Saturday 28th November
U8s v. RHF Kestrels KO 12:30 (P5)
U9s v. Tynemouth Yellows (H) KO 12:00 (P6)
U10 Rockets v. Cram Utd Pumas KO 10:00 (P7)
U11 Warriors v. Hexham Hornets (H) KO 11:00
U12 Girls v. Montague (A) KO 14:00
Seniors v. Cramlington Utd (H) KO 14:00 Sunday 29th November
U10 Comets v. Blyth Spartans (A) KO 10:00
U11 Wanderers v. Ellington (A) KO 10:00 (Cup)
U12 Wanderers v. NEE (H) KO 11:30
U12 Warriors v. Bedlington Ajax (A) KO tbc
U12 Wolves v. North Shields (A) KO 11:30 (Cup)
U13 Wanderers v. NEE Reds (H) KO 10:00
U13 Warriors v. Wallsend (H) KO 11:30
U14s v. Heaton Hawks (A) KO 11:15
U15s v. Morpeth Galaxy (H) KO 10:30
U16 Wanderers v. U16 Warriors (H) KO tbc
U16 Warriors v. U16 Wanderers (A) KO tbc
Saturday 21st November
U8s v. Heaton Hawk Kestrels postponed
U9s v. Hazlerigg (A) postponed
U10 Rockets v. Car Utd Pumas postponed
U11 Warriors v. Tynemouth Wasps
U12 Girls 1 - 3 Heaton Hawks
Seniors 3 - 2 Alnwick Rsvs Sunday 22nd November
U10 Comets - no game
U11 Wanderers v. Morpeth Thunder
U12 Wanderers - no game
U12 Warriors 6 - 5 Bedlington Ajax
U12 Wolves v. North Shields
U13 Wanderers 2 - 3 Ashington CFC
U13 Warriors - no game
U14s 5 - 1 Haydon Bridge
U15s 1 - 6 KYPC
U16 Wanderers 0 - 5 Corbridge
U16 Warriors 1 - 6 New Fordley
Committee Meeting: 07/12/15 17:00 Managers Meeting: 07/12/15 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. Follow @wideopensoccer
A new venture has been introduced at Wideopen FC for U7s. This will be held on Saturday's at Lockey Park at 10:45 following the Soccer Skills sessions.
Coached 5-a-side games will be held and new players are welcome. Contact Warick Stephenson for more information (07737862713)
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
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.
The Morpeth bus through Wideopen and Seaton Burn has been reinstated. For details, see the community website.
Soccer Skills October Camp
U12 Girls v. Bedlington Town Devils The girls were outstanding ... defended well ... creating chance after chance ... the girls tried really hard more... U13 Warriors v. Whitley Bay started off as an incredibly tight game ... We eventually broke the deadlock ... the lads certainly rose to that challenge ... a hard earned very pleasing victorymore ...
There are links to many new quizes, spot the ball, and other competitions on the U11 Warriors webpage.
The October Soccer Camp was once again a huge success despite the poor weather in the second half of the week. All the young players who attended appeared to have a great time, both on the 3G during coaching sessions and inside the clubhouse during breaks or when the weather was not so good. There was a vast range of indoor activities and a lot of very enthusiastic golfers, racers, air hockey players, table top soccer players, dancers and much more. Huge thanks must go to the coaches who ran the week. Here's looking forward to the next one.
The following players have birthdays in November.
Happy Birthday to you!
U8s: Luke Power
U9s: Joshua Proud
U10 Rockets: Alex Williamson
U11 Wanderers: Charlie Mills
U12 Warriors: James Partis
U13 Wanderers: Sam Lomax
U13 Wanderers: Charlie Isaac
U13 Warriors: Kieron Barratt
U14s Matthew Brown
U15s Alex Moore
U15s: Theo Millington
U16 Wanderers: Connor Marley
U16 Warriors: Luke Power
The Under 13 Wanderers are looking for new players. They train on the excellent 3G facilities at Lockey Park and invite anyone interested to come along on Monday nights between 8 and 9pm.
The Under 16 Warriors are looking for a striker and a midfielder. If anyone is interested, training is on Wednesdays between 8 - 9pm at Lockey Park. Come along and introduce yourself.
Remembrance Sunday, 8th November, honours the heroic efforts and sacrifices made in past wars and conflicts.
Remembrance Day is the 11th November when, at 11am, two minutes silence is observed.
New Good Books to Read
NUFC Kicks @ Wideopen
A range of new, recommended books to read during your summer holidays. Click on the image below.
Our end of season Presentation Day was held on Saturday 4th July at the Holiday Inn, Seaton Burn.
The younger age groups had their presentation during the afternoon and the older teams during the evening. Both sessions were a huge success and everyone involved had a great time.
Congratulations to all players for the 2014/15 season and for a tremendous end of season celebration.
Lockey Park is available for football parties
1 hour 3G pitch hire. Members £65 non members £100
Coach £10 and food £3 a head
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 email@example.com
Health and Safety Advice
Local History Talk
Wideopen 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 highlighting this opportunity and idea.
John Daniels from the Tyne and Wear Heritage Forum hosted an interactive talk at Wideopen Library on Monday 11th May. This was very well attended by local residents. For more information, go to Wideopen Community Website.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss
Our kitchen will be open on match days serving a variety of hot food, snacks, drinks and sweets.
Gosforth Harriers Junior Run
Saturday 7th February 2015
Click the banner above
Have a look at last year's event HERE
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.
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)
Wideopen FC Supported Heart4Rhya Click the circle image above for photos
Amazing Shirt Collection
Andrew 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.
Club Partner and Sponsor
We 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."
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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.
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