Saturday 20th January
U10 Rockets v. Tynemouth (A) KO 10:00 (P7)
U11 Wanderers v. Wylam (H) KO 10:00
U12 Warriors v. City Juniors (A) KO 10:30
U13 Warriors
U14 Girls - no game
Senior 1st v. Seghill FC (A) KO 14:00
Senior 'A' v. Ellington FC (H) KO 14:00
Sunday 21st January
U7 Comets v. Blyth Spartans (A) KO 9:30
U8 Comets
U8 Rockets v. Bedlington (A) KO 13:30
U9 Comets v.
U9 Meteors v.
U9 Rockets v.
U10 Comets v.
U12 Wanderers v.
U12 Wolves v.
U13 Wanderers v. Montagu (H) KO 13:00 (Cup)
U14 Wolves
U14 Warriors v. Whitley Bay (H) KO tbc
U15 Warriors v. Walker C (H) KO 13:00 (Cup)
U16s v.
U17s v. Stakeford (A) KO 13:30 (Cup)

U7 Comets, U8 Comets, U8 Rockets and U10 Rockets play at central venues, not Lockey Park

Saturday 13th January
U10 Rockets v. KYPC Pthrs (H) (P12)
U11 Wanderers v. Wallsend Town (H)
U12 Warriors 2 - 5 Whitley Bay (H)
U13 Warriors 1 - 4 Tynemouth (H)
U14 Girls 0 - 3 Cramlington Utd (A)
Senior 1st v. Whitley Bay SC FC (A)
Senior 'A' v. Forest Hall YPC (A)
Sunday 14th January
U7 Comets - no game
U8 Comets - no game
U8 Rockets - no game
U9 Comets v. Whickham (A) (Cup)
U9 Meteors v. RHF Hawks (H) (Cup)
U9 Rockets v. Gosforth (H) (Cup)
U10 Comets v. Newcastle EE (A)
U12 Wanderers v. Haydon Bridge (A)
U12 Wolves 0 - 6 Ponteland (A) (Cup)
U13 Wanderers 2 - 1 Cram Blues (A) (Cup)
U14 Wolves - no game
U14 Warriors v. N'castle Westgate (A)
U15 Warriors 2 - 0 Forest Hall (H) (Cup)
U16s v. N'cle Westgate (H) (Cup)
U17s 0 - 2 Cramlington Town Yellows (A)


Committee Meeting: tbc
Full Meeting: tbc
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.


Players Needed
U12 Wanderers
Wideopen's U12 Wanderers are particularly looking for defensive-minded players. If this is your age group, and this could be you, come along to our open training sessions on Tuesdays between 7 - 8pm. Everyone is welcome.
Match Reports

U11 Wanderers v. Wallsend Town
Wideopen boys keen to build on their performances ... Wideopen were soon on the attack ... super pass ... resolute defending ... Wideopen had most of the possession ... a weaving run with a fantastic shot ... a series of superb passing moves ... resulted in Wideopen taking the lead ... fantastic team performance with all players contributing ... one of the best halves of football ever played by the Wideopen side more...
U13 Wanderers v. Cramlington Town Blues (NEYD Cup)
The Wanderers ... dominated possession ... the Wanderers took the lead in spectactular fashion ... the Wanderers attacking at every opportunity ... the Wanderers created more chances more...

Birthday Wishes

The following players have birthdays in January.

birthday gifHappy Birthday to you!

U8 Comets: Matthew
U11 Wanderers: Cameron
U12 Wanderers: Joe
U12 Warriors: Joel
U12 Warriors: Alastair
U12 Warriors: Sebastian
U12 Warriors: Josh
U12 Wolves: Matthew
U13 Warriors: Josh
U13 Warriors: Charlie
U13 Warriors: Joseph
U13 Warriors: Edward
U14 Warriors: Thomas
U14 Warriors: Cameron
U14 Wolves: Adam
U14 Wolves: Finlay
U15 Warriors: Ryan
U15 Warriors: Sam
U15 Warriors: Ryan
U16s: Cameron
U17s: Shaun
U17s: Aaron
U17s: Tom

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 £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.


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