Grading Winter Season 2024


Prior to the season starting we hold grading days and all Mini Roo and Junior players are requested to attend. The ideal objective is to place children into a team with players at a similar skill level to themselves.

We updated our approach to grading in 2020. Our philosophy is one where we aim to appropriately grade players so they have the potential to:-


  • Enjoy their soccer
  • Develop their skill and ability
  • Play with team members of similar skill and ability
  • Perform competitively in relative age / grade.

Please refer to the grading policy document found here.

2024 grading dates/times are as follows:-

(Note where there are 2 dates listed for your age group you are requested to attend both sessions)

Age Session 1 Session 2
U06 / W06 Team Formation (see note below) Wed 7th Feb 17:30 – 18:30 Wed 14th Feb 17:30 – 18:30
U07 / W07 Team Formation (see note below) Fri 9th Feb 17:30 – 18:30 Fri 16th Feb 17:30 – 18:30
U08 / W08 Sun 11th Feb 09:00 – 10:30 Sun 18th Feb 09:00 – 10:30
U09 / W09 Sun 11th Feb 10:30 – 12:00 Sun 18th Feb 10:30 – 12:00
U10 / W10 Sat 10th Feb 13:30 – 15:00 Sat 17th Feb 13:30 – 15:00
U11 / W11 Sat 10th Feb 15:00 – 16:30 Sat 17th Feb 15:00 – 16:30
U12 / W12 Sat 10th Feb 16:30 – 18:00 Sat 17th Feb 16:30 – 18:00
U13 / W13 Sun 11th Feb 12:00 – 13:30 Sun 18th Feb 12:00 – 13:30
U14 Sun 11th Feb 14:30 – 15:30 Sun 18th Feb 14:30 – 15:30
U15 Sun 11th Feb 14:30 – 15:30 -N/A-
U16 Sun 11th Feb 16:30 – 17:30 -N/A-
W14 / W15 / W16 Sun 11th Feb 15:30 – 16:30 -N/A-
U18 / U21 Sat 10th Feb 12:00 – 13:00 -N/A-
W18 / W21 Sat 17th Feb 12:00 – 13:00 -N/A-
  • All sessions are held at Buckle Reserve
  • Players must wear football boots and shin-pads and bring a bottle of water
  • In the event of inclement weather please refer to our Facebook page for guidance
  • Please note players need to be registered to participate in grading


U06 and U07 Team Formation Sessions

For children in our two youngest club level age groups (Under 6’s and Under 7’s) the following approach will be used

There are two ways in which Under 6 and Under 7 children may be allocated to a team for the 2024 season. There are two assessment sessions (as per the above table)  and irrespective of your choice, all players are required to attend both assessment sessions

The two options available are …


OPTION 1. Select your own team of a maximum of six players

Once your child is registered, parents are asked to complete the below team form and email to the club at listing the names of the players within the proposed team

U06 Team Nomination Form

U07 Team Nomination Form


OPTION 2. Be graded into a team of players of equal ability

If your child is not part of a team identified via option 1, then the club will allocate each player to a team of similar ability players


Rest assured that every child will be placed into a team regardless of whether via option 1 or option 2. Every child is welcome at Menai Hawks