Aldi Mini-Roos Kick Off Program for kids who are starting out in football

This program is for 4-9 year old participants who are not part of our Team Program.

Term 4 is currently in progress and the program is full.

  • Monday 6pm Program: 8 October to 3 December 2018 (no session on Monday prior to Cup Day Nov 5)

  • Saturday 10am Program: 13 October to 8 December 2018 (no session on Saturday Cup Weekend Nov 3)

Due to development work at Cross Key Reserve the program will be held at Strathmore North Primary School on Mascoma Street in Strathmore.

New Participants on Saturday and Monday will receive an Aldi Mini-Roos Participant pack with a bag, ball and shin pads.

Program runs for 8 sessions (over 9 weeks)

Cost of the program:

  • New Aldi Mini-Roos registrations $170

  • Returning Aldi Mini-Roos $120

Registration for Term 1 will be available early in 2019

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  • Current participants with the program do not need to purchase new apparel

  • New participants can purchase apparel from our store. Note that depending on when you purchase there can be a delay in supply.

What is provided

  • Essendon Royals Jacket

  • Academy Shirt, Shorts and Socks

Cost is $50 and includes Essendon Royals members and preferential entry to the club for 2019.

What is Kick Off?

Created by the Football Federation Australia (FFA), Kick-Off uses short, game-based sessions to provide young newcomers to the game with a fun and, most importantly, an inclusive opportunity try their hand at the world's favourite game. Essendon Royals is an accredited MiniRoos Kick-Off site.

For more information about the MiniRoos Kick-Off program, visit the Kick-Off website Kick-Off website. We particularly encourage you to read the Parent Information Handbook (PDF).

For enquiries about the Royals MiniRoos Kick-Off program, please contact our Kick-Off Program Co-ordinator.

  • A fun, safe sport taught in a friendly environment for children aged between 4 and 9.

  • Weekly 45 minute sessions that build skills through games and simple drills delivered in an engaging and inclusive environment.

  • Every player gets plenty of time on the ball and the prime aim of each session is for children to build fundamental motor skills.

  • Each child also receives an ALDI MiniRoos Participant Pack when they register – which includes a bag, ball, shin pads and a water bottle.

Benefits of Kick Off

  • Make new friends and develop social skills.

  • Develop values of teamwork, co-operation, fair play, and respect for others.

  • Develop a child's ability to make quick decisions and improve reaction time.

  • Keep healthy by getting active.

Find out more about Kick Off here.