New Saturday Adult Reserve Team

We are looking to establish a Saturday afternoon team for the forthcoming season to accomodate a number of our U18s from season 2019/20.

This is with a view to developing players over the age of 16 to feed into our Saturday First team.

All players will be dual registered and will have the opportunity to progress into the first team squad.

Contact John- to express an interest and enquire about trials.

This is not a development of a new Sunday team.

Who do I speak to if I need a hand or I want to help?

Issues with parents/ players, requests for coachmeets, issues with coaches, things that don’t fall into the other categories.
Please email and ask for the Management Committee.

Chairman John is available via if you are selling 9v9 goals

Booking 11 a side pitches , marking pitches, erecting metal goalposts, booking a ref for Waldridge Park (I have no time, interest or inclination to arrange refs for other clubs), club facebook account (team accounts are not to be set up), end of season reports, end of season team photos, items for the monthly agenda or queries regarding club policies
Please email and ask for John.

Expenses, subs, families in hardship, Winter training allocation, purchases outside of usual kit/ equipment.
Please email and ask for Treasurer.

RFYL League issues- this includes player registrations, Durham FA issues, player welfare #2, cautions, dismissals, coaching qualifications, 1st aid, CRC/ DBS, arrangements for friendlies
Please email and ask for Karen.

Player welfare #1, issue with a referee, CRC/ DBS
Please email and ask for John Davies

Easter trip
Please email and ask for Amy and Kathryn

Booking Park View pitch
Please email and ask for Nick Anstey or Craig Cowell

9v9 pitch bookings
Please email and ask for John Lines

Kit, equipment
Please email and ask for Tony Cole

Goalkeeping coaching
Please email and ask for Ben Cole

Anything regarding the recruitment of development, U7 and U8 players
Please email and ask for Taylor

Twitter, Club website, player adverts, new players, publicity, seeking sponsorship, match reports, meeting minutes
Please email and ask for The Communications Committee (Bradley Fearnley, Tony Cole)

Raffles, auctions, meals, fundraising
Please email and ask for the fundraising committee (Amy Patterson, Nick Anstey)

Players Wanted…


Glanton U14’s – School year 9
An additional player is needed for our Saturday Under 14 side who play in RFYL Division 6
Contact Gary Otto 07975 747645

Portland U14’s – School year 9
Defender needed for Sunday League
Contact Brian Rigney 07927 027971

Chatton Under 13’s – School year 8
11 aside can be year 7 playing up.  We play in division 1 looking for two players to join a great set of lads on their journey into 11 aside. Lovely bunch of parents who are all extremely supportive.
Contact Doug Brolls 07721031482

Bewick Under 12’s – School year 7
We are looking for a centre back or defender to join our team. Contact Daniel Osbourne 07800660791 or Mark English 07921840430

Denwick Under 12’s – School year 7
Players needed for Denwick U12’s
Contact Liam Kemp  0777 3547745

Netherton Under 10’s – School year 5
2 players needed in any position.
Contact Andrea Cairns 07972009016

Netherton planning meeting

We are keen to hold a planning meeting for netherton this Thursday whilst Bradley Fearnley delivers training to the squad. Our overall club secretary Karen Addison will lead the meeting and the following is the proposed agenda:

1 Introductions
2 Exploration of coaching options 2019/20
3 Training night 2019/20- including preference for Winter training slot
4 League games 2019/20
5 Playing kit 2019/20 options
6 Where to find club policies
7 Role of team secretary and any interested parties
8 Parental concerns not covered by the above

We hope to see you all there- please pass this information to all other parents and carers in the team.

Please remember that club monthly meetings are open to anyone connected to the club and typically take place on the last Friday of each month at the Whitehills public house and that this club website is a valuable resource to discover and reference policies.

Waldridge Wildcats!

SSE Wildcats Logo_JPEGWe’re delighted to be approved as a ‘SSE wildcats’ FA girls football centre.

SSE Wildcats is an FA initiative to involve more girls into playing football in a safe and structured environment.

From Monday 13th May Waldridge Park JFC are running this SSE Wildcats Centre on behalf of the FA would like to encourage girls between the ages of 5 and 11 years old who would like to join in and play football to come along to our very first sessions.

Have funDo you want to join in playing football ?

Come and join Hannah and Chloe our qualified Level 1 coaches.

We will provide a safe, environment for girls to have fun engaging in football , make new friends , develop fundamental skills, try a variety of sessions and create foundations for a lifelong sport.

Commencing Monday 13th May from 6pm-7pm for 16 weeks block of sessions at Hermitage Academy, DH2 3AD  £2 per session or £25 for 16 weeks

You can book by clicking here or message Hannah 07528690436

Have fun. Make friends. Play football!Love to play


Presentation May 19th 2019

Please click this link for details:

Annual Presentation 2019

Winners of our draws and competitions:

Spot the ball:


Sean Ross

Bottle draws:


1- Arsenal- Family of Lucas Carr (please contact us to arrange collection)

2- Cardiff City- Nathan Ward

3- Birmingham City- Mark Jackson

4- Rangers- Harrison Brown

Subscription ticket draw:

winning ticket

694- please contact us to claim this.


We are looking for good players with great attitudes. We have vacancies in some of our supportive, friendly and happy teams. Each of the teams play attractive possession football.

U10 teams Westray and Fenton (school year 5) would like players to add to their squads ahead of 9v9. Please text John on 07540737258 for a call back.

Parking at Hermitage Academy

As the nights get darker, it can be hard to see the lines on the ‘One Way’ system at Hermitage Academy, however it is there and we must adhere to it for the safety of our children.

When you come into the car park adjacent to the Gill Dobson Sports Centre, please stay to the right and follow the road around.

Please also note that under no circumstances should you park in the space that is adjacent to the path that leads to the all weather pitch.  This is to be left clear for emergency vehicles only.