Who is QCSA?

Established in 1969 and incorporated in 1996, the Queensland Christian Soccer Association (QCSA) is an ecumenical independent body set up to enable those who cannot play on Sundays, to have an alternative to the main stream soccer body who play on Saturdays and Sundays.

Christian soccer does continue to grow. This growth is attributable to the following factors:
  • A growing number of parents find the emphasis on no drugs/alcohol practices reassuring.
  • The same people feel drawn to the 'fun rather than winning at any cost impulse' which emphasises a play hard, play fair, play clean environment, where winning isn't everything.
  • Christian soccer is more economical and less demanding on family budgets. This is especially important in economically disadvantaged areas.
  • A growing number of ethnic groups see the Church as their first recognisable point of contact. As a result, more ethnic teams are entering the Association and becoming an important component of its membership.
  • QCSA is represented by a growing number of female teams with mixed teams common up to age 14.
  • Christian soccer makes room for people with a disability, emphasising values of access and sports personship over those of elitism. In fact, QCSA at one time had a hearing impaired team.
  • Christian soccer adopts the philosophy of non-interference in the affairs of its affiliates, providing broad guide lines only as a means of overall direction. This is attractive to many who have suffered under an unsympathetic and inflexible governing body.
  • Christian soccer is in fact serving a growing 'niche' market and is deserving opportunity to develop. This is for the simple reason that a stronger Association will make the acceptance of religious and ethnic minorities that much easier in the future.
  • Christian soccer is an open movement evidenced by the number of non-church clubs taking part in the activities of the Association and having the same voting rights as all other clubs.
  • Christian soccer is not a proselytising body, rather, one that sees the main game as about values built people and not economics.

Who is the SCCSA?

The Sunshine Coast Churches Soccer Assn was established on 14th September 1974 and we became incorporated on 18th November 1988.

The need of a Saturday soccer competition had been seen by various churches for some time. In mid 1974 representatives from churches were invited to informal discussion and an Association was established. A general meeting was held on 15th November 1974. The Association covered from Caloundra to Cooroy-Noosa recruiting got under way to form two competitions being an under 10 years and an under 13 years and started with approximately 140 playing members.