Calves (U3-U7)


The Calves program promotes football-based exercise and activity for younger children of all abilities, it doesn’t matter if you have never played before. The ages are used as a guide only and players can be moved between the phases depending on skill level and each child’s development level.

The program will enhance the opportunities for young children to receive quality, consistent coaching.  In acquiring basic skills free of competition, participating children will not only learn correct technique but will likely develop a love of the “world game”.

What are the benefits of signing up your children to Calves program?

  • Make new friends and develop social skills.
  • Develop values of team work, co-operation, fair play, and respect for others.
  • Develop a child's ability to make quick decisions and improve reaction time.
  • Keep healthy by getting active.

What are the benefits for parents?

  • Locations, all sessions are held at Sutton Park.
  • A nationally consistent program delivered by trained coaches.
  • Constant supervision for your children in a fun, safe, welcoming environment.
  • Enjoy a coffee with your friends at the club or be part of the action with your son or daughter on the pitch.


Under 3 – Under 4 "Discovery phase"

  • 10 x weekly session at Sutton Park
  • Learn the basics of the game through different drills, practices and games.
  • Weekly 45 minute sessions that build skills through games and simple drills delivered in an engaging and inclusive environment.
  • Every player gets plenty of time on the ball and the prime aim of each session is for children to build fundamental motor skills.

Under 5 "Match phase"

  • 10 x weekly session at Sutton Park
  • Learn by playing football
  • 20 min halves with a 5 min half-time break
  • Exposed to basic rules of the game
  • The game will be stopped as required so that players can be shown tips and hints
  • Transition to MiniRoos Phase after the 10 sessions may be available for selected players if parents choose to accept

Under 6 – Under 7 “MiniRoos phase”

  • 26 x Weekly training session at Sutton Park
  • 18 x Weekly match at Sutton Park
  • 4 v 4 Matches
  • Same as the national playing format for MiniRoos
  • 20 min halves with a 5 min half-time break


Important Links

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Calves?

All Calves sessions, training and matches are at Sutton Park. No travel is required.

How do I register?

Registration is online via the My Football Club website


How much does it cost to play?

 Playing Group  


 Match Fee 


 Calves (U3-U4) 



 Bulls Ball
 Discounts for Development Program

 Calves (U5)



 Bulls Ball
 Discounts for Development Program

 Calves (U6-U7) 



 Presentation Day
 Discounts for Development Program 


When are the sessions?

UNDER 3 – UNDER 4 "DISCOVERY PHASE" and UNDER 5 "MATCH PHASE" are run over two five-week brackets, with a two week break over the June, July school holidays.

Where: Sutton Park Brassall

Time: 5:00pm – 5:45pm

Bracket 1

First Night: Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Last Night: Wednesday, 27 June 2018

    Bracket 2

    First Night: Wednesday, 18 July 2018

    Last Night: Wednesday, 15 August 2018  



Where: Sutton Park Brassall

Time: 5:00pm – 5:45pm

First Training Session: Wednesday 14th February 2018

First Match: Saturday: Saturday 17th March 2018

Please note that dates and times are subject to change due to ground availability. Please keep up to date via our Facebook page.

About Our Club

Ipswich City Soccer Club, "The Bulls", was formed in 1975 with five teams and 70 players, drawn from all parts of Ipswich City, although most of them came from Leichhardt, Brassall & surrounding areas. The first committee meeting was held on 16th Feb 1975. The committee voted Noel McCool as President, Pam McCool as Secretary & John Hohnke as Treasurer. Mrs Jones was also voted President of the Ladies committee. Committee members voted were: Joe Korhecz, Ray Jones, Barry Roberts, Brian Hartwell & John Stains.