We're proud to be part of the MiniRoos family, delivering the Football Federation Australia's (FFA) designed Kick-Off Program for kids aged 4-6, and participating in MiniRoos Club Football within our local Eastern Suburbs Football Association (ESFA).
Our Mission is to
- ensure all kids have a fun, safe environment to learn the game
- provide an accredited GWFC coach for all kids in our club
- keep the cost of playing to an absolute minimum
- ensure that each child is valued, not just another number in a 'super club'
- promote health, confidence, teamwork and enjoyment for all
Scroll down for some more information about our programs and how your child can register to play football for just $170 for the season!
What football programs does Glebe Wanderers offer?
• MiniRoos Kick-Off Program (www.miniroos.com.au/kick-off)
For boys and girls aged 4-6 years
An introduction to the beautiful game, and the only national program that is run through the Football Federation of Australia (FFA).
Where: Heffron Park, Maroubra
When: Every Saturday morning at 8am & Thursday 5-5.45pm
(School & public holiday weekend: 8th April, 15th April, 10th June & 8th July will have no sessions)
Commences: 1st April 2020
• MiniRoos – ESFA Club Football (www.miniroos.com.au/club)
For boys and girls aged 5-11 years
An opportunity for your child to play small sided games through the ESFA club structure every weekend of the season.
The smaller fields, modified rules and fewer players mean a more enjoyable game with more opportunities to touch the ball and more opportunities to score goals. As your child progresses through the various age groups they will be introduced to playing environments that most suit their stage of development and prepare them for the transition to 11v11 football when the time comes.
Where do games and training take place?
Where: Home Games at Heffron Park, Maroubra
Away Games at various venues around the Eastern Suburbs
Saturday Kick off times (pending ESFA confirmation):
Under-6: 8am Under-10: 11am
Under-7: 9am Under-11: 12pm
Under-8: 9am Under-12: 1pm
Season Commences: April (pening ESFA confirmation)
Where: Heffron Park, Maroubra
When: Thursday 5-6pm, 6-7pm
***Allocation dependent on final team structures and council confirmation.
How much is registration and what is included?
We have capped fees for all children through our program to $170.
For this, each child will receive a full playing kit, football and end of year medal.
All Association Fees, insurance and ground hire fees are also included.
Does my child need to have played before?
No, players of all abilities and skill levels are welcome.
What age does my child need to be?
Children turning 4 in 2020 are welcome to join our Kick-Off Program which can cater for kids up to 6 who are new to the game and not yet ready for Club teams.
Can my child play with their friends?
Yes, where possible, we will facilitate all kids to allow them to play with their friends – this may not always be possible where an imbalance exists in playing standard or age. All requests can be discussed with Program Leaders/Managers.
What Age Group will my child play in?
The age your child turns in 2020 is the Age Group they should play in. (e.g. if your child is turning 9 in 2020, they should play in the Under 9's Age Group.)
What is the inclement weather policy?
Any washed out weekends will be cancelled when the grounds are closed based upon the weather. Please call the ESFA wet weather line at 8am on match days on 8347 8806 to check for ground closures.
We will also post a notice on the GWFC Juniors facebook page where a cancellation arises.
What playing equipment does my child need?
Football Boots & Shinpads – we will provide a full kit for playing which should be worn in full for every Saturday game.
Additionally, every child should bring their water bottle, and should have sunscreen applied prior to arrival.
When does the Season start & finish?
The season will commence in April and run through to August.
Are there games during the school/ public holidays?
No matches will be a played on the following weekends –
How many games are there per season?
15 rounds have been scheduled but washed out games will not be replayed for the U8 – 12s non-competitive leagues.
There will also be Gala days at clubs through the season.
What size ball do kids play with?
Kick-Off kids and U-6 – U-9’s use a size 3 ball and the U-10 – U-12's use a size 4 ball.
Will each team have an accredited coach with Working with Children Clearance?
Yes, we aim to provide each team with an accredited coach who will design and deliver training sessions and assist on matchdays.
We will also have guest coaches from our senior teams who will volunteer to work with the team coaches through the season.
All team coaches will have WWC clearance, verified and recorded on our club register.
How can I register my child in a team or program?
• MiniRoos Kick-Off Program
To register for the MiniRoos Kick Off Program, you should go to www.miniroos.com.au and enter your postcode in the top right hand corner of the page.
This will list all available programs and you should click on Glebe Wanderers FC (ESFA) MiniRoos
You can click on the register link on the right hand side and follow the instruction from there.
Please follow the following instructions to register online for our club:
a)Go to the MyFootballClub website: www.myfootballclub.com.au
b)Click on “Register Now”
c)Select “Player Registration”
d)Follow the prompts to proceed to login pages, create or find your FFA number and/or reset your password
e)Login using your FFA number and password:
a)Once logged in, select “Make a Registration” or “Register Now”
b)Update contact details if necessary.
c)On the next screen, enter the club name
NB: If you get a message saying there are no packages then click OK and check the club name
d)Select the Registration role as: “Player”
e)Select the correct Registration Package that applies for your registration.
MiniRoos U-6 MiniRoos U-10
MiniRoos U-7 MiniRoos U-11
MiniRoos U-8 MiniRoos U-12
f)Click the “Add” button.
g)Click the Next button at the bottom of the screen.
h)Read and acknowledge the Terms and Conditions then click Next.
i)Select “Manual Payment at Club” and transfer to club bank details below, or bring cash
Ref: Your Child’s Name & Age Group
NB: Payment must be made before a registration can be accepted.
j)Answer the questions on the final page and click the “Save All Answers” button.
Your registration has now been submitted. Make sure you have paid your fees and completed any necessary ID checks, etc.
3.Where do I go if I need help with my registration?
If you have any trouble with your registration you can use the following resources to help you.