Game Leader Workshops

What is a Game Leader?

A Game Leader is an identified person who is responsible for controlling a MiniRoos or small-sided football match. The main role of the Game Leader is to keep the game moving fluently, limit stoppages and assist players with all match restarts. Most importantly, they must make every effort to create an environment that ensures that all players have fun, are learning the game and have maximal involvement.

Who can be a Game Leader?

A Game Leader can be a club official, parent, young adult/older teenager, or beginner referee and should always be enthusiastic and approachable.

What is the Game Leader Workshop?

The Game Leader Workshop is a practical hands-on approach to teaching those eager to lean about what it means and looks like to be a Game Leader. The Workshop will include:

  • Information on the role of the Game leader.
  • Information on what MiniRoos and small-sided football is.
  • Practical game-based learning including scenarios.
  • Fouls and misconduct.
  • Playing formats for different ages with practical examples.
  • Other information (goal type, field markings, start and restart of play, Ball in and out of play, Shin guards, substitutions).

Upcoming Workshops

All workshops delivered in partnership with local associations at Football NSW Grassroots Coaching Festivals.


Southern Districts SFA

Wednesday 20th March: Cirillo Reserve from 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Register via the form below.

What to bring:

  • Water bottle
  • Notepad and pen
  • Hat/Cap
  • Sunscreen
  • Active/football clothing

All content covered in the workshop can be found in the 2024 Game Leader Handbook.

Game Leader Workshop Registration