MiniRoos is an initiative developed by the Football Federation of Australia (FFA) for players aged 5-12 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.
2018 IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
MiniRoos fixtures are played on Saturdays and at UQFC we run an “in house” competition for U6, U7 and U8 with all games played at our junior grounds at Cubberla Creek Reserve, Kenmore.U8-U11 MiniRoos Season starts: March 2017
U8-U12 MiniRoos Season starts: March, as set by Football Brisbane each season.
U6-U7 MiniRoos Season starts: Term 2, to allow summer activities to conclude and to give our newest teams a few extra weeks of training before games start.
U6: 8am kick offs – 4v4
U7: 9am kick offs – 4v4
U8: 10am kick offs – 7v7
U9 (7v7), U10 (9v9) , U11 (9v9) and U12 (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.
U6, U7 and U8 are not graded and to maximize enjoyment are encouraged to form teams with friends or classmates. The U9-U12 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, than please register online in January 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 or wish to move teams, please see important message above.
Due to high demand each season we can not guarantee any positions until February at our team formation evenings.