Welcome to the 2021 season at GUFC, Land of the Giants, all U6 and U7 MiniRoos

The competition for all MiniRoos teams starts Saturday 10 April and ends Saturday 7 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.  

After you have registered……

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Please keep yourself up-to-date during the season. Here’s how:

Contact us – if you have any questions or issues during the season, contact the GUFC committee anytime:

Some useful contacts:

MiniRoos Competition

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 GRADING (PREVIOUSLY KNOWN AS MUSTER)

For the 2021 season, GUFC will grade all teams to assist the association in making all grades an even competition eliminating lopsided games and blowout scores. We are mindful that friends would like to play together and this can still occur. We are also aware that many players and their parents would like to see their children play in a competition with children of similar ability and GUFC will be able to accommodate this as well.

Due to the new grading process, we will require all players to attend our grading days. 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 grading. To assist with COVID-19 restrictions, all players will be required to bring a light & dark coloured shirt to grading.

Please note:

  • Grading will take place over two days. Please keep an eye out for grading day/times on the website and facebook page
  • Your child  will be graded and placed in a team of similar ability to other players
  • If you already have a team formed and consensus from all parents for the team to be graded as a whole, then this will also take place on grading day – perhaps you can have your players wear the same coloured shirts on grading day (not essential)
  • If you have any questions regarding this process you can contact as follows:-
  • Very Important – Please also copy the following in your email

U6 Grading Dates

  • Monday, 8th & 15th February 4:30pm-6:00pm @ Gymea Bay Oval
  • Times & venue are subject to change. Please check website within 24 hours of grading day

U7 Grading Dates

  • Thursday, 11th & 18th February 5:00pm-6:30pm @ Gymea Bay Oval
  • Times & venue are subject to change. Please check website within 24 hours of grading day

 

Team coach & managercoaches 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.

Trainingonce 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.

FAQ
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. 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.  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!