Mini Roos - Season 2018

 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.

 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 15 minutes per half
  • U08 – typically 9/10 players on the team playing 7 v 7 with 20 minutes per half
  • U09 – typically 9/10 players on the team playing 7 v 7 with 20 minutes per half
  • U10 – typically 11/12 players on a team playing 9 v 9 with 25 minutes per half
  • U11 – typically 11/12 players on a team playing 9 v 9 with 25 minutes per half

 Dates & Venues

Mini Roos games are played on a Saturday morning commencing on 7th April 2018 (the week after Easter) and running for 18 weeks (weather permitting) with no breaks during school holidays

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 4th August 2018 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

To register head to and follow the instructions. If you don’t already have one you will need to create an FFA number for your child and then complete the registration selecting ‘Menai Hawks Football Club’ as the club and the relevant age group as the registration package. You can also pay the registration fee via credit card at this site. New players who are U10 or older as well as any existing U10 player will also need to upload a head and shoulders ‘passport-style’ photo during the registration process.

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, 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:-

  • Saturday 27th January 2018 13:00 – 16:00
  • Sunday 28th January 2018 13:00 – 16:00
  • Saturday 3rd February 2018 10:00 – 15:00
  • Sunday 4th February 2018 10:00 – 15:00
  • Saturday 10th February 2018 10:00 – 15:00
  • Sunday 11th February 2018 10:00 – 15:00

If you have missed these dates please contact Alan Phillips on 0408 271 668 or at to arrange an alternative viewing.

  What is the registration fee and what does it include

Fees for 2018 are as follows:-

  • U06 $155
  • U07 $155
  • U08 $170
  • U09 $170
  • U10 $185
  • U11 $185

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

Please bear in mind that included in your 2018 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


Prior to the season starting we hold a grading day 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.

Players in U06 to U08 age groups are able to either play in a team of friends or be graded and placed into an appropriate team relative to their skill level.

All players U09 and older are required to grade to be placed into a team appropriate to their skill level.

The grading days are held at Buckle Reserve, Menai as follows:-

  • U06/W06 12:00 – 14:00 Saturday 24th February 2018
  • U07/W07 14:00 – 15:00 Saturday 24th February 2018
  • U08/W08 15:00 – 16:00 Saturday 24th February 2018
  • U09/W09 16:00 – 17:30 Saturday 24th February 2018
  • U10/W10 09:00 – 10:00 Sunday 25th February 2018
  • U11/W11 10:00 – 11:00 Sunday 25th February 2018

All players must wear football boots and shin pads and bring a bottle of water


Is there anything new this year Do I need to provide anything else? What if there is wet weather? Can I get involved in any way?

 Mini Roos Contacts

Please contact:
Alan Phillips Club Secretary / Registrar 0408 271 668
Or alternatively contact us via email at

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