Both organisations are committed to supporting underprivileged youth in Cambodia and this new MOU will extend the official partnership to December 2025. Since it was first officially launched in 2004, CCF has helped more than 3,500 children and their families with a pathway out of poverty. CCF is breaking the cycles of poverty and abuse and creating change in Cambodia by building the capacity of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable communities: those with the most poverty, the greatest health and social problems, and the least access to basic resources.
"I think HFCA is a wonderful organisation. It's providing a much-needed outlet for kids as well as building a sense of teamwork and belonging that only sports can give. We are also big supporters of Paraic's vision of making this easily accessible for girls"
Scott Neeson, Founder Cambodian Children's Fund
HFCA offers CCF youth opportunities to travel overseas and take part in international football tournaments, play in high standard football competitions here in Cambodia but most importantly HFCA operate weekly football programs in Phnom Penh that CCF youth, both male and female can attend regardless of their football ability or gender.
Every week CCF students have access to HFCA's high quality football facilities and currently all five coaches at our Phnom Penh football programs are former or current CCF students as we also creates pathways in close collaboration with CCF which lead to rewarding employment and internship opportunities once CCF students become young adults.
''HFCA are honoured to continue our long-standing relationship with CCF as they have been a fantastic partner for the last 12 years. Scott and his excellent team inspire HFCA to dream big for our program participants and we are delighted to continue our journey to 2025"
Paraic Grogan, Founder Happy Football Cambodia Australia
Jan. 20, 2021
HFCA launched this award in 2019 to celebrate the achievements of our female footballers and it was appropriate to name it after our friend Scott Neeson as HFCA and CCF (Cambodian Children's Fund) had reached the milestone of a ten year partnership the same year.
Dec. 15, 2020
HFCA (Happy Football Cambodia Australia) was formed in November 2005 to work with underprivileged youth in Phnom Penh who did not have access to football pitches and played on the streets instead. HFCA started small with 20 youth from a local NGO, one small pitch, two footballs and a coach.