Australia Youth claims U-NITE Cup


Melbourne Victory was proud to host the final of the sixth annual U-NITE Tournament on Saturday evening.

The match, played on AAMI Park as a curtain raiser to the Australia Day blockbuster between Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC, saw Timor Leste and Australia Youth play off to be crowned U-NITE champions.

In front of an outstanding crowd and on one of Australian football’s marquee occasions, Australia Youth proved too good on the day, claiming the trophy with a 3-0 victory.

Australia Youth’s John Monyok and Korea’s Subeom An were named the tournament’s Most Valuable Players, while Chin Vakok’s Reng Tung won the Golden Boot. 

The match marked the culmination of a grassroots community event that started back on November 4 at Darebin Sports Centre.

The tournament brought together twenty teams from diverse cultural backgrounds, with sides representing Thailand, Australia, Iran, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Mauritius, China, Korea, Japan,  Zimbabwe, Timor Leste, Iraq, Nepal and Fiji in the group stage and knockout rounds.

Melbourne Victory would like to congratulate all participants and to thank tournament partner,  the Melbourne Chinese Soccer Association, for their support.

The U-NITE program is proudly sponsored by WorkSafe Victoria.