At MCSA, we embrace and celebrate multiculturalism and diversity.
The Melbourne Chinese Soccer Association (MCSA) was established in 1995 with the view to provide opportunities for young people, predominantly but not exclusively of Chinese cultural heritage, to play football in a friendly competitive environment.
It was incorporated as a not-for-profit sporting organisation under the Associations Incorporation Act in 2006. The association has enjoyed strong support from the Victorian Chinese community and business, as well as that of the Chinese Youth Society of Melbourne (CYSM) which continues as its auspice organisation. Former Melbourne Lord Mayor John So was an honorary member and the former Senator Tsebin Tchen is a current director.
MCSA currently has more than 1200 registered players from 60 plus diverse cultural backgrounds. These include Afghanistan, Australia, Britain, Cambodia, China, Columbia, England, Fiji, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Myanmar, Oromia, South America, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Thailand, Timor Leste, United States, Vietnam, West Papua, Zimbabwe and Zambia.
Provide a safe, fun and inclusive environment for Melbourne’s diverse grass root multicultural communities to enjoy, be active, make new friends and feel connected in synergy with Victoria’s Community Harmony policy. This is an opportunity that many may not otherwise have due to escalating cost and sports field scarcity.
The MCSA executive committee has been working voluntarily and vigilantly to achieve these aims and will continue their mission with the tireless and generous support from various government authorities, councils, schools, media, businesses and the broader community in general.
MCSA provides 4 Leagues (currently 40 teams) where each team enjoys 18 league games during the winter season.
The ever popular and long running Yamagata Cup, an invitation only annual knock out tournament for MCSA registered teams.
The exciting Melbourne U-NITE Cup (formerly the Melbourne Asian Cup) in partnership with Melbourne Victory, an annual tournament for Melbourne’s diverse multicultural communities. Sixteen teams from 16 different communities participate in this tournament. To be eligible to participate, players must have the same cultural background as the team they are representing.
The Melbourne Asian Cup Legacy women’s (one day) tournament is a Melbourne community tournament by invitation only where eight teams come together, enjoy the day and make new friends.
At the end of our 2017 winter season, MCSA is going on our inaugural tour to Guangzhou, China. Here players are selected from our registered teams to play 3 to 4 friendly games in as many cities.
Planning is in progress for an over 35’s league. This initiative provides an opportunity for enthusiasts of our great game to continue being active. We welcome all expressions of interest.
Planning is in progress for a women team(s) representing MCSA to compete in an external league. We welcome all expressions of interest.
Planning is in progress for a new summer Futsal tournament. We welcome all expressions of interest.