Mini Roos (U6 – U11)

Age Groups - Mini Roos (U6 - U11)

Mini Roos (U6 – U11) 2021


Who is it for?

Miniroos is designed for boys and girls between the ages of U06 and U11. Teams are formed that can be mixture of boys and girls or for girls, depending upon numbers, there is an option to play in a girls only team playing against girls only teams from other clubs..


What is the Format?

Miniroos is a fun, non-competitive introduction to soccer where the emphasis is on involvement and as many touches on the ball as possible. Children are organised into teams and play home and away games against other clubs. Different age groups play with varying numbers on the field with unlimited substitutions:-

U06 – typically 6 players in the team playing 4 v 4 with 20 minutes per half
U07 – typically 6 players in the team playing 4 v 4 with 20 minutes per half
U08 – typically 9 or 10 players in a team playing 7 v 7 with 20 minutes per half
U09 – typically 9 or 10 players in a team playing 7 v 7 with 20 minutes per half
U10 – typically 11 or 12 players in a team playing 9 v 9 with 25 minutes per half
U11 – typically 11 or 12 players in a team playing 9 v 9 with 25 minutes per half


Dates & Venues

Mini Roos games are played on Saturdays (typically in the morning) commencing on 10th April 2021 (the week after Easter) and running for 18 weeks (weather permitting). Note that there are no breaks for school holidays

Games are played on a home and away basis with home games played at Buckle Reserve, Menai (U06, U07) or Casuarina Oval, Alfords Point (U08, U09, U10, U11). Away games are played throughout the Sutherland Shire.

The season concludes on Saturday 7th August 2021 with a gala presentation day.

Most teams train once per week on a weekday evening. The day, timing and location of this training is mutually agreed between the parents and Coach once the team is formed.


How do I Register?

For MIni Roos registrations please click here and follow the instructions. If you are using an ‘Active Kids Voucher’ (see next question) to reduce the cost of your registration then please obtain this first as you will be required to enter the voucher number during registration to receive your discount.

If you are new to playing football in the Sutherland Shire you will also need to provide us with the following documentation to finalise your registration:-

  • Proof of age – birth certificate or passport
  • Proof of residency in Sutherland Shire – parent’s driver’s licence, council rates bill or bank statement showing name and home address in the Sutherland Shire.

Please note that address change stickers on the back of driver’s licences are not acceptable.

Note documents need to be originals and need to be physically shown to us in person. This can be done by attending any of the following registration assistance days at Buckle Reserve:-

  • 13:00 – 16:00 Saturday 23rd January 2021
  • 13:00 – 16:00 Sunday 24th January 2021
  • 10:00 – 16:00 Saturday 30th January 2021
  • 10:00 – 16:00 Sunday 31st January 2021
  • 10:00 – 16:00 Saturday 6th February 2021
  • 10:00 – 16:00 Sunday 7th February 2021

If you have missed these dates please contact Alan Phillips on 0428 904 907 or via email at to arrange an alternative viewing.


What is the registration fee and what does it include?

Following the shortened 2020 football season due to COVID-19, we have been fortunate to receive a discount on rego fees from our governing bodies, FFA, FNSW and SSFA. We are very pleased to be able to fully pass this on by way of an approximate one-off 10-15% discount to our 2021 registration fees compared to 2020.

  • U06 $150
  • U07 $150
  • U08 $165
  • U09 $165
  • U10 $180
  • U11 $180

Note that school-enrolled children may be eligible for the NSW Government’s $100 Active Kids Rebate Voucher Scheme. See our ‘Active Kids Voucher Scheme’ section for more details. The voucher details can be entered during online registration to receive your discount. Family Discount is also available where more than one family member residing at the same address registers

Please bear in mind that included in your 2021 fees are:-

  • All FFA, FNSW and SSFA registration fees
  • Insurance coverage
  • Referee fees and match costs
  • Ground upkeep, pitch watering and lighting costs
  • Equipment and specialised training costs
  • The loan of a Menai Hawks playing jersey for the season – we are one of the few remaining clubs that don’t require you to buy your own shirt in addition to your registration fees!
  • A $25 fundraising levy – we once again will not be asking you to work in the canteen or on the BBQ this season


How do I get a uniform?

New players to Menai Hawks receive free socks and shorts which are available from the uniform shop at Buckle Reserve.  The uniform shop is open every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season as well as on registration, grading and trial game days before the season starts. For existing players replacement shorts and socks are available to purchase.

For all players your registration fee includes the loan of a Menai Hawks playing shirt for the season. These are available from your team manager shortly before the season commences and should be returned to the club via your team manager at the end of the season.


When is grading?

5th Feb 2021    XXX NOTE NEW DATES/TIMES FOR U08’s XXX    (all other age group times are unchanged)

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

Our grading policy was updated in 2020 and is based on a philosophy 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.

2021 grading dates/times are as follows:-

Age Drills Game
U06 / W06 –N/A– Fri 12th Feb 17:00 – 18:00
U07 / W07 –N/A– Fri 19th Feb 17:00 – 18:00
U08 / W08 Thu 11th Feb 18:00 – 19:00 Thu 18th Feb 18:00 – 19:00
U09 / W09 Sat 13th Feb 10:30 – 11:30 Sat 20th Feb 10:30 – 11:30
U10 / W10 Sat 13th Feb 13:00 – 14:00 Sat 20th Feb 13:00 – 14:00
U11 / W11 Sat 13th Feb 14:30 – 15:30 Sat 20th Feb 14:30 – 15:30

All sessions are held at Buckle Reserve, Menai. All players must wear football boots and shinpads and bring a bottle of water.


How can I get involved?

Menai Hawks is run entirely by volunteers. Each team needs a Coach to help the players develop their skills and a Manager to ensure everyone knows when and where games and training are. Without these roles filled there will be no team. The roles are really rewarding. Please consider whether you could fill one of these roles and if so please let us know on grading day or via email at


Who can I contact with questions?

Club Secretary and Registrar Alan Phillips on 0428 904 907 or via email at

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