n that time we have expanded and grown from two partners, a dusty pitch, 20 plus kids and one staff member to nine partners, great indoor venue with three pitches and ten plus staff. Its been an emotional and challenging journey to keep our program going but we are very proud of our many achievements such as three players become professional footballers, eight Homeless World Cups and working with footballing giants such as Inter Milan, Manchester United and Real Madrid.
One of the main reasons behind our success is the amazing and long standing commitment of four key staff. Between them Vibol Chao (nine years), Jon Hammond (eight years), Jimmy Campell (seven years) and Paraic Grogan (ten years) have given a total of 34 combined years working with some of the poorest youth in Cambodia.
Thanks to all of our supporters for your amazing support and we are looking forward to the next ten years!
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.
Dec. 12, 2020
Melbourne's contribution to the success and life changing work of HFCA is massive and on so many levels its Melbournian passion and commitment to social justice that has been the driving force of HFCA's work.