Mauritius Sports Association UK (MSA) was founded in October 2000. Players and managers from a number of clubs joined forces in a bid to harness the football talent currently residing in the local communities across London.
The key objective of the MSA is to raise the standards of football in the Mauritian community, tackle prejudice and discrimination and to establish the MSA as the premier football organisation in the Mauritian community and be able to help the Mauritius national team recruit British born Mauritian players to represent the country.
In 2002 the MSA was invited by the London Football Association to enter a team into the premier division of the ï¿½London County Leagueï¿½ before it became known as the ï¿½London Intermediate Leagueï¿½ where MSA had played for two years. No Mauritian based football team has ever competed at this level in the UK.
To date the MSA has trained and qualified more football coaches in the Mauritian and wider community than any other organisation. Raising the standard of safety for children and young people in football has been an important issue for the Association as well as making football an enjoyable past time and creating positive role models.
In 2003 MSA applied and gained Intermediate Status from the London Football Association and have spent 4 seasons playing in the Premier Division of the Cherry Red Records Middlesex County Football League. The highlight, during our time in the league, was reaching the Divisional Cup final in 2005, which was played at Yeading FC.
The 2007/08 saw the club gain senior status by both the Essex County and London Football Association and accepted as a member into the Essex Senior League.
The club played its home games at Aveley FC ground and we thank the committee of Aveley FC for arranging a ground share agreement at short notice. We were all aware that the club had stepped up to step 5 of the football pyramid and the season would be a great test not only for the players but also for the committee. A respectable 12th place finish in our debut season was a very good achievement.
The 2008/09 season has seen the MSA leave Aveley FC and move closer to the clubs roots. Our new home is now Wadham Lodge in Walthamstow, London E17.