Juniors 3 to 16 years

Western Spirit Football Club is committed to providing quality and affordable football programs that enable our players to reach their football potential in a supportive and engaging environment.

As part of this vision, Western Spirit FC has undertaken changes to how player development is administered at the club and assists with implementing requirements of the FFA National Curriculum.

To achieve this Western Spirit FC has structured player development programs to ensure that we can maintain a clear focus on player development across five key areas that encompasses junior and senior development as well as ensure speciality positions such as goalkeepers are catered for.

Western Spirit FC also recognises the different needs of our female players and have included a Female Football Program that oversees the coaching and player development of our female players from the age of 9 and up.

The Junior Development Program was implemented in 2014 and cover all ages from 3 to 16 years.

Squirts - 3 to 5 Years

The Squirts program has been created to develop the football skills of players aged three (3) to five (5) years. This program will enhance the opportunities for young children to receive quality consistent coaching. The hope is that in acquiring basic skills participating children will not only learn correct technique, but also develop a love of the "world game". 

Western Spirit Football Club has recently introduced this program for 3-5 year olds, and due to the positive feedback the club has received from this program, Western Spirit is pleased to be able to offer this program again.

Each block runs for 8 weeks. Sessions are held Friday evenings at 5.45pm at our Goodna venue.

Cost for the first term is $120 and includes a playing kit.  Subsequent terms are $80 for returning players.

For more information please contact westernspiritfc4300@gmail.com

Miniroos 5 to 12 Years

imageWestern Spirit Football Club will field competition teams in the Football Queecompetition for ages Under 6 to Under 12 years, and offer social and competitive age groups for our under 9 and 12 years.

Miniroos is an initiative of Football Federation Australia (FFA)  for boys and girls aged 5 to 11 years to play football on smaller sized fields.

As players progress through age groups, fields sizes increase as well as the number of players that are able to take to the field. Goalkeepers are only introduced from the age of under 8 and above. 

Games are designed to be fun and engaging allowing for frequent interchange of players providing maximum opportunities of game time and trying different positions. 


When do teams train and play

Miniroos teams train once per week (exception being development teams may train twice a week).

All fixtures for 6 to 12 years are played in the Ipswich region on a home and away format (exception being girls only teams and Komodo teams). All teams participate in Football Queensland competitions. 


All Miniroos teams are coached by parent coaches with Western Spirit FC providing access to Grassroots coaching courses. Our Miniroos Technical Director oversees all coaching and will work with all Miniroos teams and coaches to ensure players have the opportuntiy to reach their football potential.

What do players wear

All players must wear shin pads and boots to training and game day. On match day, all players must wear plain white socks and club royal blue shorts. Team jerserys will be supplied to each team where players are required to change at the game into their jersey, and then after the game the jersey is returned to the kit and washed for the next game. Jerseys are not to go home individually with players.

Registration fees

Registration fees cover the following per player:

  • Team Photo
  • Trophy
  • FFA fees 
  • FQ fee 
  • FB fee 
  • Insurance
  • Field and equipment maintenance
  • Equipment - balls, bibs, training aids
  • Hiring of training fields
  • Utilities 
  • Coaching levy - Miniroos Technical Director

How to register and more information

To register simply email westernspiritfc4300@gmail.com to determine if positions are still available.

For more information please visit the official Miniroos website www.miniroos.com.au

Juniors - Divisional 13 to 16 years

Divisional football competition teams are formed depending on player registration numbers. Players are placed in Football Brisbane competitions from division 1 to 5 depending on the skills and abilities of the team.

Players are placed in teams based on their ability to ensure maximum enjoyment from the game.

All coaching is overseen by the Junior Technical Director to ensure that the FFA national curriculum is implemented in divisional training programs.

Our under 15 girls and under 16 boys are considered to be apart of the club's senior/youth development program and we have established a model to help transition players from junior into youth and senior football competitions.

Registration fees cover the following:

  • Team photo
  • Trophy
  • FFA Fee
  • FQ Fee
  • FB Fee
  • Referee match fees
  • Insurance
  • Field and equipment maintenance
  • Equipment
  • Hiring/leasing of training fields
  • Utilities
  • Coaching levy

To register please contact westernspiritfc4300@gmail.com to determine if any positions are still available.

Transitional Footbal Program

The transition from MiniRoos to full field football is a giant step for many players, and Western Spirit FC will continue to work with our under 12 players to assist them with obtaining important information required to play on a full sized pitch under full FIFA rules. Additional training sessions will be held during the season to assist players in making the transition from MiniRoos to full sized fields.