Homeless World Cup 2012
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Team Cambodia depart for Mexico City
Team Cambodia are on their way to the 10th Homeless World Cup in Mexico City. We departed from Cambodia last night and Its going to take us 30 hours to get from Phnom Penh to Mexico City via Paris but in real terms that's the easy bit. Our journey to Mexico City started in February when we started our fundraising campaign as qualification for the Homeless World Cup is done off the pitch, not on it.
Its taken a massive effort to get the team to Mexico City and unfortunately not all the players can make it as we fell short in our fundraising efforts and had to leave two of the squad behind. I delivered the bad news in person on Sunday and both players who missed out were understandably very upset as were their team mates who are going and all the staff. We all feel for them but I told them that if they continue to come to training every week we will take them to the 2013 Homeless World Cup in Poland.
There are so many organisations and individuals that we have to thank that it would be impossible to list them all in this newsletter but particular thanks must go our main sponsors Flight Centre, Smart Mobile, GFSS Incorporated as well as our other sponsors Paddy Rice Irish Sports Bar, Banzai Events, Collingwood Rotary, KPMG Cambodia, The Old Ivanarians, Rita Dipietro and everyone who donated through our website or via Team Coach Jimmy Campbell.
Cambodia draw Argentina and Ireland in difficult group at Homeless World Cup
Cambodia will play world football power Argentina as well as Ireland, Costa Rica, Norway and Slovenia in Group B. Its a tough draw and difficult to qualify from but we will do our best. For daily updates, pictures and footage of our games join our facebook group or like our Facebook page
Smart Mobile (Cambodia) are the official telecommunications parter for Team Cambodia
HFCA are delighted to announce Smart Mobile have joined Team Cambodia for the second year in a row as a bronze sponsor. Smart Mobile are one of the leaders in telecommunications in Cambodia and share our aims in striving to be the best. We are grateful for their ongoing support
GFSS Incorporation (Canada) are the official construction partner for Team Cambodia
HFCA are delighted to announce GFSS as our bronze sponsor as we head to our fifth Homeless World Cup.
Thanks to company directors Adam and Germain Favel for their ongoing interest in our project and for their passion for social justice. Adam Favel will be at the event and I look forward to introducing him to the players he helped get to Mexico City.
Homeless World Cup 2012 Mexico City
Team Cambodia is training hard and the players are excited about going to Mexico City and representing their country at the 10th Homeless World Cup.
Meet Phiyou Sin...
Life story/Family background: I am living with my older-sister who works as a worker in Phnom Penh. I was born the province, but growing up in Phnom Penh. I am a student at grade 7 which supported by Happy School org.
Joined HFCA: I have been sent to HFCA training program since 2008 by Happy School org. I played football since 12 years old, but on the street or public area in City. Since attended HFCA training I have not played football on their location above anymore because HFCA arranged good football field, coaches... I am thank you to HFCA.
The 2012 HWC: I am so so happy that have been selected for going to Mexico to join the international football tournament which arranged by HFCA and the Homeless World Cup org. I would like to say thank very much to all people who working in helping homeless people.
Position: I play a role of Midfielder.
Favorite Team: Manchester United team that I like most.
Favorite Player: Christiano Ronaldo is the best players that I like
HFCA Partner Organisation: Happy School/ACE
To meet the rest of the team click HERE
Announcing a new partner for the 2012 Homeless World Cup team
HFCA are delighted to announce that Flight Centre are the official travel agent for Team Cambodia. Thanks to Alison Crabb and all the Flight Centre staff for all their support as they assist us in getting the team to Mexico City for the tenth annual Homeless World Cup.
Homeless World Cup team for Mexico City announced
HFCA Head of Coaching Jimmy Campbell selected his squad of seven players to represent Cambodia at the 2012 Homeless World Cup in Mexico City. The lucky players are Sovannarith Keo (Cambodian Children's Fund), Sophea Pin (Cambodian Kids Foundation), Panong Kin (Cambodian Kids Foundation), Phi You Sin (Happy School), Phalla Chi-Reason (Riverkids Foundation), Chhanna Oun (Cambodian Children's Fund), Mech Phi-Reason (Riverkids Foundation)
Jimmy is working the lads hard every Saturday and Sunday in preparation for the 10th Homeless World Cup and Cambodia's fifth appearance. Watch out for player profiles.
Meet the players here
Cambodia application to go to Mexico City HWC successful!
It may seem like a formality that we are accepted these days but with only 48 countries being accepted and over 60 bidding to take part its actually an achievement to get accepted. Now comes the hard part. Getting the team there." said Chairperson Paraiac Grogan
Homeless World Cup News Archive
The Cambodia Daily 14/09/09
The Phnom Post 8/09/09
The Phnom Post (2) 8/09/09
Ramsei Kampuchea News 6-7/09/09
The Cambodia Daily 5-6/09/09
Radio Free Asia 5/09/09
The Phnom Phen Post 05/08/09
The Cambodian Weekly 22-28/02/09
Reasmey Kampuchea 18/02/09
Reasmey Kampuchea 18/02/09