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Fixtures

Saturday 15th January
U8 Lionesses v. no game
U8 Pumas v. West Moor (tbc) 11:00
U8 Tigresses v. Wildcats (tbc) KO 12:00
U8 Wildcats v. Tigresses (tbc) KO 12:00
U9 Wildcats v. Morpeth (tbc) KO 13:20 CQF
U13 Wizards v. Dudley (A) KO 10:30
U14 Warriors v. Killingworth (A) KO 10:45
U16 Warriors v. Heaton Hawks (H) KO 9:30
Seniors v. Cullercoats Rsvs (A) KO 14:00
Seniors Reserves v. Westerhope (H) KO 13:30
Sunday 9th January
U7 Comets v. Whitley Bay (H) KO 12:00
U7 Rockets v. Whitley Bay (H) KO tbc
U8 Comets v. Ponteland Warriors (H) KO 9:00
U8 Galaxy v. Westerhope Yellows (A) KO 12:00
U8 Meteors v. Willington (H) KO 12:00
U8 Rockets v. Wallsend Greens (A) KO 9:00
U9 Comets v. Newcastle Milan (A) KO 12:00
U9 Galaxy v. Tynemouth (A) KO 11:15
U9 Meteors v. Jarrow (A) KO 10:00 pp
U9 Rockets v. Gosforth Ajax (A) KO 13:30
U10 Comets v. Montagu (A) KO 10:00
U10 Rockets v. Ponteland (A) KO 13:30
U11 Warriors v. Bedlington (H) KO 9:30
U12 Wanderers 2 - 1 Redhouse (H) KO 10:30
U12 Warriors v. no game
U13 Wanderers 4 - 0 Ellington (H) KO 11:00
U13 Warriors v. Newcastle EE (H) KO 9:30
U13 Wasps v. Ponteland (A) KO 12:00
U13 Wolves v. North Shields (H) KO 12:30
U14 Wanderers v.
U17 Wanderers v. Cram Utd (A) KO 13:30

U7s all at Cochrane Park
U8 Wildcats & Pumas at Cochrane Park
U8 Comets, Meteors & Rockets at Goals
U8 Galaxy at Amberley Playing Fields
Results

Saturday 8th January
U8 Lionesses v. New Fordley (?) KO 11:00
U8 Pumas v. Tigresses (?) KO 12:00
U8 Tigresses v. Pumas (?) KO 12:00
U8 Wildcats v. no game
U9 Wildcats v. Burradon (?) KO 10:05
U13 Wizards 6 - 1 Whitley Bay
U14 Warriors v. Whitley Bay (H) KO 9:30
U16 Warriors v. no game
Seniors v. Cullercoats Reserves (A) KO 14:00
Seniors Reserves v. Westerhope (H) KO 13:30
Sunday 9th January
U7 Comets v. Cram Reds (A) KO 9:00
U7 Rockets v. Whitley Bay (A) KO 11:00
U8 Comets v. Cram Reds (A) KO 9:00
U8 Galaxy v. Blyth Whites (A) KO 10:00
U8 Meteors v. Walker Central (A) KO 11:00
U8 Rockets v. West End (A) KO 9:00
U9 Comets v. Hilda Park (H) KO 10:00
U9 Galaxy v. Blyth Spartans (H) KO 11:00
U9 Meteors v. Burradon Yellows (H) KO 9:00
U9 Rockets v. N Shields Reds (A-H) KO 11:00
U10 Comets v. Cram Whites (H) KO 11:00
U10 Rockets v. Ashington (H) KO 10:00
U11 Warriors v. Tynemouth (A) KO 11:15
U12 Wanderers v. Redhouse (A) KO 11:15 pp
U12 Warriors v. Kingston Park (H) KO 10:00
U13 Wanderers 0 - 2 Blakelaw (H) KO 11:00
U13 Warriors v. no game
U13 Wasps v. Walbottle (H) 9:30
U13 Wolves v. no game
U14 Wanderers v. Boldon (A) KO 11:00
U17 Wanderers 3 - 0 West Moor (H) KO 11:00

Managers

Meetings:

Committee Meeting: Fri 17th December 17:30
Full Meeting:

Minutes available in Managers' Section.


Safeguarding

Click the image above for information about the Club Welfare Officers
Contact the Welfare Officers by phone on the Welfare Officers webpage or by email using safeguarding@wideopenfc.net

Mini-soccer at Wideopen FC
Mini-soccer is defined by The FA as a specific section of junior football. The mini-soccer section at Wideopen Football Club is thriving. More information is available HERE.
Wideopen Soccer Skills

Soccer Skills Sessions

Wideopen Soccer Skills is an external organisation which operates from the Lockey Park premises. The coaches who deliver and coordinate the opportunities are all FA qualified and experienced. 

