2018 China Tour – Jiamusha
Cong Yi FC 2:3 MCSA United
This tour provided the players from our 4 grass root level community leagues an opportunity to play football overseas, make new friends, and embrace other cultures – balancing football, friendship, and culture.
MCSA is community football. We proudly showcase Melbourne’s vibrant community football and our diversity on the world stage.
After a successful tour in 2017, MCSA United returned to Guangzhou, China at the end of our 2018 winter season. This tour provided the players in our 4 grass root level community leagues an opportunity to play football overseas, make new friends, and embrace other cultures – balancing football, friendship, and culture.
Our first stop was to visit our friends in Jiamusha for the Jiamusha Cup against Cong Yi FC. Our squad then reached out to new friends in ShenZhen for the Leopard Cup against ShenZhen Pacific and then against Jiangmen Hua Ji FC in Taishan.
The following album highlighted many on and off-field moments that our squad experienced and enjoyed.
Sincere thanks to our hosts and friends from Jiamusha, Hui zhou and Tai Shan for their hospitality and friendship. Special thanks to Li Jun who put everything together in Guangzhou. Thank you Bill Lau, Jack Ngo and Danny Chan for your encouragement, assistance and financial support; Will Intan our coach; Brandon Chhan our team manager and Nason Mwanza our social media and communication manager, we appreciate your dedication and effort. Finally, thank you to our MCSA United squad who represented MCSA and grass root community football in an exemplary manner.
MCSA is Football. We aim to proudly showcase Melbourne’s vibrant community football and our diversity on the world stage.
Sincere thanks to Will and others for the photos.
We are delighted to advise that with longtime event partner, Melbourne Victory, and new event partner, FFV, 20 community teams will be competing in the 2018 U-Nite Cup.
This year, all the group games, quarter-finals, and semi-finals will be held at FFV’s International Football Centre (281 Darebin Rd, Thornbury).
Thanks to Melbourne Victory, the tournament draw will again be held at AAMI Park on Monday the 15th October.
Fittingly, the final will be held on Australia Day at AAMI Park when we can all come together to embrace and celebrate cultural diversity in this great city. The final is a curtain raiser before Melbourne Victory takes on Sydney FC.
MCSA is community football
Acknowledgment: Paula Lay Design (poster design)
Creating opportunities for women participation – Fun, Inclusive & Celebrate.
We are delighted to confirm that registration is now open for this annual tournament.
Pertinent information includes:
– One day (7 a side) outdoor tournament
– Saturday 13th of October
– Darebin State Football Centre (281 Darebin Road, Thornbury)
– Kickoff time 10am
– 16 teams in 4 groups (3 group games per team)
– 15-minute halves with a 5-minute halftime break
– 12 players per team
– $60 team registration plus $10 per player (sports injury insurance)