represented in at least one of the league, cup and county competitions which is very encouraging considering the staff cuts/less time within a number of the schools in the district. The u12 5-a-side was again a real success and schools across the city were very well represented – there was large increase in the number girl’s teams that was very encouraging.


This year’s finals took place at Poppleton JFC who stepped in at the last minute due to there being crow damage to our regular venue. Poppleton were very accommodating and even provided refs for the fixtures which was a great help and they are keen to host the finals for YDSFA in future seasons. A special mention goes to George Fox (Manor CE Academy) who has refereed at the last 2 finals evenings and was also took charge of the u13 girls county cup final at Harrogate Town FC – we wish him well in his referring career, he has the potential to be a top ref.




Winners 16/17 Season


u12 league cup


u12 cup


u13 league A


u13 league B


u13 cup


u14 league A


u14 league B


u14 cup


u15 league A


u15 league B

York High

u15 cup


u16 league cup


u12 boys 5


u12 girls 5





Once again YDSFA was well represented in the county cup competitions with a number of schools reaching the latter stages including York High, Manor and Tadcaster who were all beaten finalists. Huntington u13s and Tadcaster u15s also represented the district in national competitions with Tadcaster making the last 32 and Huntington making the quarter final.   


Matt Brown (Sec. York School Boys) has decided to step down from his role at the end of the season and is currently putting things in place to ensure that the transition into new leadership is a smooth and successful one. Matt has played a vital role in establishing teams at all school ages and has created fantastic opportunities for students to play at a higher level. In recent years Matt has ensured that the district has been represented at district trials and would personally like to thank Matt for all of his hard work and the positive working relationship he has developed with all school in the district. 


A special mention goes to Jack Clarke (AHS) and Niall Higgins (Fulford) who have both secured scholarships at Leeds United FC and wish them both well on their journeys into the professional game. 


Finally I would like thanks all schools in the district for their continued hard-work and support in playing fixtures, meeting deadlines and giving up their own time – the students appreciate it, even if they don’t always show it.


Mark Willoughby