Pre-season training details (venue/times/etc) for all teams can be found here on our website.


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.

Queries/Expression of Interest

If you have any queries, please email us [email protected].

Expressions of Interest can be submitted here.


Frequently asked questions

A document of frequently asked questions is attached below.



Under 8 – born 2015

Under 9 – born 2016

Under 10 – born 2011

Under 11 – born 2010

Under 12 – born 2009 – now part of Juniors competition

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




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