HomeTeamsU8-U12 MiniRoos

MiniRoos football caters for our youngest players to give them an introduction to the game.  Ranging in age groups from Under 8 through to Under 12, the purpose is to give children the basic skills of playing this low-contact team sport in a friendly, fun environment.  For these age categories it’s all about development and building skills in preparation for competitive football. Coaching wise we are looking at developing the following skills:

  • 1v1
  • running with the ball,
  • striking/shooting
  • first touch.

The U8 and U9 age groups play 7-a-side on approximately 1/4 size pitch with 20 minutes in each half with goal keepers.  The U10 to U12 age groups play 9-a-side on a 1/2 size pitch with 25 minutes per half. The U8 competition is not graded whereas the U9 to U11 age group is softly graded in leagues such as Kangaroo (Advanced), Wallaby (Intermidate) and Quokka (Beginner) leagues, although no league tables will be published.


Teams usually train once per week for 60 mins with training day and time been depended on field space and coach availability.  A season training schedule is provided prior to the training commencement in February


Fixtures are played on Saturday’s, predominately in the morning but teams may be scheduled the odd game after 12:00pm depending on field space.  All miniroo teams participate in an 18 week a home and away non graded competition.  Fixtures will be provided by Football Queensland and a season schedule is released the week prior to the season commencement.


Registration Process

Club Membership Fees

Miniroo Competition:

  • Under 8: Club $325 | FFA: $64.50
  • Under 9: Club $325 | FFA: $64.50
  • Under 10: Club $325 | FFA: $64.50
  • Under 11: Club $325 | FFA: $64.50
  • Under 12: Club $350 | FFA: $64.50
How to Register

Register Online:

New Farm United operates a Two Tier registration system where you register with the Club and with the National Registration System. Registration and Payment for Play Football is done through the Football Queensland platform called Squadi.  Registering in both platforms is compulsory.

Registering with Squadi ensures 12 month insurance coverage for the player.  If a player does not complete this component they will not be covered should any injury occur throughout the season.

To Register for New Farm United & Playfootball please click the registration button below.

Register In Person: Attend our sign on day at our New Farm Park Clubhouse on Saturday 28 January & Saturday 4 February, 9am – 11am. Alternatively, please contact our Club Administrator – clubadmin@newfarmsoccer.com.au

Merchandise & Playing Equipment

The club has an agreement with Statewide Sports as our official merchandise and football equipment supplier.  All players are required to play in appropriate branding (particularly shorts & socks) with all equipment available for purchase from the Club’s Uniform Shop.

Registration Policy

Players must be registered and fully paid before they are able to participate in any competition.  New Farm United does operate a no refund policy, once registrations have been processed there will be no refunds unless approved by Committee.  All players who register with New Farm will be given a team placement. Please note that if a player for some reason is not able to be offered a team placement in their age group, then a full refund will be provided.

All players (U6-Seniors) are required to purchase a club playing shorts and club playing socks which are available through the Club Uniform Shop. Club Polo and/or Training Shirt is recommended but optional and also available to be purchased through the Club Uniform Shop.

Coaching Focus

Motor Skills Development
With or without a ball, the children will be challenged in through gross-motor skill movement.
This element is important not just for football, but for life in general. The one-legged stand has never been so much fun, with and without the ball.
The very essence of movement should be an integral part of each session. Basic skills such as running, jumping, turning and twisting are to be introduced. Hand-Eye and Foot-Eye Coordination are developed which are integral for all sports.
Introduction to Stretching, Exercise and Health Benefits
Full body stretches are not advocated, but rather there is an introduction to such activities to educate the children on the benefits of healthy lifestyle choices.

Basic Football Skills
The skills are introduced in a fun and relaxed manner. By introducing the information in a gradual and exciting way, the children are learning the basic fundamentals under the guise of having fun.
We seek to instil an understanding of good sportsmanship and respectful conduct on and off the pitch. The program aims to develop good athletes who accept winning and losing in the same spirit and manner. Throughout all training and games, there is a focus on showing a “respect for all players and officials”.
Fun through Gameplay
After several weeks of sessions and practice the concept of a game becomes instinctive in the participant’s football development. Simple throw-ins and goal-kicks skills are taught, but they are encouraged to have fun and permitted to learn through play. Participation and having fun is the key element we are seeking to promote.

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