Saturday 1st October
U9s v. Stakeford KO 9:30
U10s - no game
U11 Warriors v.
U12 Warriors - no game
U13 Girls v. Montagu (H) KO 11:00
Seniors v. Sunday 2nd October
U7s v. Bedlington Falcons KO 11:30
U8 Comets v. Bedlington Town (H) KO 11:30
U8 Rockets v. Blyth Rangers (H) KO 10:30
U11 Wanderers v.
U12 Wanderers v. West Moor (H) KO 10:00 (Cup)
U13 Wanderers v.
U13 Warriors v. Haydon Bridge (H) KO 10:00
U13 Wolves v. Blyth (A) KO 11:00
U14 Wanderers v.
U14 Warriors v. Kingston Park (A) KO tbc
U15s v. Burradon (H) KO 10:30
U16s v. Seaton Delaval (A) KO 11:00 (Cup)
U17s v. Seaton Delaval (H) KO 13:30 (Cup)
Saturday 24th September
U9s v. Tynemouth Utd (P6) KO 10:30
U10s v. Heaton Hawks (A) KO 11:00
U11 Warriors v. Newcastle WE (A) KO 11:00
U12 Warriors 5 - 6 Forest Hall Lions (H)
U13 Girls v. Hexham (A)
Seniors 0 - 9 Red Row Welfare (H) Sunday 25th September
U7s v. North Shields Whites (H)
U8 Comets v. Bedlington Blacks (A)
U8 Rockets v. Longhoughton (A)
U11 Wanderers v. Morpeth (A)
U12 Wanderers 3 - 2 Morpeth (H) (Cup)
U13 Wanderers 6 - 6 Wallsend (H)
U13 Warriors 6 - 0 North Shields (A)
U13 Wolves 2 - 6 Kingston Park (A)
U14 Wanderers 0 - 6 Cramlington (A)
U14 Warriors - no game
U15s 1 - 0 Longhoughton (A)
U16s 6 - 1 Tynemouth (A)
U17s 1 - 3 Grainger Park (A)
Coaches / Team Secretaries
Please do not use the Parents Packs from 2015/16 for next season (16/17).
See the email sent to you about signing players on.
Meetings: Committee Meeting: 25th September 17:00
Full Meeting: 25th September 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.
Download the Soccer Skills Application Form from HERE
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
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.
U10s v. Heaton Hawk Kestrels another exciting game ... both teams battling hard and good football on show from both sides ... Wideopen kept working hard though, and carved out some good chances with great passing playmore... U12 Wanderers v. Morpeth Thunder
Cup match that provided plenty of entertainment throughout ... chances created by both teams ... they stood firm and defended excellently as a team ... An excellent performance and result more... U12 Warriors v. Forest Hall Lions
we pulled our socks up and started to play some great football ... Wideopen kept pushing ... both teams played some cracking football scoring 11 goals between them ... The Warriors are coming together very nicely ... some fantastic football is being played showing great promise for the season ahead. more... U16s v. Tynemouth United
An awesome display of pure unadulterated football from Wideopen ... A fantastic hatrick ... The future looks bright for these boys more...
The Under 14 Wanderers are looking for additional players to boost their squad. Anyone interested is invited along on Monday nights between 8pm and 9pm every week until further notice.
Referee Affilitation Due
Referees must remember to affiliate for next season or they will not be allowed to referee.
The following players have birthdays in September.
Happy Birthday to you!
U7s Comets: Kieran
U7 Comets: Frazer
U8 Comets: Josiah
U8 Rockets: Zane
U11 Wanderers: Ryan
U11 Wanderers: Tyler
U11 Wanderers: Michael
U12 Wanderers: James
U13 Warriors: Andrew
U14 Warriors: Nathan
U14 Warriors: Daniel
U14 Warriors: Mitchell
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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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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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.
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