Keeping up with the MiniRoos

#2: Four FFNC clubs visited

July 9th, 2019

From June 27th until July 2nd MiniRoos Development Officer Annelise Rosnell travelled around Football Far North Coast participating in a range of MiniRoos Activations.


Alstonville FC Girls Skill Session

In celebration of Rebel Female Football Week Stewart Hume and Abbey Brown ran an all-girls skill session on Thursday 27th June. The session ran for 1 hour and focused on skill development, playing possession games, practising 2 v 2 and attacking and defending, and finished with a big game. The girls that attended also received a Female Football Week T-Shirt and a Matilda’s poster! The session was a great reason to get more girls together to play football and saw players from Alstonville and surrounding clubs in attendance. Stewart and Abbey were both high energy and aimed to encourage fun but facilitate learning and encourage the development of decision making in the players. We will see Alstonville again soon as their Premier League Women (with their goalkeeper Abbey Brown) travel down to Newcastle to participate in the TAFE NSW Women’s State Cup.

MiniRoos Certificate – Alstonville

Although Alstonville FC have already hosted a MiniRoos Certificate earlier in 2019 they kindly agreed to let us use their fields for a certificate on the Friday night. Interestingly, it was Dunoon United that dominated the coaching attendance! The certificate saw us talk about modern coaching methods, engagement, animation, story-telling and the overall MiniRoos philosophy. All the coaches in attendance shared their experiences with the others and helped each other gain some more knowledge about their coaching styles and journeys. The coaches in attendance will now be accredited with their MiniRoos Certificate – well done!

Bangalow Soccer Club Match Day

One of the lucky clubs to get a few games in on the Saturday morning was Bangalow SC. Their Under 6s and Under 7s got a game in just in time before the rain came back. However, those that were able to play had a great time and got to try their luck winning some prizes with the ALDI inflatable target. The day overall was a success and thank you to Bangalow for your time!

Bellingen Soccer Club MiniRoos Certificate and Training Visit

On the way back down the coast, Annelise stopped by Bellingen SC and ran a MiniRoos Certificate and joined in on their Under 6s and 8s training session. The Certificate saw 7 coaches become qualified with their MiniRoos Certificate, with the two youngest being 10 and 13. The training then commenced and the 6s and 8s split into two groups. The Under 8s even learnt some of the games that had been taught the prior hour in the MiniRoos Certificate! Overall, a positive and fun environment for the MiniRoos to learn and develop.

Thank you to all the clubs that supported this trip!


If your club would like a visit from the MiniRoos team please fill out the EOI form here – MiniRoos Visit – Expression of Interest

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