2021 Winter Season – Juniors & Miniroos

Miniroos Football (Soccer) is designed for children within the age groups of U6 to U11. The aim of the season is for kids to play games in a fun environment against teams of similar skill. There are no competition points awarded for matches.

Juniors football extends the acquired skills into competitive fixtures with divisional grading, competition ladders and finals. While the age groups extend through U12 to U18, Westside are only looking to field teams in U12 & U13.

Registration and Sign-on Days

Registration is completed online. Sign-on days will be held on Saturday 20th February from 3:00pm to 5:00pm and Monday 22nd February 6:00pm to 8:00pm. For those who don’t have access to the online registration system, we will have some laptops available for use. Fees may also be paid if you did not do so online.

Fees

2021 Winter season fees:

U6 – U11 $355
U12 $395
U13 $455

This includes a trophy and team photo at the end of the season as well as a playing strip consisting of shirt, shorts and socks (Juniors shirt is for training). There are no additional weekly game fees. We have a family discount available for multiple children within a family (only one discount per family – use the discount code wgfc-family at the checkout). We also accept Queensland Government Get Started vouchers.

Fees should be finalised prior to the commencement of your team’s first game. Please contact the club if this will pose any challenges.

Volunteer Levy

Westside Grovely has introduced a Volunteer Levy this season to encourage our families to get involved with the club. The Levy will be refunded at the end of the season to those families who have provided assistance throughout the season. A credit system will be utilised for activities such as coaching, managing, field setups, working bees, committee roles, raffles and the like.

For those families who do not have the time to assist, the club will make use of the Levy to upgrade facilities and equipment for our Juniors.

The volunteer credit policy will be made available to all registered families.

Uniforms

Players will be required to wear their playing strip for all matches. Players may choose to wear any shirt, shorts and socks at training. Due to safety reasons, players are required to wear shin pads and enclosed footwear for all training sessions and games at their own expense (boots are permitted but not mandatory). We have a collection of second-hand boots at the clubhouse that require a small donation should you choose to select a pair.

Playing uniforms will be distributed prior to the first game.

Please advise what size shirt, shorts and socks your child requires on the registration form. A size chart is linked within the form.

Age Groups

Determined by year of birth for your child:

U13 – year born 2008
U12 – year born 2009
U11 – year born 2010
U10 – year born 2011
U9 – year born 2012
U8 – year born 2013
U7 – year born 2014
U6 – year born 2015 & 2016

Games

Will be played on Saturdays. Miniroos in the mornings (some later games may be played by the older age groups), Juniors may vary throughout the day.

U6, U7: Local hub between teams from Westside and Mitchelton (season commences 24th April, finishes 11th September)

U8, U9, U10, U11:  Football Brisbane, Brisbane North competition against clubs including Mitchelton, Grange, Newmarket, Brisbane City, Virginia, Brighton, The Gap, Toowong, Bardon and New Farm (season commences 24th April, finishes 11th September)

U12: Football Brisbane competition against clubs within Greater Brisbane region (Grading games from 6th March, finishes 28th August plus finals)

U13: Football Brisbane competition against clubs within Greater Brisbane region (season commences 13th March, finishes 28th August plus finals)

* U12s will have grading games from Saturday 6th March

Playing conditions for each age group:

Training

Due to COVID, training times will likely need to be negotiated between the teams as to what day and time slot suit. We have fields available for training from 4.30pm until 6.30pm (possibly 6.45/7.00pm depending on seniors training requirements)

First training sessions for U6 – U11 are anticipated to commence in the week of 22nd March.

U12s and U13s are expected to commence training in the week of 1st March.

U11 Development Squad (NEW for 2021)

In order to encourage player development, Westside will be entering a team in the Football Brisbane U11 Komodo (Development Squad) competition. Trials will be held at the club in late February / early March (TBC). Information will be made available of how to nominate for the trials.

Team Allocations

Apart from Development Squad teams, please advise if there are particular friends your child would like to play with. Best efforts will be made to place children into teams with friends and within age groups upon request, however this cannot be guaranteed.

Coaches and Managers

Each team will require a coach and a manager. Guess what folks? We need your help! The club is always welcome to offer advice and support to those willing to give it a go for the first time. There are many parents and players at the club who have previous experience and are more than willing to share. We encourage you to put your hand up and offer to help. There is a tremendous amount of pride and joy that comes from being hands-on involved in your child’s development within a team environment. If you are interested in helping out for your child’s team then let us know. New coaches and managers will receive a complimentary club polo shirt.

Westside Grovely supports coach development and will assist with information on courses run within the region for individuals to attend.

Note: Westside Grovely requires coaches and managers of junior teams to have a blue card prior to the commencement of activities. It can be organised as an individual direct with the State Government.

Enquiries

Should you have any further concerns feel free to contact our Miniroos / Junior Coordinator, Shane Gregory by email juniors@wgfc.com.au or 0437 381 519.