Pre-season training will commence Wednesday, 10th February 2021 @ Balfe Park.


Due to covid cancelling the second session last week, another session will be run Wednesday, 24th February 2021 again, details below.

  • 5.45 pm for Under 8’s and 9’s
  • 6.45 for Under 10’s and 11’s

We will send an email to all who have completed the Expression of Interest or registered to play last year to confirm details.

To complete an expression of interest, please click here.


Pre-season training is between 6-7.30 pm.  Training for MiniRoos will be  Monday and/or Wednesday (U8 & 9) or Tuesday and Thursday (U10-11-12), details available available shortly.

MiniRoos is the name for sub-junior football below 13 years.  (Please note, 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 Street, 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 2013

Under 9 – born 2012

Under 10 – born 2011

Under 11 – born 2010

Under 12 – born 2009 – now part of Juniors competition


All coaches will be advised in early February 2021.

More information about MiniRoos can be found here on Football Victoria’s website.



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