MUM FC MiniRoos (5 - 9 Yr Olds)
MiniRoos is essentially a small sided football program endorsed by Football West which is continually being assessed, supported and enhanced since its introduction in Australia back in 2007 by the FFA. The idea of Small Sided Football is not new, Small Sided Football is played and recognised throughout England, Ireland, The Netherlands, Scotland, Germany, France, Korea and USA, to name a few. Small Sided Football is a modified form of 11-a-side football, designed to meet the needs of players from 5s to 11s.
Our Murdoch University Melville Saturday MiniRoos (5 – 9 yrs) play an intra-club competition at Len Shearer Reserve on Saturdays. The aim of MiniRoos is to give young girls and boys the maximum opportunity to participate in football, the world’s most popular sport. As long as you are between 5 and 9 years old, you can sign up to start playing MiniRoos at MUM FC right now. See the Age Groups for Season 2023 in the table below.
|Age group||Year of birth||Playing times|
|U 5/6||2018-2017||8:30 am – 9:30 am|
|U 7||2016||9:30 am - 10:45 am|
|U 8||2015||8:30 am – 10:00 am|
|U 9||2014||9:30 am – 11:00 am|
Small Sided Football is truly aimed at young people of all abilities, not simply the more talented players in each age group. With the emphasis on participation and enjoyment, and an associated removal of the emphasis on the importance of winning, children are much more likely to enjoy their football playing experience, will be keen to play more often and are less likely to drop out of the game.
The benefits to our kids playing MiniRoos include:
- The improvement of fundamental motor skills;
- The development of social skills through peer interactions;
- Enforces the values of team work, cooperation, fair play, and respect for others;
- Enhances a child’s ability to make quick decisions and improves reaction time;
- Not to mention the Health and wellbeing benefits from regular participation in outdoor exercise;