Every Saturday up to 100 boys and girls come together from our four partners across the country to train in our modern football stadium. Three astro turf pitches all under cover give us the facilities we need to cater for different age groups and abilities. Sessions last for two hours and the players practise essential skills such as passing, control, shooting, heading and dribbling. There is always a game at the end which is their favourite part of the program as they practise their skills and try impress the coaches. Our players are divided into four groups, Boys U14, Boys U16's, Senior Boys aged 16 and over and Girls aged 14 and older.
Head of Coaching is Jimmy Campbell and he ensures the quality of the sessions is off the highest standard. Jimmy is from Glasgow and used to work for Manchester United in Australia. All the rest of the coaches are ex Homeless World Cup players who have come up through the different age groups at HFCA and eventually been selected to play for Cambodia at a Homeless World Cup. They are great role models for the players and are happy to play a mentoring role with the youth. The message is always the same, train hard, listen and respect your elders, go to school and stay away from alcohol and drugs. When they hear it from their peers it means so much more.
...the rest of the coaches are ex Homeless World Cup players who have come up through the different age groups at HFCA
We aim to give the boys and girls as many opportunities as possible to play football outside the Saturday training program. We enter teams in local leagues for juniors and the senior boys in competitions for adults. It great for them to have opportunities to meet new people and showcase their talents to a wider audience