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Parents Information

MiniRoos is designed for kids of all abilities, aged 4 – 11 years. The nation-wide initiative uses short, game-based sessions to introduce the sport of football to newcomers in an inclusive way. It focuses on learning new skills, being active, making life-long friends and, potentially, unearthing the next generation of Socceroos or Matildas.

There are playing options for boys and girls:

MiniRoos Kick-Off  


What is it?

  • Introductory program

  • Short, game-based sessions​


Who is it for?

  • Boys and girls aged 4-9

  • Beginning and developing participants


When is it played?

  • Pre-season – January to March – 6-12 session program

  • Winter season – April to August – 6 to 20 session program

  • Post-season – October to December – 6-12 session program​


What does it look like?

  • 45 minute sessions

  • 1 coach per 10 participants

  • Modified games and activities to introduce participants to football​

MiniRoos Club Football


What is it?

  • Winter season team-based football

  • Small-sided football games


Who is it for?

  • Boys and girls aged 5-11

  • Children that are ready to and want to  play on a football team


When is it played?

  • April- August

  • Approx. 20 weeks


What does it look like?

  • 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

MiniRoos For Girls


What is it? 

  • All female Kick-Off programs

  • All female Club Football


Who is it for?

  • Girls aged 4-11 


When is it played?

  • Kick-Off Programs - Year round 

  • Club Football - April - August 


What does it look like? 

  • Kick-Off & Club playing formats but in an all girl environment 

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MiniRoos is the perfect way for boys and girls aged four to 11 to get involved in football.

Children's Benefits

  • Fun, football game-based sessions that build fundamental motor skills;

  • Activities aim to improve confidence and self-esteem;

  • Low participant-to-coach ratio resulting in greater individual engagement;

  • increased touches of the ball and more goal scoring opportunities;

  • Make new friends and develop fundamental social skills; 

  • Develop values of team work, cooperation, fair play, and respect for others; 

  • Develop a child's ability to make quick decisions and improve reaction time;

  • Keep healthy by getting active; 

  • Boys and girls also have the opportunity to play ALDI MiniRoos during half-time of selected Hyundai A-League / Westfield W-League / Westfield FFA Cup games throughout the summer football season, as well as international fixtures featuring our very own Socceroos and Westfield Matildas!

  • Introducing children to fun and engaging sporting activities at an early age will influence their decision to remain involved in the sport as they grow older. A more active child means a healthier, smarter and more productive member of our community;

  • ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Off programs are all linked to your local football association or club and promote pathways into these family-friendly environments;

  • ALDI MiniRoos helps build strong, active local communities that work together to ensure the health of future generations;

  • The local football club bringing you the ALDI MiniRoos experience is predominately operated by passionate, hard-working volunteers from your community. Volunteering for your community to support an activity your son or daughter is taking part in is truly a rewarding experience. Don't be shy to put your hand up and help out where possible. Many hands make light work! 

Parent's Benefits

  • ALDI MiniRoos offers time friendly sessions and locations;

  • A nationally consistent program delivered by trained coaches;

  • Personal accident insurance provided;

  • A chance to interact and spend time with your kids and other members of the community;

  • Time to catch up with friends and family;

  • ALDI MiniRoos is conveniently operated at thousands of local clubs across the country, meaning parents shouldn't have to travel too far to be part of the ALDI MiniRoos experience;

  • Constant supervision for your children in a fun, safe, welcoming environment;

  • Enjoy a coffee with your friends in the club rooms or be part of the ALDI MiniRoos action with your son or daughter on the pitch.

Community Benefits

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