The Roos' Mods program - the next step after Auskick - caters for boys and girls in primary school years 3-6 (aged 8 to 11 years).
Games are played against fellow clubs in the East Perth district but rules are modified so children can continue to develop their skills in an enjoyable, safe environment. Players are gradually introduced to competitive football in stages as they gain skills and confidence throughout their years of junior football participation.
Modified rules include limited tackling, smaller ground size and a smaller ball for junior hands. Mods games are held on Saturday mornings, with the earliest start time around 8:30am for Years 3 & Year 4. Games run for approximately 1.5 hours including and breaks (4 x 15 min quarters), plus pre-game warm up time.
There are 15 players per side, with up to five players allowed on the bench. Coaches, players and spectators are asked to adopt a philosophy that ensures participating boys and girls have a fun, safe, fair and positive football experience that is suitable to their needs.
Understanding playing positions Team peer interaction Game day protocols Consolidation of basic skill set (kicking/marking/handballing) Knowledge of modified rules This is achieved through skill activities at training, including programs for individuals, small groups and teams, and aims to assist development of personal and social skills.
Roos Mods teams train together one night a week for about 1-1.5 hours (usually Wednesdays between 4 and 6pm, however this is dependent on coach availability). Training usually starts at the end of March/beginning of April (at least two weeks before any scheduled games) and all players will be notified of the time and venue by their respective coaches or managers.
Training will help to:
Develop ball handling skills
Make players understand what a coach expects
Enable individuals to become a team player Improve game-day and overall fitness
Who we play
The Roos play the following teams in the Royals East Perth District:
Mt Hawthorn Cardinals
Ladder and Finals
There is no ladder recorded or finals played at the Mods level. Scores will be silently recorded in Year 3-6 competitions in 2022.
The sole purpose is to ensure the WA Football Commission can appropriately grade teams and ensure competition evenness.
The season finishes in early August, in line with the start of finals for Youth teams.
Mouthguards MUST be worn to all training sessions and all games. No mouthguard, no play. The Roos organise a mouthguard fitting clinic prior to the start of the season.
All protective equipment including helmets and gloves require formal written approval from the District. Please contact the Registrar to arrange the required permits.
Playing up or down a year
Play Up and Play Down requests must be submitted in writing to the Registrar in order to receive formal approval from the District.
Uniforms and Merchandise
All players wear their own Roos club shorts and socks (which are provided by the club and ordered during registration). Roos playing jumpers are provided for each game but these remain the property of the Mt Lawley Inglewood Junior Football Club.
Merchandise such as hoodies, hats, bags and scarves is available to purchase through the Roos Shop.
Fees for the season are $195, plus a nominal fee to cover WA Football Commission administration.
The club accepts KidSport vouchers towards payment of fees.