Mini Roos & Competition Teams


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.

Competition Teams 

Competition teams run from Under 12s to Under 18’s in the Football South Coast Competition. Russell Vale has a number of teams competing across age groups, including mixed and all girl teams.

Season Draw 

Season draw can be accessed via Dribl App or via the website.

Benefits of Football for Children 

  • Fun, football game-based sessions that build fundamental motor skills;
  • Activities aim to improve confidence and self-esteem;
  • Make new friends and develop fundamental social skills;
  • Develop values of team work, cooperation, fair play, and respect for others;
  • Develop a child’s ability to make quick decisions and improve reaction time;
  • Keep healthy by getting active;
  • Boys and girls also have the opportunity to play ALDI MiniRoos during half-time of selected  A-League / W-League / FFA Cup games throughout the summer football season, as well as international fixtures featuring our very own Socceroos and Matildas!

Benefits of Football for Parents  

  • Time friendly sessions and locations;
  • Personal accident insurance provided;
  • A chance to interact and spend time with your kids and other members of the community;
  • Time to catch up with friends and family;
  • Constant supervision for your children in a fun, safe, welcoming environment;
  • Enjoy a coffee with your friends in the club rooms or be part of the MiniRoos action with your son or daughter on the pitch.

Benefits of Football for Our Community

  • Introducing children to fun and engaging sporting activities at an early age will influence their decision to remain involved in the sport as they grow older. A more active child means a healthier, smarter and more productive member of our community;
  • Linked to your local football association or club and promote pathways into these family-friendly environments;
  • Helps build strong, active local communities that work together to ensure the health of future generations;
  • Our Club is operated by passionate, hard-working volunteers from your community. Volunteering for your community to support an activity your son or daughter is taking part in is truly a rewarding experience. Don’t be shy to put your hand up and help out where possible. Many hands make light work!