End of the season

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

Saturday 19th May
U12 Warriors 2 - 6 City Juniors (H)
U13 Warriors 1 - 6 Hexham (H)
Sunday 20th May
U14 Warriors 2 - 6 Heaton Hawks (H)
U12 Wanderers 2 - 3 West Moor (A) KO tbc
Monday 21st May
U11 Wanderers v. Cullercoats (H)
Tuesday 22nd May
U13 Warriors 1 - 6 Tynemouth (A)
U14 Warriors 0 - 1 Cram Utd (A)
Wednesday 23rd May
U12 Wanderers 6 - 2 Blyth Rgrs (H)
Thursday 24th May
U13 Warriors 3 - 2 North Shields (A)
Saturday 26th May
U11 Wanderers v. Corbridge (A)
U12 Warriors 1 - 1 Haltwhistle
Seniors 1st 1 - 2 Spittal (H)



Presentation Day: 16th June 2018

AGM: 24th June 11am

Full Meeting:
Committee Meeting:

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.

Presentation Day

Presentation Day was on Saturday 16th June 2018 at the Holiday Inn, Seaton Burn


Another incredibly successful Presentation Day at Wideopen Football Club

More players and parent, guardians, grandparent, brothers, sisters than previous years.

The whole day and both presentations ran smoothly and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

Very well done to all players who represented Wideopen FC during the past season and who received their representative awards. Congratulations to all the individual award winners too.

The day was capped off with the prestigious Stephen Thompson Foundation Award.
Many, many thanks to Bob and Sue Thompson who came along to the evening session and presented the Club Player Award - "The Stephen Thompson Foundation Award". A moving speech from Bob gave encouragement to all our players and outlined the fantastic benefits of playing football and especially representing Wideopen Football Club.

Photographs from both presentations will be available on the website soon.

Trials for season 2018 / 19

The following teams are holding trials:

Under 13 Wolves will be holding Open Training Sessions for any potential players to come along and join in. These will be on each Tuesday at Lockey Park between 7-8pm. Come along or contact the coach, Ana, on 07426 011560

Under 13 Wanderers will be holding Open Training Sessions on Tuesday nights between 7-8pm on the following dates. Any players interested are welcome.

Tuesday 12th June
Tuesday 19th June
Tuesday 26th June
Tuesday 3rd July

Following the success of last season, when the team won Division 3 of the Pinpoint Sunday League, Wideopen Juniors Under 14’s are looking for one or two players to join the squad for the forthcoming season.
Anyone interested please contact manager Graeme Cole on 07889618711 for further information.

Under 17s will be holding trials on the following dates and times; all at Lockey Park.
Anyone interested is welcome to come along.

Sunday 10th June - 11:00
Tuesday 12th June - 19:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 19th June - 19:30
Sunday 24th June - 11:00
Tuesday 26th June - 19:30

Match Reports

U11 Wanderers v. Cullercoats Green Sox
Wideopen were carving out more clear cut chances ... denied twice by very good saves by the Cullercoats' keeper ... second half was all one-way traffic ... goal of the game ... next breakaway saw a real collectors' item ... alert to the rebound and tapped in from close range ... Wideopen attacks just kept coming ... Another great team performance
U13 Wanderers v. Bedlington Knights
Wanderers final league game ... most important match of an excellent season ... a win for the Wanderers would guarantee top spot in the Division ... both teams looked physically strong and well organised ... defended well and in numbers ... excellent in possession and a constant threat ... second half - Wanderers in ascendency ... some of the football they played - was a pleasure to watch ... attitude, commitment and desire to win was fantastic ... final whistle was greeted with loud cheers from the home supporters .. players were ecstatic ... a fuly deserved end to a fantastic season ... Division 3 Winners

Speed, Agility and Quickness Training

Players have an opportunity to find out more about 'Speed, Agility and Quickness Training' by going along to Lockey Park on Wednesday 23rd May between 6:30 and 7:15pm.

The sessions will be £3 per player per session.

"SAQ focuses on short, sharp movements and directional change within game-related situations helping train and condition both the body and the brain to deal with motor skills such as balance and co-ordination whilst maintaining control of the ball".

Andrew Ferguson will coach these sessions. He can be contacted on 07834485013 to book a place.

Goalkeeping Academy

Roch’s Goalkeeping school will be running its first goalkeeping programme starting on the 5th May 2018 from 1.00 pm until 2.00 pm at Wideopen Juniors F.C.

Click on the logo for more information about Roch

The programme will run for 14 weeks, and only 16 students will be accepted - first comes first served.
A second class will run from 2.15 pm until 3.15 pm (depending on demand).

Price is £15 per session
(or pay for all 14 weeks for just £140).

FacebookTo book please ring 07916318801, or send me a message on my FB page (Click on the FB logo)

Roch Karaa Goalkeeping Academy logo
Click the logo for more information about Roch Karaa
Try the Institute of Advanced Motorists Fun App


Click the image above to find out about the fun app from the Institute of Advanced Motorists. Search the App Store of Google Play for "IAM RoadTrip". Meet the world's worst driving family and learn from their mistakes.

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

Click here


Charter Standard Club