Mini Roos (U6 – U11)

Age Groups - Mini Roos (U6 - U11)

Mini Roos (U6 – U11) 2024


Who is it for?

Mini Roos is designed for boys and girls between the ages of U06 and U11. Teams are formed that can be either …

  • A mixture of boys and girls playing against mixed teams from other clubs, or
  • For girls there is an option to play in a girls only team playing against girls only teams from other clubs.


What is the Format?

Mini Roos 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 Saturday 6th April 2024 (the week after Easter) and running for 18 weeks (weather permitting). Games are scheduled for every weekend including through the school holidays.

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

The season concludes on Saturday 3urd August 2024 followed by 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:-

  • 12:00 – 16:00 Saturday 27th January 2024
  • 12:00 – 16:00 Sunday 28th January 2024
  • 10:00 – 16:00 Saturday 3rd February 2024
  • 10:00 – 16:00 Sunday 4th February 2024

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?

Please bear in mind that included in your 2024 fees are:-

  • All FFA, FNSW and SSFA registration fees
  • Player and Public Liability 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 (included in the below fees) – we once again will not be asking you to work in the canteen or on the BBQ this season

Please note that governing body fees (including player insurance fees) have increased sizeably this year and also note that Sutherland Shire Council are charging us lease costs for our buildings from 2024

Age Group EARLY BIRD Rego by Sun 11th Feb Rego from Mon 12th Feb
U06 / W06 $175 $175
U07 / W07 $175 $175
U08 / W08 $185 $185
U09 / W09 $185 $185
U10 / W10 $195 $195
U11 / W11 $195 $195

Note that school-enrolled children may be eligible for the NSW Government’s $50 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 with Menai Hawks


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?

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.

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 Wed 7th Feb 17:30 – 18:30 Wed 14th Feb 17:30 – 18:30
U07 / W07 Team Formation 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

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

In the event of inclement weather please refer to our Facebook page for guidance

Please note players must be registered to participate in grading


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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