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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.

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!

  • Sessions: 9 Sessions

  • Cost: $180 for participation in program, $50 for uniform.

Term 4 Program

Registrations are now open for Term 4 of Essendon Royals’ Kick Off Program.

Participants can join the Saturday and/or Monday programs.

Saturday sessions run from 9 am - 10 am.

Monday sessions run from 6 pm - 7 pm.

Term Dates:

Saturday 9-10am: Beginning 4th October ending November 30th .

Monday 6-7pm: Beginning 6th October, ending December 2nd.

All sessions are held at Cross Keys Reserve.

If you have any questions email miniroos@essendonroyals.com.au

Register below!


Program Manager: Raychel Pierson

Contact Raychel at miniroos@essendonroyals.com.au

Essendon Royals Academy uniform

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 membership.

Purchase using the form below.

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