We currently have 16 staff working on the program every Saturday with 72 players at any given time. 14 of the 16 staff are Cambodian with a Nigerian senior coach and Jimmy the Scot as Head of Coaching. 9 of the staff are ex HWC (Homeless World Cup) players who had to interview for these positions and now have, for the first time in their lives, a salary job.
See the full Coaching Structure here
VIBOL CHAO - COUNTRY MANAGER
Vibol is a local Khmer who has been working as the HFCA country manager since late 2006. He has completed a degree in Business Administration and has over 10 years work experience with International Organisations including the United Nations Development Program in Cambodia. He also is a keen footballer and has passed the Cambodia National Coaching Course Exam. He really enjoys working in an international environment but has a passion for disadvantaged youth and children. Vibol’s responsibilities range from setting up the football trainings to preparing the budget and therefore is one of the most important members of the HFCA team.
JIMMY CAMPBELL - HEAD OF COACHING
Jimmy is currently coach at the ISPP school in Phnom Penh and coached the Cambodian Homeless World Cup team in Milan in 2009.He has played and coached at a high level in Scotland, his home country, and Australia and is passionate about continuing his coaching career in Cambodia to pass on his knowledge and passion for the game.His coaching experience is wide and varied.
Jimmy has run the successful Elite Soccer Coaching Academy (esca.com.au) in Australia from 1999 until 2007.For 2 years between 2001 and 2003 he coached at Elite youth level at Parramatta Eagles who were the official development partners of Manchester United in Oceania at that time. In this time he took the under 17 team on tour to Manchester and was able to observe first hand the methods used by Manchester United in developing young players.
In 1995 Jimmy set up a tournament involving 8 high schools from Phnom Penh.The tournament was called the FCC Cup and all kids were supplied with kit, balls, allocated coaches and competed in games played at the Olympic Stadium.This was a hugely successful tournament enjoyed by players, officials and fans.
SENG CHANDARA – COACH /ASSISTANT COUNTRY MANAGER
Chandara is a local Khmer who has been involved in HFCA since mid 2008 and has assisted Vibol (Country Manager) with the daily operations. He has a degree in Business Administration and has worked as a coordinating clerk for 2 years as well as in the marketing industry. He has had a passion for football since a young age and believes that football can change peoples lives through strengthening friendships not only between individuals but countries. He wants to share his knowledge and experiences to help the young disadvantaged kids to avoid any bad habits such as abusing drugs, gambling and other illegal crimes.
MISS PEOU KAGNA CHUM - FIRST AID OFFICER
The first female volunteer to join the HFCA. Born in 1981 she is a qualified nurse and takes care of any medical issues our players incur during training while being an important role model for our female players. From Kandal Province she has six years experience of working at the Sihanouk Hospital. A keen football fan since she was a young girl she wants to encourage young girls to play sport so they can have a healthy lifestyle.
MR PHEAKDEY KIM - SENIOR COACH
A Football Federation Cambodian qualified coach, born in 1980 he has been working as a football coach since 2005. Pheakdey also has BBA in Management from the Build Bright University. Having coaching at Spirit Of Soccer and the Navy Club we are delighted to have him as part of the HFCA coaching staff. Having representing Cambodia at a U16 competition in Singapore he wants to pass on the skills he learnt to the next generation of Cambodian footballers. He hope that one day some of the HFCA players can become professional footballers and represent Cambodia.
MR SAREOUN CHOU - SENIOR COACH
Sareoun Chou has taken his coaching badges with the Football Federation Cambodia. Born in 1982 he is a coach for Preah Khan Football Club and is excited about having the opportunity to work with the HFCA players. He is a firm believer that football has the power to change lives and these players are the future of Cambodia and through football they can learn skills that will assist them to be productive members of Cambodian society.
HIENG LIM - MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT
Born in Cambodia, Hieng, along with his family had to leave the country during the Khmer Rouge era. He was raised in Melbourne, Australia and studied to be a lawyer. A man of many talents, his qualifications include the following: B.Sc., Grad Dip. Immunologist, LLB, Lawyer/Mediator, trainer.
Hieng recently moved back to his homeland with his wife and two children to re-connect with his culture and play his part in the re-building of Cambodia. Hieng has a strong passion for social justice and despite his many commitments, assists HFCA with strenghtening their roots in the local community.
Hieng is a long suffering Liverpool fan who dreams of one day standing on The Kop.
BUN ROEUN MUONG - JUNIOR COACH
Bun Roeun Moung aged 19 joined the HFCA program in 2007 as a player and was selected in the the first Cambodian team to take part in the Homeless World Cup in Melbourne in 2008. As the team goalkeeper he put in some great performance and apart from the football he loved being a professional footballer for two weeks and seeing a different way of life in Australia. After this life changing experience he decided that he that he wanted to pass on some of the skills he learnt to the young players in our program and recently joined our coaching staff. He assists with the Junior Teams. HFCA will be putting Bun Roeun throught his coaching badges with the Football Federation Cambodia. This is Bun Roeun first salary job and we hope that one day he can make a living as a professional coach, providing for himself and his family.Bun Rouen is part of Riverkids project, a partner of HFCA.
YI SAM-JUNIOR COACH
Yi Sam also joined the HFCA program in 2007 as a player and was selected in the the first Cambodian team to take part in the Homeless World Cup in Melbourne in 2008. As the midfielder he put in some great performance, scored several important goals and apart from the football he loved being a professional footballer for two weeks and seeing a different way of life in Australia. After this life changing experience he decided that he that he wanted to pass on some of the skills he learnt to the young players in our program and recently joined our coaching staff. He assists with the Junior Teams.He has been playing football since he was 12 and his favourite team is Manchester United. HFCA will be putting Yi Sam throught his coaching badges with the Football Federation Cambodia. This is Yi Sam first salary job and we hope that one day he can make a living as a professional coach, providing for himself and his family. Yi Sam is part of Riverkids project, a partner of HFCA.