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Saturday 2nd January
U8 Pumas v. no game
U8 Wildcats v. no game
U13 Warriors v. Longhorsley (H) pp
U15 Warriors v. no game
Seniors v. Seaton Sluice (H) pp
Sunday 3rd January
U7 Comets v. no game
U7 Meteors v. Ponteland (H 3G) KO 9:00 (F)
U7 Rockets v. no game
U8 Comets v. no game
U8 Galaxy v. no game
U8 Meteors v. no game
U8 Rockets v. no game
U9 Comets v. Whickham (H) KO tbc pp
U9 Rockets v. West Moor (A) KO 10:00 (C)
U10 Comets v. North Shields (A) KO 9:30 (C)
U10 Rockets v. Whitley Bay (H) pp
U11 Wanderers v. North Shields (A) KO 9:30
U11 Warriors v. Ashington (H) KO 12:30
U11 Wolves v. Blyth Town (H) pp
U12 Wanderers v. West Denton (A) pp
U12 Warriors v.
U12 Wasps v. Ashington (A) KO 11:00 pp
U12 Wolves v. no game
U13 Wanderers v. Birtley (tbc) KO tbc pp
U15 Wanderers v. Waldridge Pk (H) pp
U16 Wanderers v. Cram Town (A) pp
U17 Wolves v. Blyth (H) KO 9:30 pp
Saturday 9th January

U8 Pumas v.
U8 Wildcats v.
U13 Warriors v.
U15 Warriors v.
Seniors v. Ellington (A) KO 14:00
Sunday 10th January
U7 Comets v.
U7 Meteors v.
U7 Rockets v.
U8 Comets v.
U8 Galaxy v.
U8 Meteors v.
U8 Rockets v.
U9 Comets v.
U9 Rockets v.
U10 Comets v.
U10 Rockets v. West Moor (tbc) KO tbc
U11 Wanderers v.
U11 Warriors v.
U11 Wolves v.
U12 Wanderers v.
U12 Warriors v.
U12 Wasps v.
U12 Wolves v.
U13 Wanderers v.
U15 Wanderers v.
U16 Wanderers v.
U17 Wolves v.

U8 Wildcats & Pumas @ Cochrane Park
Saturday 19th December
U8 Pumas v. Wildcats (H) 12:30
U8 Wildcats v. Pumas (A) KO 12:30
U13 Warriors v. Berwick Rgrs (A) KO 11:00
U15 Warriors 2 - 1 Kingston Park (A)
Seniors v. Ashington Rsvs (H/N) KO 14:15
Sunday 20th December
U7 Comets v. Newcastle WE (H) KO 12:30
U7 Meteors v. North Shields (A) KO 12:30
U7 Rockets - no game
U8 Comets v. Blyth Sptns Whites (A) KO 9:00
U8 Galaxy - no game
U8 Meteors v. Heddon Utd (H) KO 10:10
U8 Rockets v. Montagu (H) KO 10:10
U9 Comets v. Walker Whites (A) KO 9:30
U9 Rockets v. Newcastle Boys (H) KO 10:00
U10 Comets v. Cramlington Town (A) KO 9:30
U10 Rockets v. Amble (A) KO 10:30
U11 Wanderers v. Ryton (A/N) KO 16:00
U11 Warriors v. Ponteland (H) KO 11:15 (C)
U11 Wolves - no game
U12 Wanderers 2 - 1 Ponteland (A)
U12 Warriors v. postponed
U12 Wasps v. Newcastle EE (H) KO 12:30
U12 Wolves v. Cram Jnrs (A) KO 11:30
U13 Wanderers 1 - 6 Blyth (H) (c)
U15 Wanderers 5 - 0 Gosforth (A)
U16 Wanderers 1 - 3 Heaton Hks (H)
U17 Wolves v. Whitley Bay (A) KO 9:30


Committee Meeting:
Full Meeting:

Minutes available in Managers' Section.

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 3.5-5year 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.

Match Reports

U15 Wanderers v. Blyth Town
Another stunning performance ... first clean sheet ... winning the first round of the County Cup ... ripped through their defence very easily ... a solid performance ... well done lads more...
U16 Wanderers v. Montagu Reds
Opening few minutes belonged to Montagu ... Wanderers looked a threat on the break ... level on 25 minutes ... excellent cross - finished well ... first half evenly contested ... disappointing day for the Wanderers ... turn negatives into positives more...
U17 Wolves v. Blyth
Started off in our usual pressing fashion ... mazy run ... lovely turn and shot ... the game went end to end ... brillianr saves ... Blyth gave us agood game ... excellent performance by the referee ... well done the whole squad more...

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.
COVID-19 Guidance

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

Risk Assessment

Wideopen Football Club have updated their Risk Assessment (01/12/20). 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

National FA: Grassroots football guidance update 01/12/20

Covid Notice

Click on the image to the left to see the Covid-19 Protocol for Players, Coaches and Clubs.


Everyone is reminded they must maintain social distancing. Typically parents gather together during training sessions to watch and socialise / chat. For social distancing and large gathering reasons, please avoid doing so. The club will review the success of sessions to ensure we are all managing to keep safe by adhering to the guidelines.

Small steps to begin enjoying our football again. Stay safe everyone.

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
Congratulations Joe. Click here for more information.Joe award
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)

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 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