Calves (U6-U8)


The Calves program promotes football-based exercise and activity for younger children of all abilities, it doesn’t matter if you have never played before. The ages are used as a guide only and players can be moved between the phases depending on skill level and each child’s development level.

The program will enhance the opportunities for young children to receive quality, consistent coaching.  In acquiring basic skills free of competition, participating children will not only learn correct technique but will likely develop a love of the “world game”.

What are the benefits?

  • Make new friends and develop social skills.
  • Develop values of team work, 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.

Calves U6 – U8 Program “MiniRoos Phase”

  • All training and matches are at Sutton Park
  • 25-week program
  • 1 x 45min training session per week
  • 18 x matches
  • Same as the national playing format for MiniRoos

Playing Format


Under 6 & 7

Under 8 & 9

The number of players

4 v 4 with no goalkeeper

Maximum of three substitutes

7 v 7 including goalkeeper

Maximum of four substitutes

Field size

30m x 20m

40m x 30m

Goal size

2m wide x 1m high

3m wide x 2m high

Ball size

Size 3

Size 3

Duration of the game

15 min halves

5 min half-time break

20 min halves

5 min half-time break

Penalty area

No penalty area required

5m deep x 12m wide


When does it start?

First Training Session: Wednesday, 11 March 2020
First Match: Saturday, 2 May 2020

Important Links

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Calves?

All training and matches are at Sutton Park. No travel is required.

What do I wear for training?

  • You can wear any colour shorts and socks. If you would like to purchase club playing shorts and socks they are available to purchase from the Canteen.
  • Shin pads and football boots.
  • Please bring your own drink bottle.

How do I register?

Registration is online chick here for registration guide.

How much does it cost to play?

For more detailed information visit our website

 Playing Group  


 Match Fee 


 Calves (U6-U8) 



 Presentation Day
 Discounts for Development Program 

How do I pay?

For more detailed information visit our website

When is training?

Where: Sutton Park Brassall

Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

First Training Session: Wednesday, 11 March 2020

When are matches?

Where: Sutton Park Brassall

Time: KO times may change each week. (9:00am / 9:40am / 10:20am)

First Match: Saturday: Saturday, 2 May 2020

Please note that dates and times are subject to change due to ground availability. Please keep up to date via our Facebook page.

About Our Club

Ipswich City Soccer Club, "The Bulls", was formed in 1975 with five teams and 70 players, drawn from all parts of Ipswich City, although most of them came from Leichhardt, Brassall & surrounding areas. The first committee meeting was held on 16th Feb 1975. The committee voted Noel McCool as President, Pam McCool as Secretary & John Hohnke as Treasurer. Mrs Jones was also voted President of the Ladies committee. Committee members voted were: Joe Korhecz, Ray Jones, Barry Roberts, Brian Hartwell & John Stains.