2023 information below
All information below is based on best available at time of writing and can be subject to change.
Leichhardt Saints caters for players aged from 4 to 100. We have mixed gender, girls, boys, women and men’s teams.
Under 6 and Under 7
- Small Sided Football – will play 4 a side on a 30m x 20m field with no goal-keepers. All games will be played intra-club at King George with occasional gala days against other clubs.
- Saturday 22 April 2023 is the first game for U6, kick off at 9am King George Park
- Saturday 22 April 2023 is the first game for U7, kick off at 10am King George Park
- Training for U6 and U7 will begin Tuesday 21 March at Leichhardt #3 oval (until King George is ready for use)
- 2022 Small Sided Games Football Information
Under 8 and Under 9
- Small Sided Football – will play 7 a side ( goal-keeper plus 6 ) on a 40m x 30m field in a round robin format (i.e. playing against different clubs at different venues each week, with no publishing of results).
- Games are Saturday mornings (Sundays for Girls teams) on a home and away basis – our Home games are at King George Park Rozelle, away games may be played as far away as Punchbowl.
- Round 1 commences 1st / 2nd April 2022.
- Grading commences at the Under 8 Age Group. Grading is not compulsory, though it is recommended. Grading is held over two (or three weeks in the case of rain) in early February. The top two teams within Leichhardt Saints are graded and we aim to form the remaining teams as per friendship groups. Please see the Leichhardt Saints Grading Policy for more information.
Under 10, Under 11 and Under 12
- Small Sided Football – will play 9 a side ( goal-keeper plus 8 ) on a 60m x 40m field in a round robin format (i.e. playing against different clubs at different venues each week, with no publishing of results).
- Games are Saturday mornings (Sundays for Girls and U12 Boys and Mixed teams) on a home and away basis – our Home games are at Sydney Secondary College Leichhardt and Balmain Road Sporting Field, away games may be played as far away as Punchbowl.
Under 13 and up
- Will play 11 a side on a full sized field in competitive home and away games, with semis and finals. PLEASE NOTE that U13s play on a Sunday, as do U14 to U21 boys, and all Girls and Women’s teams. All Age and O35’s Play Saturday afternoons. All Age Sunday play on Sundays.
- Games are played on Sunday on a home and away basis – our Home games are at King George Park Rozelle, Sydney Secondary College Leichhardt and Balmain Rd Rozelle, away games may be played as far away as Roselands and Punchbowl.
Women & Girls
- Female only teams play on Sundays. Usually, Girls play in the morning and Women in the afternoon.
- Games are Sundays on a home and away basis – our Home games are at King George Park Rozelle, Sydney Secondary College Leichhardt and Balmain Rd Rozelle, away games may be played as far away as Roselands.
- Junior Girls are able to play in mixed gender teams up to Under 13.
- From Under 8’s girls may form all girl teams and play in an all girls competition
COMPETITION DATES – Winter 2023
It should be noted that Winter football can be scheduled for each weekend, 1 April-31 August.
Week 1: 1/2 April. Under 8 and older – first week of games
Grounds closed: 3-10 April
Easter: 7-10 April – No games this weekend
Week 3: 15/16 April. Matches recommence
Week 3: 22/23 April. First games for Under 6 and Under 7
Week 4: 29/30 April. MiniRoos Program 1 commences (8 weeks)
Week 5: 6/7 May
Week 6: 13/14 May
Week 7: 20/21 May
Week 8: 27/28 May – Charity Round
Week 9: 3/4 June
Week 10: 10/11 June. Queen’s Birthday weekend / No games for U6/U7/Catch-up Round for others
Week 11: 17/18 June
Week 12: 24/25 June
Week 13: 1/2 July
Week 14: 8/9 July – Middle July holidays / No games for U6/U7 / Catch-up Round for others
Week 15: 15/16 July MiniRoos Program 1 commences (6 weeks)
Week 16: 22/23 July
Week 17: 29/30 July
Week 18: 5/6 August
Week 19: 12/13 August
Week 20: 19/20 August – Presentation round for Small Sided Football teams (U6-U12)
Week 21: 26/27 August – Final fixtures for Competition teams (U13 and older)
Presentation Day: Sunday 10 September
The Champion of Champions tournament will commence mid-September and run until the late October.