Taking part in a competitive football tournament environment for the first time was a fantastic experience for our female players. The girls embraced the opportunity and very much enjoyed playing matches on Sundays.
HFCA star Mala (in light blue jersey) takes control of the ball. Image P Grogan.
Our eight match season started in December and finished in early May. The AIA ISF Girls U18 league is one of the most professional football set ups for young women and our players learn so much playing with such high standard teams
HFCA Girls team with our Ambassador Cecile Malterre after a game. Image Supplied.
The education of girls in Cambodia is an unavoidable necessity and a fundamental right. Football allows for a long-term training to learn the effort, the pugnacity, the teamwork and sharing, the acquisition of notions of responsibility, the ability to make smart, fast and strategic decisions with intelligence. I've always been fighting for all these minimum values that build the insurance of a better future, and I will continue to do so all my life ..."
Cecile Malterre, HFCA Ambassador