Juniors

Matches - 2021

All U06's to U11's Mixed Junior (Miniroos) games are played within the NSFA catchment area, and includes grounds within the following council areas:

  • Willoughby;
  • North Sydney;
  • Lane Cove;
  • Ku-ring-gai; &
  • Hornsby.
Generally, U06's to U07's teams will be put in Zones (North & South) with teams playing at Miniroo centres within their area. Teams in U08's to U09's will also be put in Zones (North & South, with a Top Zone being the Cross). There is no North/South split in U10's to U11's.

Games are usually scheduled on Saturdays from 8:00am to 1:00pm.

The Mixed Juniors (U6's to U11's) season commences on Saturday 17th April 2021 and concludes on Saturday 21st August 2021.

There will be a Miniroos Gala Day held after the conclusion of the 2021 season on Saturday 28th August 2021. These Gala Days are Round Robins of 3-4 shorts games which normall take about 2-3 hours to complete.


Pre-Season Training - 2021 - Wednesday 17th March 2021 to Wednesday 31st March 2021

Pre-Season training for U6's, U7's, U8's, & U9's Mixed Junior Teams are planned to be conducted on Wednesday nights between 4:00pm to 7:00pm at Willoughby Park Oval #2 (corner of Warrane Road & Robert Street, Willoughby). Start times & dates for each team will be advised once finalised.

Winter Season Training - 2021 - Wednesday 7th April 2021 to Wednesday 25th August 2021 (Draft)

Season training for U6's, U7's, U8's, & U9's Mixed Junior Teams are planned to be conducted on Wednesday nights between 4:00pm to 7:00pm at Willoughby Park Oval #2 (corner of Warrane Road & Robert Street, Willoughby). Start times for each team are as follows:
  • U7 Marlins - Wedneday - Willoughby Park #2 (South) - 4:00pm to 4:50pm - Coach: Tom;
  • U7 Eels - Wednesday - Willoughby Park #2 (North West) - 4:30pm to 5:20pm - Coach: Antony;
  • U6 Sharks - Wednesday - Willoughby Park #2 (North East) - 4:30pm to 5:20pm - Coach: Zarko;
  • U8 Gazelles - Wednesday - Willoughby Park Oval #2 (South) - 5:00pm to 5:50pm - Coach Tom;
  • U8 Barracudas - Wednesday - Willoughby Park Oval #2 (North East) - 5:30pm to 6:20pm - Coach Ian & Robert;
  • U8 Stingrays - To be advised;
  • U9 Cameleons - Wednesday - Willoughby Park Oval #2 (South) - 6:00pm to 6:50pm - Coach Adam
Depending on the number of new teams for the 2021 season, addition training sessions may be held on Tuesday nights between 4:00pm to 6:00pm at Willoughby Park #2.

Game Format

U06's Junior Mixed:
  • Miniroos
  • Field Size: 30 x 20
  • Ball Size: 3
  • Match Duration: 2 x 15 minutes
  • Half Time Break: 5 minutes
  • Goals Size: Maximum 1M x 2M (internal)
  • Goalie: No
  • Players on Field: 4
  • Squad based
  • Approx. Squad Size: 11 (minimum 8, maximum 12)
  • Offside: No
  • Throw In / Kick In: Kick In.
U07's Junior Mixed:
  • Miniroos
  • Field Size: 30 x 20
  • Ball Size: 3
  • Match Duration: 2 x 15 minutes
  • Half Time Break: 5 minutes
  • Goals Size: Maximum 1M x 2M (internal)
  • Goalie: No
  • Players on Field: 4
  • Squad based
  • Approx. Squad Size: 11 (minimum 8, maximum 12)
  • Offside: No
  • Throw In / Kick In: Kick In.
U08's Junior Mixed:
  • Miniroos
  • Field Size: 40 x 30
  • Ball Size: 3
  • Match Duration: 2 x 20 minutes
  • Half Time Break: 5 minutes
  • Goal Size: Maximum 2M x 3M
  • Goalie: Yes
  • Players on Field: 7
  • Team based
  • Approx. Team Size: 10 (minimum 7, maximum 10)
  • Offside: No
  • Throw In / Kick In: Throw In.
U09's Junior Mixed:
  • Miniroos
  • Field Size: 40 x 30
  • Ball Size: 3
  • Match Duration: 2 x 20 minutes
  • Half Time Break: 5 minutes
  • Goal Size: Maximum 2M x 3M
  • Goalie: Yes
  • Players on Field: 7
  • Team based
  • Approx. Team Size: 10 (minimum 7, maximum 10)
  • Offside: No
  • Throw In / Kick In: Throw In.
U10's Junior Mixed:
  • Miniroos
  • Field Size: 60 x 40
  • Ball Size: 4
  • Match Duration: 2 x 25 minutes
  • Half Time Break: 5 minutes
  • Goal Size: Maximum 2M x 5M
  • Goalie: Yes
  • Players on Field: 9
  • Team based
  • Approx. Team Size: 12 (minimum 9, maximum 13)
  • Offside: No
  • Throw In / Kick In: Throw In.
U11's Junior Mixed:
  • Miniroos
  • Field Size: 60 x 40
  • Ball Size: 4
  • Match Duration: 2 x 25 minutes
  • Half Time Break: 5 minutes
  • Goal Size: Maximum 2M x 5M
  • Goalie: Yes
  • Players on Field: 9
  • Team based
  • Approx. Team Size: 12 (minimum 9, maximum 13)
  • Offside: No
  • Throw In / Kick In: Throw In.
U12's Junior Mixed:
  • Competition
  • Field Size: Full
  • Ball Size: 4
  • Match Duration: 2 x 25 minutes
  • Half Time Break: 5 minutes
  • Goal Size: Full
  • Goalie: Yes
  • Players on Field: 11
  • Team based
  • Approx. Team Size: 13 (minimum 12, maximum 16)
  • Offside: Yes
  • Throw In / Kick In: Throw In.
U13's Junior Mixed:
  • Competition
  • Field Size: Full
  • Ball Size: 4
  • Match Duration: 2 x 30 minutes
  • Half Time Break: 5 minutes
  • Goal Size: Full
  • Goalie: Yes
  • Players on Field: 11
  • Team based
  • Approx. Team Size: 13 (minimum 12, maximum 16)
  • Offside: Yes
  • Throw In / Kick In: Throw In.
For more information on the Junior Mixed Competition (U6's-U11's), please refer to the ALDI Minirioos National Playing Formats & Rules flyer.

Team Regrading (U6-U11)


The NSFA will be regrading individual teams within each Age Group during the season to ensure that teams should be reasonably matched. This regrading process is conducted every 4-5 weeks based on the actual game results.

Uniforms

Players are required to purchase their own boots, shin pads & shorts. Socks will be provided. Refer to the "Registration" page for further information.

Trophies

Each miniroo players will receive an individually engraved trophy at the conclusion of the season.

Wet Weather


Decisions on weekend ground closures (due to rain/wet weather) are generally not made until Friday afternoon. A Wet Weather message will be communicated on the NSFA website by 5:00pm Friday. Please refer to the NSFA's Wet Weather page.

Grounds may also be closed on Saturday's by clubs or referees if they deem the ground to be unfit to play. Every effort will be made to communicate these to Club's via the NSFA website. However, this may not always be possible.

Please do not assume that just because it has rained that a game is cancelled. Please always check the NSFA's
Fixtures & Results page to see if a game has been relocated to another ground or cancelled.