Mini Football / 11 to 12 year olds


Ideally teams comprise of eleven players – 9 playing + 2 reserves.

The playing teams are 9 a side (including a goalkeeper), using a size 4 ball and on a ground 60m by 45m with goals that are 4 x 2 metres.

Game day includes a 10 minutes station activity warm-up and 2 x 25 minute halves.

Teams play in the Wellington/Western zone combined league. Except for the A and B streamed teams who play in the travel leagues.

Weekly draws will be posted on the Capital Football Website: Fixtures, prior to each weeks game.

Games are usually scheduled for Saturday, between 9am and 3pm – but sometimes games can be scheduled for Friday nights from 5.50-8pm, under lights and on the turf.

You will be advised of the time, the grounds and which team you are playing against by your team manager.

Each team needs a coach, a manager and another volunteer who is not the coach who can referee the weekly matches.

Players may choose to trial for the streamed teams. For further details on the trials click here.

Capital Football commence their Federation Talent Centre programme at this level – refer Capital Football website for further details.

Nutritional Information

If you are interested in the nutritional requirements of your young footballer, then please take a look at a Nutritional Guide for some interesting advice.