ALDI MiniRoos is designed for kids of all abilities, aged 4 – 11 years, the nation-wide initiative uses short, game-based sessions to introduce the sport of football to newcomers in an inclusive way. It focuses on learning new skills, being active, making life-long friends and, potentially, unearthing the next generation of Socceroos or Matildas.

The launch comes as record numbers of Australians are taking up football, with an estimated 1.97 million participants. 193,000 boys and girls took part in grassroots football in 2014, an increase of five per cent from 2013. An estimated 220,000 children are expected to take part in ALDI MiniRoos this year, which will be delivered by over 1,600 local football clubs.

 

There are two ALDI MiniRoos playing options for boys and girls:

ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Off 

ALDI MiniRoos Club Football

What is it?

  • Introductory program
  • Short, game-based sessions

What is it?

  • Winter season team-based football
  • Small-sided football games

Who is it for?

  • Boys and girls aged 4-9
  • Beginning and developing participants

Who is it for?

  • Boys and girls aged 5-11
  • Children that are ready to and want to  play in a football team

When is it played?

  • Pre-season – January to March – 6-12 session program
  • Winter season – April to August – 6 to 12 session program
  • Post-season – October to December – 6-12 session program

When is it played?

  • April- August
  • April – September
  • Approx. 20 weeks

What does it look like?

  • 45 minute sessions
  • 1 coach per 10 participants
  • Modified games and activities to introduce participants to football

What does it look like?

  • Average 1 training session and 1 game per week
  • Team-based games of 4v4, 7v7 and 9v9
  • Modified rules to promote inclusiveness,  engagement and technical ability

Official ALDI MiniRoos partners