Kids Small Sided Football FAQ

Small Sided Football is a great introduction to soccer and is structured to ensure children have a fun and enjoyable experience whilst learning our great game. The Abbotsford Juniors Football Club (AJFC) Small Sided Football program is one of the most popular within the inner west of Sydney.

Key Information on the program includes:

• Small Sided Football (SSF) is a non-competitive game format that allows players to develop their skills and enjoyment of football

• The Under 6 and Under 7 teams are mixed teams

• Under 6 teams are open to children born in or after 2014 (minimum age 5 prior to commencement of season)

Under 7 teams are open to children born in 2013

• We encourage children to be grouped with friends and school mates and will do our best to match any friend requests

• The season commences at the start of April and finishes start of August

• Parents are encouraged to participate as coaches or assistant coaches and are provided with all the resources required to support their team.

• Training Sessions are at Campbell Park and most usually take place at the following times.

Under 6 – 4.30pm to 5.30pm Tuesdays,
Under 7 – 5.30pm to 6.30 pm Tuesdays
(As all our SSF coaches are mainly volunteer parents, the exact times and days are reliant on their availability. Coaches must get a valid working with children certificate registration

• All children must wear soccer boots and shin pads (they won’t be allowed to play without)

• Due to the popularity of our SFF program, the Under 6 and 7 play other AJFC teams (we anticipate having 8-10 teams)

• Under 6 and Under 7 team games are held at Campbell Park each Saturday morning.  Under 6 starts at 9:00am and Under 7 starts at 10:00am

• Games are 4-a-side to allow all the players to be involved

No games or training sessions are held during school holidays

• The fees for our Under 6 and Under 7 players are $220 (before any Active Kids Rebate is applied)

You are entitled to use your NSW Government Active Kids Voucher for registration. See the links below for more information:

NSW GOVT Sport Active Kids Rebate $100
Apply for a NSW Government Active Kids Voucher

• The registration fee includes a game day jersey, socks and shorts for each player registered

• The registration fee also includes some fees payable to Canterbury District Soccer Football Association (CDSFA), Football NSW and the Football Federation of Australia (FFA)

You can download a PDF copy of this information here - 2020 Small Sided Football FAQ.