Our youngest players start their football careers in the MiniRoo program. Spanning age groups from (5 years old) Under 6 to Under 12, these games are played with modified rules and fields.
The focus is on enjoying the game, in line with the Discovery phase of the FFA National Curriculum. Players learn football by playing football. At GTFC all our MiniRoo teams are open to both girls and boys.
Parents of players in these age groups should register after we announce our registrations are open, and following this our volunteers will begin the process of placing players in a team for the Season.
For parents of U6 to U12 players, there is a website that provides more information on the rules and formats for the games for these age groups. The website address is www.miniroos.com.au.
We encourage all of you to spend a few moments to familiarize yourself with the information presented on this website.
At Grange Thistle, the U6 and U7 teams all train and play in-house on Saturday mornings. The U6 commence training at 7.30am with games at 8.00am, the U7s commence training at 8.30am with games at 9.00am.
U8 - U11 play home and away matches. For home games the matches for U8 start at 10.00am, the U9s at 11.00am and for the U10s up, they start from 8.30am.
Training for the U8 to U11 age groups (except for the Academy and Development squads) is once per week and it is scheduled in a 1.25 hour time slot between Monday to Thursday either 4.30pm to 5.45pm or 6.00pm to 7.15pm or Friday 4.30pm to 5.45pm.
Where the demand is present, Grange Thistle will form Female competition teams in the U8 to U12 age groupings. If your daughter wishes to play in a Female only team, please specify this in the additional information section of the Online Registration.
For Registration please go to the Registration page
For Fees and what is provided for this amount please go to the Fees page