Saturday 25th April
U8s v. Ponteland Pumas KO 13:00 (P11)
U9 Comets v. Longbenton KO 13:00 (P5)
U9 Rockets v. Lemington KO 12:00 (P5)
U10 Comets v. Gosforth Ajax KO 12:00 (P9)
U10 Rockets v. Montague Reds KO 12 (P10)

U11 Girls - no game
Seniors 1 - 8 Swalwell

Sunday 26th April
U11 Wanderers v. Burradon Jnrs (H) KO 10:00
U11 Warriors v. Wallsend Comm (H) KO 11:30
U11 Wolves 3 - 5 Cram Utd Pumas
U12 Wanderers v.
U12 Warriors v. Corbridge (A) KO tbc
U13 Wanderers v. Corbridge (H) KO 10:00 (F)

U13 Wolves v. Morpeth (H) KO 11:00 (F)
U14s v. Kingston Park (H) KO 13:00
U15s v. North Shields (A) KO 10:30
U16s v. Walker Central (H) KO 10:30
U17s v. Cramlington Town (A) KO 10:30
Tuesday 28th April
U17s v. Kingston Park (H) KO 18:30
Wednesday 29th April
U15s v. Blyth Town (A) KO 18:30


Saturday 18th April
U8s v. Cup Competition
U9 Comets - Lemington KO
U9 Rockets v. KYPC Sharks
U10 Comets v. New Fordley
U10 Rockets v. Longbenton

U11 Girls - no game
Seniors 3 - 0 Wallsend Labour Club FC

Sunday 19th April
U11 Wanderers 1 - 4 Blakelaw
U11 Wolves 6 - 1 Haydon Bridge
U12 Wanderers 0 - 2 Cramlington Tigers
U12 Warriors 1 - 6 Haydon Bridge
U13 Wanderers 0 - 1 Corbridge

U13 Wolves - no game
U14s 1 - 2 Lemington Lions
U15s - no game
U16s - no game
U17s 1 - 0 Blyth Rangers (Cup)

Monday 20th April
U10 Comets v. KYPC Eagles
U11 Warriors 6 - 0 Walbottle Rangers

Wednesday 22nd April
U14s 5 - 1 Seaton Delaval
U15s 6 - 0 North Shields

Thursday 23rd April
U13 Wanderers v. Tynemouth (A) KO 18:30


Committee Meeting: 10th May 17:00
Managers Meeting: 10th May 18:00
Minutes available in Managers Section

Minisoccer at Wideopen Juniors

The minisoccer section at Wideopen and District Juniors AFC is thriving. More information is available HERE.

Soccer Skills Sessions
During the Summer, these sessions are 6-7 on Monday nights at Lockey Park. There is also a session between 9:30 and 10:30 on Saturdays at Lockey Park. Three groups for 5-6 year olds; 7-8 year olds and 9-10 year olds. Everyone welcome.
They are held at Seaton Burn College during the winter (mid-September to mid-March).
Players from 5 - 11 are welcome (mini soccer and younger) to get skills coaching that will benefit them in a game.


Are you injured? Wideopen Football Club has an agreement with a local Sports Therapist whereby you can now ask for an assessment and treatment with a 60% discount on basic prices. More information is available here and ask your manager about how to book an appointment.

Sports Therapy at WDJ

News Archive

There's always lots happening at Wideopen Football Club - both on and off the field. Have a look at our News Archive for a few of the older stories.

Stephen Thompson Foundation

Match Reports
Coach Vacancy

U10 Comets v. New Fordley
our defence ... stood strong ... Our shots on goal continued in abundance ... fantastic team performance more...
U12 Warriors v. Haydon Bridge
We ... are having a great season thus far ... good football being displayed from both sides ... accumulated more points this season more...
U13 Wanderers v. Corbridge
early pressure gave the bumper Ultra crowd something to shout about ... crunching challenges ... the pitch ... more more bobbles in it than my granny’s old cardy! ... a lot of endeavour ... a lot of hard work more...
U17s v. Blyth Rangers
Wideopen U17s beat Blyth Rangers in a subsidiary cup. This is played on a league basis and Wideopen are in 2nd place with three games to play more...

Wideopen FC Under 17s (2015/16 season) are looking for a coach. If anyone is interested, please get in touch with their manager, Steve Wilson, on 07803 924345

Football Parties

party2Lockey Park is available for football parties party5
party11 hour 3G pitch hire. Members £65 non members £100
Coach £10, if requiredparty3
party1Food £3 a head if required
Chicken nuggets and chips or hot dog and chips,
drink and chocolate bar
Maximum number of kids for party - 16.
All kids get a medal.

If you are interested, speak to one of the managers and they will put you in touch with the Football Party Organisers or email

Wideopen FC Success
Wideopen Under 15s beat Blyth Town 3 - 0 to become League Champions
Congratulations to everyone in the Under 15s set up - players, coaches, and parents - a superb achievement
U16s NEYD Cup Winners 2015Wideopen's Under 16s played Cramlington Juniors on 16th April 2015 in the NEYD Cup Final and won 2 - 1 after extra time. A fantastic result to make them U16s Divisional Cup Winners. Well done to you all and a big thank you to the travelling supporters. (click on the image)
Coaches News
Thanks to GAP

Congratulations ...

to Matthew Christie who has recently had confirmation of successful completion of the Level 1 Coaching course.

