The Story of ACSA

The Australian Chinese Soccer Association (ACSA) was incorporated in March1995 as a non-profit sporting organisation.  It was formed with the main aim of promoting the sport of football in the Chinese Community and is the first Chinese football association of such nature in Australia.  ACSA is officially affiliated with Football New South Wales (the state governing body of football) and all our players are registered under Football Federation Australia, the Australian national governing body of football who sanctions all the football trips for overseas tournaments. ACSA is the only Chinese football organisation in this state approved by FNSW to run its own competitions independently under its own system.

There were already Chinese football teams in Sydney back in the 1950’s but the number increased markedly in the early 1990’s.  However, the level of organisation and coordination were lacking.  In view of the situation, a small group of football fanatics under the helm of well known Hong Kong national team representative Lok Tak Hing (1960’s) – who subsequently was elected as the inaugural Chairman, set in motion the tortuous work of forming the Association.  Two other very well known former Hong Kong national team players Lau Tim (1950’s-1960’s) and Cheng Yun Yu (1960’s-1970’s) also became part of the group. ACSA has 20 teams with over 400 registered players of numerous national origins participating in two major ACSA competitions from April to October annually – the ACSA league and S.A.Cup tournament.   Other than that, ACSA has also sent representative teams to participate in many other local and overseas tournaments over the years.  Nationally, we have played in Brisbane and Melbourne.  Internationally we have participated in the World Chinese Football Tournaments in Hong Kong in 1999, Vancouver, Canada in 2001, Suzhou, China in 2003, New York, USA in 2005 and Xiamen, China in 2007.  We hosted the ANZ Cup in Sydney in 2002 and 2004 and returned to play in Auckland, New Zealand where it was then hosted in 2003 and 2006.

We also played friendly matches in Hong Kong, Heyuan, China and Macau in 2006, then in Tianjin, China in 2008; Hong Kong, Dongguan and Shunde, China again in 2009, as well as a Tri-nation HKANZ Cup Football Tournament in Hong Kong followed by a friendly match in Chengdu, China in 2010.  We sent three teams to take part for the first time in the Shanghai 15th WCEIFT in 2011.  The 16th WCEIFT was hosted by Johor Bahru of Malaysia in 2012; ACSA sent a team to take part in the O55 Group.

In 2013 ACSA also sent two teams to the 17th WCEIFT in Hong Kong, one in each of the Over 45 and Over 55 age groups, to give our full support. Our main purpose of this trip was to take the opportunity to enrich our knowledge and experience of the sport and to get better acquainted once again with our new and old international friends.

澳洲華人足球總會(澳華足總)於1995年三月成立為一個非牟利的運動團體。其主要宗旨為提倡華人社區的足球運動,是澳洲此類性質的第一個華人足球總會。澳華足總正式隸屬於紐省足協(本省足球管理機構),而本會全部球員都經由澳洲足總註冊,澳洲足總是全國最高足球管理機構,全權批核所有海外比賽之足球行程。澳華足總是本省唯一得到紐省足協認許的華人足球團體,准許根據本會的賽制去進行所有賽事。

悉尼早於五十年代已有華人足球隊伍,不過球隊的數字在九十年代初期有明顯的增長。可惜組織和協調方面有所不足。有鑑於此,一小撮足球熱愛者,在香港代表隊名將駱德興(1960s)的領導下—他随後當選為創會主席,動議進行成立總會的艱鉅工作。兩位很有名的香港隊球員劉添(1950s-1960s)和鄭潤如(1960s-1970s)亦加入本會行列。

每年四月至十月期間,澳華足總平均有二十支球隊及超過四百名註冊球員來自不同民族背景参與澳華足總的兩大賽事 – 澳華聯賽及足總杯。除此之外,澳華足總多年來亦派出代表隊參加很多本地和海外的賽事。在國內,我們到過卑里斯本和墨爾本比賽。國際性方面,我們參加了1999在香港,2001在加拿大温哥華,2003在中國蘇州,2005在美國紐約和2007在中國厦門的世界華人足球大賽。我們也在悉尼主辦過2002和2004的[澳紐杯],並在2003和2006回訪紐西蘭渥克蘭作客比賽,同於2006年也曾到香港、河源和澳門巡迴友好訪問,2008到中國天津,2009再訪香港、東莞和順德三地,2010参加在香港的[澳紐港]三國友誼盃及成都的友誼賽。我們也派出三支球隊首次参與2011年在中國上海的第15屆世界華裔長青杯足球邀請賽。2012年第16屆世界華裔長青杯足球邀請賽在馬來西亞柔佛新山舉行,澳華足總亦派出一隊在老年組角逐。

澳洲華人足球總會(澳華足總)於1995年三月成立為一個非牟利的運動團體。其主要宗旨為提倡華人社區的足球運動,是澳洲此類性質的第一個華人足球總會。澳華足總正式隸屬於紐省足協(本省足球管理機構),而本會全部球員都經由澳洲足總註冊,澳洲足總是全國最高足球管理機構,全權批核所有海外比賽之足球行程。澳華足總是本省唯一得到紐省足協認許的華人足球團體,准許根據本會的賽制去進行所有賽事。

悉尼早於五十年代已有華人足球隊伍,不過球隊的數字在九十年代初期有明顯的增長。可惜組織和協調方面有所不足。有鑑於此,一小撮足球熱愛者,在香港代表隊名將駱德興(1960s)的領導下—他随後當選為創會主席,動議進行成立總會的艱鉅工作。两位很有名的香港隊球員劉添(1950s-1960s)和鄭潤如(1960s-1970s)亦加入本會行列。

每年四月至十月期間,澳華足總平均有二十支球隊及超過四百名註冊球員來自不同民族背景参與澳華足總的两大赛事 – 澳華聯賽及足總杯。除此之外,澳華足總多年來亦派出代表隊參加很多本地和海外的賽事。在國內,我們到過卑里斯本和墨爾本比賽。國際性方面,我們參加了1999在香港,2001在加拿大温哥華,2003在中國蘇州,2005在美國紐約和2007在中國厦門的世界華人足球大賽。我們也在悉尼主辦過2002和2004的[澳紐杯],並在2003和2006回訪紐西蘭渥克蘭作客比賽,同於2006年也曾到香港、河源和澳門巡迴友好訪問,2008到中國天津,2009再訪香港、東莞和順德三地,2010参加在香港的[澳紐港]三國友誼盃及成都的友誼賽。我們也派出三支球隊首次参與2011年在中國上海的第15届世界华裔长青杯足球邀请赛。2012年第16届世界华裔长青杯足球邀请赛在馬來西亞柔佛新山舉行,澳華足總亦派出一隊在老年組角逐。

在2013年澳華足總亦有派遣隊到香港,分別在老年組和中年组去支持第17屆世界華裔長青杯足球邀請賽。最主要之目的是要拓展足球運動知識,争取經驗,並和國際上的新知舊雨再次相聚。

2 March 1995

2 March 1995

24 January 1995
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