Sunday MiniRoos Boys & Girls U8-U12

Pre-season training for Mini Roos has commenced.


Pre-season training is between 6.00 - 8.30 pm, further details on days/venues can be found here.


MiniRoos is the name for sub-junior football below 13 years.  (Technically, Under 12's are now classed as juniors, however, they still play on a half sized pitch).

We aim to encourage children to participate and where necessary and possible we will add extra teams, especially at the youngest ages, to enable children to play, enjoy and learn the game.

Leagues and Rules

MiniRoos teams play in fixtured leagues but with no match points and no league tables.  (For introductory programs for younger children under 8 and below go HERE.)

Both girls and boys can play in the Boys leagues.

Teams play on smaller pitches with smaller goals, slightly modified rules and reduced player numbers - all conditions proven to be a more engaging and more effective form of the game for the development of younger players.

Under 8 and under 9 teams are 7 a side on the field with up to 3 players on the bench and rolling interchange.  They play on a quarter pitch for 2 x 20 minute halves.

Under 10 and under 11 teams are 9 a side on the field with up to 4 players on the bench and rolling interchange.  They play on a half pitch for 2 x 25 minute halves.

About the season

MiniRoos club teams usually play early on Sundays from 9 am to 1 pm.  Home matches will be played at Balfe Park in John St East Brunswick.

Away matches are played around the northern/western suburbs of Melbourne.

Official league matches commences around Easter each year.


Players should wear their club-supplied training shirt, shorts, long socks and shin guards.

Players should bring a water bottle and a jacket.

If you have any queries, please email

Frequently asked questions

A document of frequently asked questions is attached below.



Under 8 - born 2012

Under 9 - born 2011

Under 10 - born 2010

Under 11 - born 2009

Under 12 - born 2008


All coaches will be advised in early February 2020.

Under 8

Coordinator: Mirela Matthews


Under 9 

Coordinator:  Sean Mullen



Under 10 

Coordinator: Alex Hall


Under 11

Coordinator: Stefan Pietich


Under 12

Coordinator:   Rachel Krunic



More information about MiniRoos can be found here (from Football Victoria).

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