Wideopen Soccer Skills sessions are open to players from 5-11 year old and are held on Monday nights 5.30-6.30pm and on Saturday mornings between 9.00am and 11.30am dependent on age group. Booking is essential prior to attendance.The option of a coached small sided game is available directly following the Saturday morning sessions. 

Mini Dribblers for children 3.5-5 year old is available on a Thursday 5.15-6.00pm 

Wideopen Soccer Skills welcomes players from 5 - 11 year old whether they currently play for a team or not and provides fun, enjoyable coaching focusing on skills, tricks and techniques. 

Wideopen Soccer Skills offers school holiday camps based out of the Lockey Park facilities 

Many of the players who start with the Soccer Skills organisation move through the junior section at Wideopen FC and progress into senior football. Several Wideopen FC players (6-11 year olds) also benefit from additional coaching at Soccer Skills which compliments their team training. 

For more information about any of the opportunities please contact: 
Email: wideopensoccerskills@gmail.com
Phone: 07496 122487

Note the direct contact information for Soccer Skills / Soccer Camp is different to Wideopen FC contact information.

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.

Please click here for more information and to access the club's
Covid-19 Risk Assessment

Congratulations to Louis from our U9s who has been invited to training with Sunderland FC's U9 Shadow Squad Group.
Good luck Louis - hope it goes well for you

Congratulations to John Ratcliffe who has successfully completed his Level 2 Coaching Certificate.
John joins the growing number of coaches at Wideopen FC who have completed a higher level of training with the club's support.

The girls played in a 3 team setup organised by NUFC Kicks on Saturday 18th December. Some of the best players in the north east were involved as well as teams from West End and Boldon being invited. Wideopen Girls finished 4th below the Kicks teams and gave a very good account of themselves.

The Wideopen Girls were also asked to be mascots at the NUFC Women's game against Stockport County on Syunday 19th December.

Donations for 'Families 1st'

A massive 'Thank You' to all parents and coaches who donated items for the charity collection. Families 1st came down on Sunday 12th December to collect the donations and get them ready for distribution. They were blown away by your kindness.

Donations came from across the football club as well as Soccer Skills and Wildcats. This will make a huge difference to the local community Thank you to all involved, especially the ladies who set this up and sold raffle tickets. The image below shows the huge amount of donations.

Match Reports

U16 Wanderers v. Great Park
The Wanderers went into this game without a recognised goalkeeper and only 12 players available ... Wanderers defended well ... created a few shooting opportunities ... first volunteer goalkeeper cleared one or two dangerous through-balls ... second goalkeeper one or two important saves ... third change of goalkeeper made two good saves ... Wanderers played some good attacking football ... as has been the hallmark with this Wanderers team all season they continued to give 100% ... applause from parents and supporters of this Wideopen team in recognition of their effort today and throughout the season ... always represented the club to the best of their ability more...
U17 Wolves v. Gateshead Rutherford
The U17s Wolves last game of the season ... probing attacks ... caressed into the top corner ...dominated them ...a piledriver ... unleashed an unstoppable rocket ... this team has come a long way ... it has been a pleasure to coach such a bunch of great, dedicated, hardworking lads who all play for each other and play the beautifuul game in the right spirit ... brilliant support of the parents ... from very proud Wolves managers. more...
Seniors Pathway for Younger Players
Early in April, when football was allowed to return, the Senior team held a training session which included players from the junior teams. This is a great way for junior players to experience senior football and provides a pathway for them to move into adult football when appropriate. Ethan Cole from the U16 Wanderers along with Isaac Douch and George Wilson from the U17 Wolves played 90 minutes. All 3 were a credit to their teams, coaches and the club. The coaching staff from the Senior team are in constant communication with the U16 and U17s coaches with regard to further opportunities.
Owen Mitchell, another U16 player who has previously represented Wideopen as a junior, has also rejoined the club officially signing for the Seniors.

Great Success from the U9s - Nathaniel Waldock has been signed by Newcastle United Under 9s. Congratulations Nathaniel. Everyone at Wideopen Football Club wishes you all the best on this amazingly exciting next step in your football career.
Matchday App
The Matchday app will be used by coaches and Team Secretaries in Wideopen FC to communicate with parents / guardians / players over 16 about training sessions, games etc. Letting coaches / team secretaries know about player availability for a game can be done through the app. It will also link to the Fulltime website where fixtures and results are displayed (no results published for teams below Under 11s). This should be a very useful tool for everyone. Click on the image opposite to access instructions about how to download the app and log in. Any questions - email info@wideopenfc.net
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.

Football Parties

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Lockey 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 info@wideopenfc.net

Club House for Hire

Wideopen and District Juniors AFC club house is available for hire. Please contact any managers or officials or e-mail info@wideopenfc.net 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.
For any queries to the club committee, please use info@wideopenfc.net

Respect Campaign

Click on the logo above
to find out more about the Respect Campaign

Click here

CEOP

Charter Standard Club

 
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