ALDI Miniroos Kick-Off

Glen Eira’s ALDI Miniroos Kick-Off is an introductory football (soccer) program for boys and girls aged 5 to 7 years old (incl).

Glen Eira FC is an accredited Kick-Off site running under the auspices of the national ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Off program. This program is an initiative of the FFA, the Football Federation of Australia.

  • The 5-7yo program runs on Saturday mornings and consists of skills development practices, including 1v1 and 2v2 contests.

When they are ready the kids will be invited to participate in a 4v4 ALDI MiniRoos match. This is a modified version of the game designed to meet the needs of younger players. The smaller sized fields with fewer numbers of players per team, encourages more touches on the ball and opportunities for more goals to be scored.

Come for a try-out and if he/she likes it, then you can sign up online. Registered Kick-Off kids get a medal on the club’s Family Gala Day.

AIA Vitality Miniroos Kick-Off poster

The program runs in terms 2 and 3 on Saturday mornings at 11am.

  • Sat 06-Apr-2019. First Kick-Off session for the year.
  • Sat 20-Apr-2019. Easter Break (No session)
  • Sat 06-July-2019. Mid-year break (No session) 
  • Sat 10-Aug-2019. Mini-World Cup as part of the Family Gala Day at Glen Eira FC with medal presentations & jumping castles.
  • Sat 31-Aug-2019. The last kick-off session for the year.

What time is 5-7yo Kick-Off?

  • ALDI Miniroos Kick-Off sessions for 5-7yo run each Saturday morning from 11:00am till 12:00pm.

Where is 5-7yo Kick-Off?

We are on KO-1 to KO-5 near the BBQs on Munro Avenue.

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Boys and girls who turn 5, 6 or 7 during the year are eligible to join the ALDI Miniroos Kick-Off program run by Glen Eira.

Slightly younger or older children may also join Kick-Off as appropriate. For example there maybe 8 year olds who haven’t played before and need some introductory skills and familiarity with the game. Or maybe the child’s physical size or skill-level means they’d have more fun in the Kick-Off program than elsewhere.

Glen Eira FC – Register & Pay

What to wear/bring?

Go Ollie! Glen Eira Kick-Off 5-7yo participants are provided with coloured bibs to use during the sessions.

ALDI Miniroos Kick-Off kids usually buy their own boots and shin guards. Runners are also fine, as long as the soles aren’t too smooth and the grass isn’t too wet.

Remember to bring their water bottles too.

Involvement of Parents

Your help is needed if your kids are to get the most out of their introduction to football. Please try to find ways to contribute… maybe offer to help out by turning up early to help set up, or storing away the equipment, etc.

What if the weather is rotten?

If you don’t hear from the Kick-Off coordinator via text 20 mins before start time, then you should assume the session is on.

If any sessions are completely rained out, we will have catch-up sessions during the holiday break or extend the season a week or two.

How much does it cost?

Click here to see the Fees page..

Compared to U8

5-7yo program
  • focus is on skills development not match play
  • Kids can wear whatever they tops and shorts they like.
  • No mid-week training sessions.
  • 7 v 7 (with goalies)
  • Half the matches are away against other clubs.
  • U8 teams have a coach and team manager.
  • Players are required to buy their own club uniform
  • U8 teams train once a week (typically 6pm on a Mon,Tue, Wed or Thu night)
  • More details at Miniroos U8-U11

What if we’re not sure?

You can come along to any ALDI Miniroos Kick-Off sessions for a free try-out session. If your child likes it and wants to come back then you can go online and join up after that.