News HFCA Junior Girl's team achieved a remarkable victory in the inaugural U13 GOFC 6's Tournament

Our girls made history by winning the first ever U13 Girls tournament hosted in Cambodia, known as the GOFC 6's Tournament. The GOFC (Girls Onside Football Cambodia) program was launched in June 2022 and HFCA is a founding member.

With an average age of eleven and playing in their 1st ever tournament, our HFCA girls, all from underprivileged backgrounds, played six matches in the one day event. 

HFCA squad at start of GOFC 6's tournament. Image PPC FC

It was not easy to secure the trophy as we lost two matches in the group stages but saved our best performances for the semi final and final. Displaying resilience and teamwork, HFCA made a stunning comeback from previous losses to deliver inspiring performances in the finals, securing their place in the history of GOFC.

The moment the winning penalty was scored by HFCA and the glory of being champions was realised. Photo PPC FC

Our team beat ISI in the final after a 0 - 0 draw and then penalties. We lost to ISI in the group stage 4 - 0 so ISI were clear favourites in the final. 

All of the HFCA girls who took part in this tournament are from our Phnom Penh based partner Cambodian Children's Fund. Special thanks to our all women coaching team from our friends Phnom Penh Crown FC

Tears of joy flow as the magnitude of what they had achieved hit them. Champions! Image PPC FC