Saturday 24th March
U10 Rockets v. Bedlington Blacks (A) KO 9:00
U11 Wanderers v. RHF Hawks (H) KO 9:30
U12 Warriors - no game
U13 Warriors v. Alnwick (A) KO tbc
U14 Girls v. Bedlington (H) KO 10:45
Senior 1st - no game
Senior 'A' v. Killingworth Cobras (H) KO 14:00
Sunday 25th March
U7 Comets v. Benfield Sao Paulo (A) KO 13:00
U8 Comets v. N Shields Yellows (A) KO 11:00
U8 Rockets v. Newcastle WE (A) KO 13:00
U9 Comets v. Hedworth Whites (H) KO tbc
U9 Meteors v. Ellington Eagles (H) KO tbc
U9 Rockets v. Cram Jnrs Reds (A) KO tbc
U10 Comets v. Cullercoats (H) KO 9:30
U12 Wanderers v. N Shields R (A) KO 12:30
U12 Wolves v. Cram Blues (A) KO 9:30
U13 Wanderers v. Cram Utd (A) KO 11:15 (C)
U14 Warriors v. Walbottle (H) KO 10:00
U14 Wolves v. Morpeth Cougars (H) KO 11:30
U15 Warriors v. Cram Tigers (A) KO 1pm (Cup)
U16s v. North Shields (A) KO tbc (League Cup)
Monday 26th March
U12 Warriors v. Tynemouth (H) KO 18:15
U7 Comets, U8 Comets, U8 Rockets and U10 Rockets play at central venues, not Lockey Park

Friday 16th March
U12 Wanderers 2 - 2 Team Gosforth (A)
Saturday 17th March

U10 Rockets v. Bedlington Yellows (A) pp
U11 Wanderers v. Montagu (A) pp
U12 Warriors v. Throckley (A) pp
U13 Warriors v. Tynemouth (A) pp
U14 Girls v. Wylam (A) KO 10:00 pp
Senior 1st v. Blyth Sptns Rsvs (H) pp
Senior 'A' 4 - 1 Chemfica Amateurs (A)
Sunday 18th March
U7 Comets v. Heaton Hawks (H) pp
U8 Comets v. NEE Yellows (H) pp
U8 Rockets v. Foundation of Light (H) pp
U9 Comets v. Gosforth Feyenoord (A) pp
U9 Meteors v. Bed'ton Falcons (A) pp
U9 Rockets v. Montagu Blues (H) pp
U10 Comets v. Cramlington Utd (H) pp
U12 Wanderers v. Blyth Rangers (A) pp
U12 Wolves v. Whitley Bay (A) pp
U13 Wanderers v. Cram Utd (A) (Cup) pp
U14 Warriors - no game
U14 Wolves - no game
U15 Warriors v. Cram Tigers (A) pp
U16s v.
Monday 19th March
U9 Meteors v. Bedlington Falcons (A)


Committee Meeting: 25/02/18 17:00
Full Meeting: 25/02/18 18:00
Minutes available in Managers' Section.

Mini-soccer at Wideopen Juniors

The mini-soccer section at Wideopen Football Club is thriving. More information is available HERE.

Soccer Skills Sessions
Soccer Skills at Wideopen FC forms a strong base to the entire club. Many of our players start here and go right through the junior section and on to play senior football at Wideopen. Quite a large number of our mini-soccer players (7-10 years olds) benefit from coaching at Soccer Skills as well as with their team coach.

During the Summer, Soccer Skills 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.

Match Reports
U13 Wanderers v. Red House Farm Kites
Games between these two sides usually produce plenty of goals and today was no different ... both teams created plenty of chances ... plenty of positives to take from the game more...

Take your litter homeIt is never easy to keep a field as open and large as Lockey Park in good condition for our football. However, everyone could help by removing their litter and plastic bottles. These get in the way, get blown to the hedgerows and look very unsightly.

Presentation Day
Presentation Day will be Saturday 16th June 2018.
More information will be posted on the website closer to the date.
Birthday Wishes

The following players have birthdays in March.

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U7 Comets: Ellis
U8 Comets: Che
U8 Comets: Matthew
U9 Comets: Harrison
U9 Rockets: Ben
U10 Comets: Callum
U10 Comets: Ibrahim
U10 Rockets: Jake
U12 Wanderers: Matthew
U12 Warriors: Aiden
U12 Wolves: Matthew
U13 Wanderers: Nathaniel
U13 Warriors: Cameron
U13 Warriors: Nathaniel
U14 Girls: Kaylee
U14 Girls: Ellie
U14 Girls: Lea
U14 Warriors: Oliver
U13 Warriors: Alfie
U13 Warriors: Lewis
U15 Warriors: Daniel
U15 Warriors: Jay
U16s: Bradley
U17s: Aiden

Wideopen Coach Success

Mark Fisher, coach of Wideopen's Under 16s, Welfare Officer and Committee Member has achieved commendable success with the company he works for, Moody Logistics.

Mark was chosen by his colleagues to receive the 'Driver of the Year' award. He is also being encouraged by his company to work towards a management qualification and perhaps move into an operations role with Moody Logistics.

Click on the image for the full story from the News Post Leader

Moody Logistics were a sponsor to Wideopen Football Club during the 2016/17 season.

Easy Fundraising

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 Ex-Player's International Success

Congratulations to Danny Barlow who played for Wideopen Juniors between 2013 and 2015 as an U15 and U16 and last season (2016/17) was selected for the ESFA England U18 team.

In April 2017 Danny played for England against Northern Ireland and the folowing quotes described part of his contribution to that game: "The visitors started well ... the usual menacing runs of Danny Barlow"; "Dan Barlow stepped up with the goal of the night. He picked up the ball in midfield and struck a rising shot into the top corner that drew England level"; "Dan Barlow was on hand to play a huge part in the equaliser when his hard and low cross into the box struck a defender and left the Irish keeper stranded to tie the score at 2-2".

During his time at Wideopen, the U15s team Danny played in won the Teeside Tournament and won the NEYD Cup Final beating Bedlington Terriers 1 - 0. As Under 16s, they played again in the NEYD final and beat Cramlington Juniors 2 - 1 after extra time.

In the Summer of 2017, Danny headed off for a scholarship at East Tennessee State University. Everyone at Wideopen FC wishes Danny 'All the Best' for his future. Follow Danny's progress in the USA.

Click to see photos of Danny's time at Wideopen Juniors
England School Football Association U18s Squad 2016/17
(Danny Barlow - middle row, second from right)

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 £50 non members £100
Coach £15 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.


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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Charter Standard Club