Mini Roos (U6 – U11)

Age Groups - Mini Roos (U6 - U11)

Mini Roos (U6 – U11)

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 15 minutes per half
U07 – typically 6 players in the team playing 4 v 4 with 20 minutes per half
U08 – typically 9/10 players in a team playing 7 v 7 with 20 minutes per half
U09 – typically 9/10 players in a team playing 7 v 7 with 20 minutes per half
U10 – typically 11/12 players in a team playing 9 v 9 with 25 minutes per half
U11 – typically 11/12 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 28th March 2020 and running for 18 weeks (weather permitting) breaking only for Easter weekend and Anzac Day. Note that this year there will also be a game on Public Holiday Monday 8th June.

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 1st August 2020 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 click here and follow the instructions. Note that you will need to select ‘Aldi MiniRoos Club Football Age 5-11’ at the ‘Find your team’ stage. Make sure that you enter ‘Menai Hawks Football Club’ in the Club search box and select the appropriate age group as the Registration Product. You can also pay the registration fee via credit card at this site.

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 18th January 2020
  • 13:00 – 16:00 Sunday 19th January 2020
  • 13:00 – 16:00 Saturday 25th January 2020
  • 10:00 – 16:00 Saturday 1st February 2020
  • 10:00 – 16:00 Sunday 2nd February 2020

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?

Registration fees for 2020 have been held at 2019 levels and are as follows:-

  • U06 $165
  • U07 $165
  • U08 $180
  • U09 $180
  • U10 $195
  • U11 $195

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 2020 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?

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.

We have 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.

2020 grading dates/times are as follows:-

Age Drills Game
U06 / W06 –N/A– Fri 7th Feb 17:00 – 18:00
U07 / W07 –N/A– Fri 7th Feb 18:30 – 19:30
U08 / W08 Sat 8th Feb 10:00 – 11:00 Fri 14th Feb 17:00 – 18:00
U09 / W09 Sat 8th Feb 11:30 – 12:30 Fri 14th Feb 18:30 – 19:30
U10 / W10 Sat 8th Feb 14:00 – 15:00 Sat 15th Feb 09:00 – 10:00
U11 / W11 Sat 8th Feb 15:30 – 16:30 Sat 15th Feb 10:30 – 11:30


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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