A huge welcome to two other people:

Rob Atkinson was one of the original founders of Wideopen Juniors being heavily involved in helping set up the club. Rob went on to coach a number of teams over several years. He has now signed up as a club Volunteer and is helping the girls team as his grand daughter plays for them.

Also welcome to Graeme Cole who is helping coach the U10 Rockets. Graeme's dad, Basil, coached within the club for several years and went on to be a Vice President. Graeme has a long history in football having played at Wideopen Juniors and later becoming Head Coach at Newcastle United Football in the Community (now NUFC Foundation) between 1997 and 2002. Graeme was also NUFC Academy Coach for the U13s between 1998 and 2002. Graeme's gained his UEFA 'B' while at the Academy.

We hope you all enjoy your involvement with Wideopen FC and stay with us for many years!


We have a replacement television in the clubhouse community room courtesy of GAP Waste Management.

Many thanks to Garry and Peter (GAP) for their help with this.
(Garry does appear on one of the archive photographs on our website when he briefly played for Wideopen Juniors)

GAP Waste Management

SoccerSixes Leagues at Wideopen FC 3G
NUFC Kicks @ Widedopen
Click Here
Health and Safety Advice

Click HereWideopen Football Club is happy to let you know about the following idea.

As we don't need to display the paper tax discs in vehicles anymore, some local police authorities have suggested replacing the discs with 'In Case of Emergency' contact details. The attached PDF (click on the image) can be downloaded, printed and completed then placed in your car's tax disk holder. In case of an emergency while driving, this information could be invaluable to the emergency services.

Thanks to Gareth for highlifghting this opportunity and idea.

Club House for Hire
Links to Events

Wideopen and District Juniors AFC club house is available for hire. Please contact any managers or officials or e-mail to discuss

Club Kitchen

Our kitchen will be open on match days serving a variety of hot food, snacks, drinks and sweets.

Gosforth HarriersGosforth Harriers Junior Run
Saturday 7th February 2015
Click the banner above

Wideopen Mile 2014

Weetslade Relay
Have a look at last year's event HERE

Charity Support
Football Remembers

Andrew Swan, an ex-player of Wideopen Juniors, completed a triathlon earlier this year to support St. Oswald's Hospice in Gosforth. The triathlon was 95km (as St Oswald's needs £9.5m per year to run). It worked out at 1/2m swim, 48.5m cycle to Morpeth and finally a 10m run from Ponteland finishing at St Oswald's. Andrew did the majority on his own but did have some friends join him for 5m of the cycle and then the full run! See photographs from Andrew's triathlon below.

st oswalds

Find out more about St. Oswald's Here

Football Remembers

In 2014 every club in the country, from the Premier League to grassroots were asked to create a unique photographic record of football a century on from the First World War Christmas Truce.

On 25th December 1914 soldiers put down their weapons to share in an impromptu cease fire, with football being played and photographs taken for prosperity.

Find out more HERE

(NEWS Page)

Amazing Shirt Collection
click hereAndrew Swan, ex-Wideopen Juniors player, has collected an amazing assortments of football shirts over many years. He write a blog about these and well as writing about Marseille FC, a club he avidly follows. Andrew is also a huge Newcastle United fan. He has given Wideopen Football Club permission to host a copy of his shirt collection on this website. It is likely to be of interest to many ofour coaches, players and parents who also love the game. Click on the image to have a look at these shirts from over the years and various teams.
New Club Partner and Sponsor

Pass4SoccerWe are proud to have Pass4Soccer involved with Wideopen Football Club. Barry Poole visited the club on Wednesday 10th July 2013 to present a talk to players and parents from the Under 15s (2013/14 season). Barry told everyone a little about Pass4Soccer as well as providing an update about how his son, Phil, is doing in America. Phil won Managers Player at Wideopen Juniors in the early 1990's as well being a regular recipient of the Most Man of the Match Awards. Phil sent a message to everyone at Wideopen Juniors saying, "All the lads I am sure will like me be indebted to the hard work all at Wideopen Juniors FC have given so unselfishly since Chairman John Stephenson’s vision and dedication launched the club in 1987."

For more information, click HERE

WIdeopen Football Club (junior and senior teams) is a family club whose first interests are those of our members. The Managers, Coaches and Committee are a team off the pitch. Each age group is encouraged to work as a team on the pitch. Inevitably, the whole issue of football comes first and foremost and we aim to ensure that it is an enjoyable experience for the youngsters who represent Wideopen FC week in, week out, in all weathers. We continually strive for better standards in coaching qualifications, facilities, equipment, first aid / treatment of injuries, equality, disabilities, child protection issues and training, as well as further developing school and community links. We encourage fair play, sportsmanship and equity. We have the FA Charter Mark for Quality and have gained the much sought after Kitemark. Our stated aim is to increase the quality of provision for children and to continue to raise our standards in all aspects of football. At Wideopen we have always prided ourselves upon our standards in all aspects of the game. Coaching is an area in which we excel and we have qualified coaches at all levels. We also have several Referees. The facilities will be made available to all children and adults within our catchment area. WFC's website is a central source of information about the club.

Respect Campaign

Click on the logo above to find out more about the Respect Campaign

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