Welcome to the 2020 season at GUFC, Land of the Giants, all U6 and U7 MiniRoos
The competition for all MiniRoos teams starts Saturday 28 March and ends Saturday 1 August. MiniRoos do not play in the finals series. Games are played every Saturday, alternating between home and away, including school holidays – please see full calendar. Please note in 2020 MiniRoos will not play games on Anzac Day, 25 April but will play a game on the Monday of the June long weekend Monday, 8 June.
After you have registered……
Please keep yourself up-to-date during the season. Here’s how:
- Visit our website www.gufc.com.au
- Sign up to the weekly e-newsletter – sign up at www.gufc.com.au/about-gufc/gufc-enews
- ‘LIKE’ our Facebook page www.facebook.com/gymeaunitedfc
- Check the club calendar – available at www.gufc.com.au
- Your team coach and manager – make sure your team’s manager and coach have your correct email address & mobile number
- ‘FOLLOW’ our Instagram #gufcgiants and post your photos using our hashtag #gufcgiants
Contact us – if you have any questions or issues during the season, contact the GUFC committee anytime:
Some useful contacts:
- Anthony Severino, President, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cathy Economos, U6/U7 Registrar, registrarU6-U7@gufc.com.au
- Lisa Brown, GUFC Registrar, email@example.com
- Cherie Donoghue, Website/News, firstname.lastname@example.org
U6 and U7 play a modified version of football with four players on a quarter field, no goalkeeper, size 3 ball and two 20 minute halves with a 5 minute half-time break. Teams usually comprise of 6 or 7 players, with 4 on the field at any one time, and 2 or 3 substitutes.
In 2014 Football Federation Australia announced the introduction of ‘MiniRoos’ as the new name and junior brand for boys & girls (u5-u11) … replacing Small Sided Football (see www.miniroos.com.au for more information).
Muster Day – U06/W06 & U07/W07 must attend our Muster Day on Monday 10th February 2020 at Gymea Bay Oval:
* U5/U6, boys & girls muster – 5.30pm
* U7, boys & girls muster – 6.15pm
U6 and U7 players attend a ‘muster’ only, where children are grouped into teams of usually 6 or 7 players. There is no grading for our u6 & u7 teams – teams are simply formed with friends or new friends! The emphasis for these age groups is fun and enjoyment of football, rather than competition. Kids won’t play games on muster day and are not required to wear their uniform or boots.
Team coach & manager – coaches and managers are very important to our club. All coaches and managers are volunteers. For most MiniRoos teams, the coach and manager comes from within the team (ie. a parent, brother, sister or friend) and they self-nominate at the muster. Swap contact details at the muster – your manager will then confirm training and gala day details.
Training – once the muster has taken place and teams are formed, teams choose their training day between two set options (usually this is Tuesday or Wednesday 3.30-4.30pm or 4.30-5.30pm). U6 and U7 training is usually held at the set times to better support coaches, organise equipment and create a fun atmosphere for the kids. It also allows teams to train together if low on numbers and/or play games against each other at training.
Wet Weather – sometimes training and games are cancelled due to wet weather. If the ovals are closed by Council, training is unable to go ahead. In the event of wet weather on a Saturday remember – unless you hear from your manager, games are always on! Watch GUFC’s website / Facebook page for extra information on wet weather arrangements.
Ground Control & BBQ – teams helping once or twice during the season with ground control or bbq are very important to the running of our club. Your team manager will contact you when it is your team’s turn to help out.
Playing venues – a full list of all fields with a link to google maps is available on GUFC’s website www.gufc.com.au/players/playing-venue-location
All sides play home & away. Home games for Under 6’s and 7’s are played at Gymea Bay Oval and every second week the team will play away. The location and time is determined by which clubs are in the particular mini roo competition. Some years we have had 3-4 Gymea sides in the one grade which means more games at Gymea Bay Oval; otherwise games are played all over the shire. The time slot is usually early Saturday morning beginning at 8am.
Can girls and boys play in the same side? – there are separate girls divisions but girls are also welcome to play with the boys in mixed teams.
Uniforms – will be available from Gymea Bay Oval ground control at various times during February and March. Watch the website for opening days/times.
MiniRoos players will need a uniform for the Gala Day. The date of the Gala Day will be advertised on the GUFC website. Also players do not require a shirt number until they play in u12’s.
All players registered with GUFC must wear the official club uniform:
- GUFC playing short $25
- GUFC playing shirt $35
- GUFC playing socks $10
Boots should be purchased for training and game days. If you are purchasing from Rebel Sports please join Rebel Active and nominate Gymea United Football Club as the Club you support. Thank you!