Saturday 6th February
U8s v. RHF Falcons KO 12:30 (P5)
U9s v. KYPC Wanderers (H) KO 11:00 (P6)
U10 Comets v.
U10 Rockets v. KYPC Sharks KO 13:00
U11 Warriors v. KYPC Eagles (H) KO 11:00
U12 Girls v. Montague / Nth Fenham (H) KO 14:00
Seniors v. Wallsend Labour Club (H) KO 14:00

Sunday 7th February
U10 Comets v.
U11 Wanderers v. Gosforth (A) KO 13:30 (Cup)
U12 Wanderers v. Walbottle (A) KO 10:30
U12 Warriors v.
U12 Wolves v. Newcastle City (H) KO 11:30 (Cup)
U13 Wanderers v. Walker Yellows (H) KO 10:00
U13 Warriors v. RHF (H) KO 11:30
U14s v. Alnwick (A) KO 11:00
U15s v.
Cram Town Blues (H) KO 10:00
U16 Wanderers v. Newbiggin Hall (H) KO 11:00

Saturday 30th January
U8s v. Heaton Hawk Kestrels
U9s v. Cullercoats
U10 Comets v. Blyth Rangers (Cup)
U10 Rockets v. Walker Blues
U11 Warriors v. Hexham postponed
U12 Girls 1 - 3 Montagu
Seniors 1 - 5 Gateshead A FC
Sunday 31st January
U10 Comets v. Whitley Bay
U11 Wanderers v. Ashington
U12 Wanderers v. Bedlington CSC postponed
U12 Warriors 3 - 6 Dudley
U12 Wolves 6 - 1 Alnwick Town
U13 Wanderers 1 - 6 Tynemouth Utd
U13 Warriors 4 - 1 Wallsend
U14s 2 - 1 Bedlington Jnrs (Cup)
U15s 5 - 2 Cramlington Town Blues
U16 Wanderers 1 - 2 Ryton

Committee Meeting: 06/03/16 at 17:00
Managers Meeting: 06/03/16 at 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.

Soccer Skills Presentation July 2015:
Photo1; Photo2

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 Joe Danquah for more information
Phone: 07496 122487


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

Community Web Pages

We are hosting a community website, Have a look at the community web pages.

The Morpeth bus through Wideopen and Seaton Burn has been reinstated. For details, see the community website.

Match Reports
Birthday Wishes

U8s v. Heaton Hawk Kestrels
The boys worked really hard through the conditions, some great goals on show from our team and some magnificent saves. more...
U11 Wanderers v. Ashington Colliers
Wideopen ... created chance after chance ... The second half was dominated by Wideopen ... the effort of the players couldn't be faulted more...
U13 Warriors v. Wallsend
Our passing was sharp and accurate ... We continued to dominate ... for last 15 minutes and we controlled the remainder of the game ... Well done chaps more...
U15s v. Cramlington Town Blues
a clear pattern of one way traffic was emerging ... wave after wave of fluent football ... a football lesson in passing and finishing ... resulting in an emphatic victory more...

Seniors v. Gateshead FC 'A'
Photos from the game on the seniors website more...

The following players have birthdays in February.

birthday gifHappy Birthday to you!

U8s: Jamie Graham
U9s: Joe Smart
U10 Rockets: James Moody
U11 Wanderers: Sam Woodward
U11 Wanderers: Charlie Stokoe
U11 Wanderers: Ahmed Abudahir
U11 Warriors: Oliver Watson
U12 Girls: Katie Flaherty
U12 Girls: Becky Raffle
U12 Wolves: Callum Young
U12 Wolves: Ben Lightfoot
U13 Warriors: Stevie Bennett
U13 Warriors: Daniel Graham
Happy BirthdayU14s: Seb Moroz-Butler
U15s: Rob Sweeney
U15s: Sonny Melrose
U16 Wanderers: Luke Potter
U16 Wanderers: Jack redhead
U16 Wanderers: Cameron Steele
U16 Wanderers Kieron Garrett

Soccer Skills February Camp

tricksThe next Soccer Skills camp will be held at Lockey Park during the February half-term. Everyone is welcome. Download the application form HERE.

U13 Wanderers
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.

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. Good Reads

Football Parties

party2Lockey Park is available for football parties party5
party11 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

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 highlighting 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.

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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)

Click HereWideopen FC Supported Heart4Rhya
Click the circle image above for photos

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.
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


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.

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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