Juniors

Matches - 2022

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 2nd April 2022 and concludes on Saturday 20th August 2022.

There will be a Miniroos Gala Day held after the conclusion of the 2022 season on Saturday 27th August 2022. These Gala Days are Round Robins of 3-4 shorts games which normall take about 2-3 hours to complete.


Winter Season Training - 2022 - Tuesday 5th April to Wednesday 24th August

Season training for U6's, U7's, U8's, U9's & U10's Mixed Junior Teams are planned to be conducted on Tuesday & Wednesday nights between 4:00pm to 7:00pm at Willoughby Park Oval #2 (corner of Warrane Road & Robert Street, Willoughby). The training allocations are as follows:

Tuesday Nights:

 
Willoughby Park #2 Start End Team Coach
Northern End 4:00pm 4:50pm U6 Orcas Jack Kelly
Northern End 5:00pm 5:50pm U6 Piranhas Jack Kelly
Northern End 6:00pm 6:50pm U9 Gazelles Jack Kelly
Southern End 4:00pm 4:50pm U7 Hammerheads Adam Goodyer
Southern End 5:00pm 5:50pm U8 Marlins Adam Goodyer
Southern End 6:00pm 6:50pm U9 Barracudas Adam Goodyer

Wednesday Nights:
 
Willoughby Park #2 Start End Team Coach
Northern End 4:00pm 4:50pm U7 Mermaids Ian Burge
Northern End 5:00pm 5:50pm U7 Sharks Zarko Palavra
Northern End 6:00pm 6:50pm U9 Stingrays Angelo Rozos
Southern End 4:00pm 4:50pm U8 Eels Jack Kelly
Southern End 5:00pm 5:50pm U6 Seahorses Jack Kelly
Southern End 6:00pm 6:50pm U10 Chameleons Jack Kelly

Due to the number of new teams in 2022, winter training will now be spread over two nights to accomodated the team numbers. Teams Managers will be advised  final allocations (day/time) for training the Junior Age Coordinator once registrations & teams have been finalised.

Game Format

U06's Junior Mixed:
  • Miniroos
  • Field Size: 30 x 20
  • Ball Size: 3
  • Match Duration: 2 x 20 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 20 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 Minirioos National Playing Formats & Rules flyer.

Game Leaders


In Miniroos (U6-U11), the Team Mangers is required to appoint a parent to act as "Game Leader", rather than a referee. It is comon practice for each team to appoint a "Game Leader" for one-half of the game. Or alternativel, if both teams agree, one "Game Leader" can be appinted for the whole game.

Game-Leaders should familiarise themselves with the
Miniroos National Playing Formats & Rules.

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.