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MiniRoos

What is MiniRoos?

MiniRoos is an initiative developed by the Football Federation of Australia (FFA) for players aged 5-11 yrs played on smaller sized fields. Each year field sizes increase with age groups as well as the number of players in a team and duration of games. Games are designed to allow for the frequent interchange of players giving maximum game time and positional opportunities.

Here at UQFC, we have boys only, girls only as well as mixed teams at each age group.

2019 IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

UQFC is currently at full capacity in our Miniroos U6 -U11 teams for 2018. There is limited opportunity for new players including boys and girls in all age groups and advanced players in development teams.

It is strongly recommended that you DO NOT sign on and pay online unless you have been offered a place in a team by our MiniRoos Administrator.

Should you wish to record your expression of interest for 2019 – the list will open on 1st of September 2018 Register here for 2019 Expression of Interest (U6 – U12). Available places in age groups will be offered according to your spot on the waitlist.

 

When do we play and train?

MiniRoos fixtures are played on either Friday night or Saturday mornings and at UQFC we run an “in house” competition for U6, U7 and U8. All games are played at our junior grounds at Cubberla Creek Reserve, Kenmore.

U6-U11 MiniRoos Season starts: Friday, April 26th 2019 (to be confirmed) as set by Football Brisbane each season.

U6: 6:15pm kick offs – 4v4 on Friday evening
U7: 8am kick offs – 4v4 on Saturday morning
U8: 9am kick offs – 7v7 on Saturday morning

U9 (7v7), U10 (9v9) and U11 (9v9) age groups participate in competitions administered through Football Brisbane (FB) with a home and away ground format in which kick off times vary. MiniRoos train once per week.

There are no set training times for MiniRoos due to number of teams at the club and varies from 3.45pm, 4.45pm & a 6.00pm start across 5 venues in the local area. Training times are confirmed after the team is formed and a coach and manager have volunteered. Space for training is allocated on the coach’s availability and field space at that time. We can not guarantee first preference for training times for all teams. MiniRoos teams are generally scheduled in the afternoon with Junior Teams (U12-U16) training in the evening.

How are teams selected?

U6, U7 and U8 are not graded and to maximize enjoyment are encouraged to form teams with friends or classmates. The U9-U11 age groups consist of 3 participation groupings based on skill level organized by Football Brisbane. The groupings are called Geckos, Goannas and Komodo Dragons. These teams are formed based on the assessment of players by UQFC and our independent coaches throughout the previous season. Placing players of similar ability into teams ensures the best possible opportunity for players to develop their skills, self-esteem, and confidence.

How do I join a team? If you are a returning player our MiniRoos Administrator will contact your previous team manager towards the end of the season to see if that team wishes to stay together or add a couple of players if moving up an age group. If yes, then please register online in January using the myfootballclub.com.au data base and when you attend our sign on days let our staff know which team you are staying in. Places for existing players are guaranteed season to season.

If new to the club, please see important message above.

Due to high demand each season we can not guarantee any positions for new players until February when our existing players have signed on and we know how many places are available.

Important information for 2019 – new U6 players

U6 teams will be formed in the following order of priority:

-players born 2013

– players with siblings already at UQFC

-players born 2014