Play MiniRoos in 2022

Game On MiniRoos NNSWF

Will you join our team?

It’s time to run like Ellie Carpenter, shoot like Mathew Leckie and celebrate like Sam Kerr. It’s time to play football, and the best way for kids is MiniRoos.

About MiniRoos

MiniRoos uses short, game-based sessions to introduce football, to four to 11 year olds, in an inclusive way. It focuses on learning new skills, being active, making life-long friends and unearthing the next generation of Socceroos and Matildas.

Why play MiniRoos

  • It’s fun, safe, and delivered in a family friendly setting across Australia
  • Accredited with Active Kids – making it $100 more affordable
  • Make new friends, build confidence, and grow self-esteem
  • Develop values of teamwork, cooperation, fair play, and respect
  • Game-based sessions build fundamental motor skills
  • Hundreds of clubs across northern NSW to choose from
  • All MiniRoos kids recieve a free football

How to sign up

  1. Select MiniRoos Club Football
  2. Find a club in your area
  3. Click “Register Now” in PlayFootball

Important dates 

*Competitions across northern NSW commence at different times. Consult your relevant Member Zone website for more information.

Newcastle Permanent Primary School Gala Days

Newcastle Permanent School Gala Day Logo

Want to try football? Register for a gala day in your region and get a taste of MiniRoos football. Our gala days provide players with a wonderful day of football in a carnival like atmosphere.

Reasons to register:

  • Great opportunity to try football ahead of season 2022
  • Get active, build self-confidence, and have fun
  • Run by NNSWF’s expert coaches
  • Free to participate

Thanks to Newcastle Permanent, our major partner community football, for supporting gala days.

Football Far North Coast
Ballina – Saunders St Oval, Thursday 24/2/22. Register HERE
Goonellabah – Hepburn Park, Friday 25/2/22. Register HERE
Football Mid North Coast
Kempsey – Eden St Oval, Wednesday 23/2/22. Register HERE
Tuncurry – South St Oval, Thursday 24/2/22. Register HERE
Hunter Valley Football
Tenambit – Beryl Humble Oval, Wednesday 2/3/22. Register HERE
Macquarie Football
Speers Point (Years 3/4 – Stage 2) – Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility, Tuesday 1/3/22. Register HERE
Speers Point (Years 5/6 – Stage 3) – Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility, Thursday 3/3/22. Register HERE
Newcastle Football
Jesmond – Heaton Park, Friday 4/3/22. Register HERE
North Coast Football
Grafton – Rushforth Park, Monday 21/2/22. Register HERE
Coffs Harbour – McLean St Oval, Tuesday 22/2/22. Register HERE
Northern Inland Football
Inverell – Inverell Sporting Complex, Tuesday 15/3/22. Register HERE
Moree – Ron Harborne Oval, Wednesday 16/3/22. Register HERE

MiniRoos playing options 

 Club Football 
For Girls 
What is it? 
  • Introductory Program 
  • Short, game-based sessions 
  • Winter season team-based football 
  • Small-sided football games 
  • All female Kick-Off programs 
  • All female Club Football 
Who is it for? 
  • Boys and girls aged 4-9 years 
  • Beginning and developing participants 
  • Boys and girls aged 5-11 years 
  • Children that are ready to and want to play on a football team 
  • Girls aged 4-11 years 


When is it played? 
  • All year round 
  • Minimum of 4 sessions – maximum of 12 sessions 
  • April – August 
  • Approx. 20 weeks 


  • Kick-Off programs (year-round) 
  • Club Football (April-August) 
What does it look like? 
  • Approx. 45 minute sessions 
  • 1 coach per 10 participants 
  • Modified games and activities to introduce participants to football 
  • Average 1 training session and 1 game per week 
  • Team-based games of 4v4, 7v7 and 9v9 
  • Modified rules to promote inclusiveness, engagement and technical ability 
  • Kick-Off and Club Football playing formats but in an all-girl environment