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Saturday 6th November
U8 Lionesses v.
U8 Pumas v.
U8 Wildcats v.
U9 Wildcats v.
U13 Wizards v.
U13 Wolves v. Blue Star (H) KO 9:30
U16 Warriors v.
Sunday 7th November
U9 Comets v.
U11 Warriors v.
U12 Warriors v.
U13 Wanderers v.
U17 Wanderers v.

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

Saturday 16th October



Committee Meeting:
Full Meeting:

Minutes available in Managers' Section.


Click the image above for information about the Club Welfare Officers

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.


It is with great sadness that we have heard a previous coach at Wideopen Football Club has passed away. Colin Gibb coached with us from 1988 to 2001 and was well-respected and extremely popular with staff and players alike. Colin was a gentleman with a love of football and a great sense of humour. We send our sincere condolences to his family.

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

Congratulations to our U7 Rockets
who enjoyed a successful day at Northumberland FA's tournament and came home with their medals.

Wideopen's Under 12 Wolves - Winners of the County Cup

Absolutely brilliant achievement
Congratulations to all the players and their coaches
Thanks very much to the parents for their superb support tooU12 Wolves Cup Final

COVID-19 Guidance - 19th July 2021

Please keep everyone safe and follow the guidance.

Risk Assessment

Following the Government's announcement for the latest easing of lockdown, and in-line with The FA's guidance, Wideopen Football Club have updated their Risk Assessment (19/07/21). Click the link to the left to access this.

Everyone involved at Wideopen FC is asked to read this and abide by the guidance there-in.


All parents / guardians are required to confirm they have read the club's Risk Assessment and provide consent for their son / daughter to participate under the approach outlined by The Government, The FA and Wideopen FC. For those with us last season, this has been done. For any new players, please check with your coach / team secretary so this can be sorted.

Please respect everyone's safety and any concerns they may have.

Please help continue to keep everyone safe by sticking to the best advice and guidance including observing social distancing while at games & training sessions

It is also important to add your details to the Test and Trace system. Your coach will have a Test & Trace recording sheet - make sure your names and contact details are added to his squad form everytime you attend, or while at home games scan the club's Test & Trace QR code and add your details online.

Thanks for helping us all stay safe.

Central Venue Procedures

For all coaches, team secretaries, players, parents & guardians
Prease read the following procedures that will operate at central venues.

Click HERE

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


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@wideopenjuniors.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.

Respect Campaign

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

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Charter Standard Club