We welcome all U6 and U7 MiniRoo players to GUFC, Home of the Giants
The competition for all MiniRoos teams starts 26 March and ends late 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 for current season’s dates.
After you have registered…
Please keep yourself up-to-date during the season. Here’s how:
- Visit our website www.gufc.com.au
- ‘LIKE’ our Facebook page www.facebook.com/gymeaunitedfc
- 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:
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).
U6-U7 Team Organisation
This season, GUFC will return to the previous method of organising teams based on the muster. To enable friends to be able to play together, parents are able to form teams of between 5-7 players.
A muster will be held in February (see the full calendar (hyperlink) for dates), where parents should attend to find a team for their child. Team sheets need to be completed with player details, as well as the allocation of both a coach and manager.
Team Grading Session
After this date, a team grading session will occur where teams will play a few mini games against one another. This will allow teams to be allocated an appropriate grade and ensure an even competition by reducing lopsided games and blowout scores.
It is important that all players attend the team grading session. Players will need to wear shin pads, socks and football boots (any type of shorts/shirt is acceptable). For insurance purposes, all players will need to be registered with GUFC to participate in the team grading.
Team grading will take place one morning in February, weather permitting. For dates, see the full calendar (hyperlink) and weather updates will be via the GUFC Facebook page.
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 grading sessions. Swap contact details at grading – your manager will then confirm training and gala day details.
Once the grading 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.
What happens when it rains?
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.
How are game days managed?
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.
Where are the games played?
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.
Where can I get uniforms?
Uniforms will be available from Gymea Bay Oval ground control at various times during February and March. Watch the website for opening days/times. Once the season commences the GUFC uniform shop is open at ground control, Gymea Bay Oval, each Saturday and Sunday while games are being played. MiniRoos players will need a uniform for the Gala Day. The date of the Gala Day will be advertised on the GUFC website.
Players do not require a shirt number until they play in U12’s.