Wednesday 22nd May
U9 Comets v. Montagu Reds (H) KO 18:30
U14s v. North Shields (A) KO tbc Thursday 23rd May
U9 Rockets v. Heaton Hawks (A) KO 18:30
U14s v. North Shields (A) KO 18:30 Saturday 25th May
U9 Comets v. Pinpoint Blacks (A) KO tbc Seniors v. Grainger Park (H) KO 14:30
Wednesday 15th May
U9 Comets v. Pinpoint Blacks postponed U9 Rockets 3 - 6 East End Yellows U13s 6 - 3 Seaton Delaval
U14s v. Hexham Seniors 2 - 3 New Fordley Saturday 18th May
U8s - Festival of Football at Heaton
U10 Meteors - Cramlington Tourn postponed
Seniors v. Grainger Park postponed Sunday 19th May U9 Comets 3 - 5 Westgate Wizards U14s v. NEE
U21s v. Wallsend
Wideopen Juniors has three Child Welfare Officers working to support players, managers and parents. If you need to contact them please click below for details.
Minisoccer at Wideopen Juniors
The minisoccer section at Wideopen and District Juniors AFC is thriving. More information is available HERE.
Soccer Skills Sessions
These sessions are 6-7 on Monday nights at Lockey Park.
Players from 5 - 11 are welcome (mini soccer and younger) to get skills coaching that will benefit them in a game.
Committee: 13th May 2013 at 6:00pm
All managers: 13th May 2013 at 7.00pm
Minutes available in Managers Area
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.
Wideopen & District FC clothing and kit is available to purchase online through our partnership with Justsport of Clayton Street, Newcastle
For more details click the Justsport link
Community Info: Police Meetings
The following drop-in sessions will be held at Wideopen Football Club, Lockey Park:
* more to be confirmed
Important Information and Current News
Presentation Day - Managers must get nominations into Secretary by 2nd May.
Managers / coaches remember to make sure your certificates are up-to-date and copies handed in to JH
Seaton Burn College Year 9 football team (dominated by Wideoopen Juniors Under 14s), who won the ESFA SS National Cup at Walsall on May 3rd, have been invited to play in the British Isles Cup this forthcoming weekend in Glasgow where they will represent England against teams from Scotland, Ireland and Wales in a competition organised by the SAFIB.
Under 14s Wonderful Weekend Away!
Seaton Burn College Yr9 football team which is dominated by Wideopen Juniors U14s played Ibstock Place High School from Richmond, London in the ESFA SS Final at The Bescot Stadium .. more
... the Wideopen lads and parents travelled to Filey for our annual tournament where we were up against some quality opposition from around the country. more...
Wideopen (2013-14 season) U15s trials Wed 12th and 19th June
6.45-8pm at Lockey Park
Parents or guardians to contact
Paul 07712983965 or Steve 07803924345.
Manchester United Best 11
As Sir Alex Ferguson has announced his retirement, who do you think would get into the best eleven during his time at the club? Gareth Blake (U15s Manager) has started the ball rolling with his "unusual" suggestions:
You could also try Gareth's Quiz Questions. Who are the 5 teams to win promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs more than once? The answer and more questions can be found on the Under 15s team webpage.
Food Glorious Food from the Club Kitchen
As Summer training starts back at Lockey Park and mid-week games are played, the kitchen will be open on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.
There will be hot food on Wednesday (chips, hot dogs etc) and hot drinks.
There will be 'tuck' on Tuesday and possibly hot dogs burgers etc too (all subject to change).
Important Local News
A planning application has been submitted to North Tyneside Council for 107 houses to be built around East Wideopen Farm - to the east of the Lockey Park football pitches.
The publicity leaflet outlining this can be downloaded HERE - this is a 4Mb file so may take a few moments to download. The full application can be seen on North Tyneside's Planning Portal HERE.
The Portal also displays an application for 9 houses to be built adjacent to the East Wideopen Farmhouse itself - see HERE.
The bulk of the Under 14s were extras in a football movie being filmed on Monday 8th April in Gateshead called "Bypass"
One of the stars is one of our players, Brandon Anderson.
The opposition is Crammy Juniors.
HELP! Please Read
U15s Quick Quiz
Wideopen Football Club is planning for the future as we have now taken over the running of our Headquarters from North Tyneside Council. Please read the letter below to find out more and to see how you can help us.
The Under 15s managers are testing their players football knowledge. See how you do with their quick questions on the Under 15s team page
Saturday 8th June 2013
As the season nears its end, attention will turn to the annual Presentation Day. 'Watch this space' for more news.
There are many other things to try - games, quizzes and videos
We Need Your Old CDs!!!!!!!!!!
We are aiming to collect 500 CD’s / DVD’s to exchange for brand new set of strips.
We need your help - players, family and friends - there must be lots of unwanted discs out there.
All disks must be in their original case, undamaged (i.e. no cracks or scratches on disk) and with all sleeve notes also undamaged (not torn or water damaged)
The disk in the case must match the cover and/or sleeve notes
The item must have a barcode
No promotional items
No single CD’s
Please hand any disks in to managers, officials or at the clubhouse as soon as possible.
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Raise Funds When You Shop And Search Online!
Have you heard about easyfundraising yet? It’s the easiest way to help raise money for Wideopen & District Juniors AFC! If you already shop online with retailers such as Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, Comet, iTunes, eBay or HMV, then we need you to sign up for free to raise money while you shop!
Please take a litle time to read more about this and help us or go straight to the fund raising website.
Club House for Hire
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
We're looking for any senior players, parents or friends who have trade skills that might be of use in relation to the upkeep and maintenance of Wideopen Football Club. Please speak to one of the managers, officials or e-mail email@example.com
Stephen Thompson Foundation -
Support for Wideopen Juniors
Everyone at Wideopen Juniors would like to say thanks to the Stephen Thompson Foundation for their generous donation which helped us buy new match footballs, training bibs bearing the Foundation name and an electric football pump. Some of the managers and young players came along on 3rd November to personally meet and thank Stephen's parents, Bob and Sue and his wife and daughter, Joanne and Emily.
Visit our Foundation page for more information. Read Stephen's NUFC blog (aka Bowburn Mag).
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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