Players needed
Trials for 2017 / 18

U10s / U11s for 2017 / 18
The current U10s are holding 'open' training sessions on the following dates as trials for next season. All sessions will be between 6 and 7pm. Anyone of this age groups is welcome to come along.
Thursday 15th June
Thursday 22nd June
Thursday 29th June
U11 Wanderers / U12 Wanderers for 2017 / 18
Next season's Under 12 Wanderers, who play on Sundays, are holding open trials on Tuesday nights from 6:00pm starting on Tuesday 13th until Tuesday 18th July. Any players elgible for this age group are invited to come along and join in.
U13 Wanderers / U14 Wanderers for 2017/18
The current U13 Wanderers are looking for new players for next season. If you would like to get involved they are holding open training sessions on Wednesday nights between 6-7pm Come along and join in.
U12 Wanderers / U13 Wanderers for 2017 / 18
Wideopen's U13 Wanderers are holding open training sessions as they are progressing to 11 a side football next season (2017/18). The team are looking for a couple of new players to bolster an already strong squad. Sessions will be held at Lockey Park, Wideopen, NE13 6LH on the following dates:
Monday 5th of June 7-8pm (3G surface)
Monday 12th of June 7-8pm (3G surface)
The team is managed by a UEFA 'B' Licence holder and a Level 2 Coach and plays in the PPRJFL on Sunday mornings.
Anyone interested please contact Graeme Cole on 07889618711.
U12 Warriors / U13 Warriors
The current U12 Warriors are moving up to 11-a-side next season and are looking for more players to join them. They wil be having open trials on Mondays from 22nd May between 6 - 7pm for any players that want to go along.
U15s / U16s
The current U15s are holding trials on the following dates in preparation for them moving up to U16s next season.
Tuesday 13th June 7:00-8:30pm
Sunday 18th June 10:30-12:00
Tuesday 20th June 7:00-8:30
Sunday 25th June 1-:30-12:00
Contact Mark Fisher for more information (07401 237272)
U16s / U17s for 2017 / 18
Trials are being held for next season's U17s. If you are eligible for this age group, you are very welcome to come along to Lockey Park as follows:
Saturday 10th June 11am to 12:30pm
Wednesday 14th June 8 - 9pm
Saturday 17th Jun 11am - 12:30pm
Wednesday 21st June 8 - 9pm


Committee Meeting: 9th June 19:45
Full Meeting: 9th June 19:00
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.

Download the Soccer Skills Application Form from HERE

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.

30th Anniversary
Presentation Day 2017

The end of season Presentation Day will be on Saturday 24th June 2017. This is always a very successful event and a major highlight in the club's calendar. Everyone is looking forward to it once again.

Wideopen Football Club Presentation Day
Holiday Inn, Seaton Burn

1st Presentation
U7s; U8 Comets; U8 Rockets; U9s; U10s; U11 Warriors; U11 Wanderers; U13 Girls; U15s

Doors open 11.30am for a 12.30 prompt start

2nd Presentation
U12 Wanderers; U12 Warriors; U13 Wanderers; U13 Warriors; U13 Wolves; U14 Wanderers; U14 Warriors; U16s; U17s

Doors open 5.00pm for a 6.00pm prompt start

Dress Code: all players MUST wear black trousers, white shirt and a club tie. No jeans, tracksuit bottoms or football tops. Club ties can be bought before or on the day at a cost of £6 each.

All teams will be allocated a table with their coaching staff.

Entrance is £3 per adult; U18 no charge.

Official photographs will be taken of teams and individual award winners and available to buy after the Presentation Day.

Birthday Wishes

The following players have birthdays in June.

birthday gifHappy Birthday to you!

U7s: Archie
U8 Rockets: Kasper
U9s: Leo
U9s: Joe
U10s: Oliver
U11 Wanderers: Bailey
U11 Wanderers: Matthew
U11 Warriors: Zachary
U12 Warriors: Jack
U12 Warriors: Jamie
U13 Wanderers: Umar
U13 Warriors: Reece
U14 Wanderers: Oscar
U14 Warriors: Hani
U16s: Matthew

Professional Goalkeeping Academy

Dan Molyneux Goalkeeping Academy at Wideopen FC

Wideopen Football Club is hosting a Professional Goalkeeping Academy. This will be held each Monday evening from 3rd April between 5:30 and 6:30pm.

The coaching will be undertaken by Dan Molyneux who has worked for Newcastle Academy and continues to support and "feed' into them.

Everyone is welcome from across the region and it will cost only £5 per session. Hope to see you there.

Wideopen FC Support for Eastern Province Child and Youth Care Centre

Wideopen Football Club recently advertised on our website that we wanted to collect strips and boots to send to the Eastern Province Child and Youth Care Centre in South Africa.

Thanks to fantastic support from parents, players and sponsors, together with the club, we have been able to organise a superb collection of kit. Donations came in from all the teams and age groups, including boots, socks, shorts, tops, a mixture of clothing and we have also sorted a trophy to send.

Huge thanks to DHL for their supportIn total, there was 8 boxes of kit. DHL were briliant too and shipped the boxes to the orphanage free of charge - huge thanks to DHL for their support.

The photograph shows just how pleased the young people were to receive all this.

Well done to everyone involved and a special thanks to Simon Johnson for organising this.

Eastern Province Child and Youth Care Centre

Find out a little more about the EP Children's Home below:

"The Eastern Province Child and Youth Care Centre was founded in 1889 and is one of the oldest residential children’s home in South Africa. While we are home to 104 children at any one time, many thousands of children from the ages of 3 to 18 years have been able to receive Love Care Hope in our care in the 127 years of our existence. Our demographics is 80% (Black/Coloured) and 20% (White) and our children are from all over the Eastern Cape. Children are placed in our Centre as a last resort if they are found to be in need of care by the Children’s Court. This is often because they have been exposed to violence and abuse or have been neglected by their care-givers. As a result our children have often suffered a great deal of trauma and neglect – and sometimes abandonment - and need intensive support to help reach their developmental goals.

"Each year we are faced with the challenge of balancing of the budget for normal operating expenses for our children as the amount towards running the Children’s Home we receive from the state by way of subsidies is only 40% of our total costs. This percentage increases every year as the state have pegged the amount per child to R1, 700 per month since 2008, yet food, electricity and transport costs have rocketed. The actual cost is R4, 300 per child.

"The brief profile above gives detailed insight into our Home and further information and pictures can be obtained from our web page and face book page:"

Wideopen Football Club Web Shop

Wideopen Football Club's webshop is now open! Club staff can order kit through this system once sponsorship or fundraising money has been paid in to the club account. Further information from Mark Fisher.
Parents and players can order some club merchandise themselves. If *ONLY TO BE ORDERED BY CLUB OFFICIAL* is shown on a page of the shop, those items are not available to players / parents. The shop does include a variety of other club items and some non-club items (e.g. boots, shins guards etc) available to everyone. Click on the image below to go to the webshop.

Club Webshop

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

Club House for Hire
NUFC Kicks @ Wideopen

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.



Charity Support

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.

gosforth run st oswalds

Find out more about St. Oswald's Here

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.

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 little 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

Click here


Charter Standard Club