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: Managers Meeting: 05/06/16 at 11:00
AGM: 26/06/16 at 11:00
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.
Trials for the following teams for the 2016/17 season are listed below (note these are next season's age groups)
Under 8s Under 8's training is due to start on Wednesday 8th June - 6.00-7.00pm at Lockey Park, Wideopen
Players need to be currently in Year 2 at school (Year 3 from September) - age 6
The training will continue throughout the summer focusing on game situations and positions. At under 8's, teams play 5 a side and we are looking at two squads of no more than 8 players in each.
Please confirm with Joe Danquah so we can ensure we have low ratio of coach to players to maintain quality. Also feel free to pass this on to any school friends/neighbours.
Any questions please contact Joe Danquah - 07496122487 or email firstname.lastname@example.org U10s Trials
The Under 10s will hold their trials on the following dates. Everyone eligible for this age group is welcome to come along. The U10s are especially looking for a keeper.
Saturday 2nd July 10-11am
Saturday 9th July
10-11am U11 Wanderers
The U11 Wanderers will be holding open trials for anyone who is interested in coming along. These will be at Lockey Park on the following dates:
Wednesday 22nd June 6-7pm
Tuesday 28th June 6-7pm
Tuesday 6th July 6-7pm
Under 12 Wanderers
Wideopen U12 Wanderers will be holding trials for next season's team at Lockey Park on the following dates:
Monday 20th June 2016, 7-8pm
Monday 27th June 2016, 7-8pm
Monday 4th July 2016, 7-8pm.
All welcome, any queries please contact Graeme Cole on 07889618711
U12 Warriors The U12 Warriors are holding trials on the following dates at Lockey Park. All players eligible for this age group are welcome.
6th / 13th / 20th / 28th June 2016 from 18:00. U13 Wanderers
The U13 Wanderers are holding trials on 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th June between 5:45 and 7:00. All players who are eligible for this age group are welcome to come along to Lockey Park. U13 Wolves
The U13 Wolves will be holding trials on the following dates and all potential players are welcome.
Saturday 4th June (10-11am grass)
Tuesday 7th June (7-8pm 3G)
Saturday 11th June (10-11 grass)
Tuesday 21st June (7-8pm 3G) Under 15s
The Under 15s will be holding trials on Wednesdays 8th,15th and 22nd June between 7 and 8pm. All players eligible for this age group are welcome at Lockey Park. Any questions, contact Mark on 07401237272. Under 16s The U16s will be holding trials on the following dates. Everyone of that age group is welcome to come along to Lockey Park between 6pm and 7:30pm.
1st / 7th / 15th / 21st June 2016 Under 17s
The Under 17s will be holding their trials on the following dates and all elligible players are welcome.
Tuesday 21st June 6.30 till 8 o'clock
Tuesday 28th June 6.30 till 8 o'clock
Tuesday 5th July 6.30 till 8 o'clock
The following players have birthdays in June.
Happy Birthday to you!
U10 Comets: Bailey
U10 Comets: Mason
U11 Wanderers: Jamie
U11 Warriors: David
U11 Warriors: Jamie
U12 Warriors: Marcus
U12 Warriors: Reece
U13 Wanderers: Shane
U13 Wanderers: Oscar
U13 Wanderers: Ibraheem
U13 Warriors: Hani
U13 Warriors: Jonathan
Congratulations to the U8s coach, Dan Farndell on his 18th birthday. The U8s helped Dan celebrate at training Photo 1 / Photo 2
U13 Warriors Promotion!
"The stakes were very high for us because we knew that should we win the game we would be guaranteed 2nd spot in the league and automatic promotion ... scrappy and unproductive ... rattled and nervous ... tremendous passage of passing ... continued to push hard and started to create chances at will .. Wallsend hung on to win unbelievably and the lads walked off the field looking devastated and dejected." Read the full report to find out what happened next... more...
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
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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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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