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Last updated 26 Sep 2023
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Junior Program u6-18

MFC caters for all levels of skill, ability, and aspirations. Check out the various age groups and levels available to junior players below.

NOTE: Age groups are calculated based on what age the player is turning in the calendar year for that season. E.g. a player turning 13 in 2022 will play Under 13s in that season.

Junior players at Mitchie are coached in accordance with the FFA Curriculum and under the guidance of our Director of Coaching staff

Miniroos (Age 6-11)

Miniroos - Under 6 to Under 8


When:Training one night a week and games are Saturday mornings (depending on grading for U8 if applicable).

Where:Games for the U6 age group is at Mitchie in an inhouse competition, U7 & U8 in this group may play in a local competition against clubs in our area (Samford, Pine Hills etc).

Players in these ages can play with their friends or be allocated to a team if necessary. Each team has a Coach and a Manager, both of whom are usually the parents of a player in that team. Training focuses on the very basic skills of ball control, passing and running. Games are played on a reduced pitch with small goals. There is no positional play or goal keeper and no results are kept. Participation and fun are essential elements at this level. For more information about this level go here

Miniroos - Under 9 to Under 11


When:Training one or two nights a week with games on Saturdays 

Where:Games are at home and away at other clubs

These age groups will be graded into three levels from Under 9, depending on developmental stage. The three levels are:
  • Quokkas (beginner)
  • Wallabies (Intermediate) and 
  • Kangaroos (Advanced).
It is important to remember that children develop physically and emotionally at very different rates. Being placed in one level doesn't mean they will stay at that level in the future. The purpose of grading is for players to be able to train and play against others at their developmental level. This will keep their confidence up while they work on their skills and fitness. The pitch increases in size with each age group, up to a half full pitch. A goalie and some positional play is also introduced to these age groups. For more information about this level go here. Each team will have a Coach and a Manager, both of whom will usually be a parent of a player in the team. 


NOTE: Girls will play in mixed teams in Miniroos, however they will receive extra support and mentoring from senior women (players and coaches) within the club periodically throughout the season. We will also hold special coaching and social events for girls in these age groups. 

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FQ Academy Overview

The FQ Academy Program is delivered by highly qualified coaches who are accredited by Football Queensland. These coaches are experienced in working with young players and are passionate about developing their skills and abilities.

The program also includes a range of support services, including strength and conditioning, injury prevention and management, nutrition, and sports psychology. These services are designed to help players optimize their performance and reach their full potential.

Players who participate in the FQ Academy Program have the opportunity to represent their club and state in competitions, including the National Premier League (NPL) and the Football Queensland Premier League (FQPL). These competitions provide a high level of competition and exposure to scouts from professional clubs.

In addition to on-field development, the FQ Academy Program also emphasizes the importance of off-field development, including leadership, teamwork, and community involvement. These skills are essential for success both on and off the field.

Overall, the FQ Academy Program is an excellent opportunity for young soccer players to develop their skills, knowledge, and understanding of the game, and to achieve their goals in a supportive and challenging environmen

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FQ Academy Synopsis

The Football Queensland Academy (FQ) is a development program for young soccer players in Brisbane and across Queensland. The program is designed to help players develop their skills, knowledge, and understanding of the game, and provide opportunities for them to progress to higher levels of competition.

The FQ Academy Program is open to boys and girls under the age of 18, who have a passion for soccer and a desire to improve their skills. The program is divided into four levels, with each level focusing on specific areas of development.

The first level of the FQ Academy Program is the Skill Acquisition Phase (SAP), which is designed for players aged 9-13. The SAP focuses on developing fundamental skills such as passing, dribbling, and shooting, as well as game-related skills such as decision-making and positioning.

The second level is the Game Training Phase (GTP), which is designed for players aged 13-17. The GTP focuses on developing tactical awareness and decision-making in game situations, as well as improving technical skills and fitness.

The third level is the Performance Phase, which is designed for players aged 16-18. The Performance Phase focuses on preparing players for elite competition and high-performance environments, with a focus on individual and team development.

The fourth level is the Elite Player Development (EPD) program, which is designed for the most talented and dedicated players. The EPD program provides a pathway to professional soccer and the opportunity to represent Queensland and Australia in international competitions.

The FQ Academy Program is supported by Football Queensland and a network of affiliated clubs, including Mitchelton FC. The program provides a clear pathway for young soccer players to develop their skills and achieve their goals, whether that be playing at the highest level of competition or simply enjoying the game with friends.

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Metro Divisional teams (Age 12-18)


When:Training one or two nights a week with games on weekends

Where:Games are at home and away against other clubs


Players in these age groups will generally be grouped into divisional levels (e.g. Division 1) according to their level of skill and ability. Beginners are welcome, even if they have no prior experience at all.  Trials for experienced players are generally only held for Division 1 and will be advertised, usually in November. 


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National Premier League Women - (Age 13, 15, 17)

When:Training two/three nights a week with games on weekends

Where:Games are at home and away against other NPLW clubs


Mitchie entered this competition for the first time in 2018. As the name suggests it is the premier level for junior girls to play at and they can only be selected through a trial process that is advertised and run after the September school holidays. Coaches and Assistant Coaches are required to have particular qualifications, they are paid for their services and are not usually parents of any players in the team. Players will be continually assessed and mentored in accordance with a formal program required under the club's agreement with Football Queensland. 

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National Premier League - (Age 13, 14, 15, 16, 18)

When:Training two/three nights a week with games on weekends

Where:Games are at home and away against other FQPL clubs

This was the FQPL competition that commenced in 2018 and as of 2020 will become a tiered competition for juniors under the NPL name. It is administered by Football Queensland and has been designed to provide a high level of competition with a promotion relegation system within the National Premier League (NPL). Players can only be selected through a trial process that is advertised and run after the September school holidays. Coaches and Assistant Coaches are required to have particular qualifications, they are paid for their services and are not usually parents of any players in the team. Players will be continually assessed and mentored in accordance with a formal program required under the club's agreement with Football Queensland. 

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