Football Victoria and Melbourne Chinese Soccer Association sign partnership

Football Victoria (FV) is delighted to announce it has entered a formal partnership with the Melbourne Chinese Soccer Association (MCSA).

The partnership was struck based on a mutual alignment of values, including a desire to promote sporting opportunities and social inclusion for men and women from culturally diverse backgrounds.

MCSA President Ben Lau and FV CEO Kimon Taliadoros are thrilled to work together to promote inclusion and diversity through football.

FV CEO Kimon Taliadoros was pleased to build on the positive relationship between the two organisations, which was ratified in 2019 with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding. 

MCSA and FV share a common goal for football to be used as a platform to promote multiculturalism, gender diversity, an active lifestyle and social inclusion.”

This partnership will make the world game more accessible for more people. This is a great result for football in Victoria.”

MCSA was established in 1995 with the goal to provide opportunities for young people, predominately but not exclusively of Chinese heritage to play football in a friendly competitive environment.

The association accommodates approximately 1,800 registered players from more than 70 cultural backgrounds

Under the partnership, MCSA will continue to act as the main organiser of the MCSA Winter League, Melbourne U-Nite Men’s Cup and Melbourne U-Nite Women’s Cup.

FV will provide MCSA with priority pitch access for bookings at Darebin International Sports Centre and Knox Regional Football Centre, match balls, meeting spaces and other amenities. 

Karen Pearce, Executive Manager Growth and Inclusion welcomes Ben Lau with one of 48 official match balls that will be provided to MCSA as part of the partnership.

MCSA President Ben Lau said the partnership will provide increased opportunities for people from diverse backgrounds to stay active and socially included.

“MCSA focuses on providing affordable football for the diverse grassroots community of Melbourne.”

‘’MCSA is excited with the opportunity to work with Football Victoria to ensure that our diverse grassroots community is the winner.’’