MiniRoos Kick-off Program


Our year-round program for the younger kids (5 to 10 years old) that uses fun soccer-related games to develop basic motor and footballing skills.

Run by experienced coaches, the program operates during school terms.

Term 1, 2017

  • Wednesday: 5 - 6pm, indoor gym, Strathmore Secondary College
  • Friday: 5 - 6pm, indoor gym, Strathmore Secondary College

Cost is $15 per session (term fee payable)

Please note, kids must wear shin pads to all sessions.

For more information, contact our Miniroyals Program Co-ordinator.

MiniRoos Kick-Off program

MiniRoos Kick-Off is an introductory program for boys and girls aged from 4 to 9 years old.

Created by the Football Federation Australia (FFA), it uses short, game-based sessions to provide young newcomers to the game with a fun and, most importantly, an inclusive opportunity try their hand at the world’s favourite game.

Essendon Royals is an accredited MiniRoos Kick-Off site.

For more information about the MiniRoos Kick-Off program, visit the Kick-Off website Kick-Off website. We particularly encourage you to read the Parent Information Handbook (PDF).

For enquiries about the Royals MiniRoos Kick-Off program, please contact our Kick-Off Program Co-ordinator.

Club football

For those kids who want to play regularly, Royals fields teams in all FFV MiniRoos leagues, from under 7s to under 11s.

These games are played on much smaller pitches with 7 players (U7s-U9s) or 9 players (U10s-U11s) to ensure that everyone gets plenty of touches of the ball.

We usually field teams in all three grades (Kangaroos, Wallabies and Joeys) but the emphasis is always on having fun and developing skills.

The season runs from April to August.

For enquiries about MiniRoos small-sided teams, please contact our MiniRoos Co-ordinator.