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Welcome to the website of Chester-le-Street primary schools football and athletics' associations. Schools' football in the Chester-le-Street has been in existence since 1950 and athletics was first introduced in the early 1960's. Cross country running was also introduced into the year's sporting activities in 1978 and has gone from strength to strength. Indoor athletics is the most recent discipline to be introduced and Pelton Community, with help from the most talented athletes in the area, have dominated both the Durham County and North of England championships. This website gives you information on a range of activities at present as well as recording the achievements of schools throughout the years. Primary schools in the Chester-le-Street and surrounding area have, over the years, introduced children to these sporting activities and many have gone on to make a name for themselves in their chosen sport but many also look back with pride to the time when they represented their school in their chosen sport.

Photographs (top row left to right) show the boys climbing the notorious Newker hill at the cross country meeting, 2009, Cestria proudly showing off their trophies after a highly successful year in the district athletics in 1991 and Birtley Elizabethville football team winning their first trophy in 1951. The photograph (right) pictures our record winning 2000 district team winning every Durham county trophy available as well as being crowned Adidas Predator National 7-a-Side Champions following a visit to Wembley. 

Second row left to right) is the victorious district team crowned Durham County Champions in 2010, followed by a selection of trophies available at the district sports both for large and small schools and an exciting hurdles race in the 2010 district sports. Bottom row photographs show schools marching around the Riverside Track at the 50th anniversary of district sports in 2014 and Cestria's football team in 1953 under the guidance of teacher, Mr. Ward

These memories, together with those of thousands of children who have been a part of the history of the these associations, will never be forgotten

If you feel that you can contribute to the website in any way, please e-mail Mr Tom Baker.

E-mail address: tombak6@aol.com