Football Australia’s MiniRoos

Group of children jumping for joy at Football Australia MiniRoos

Winter is coming and that means the football season is upon us.

No matter where you live in Brisbane, a local football club will have a MiniRoos program nearby.

What is MiniRoos?

MiniRoos is a nation-wide initiative designed for budding footballers of all abilities. The program is available in two forms:

MiniRoos Kick-Off

Kick-Off is an introduction to football for boys and girls aged 4-9 –

  • A fun, safe introductory program designed for new players aged  between 4 and 11. 
  • Weekly 45 minute sessions that build skills through games and simple drills delivered in an engaging and inclusive environment.
  • Every player gets plenty of time on the ball and the prime aim of each session is for children to build fundamental motor skills.
  • Each child also receives a MiniRoos Participant Pack when they register – which includes a bag, ball, sticker sheet and an activity book.

MiniRoos Club Football

Club Football is a team-based version of football played during the winter season for boys and girls aged 5 – 11. The smaller fields, modified rules and fewer players mean a more enjoyable game with more opportunities to touch the ball and more opportunities to score goals, once again increasing the likelihood of an overall positive experience.

The parent and kid-friendly program was developed by Football Australia and uses short, game-based sessions to introduce football to newcomers in an inclusive way.

A relaxed environment for kids

Clubs provide coaching sessions and set up matches in a relaxed environment. The smaller fields, modified rules and fewer players mean:

  • More touches on the ball!
  • More goals!
  • More fun!

Development progression

As your child progresses through the various age groups, they will be introduced to playing environments that most suit their stage of development and prepare them for the transition to 11v11 football when the time comes.

Children enrolled in MiniRoos football learn new skills, get active and make life-long friends. And who knows – it may be your child’s first step towards the Matildas or the Socceroos!

Who is Football Australia?

Football Australia is the governing body of football in Australia and is a member of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the international governing body for football.

FIFA is made up of the Football Australia and 210 other national associations, and also recognises six confederations loosely grouped along continental lines. Each national association is also a member of a confederation. Football Australia has been a member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) since joining the body on January 1, 2006. 

Football Australia was established in 2004 and is a member-based organisation loosely based on Australia’s federated system of government.

Football Australia’s membership is comprised of:

  • Capital Football
  • Football Northern Territory
  • Football South Australia
  • Football Tasmania
  • Football Victoria
  • Football New South Wales
  • Football Queensland
  • Football West
  • Northern New South Wales Football

Each of these governing bodies has a commitment to comply with the Football Australia constitution, applicable statutes, by-laws and regulations, and are responsible for the game within their respective geographic region.

Ready to sign up?

Find your nearest club in Brisbane by visiting the MiniRoos Program Finder website.

For more information on MiniRoos, please have a look at the Parent Information Pack or make an enquiry by contacting [email protected].

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