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MiniRoos U6-U12

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MiniRoos Football - Under 6 to Under 12

MiniRoos Football is a smaller version of football that provides girls and boys aged under 6 - 12 with a fun introduction to the world game.  MiniRoos Club Football is designed for kids; it is all about having fun, learning new skills and making life-long friends while playing in friendly and encouraging environment.

Brighton MiniRoos teams train once midweek with games held on Saturday mornings (older teams may train twice a week).  MiniRoos games are not scored and no league tables are kept.  Teams play home and away games. 

The 18-round season generally begins in April and finishes in September. Specific dates are released each year coordinating with school holidays. 

The field and team structure is designed to cater for each age group.  They are designed to encourage participation and the free flow of play.  Age group structure:

Under 6 & 7

6 players per team. 

Small fields with 4 players on the field (no goalkeepers).

Games have 15 minute halves; played early Saturday mornings.

Under 8 & 9

10 players per team.

Roughly quarter field with 7 players on the field, including a goalie.

Games with 20 minute halves; normally played early to mid-morning on Saturday.

Under 9's play in graded competition, this encourages participation and enjoyment for all players.

Under 10 - 12

12 players per team.

The field is normally ¾ of full field, with 9 players on field, including a goalie.

Games with 25 minute halves; normally played mid-morning on Saturday.

Under 10 - 12 play in graded competitions.


What you need: Kids are required to wear shin pads and football boots for all training sessions and games.  They also need the club uniform for official matches.  A uniform pack is available to purchase from the online shop, and second hand boots are available to purchase at the club.  All balls and other equipment will be provided at games and training. For uniform enquiries please email retail@brightonbulldogs.org.au


Our Coaches:  Our coaches are volunteers and parents who give their time to help improve the football skills of our children.  Please support our coaches by attending training sessions and games, to help monitor your own and other children's behaviour.  

Coaching is a very rewarding role.  If you would like to be involved in the coaching team at the Bulldogs, please email admin@brightonbulldogs.org.au  Coaching courses are provided, and support is available.  If you are interested, have a discussion with one of our coaches or committee members. 


Preseason training:

The program is in Feb/March each year and aims to get the kids moving and introduces them to other players within their age group.  Please see the home page during this period for more details on times.


U9-U12 Gradings:

MiniRoos U9-U12 age groups play in a graded competition. The Football Queensland grades are Kangaroo, Wallaby, Quokka. To ensure players ability are matched to their team allocation, players in these age groups attend grading sessions during the preseason.  Gradings take place during the preseason in Feb/March each year.


MiniRoos Academy U10-U12:

The Bulldogs academy teams play in FQ Academy League 3. The teams train twice a week during the season and games start in March. Trials for the academy teams are Oct/Nov with dates are published on the home page


More information related to the FFA MiniRoos program can be found here.

For more information or assistance, please email admin@brightonbulldogs.org.au

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