Its been a lot of work but we never gave up because our female footballers were so determined to have equal access to football programs as the boys. They love the game and were very happy when we entered a team in the AIA ISF U18 Girls league. HFCA Country Manager Vibol Chao has watched closely and seen the improvement. "'So the more they play, the more they learn from the games, the more experience gained, and the more they improve''
Having started the season on the 23rd of December HFCA has now played four games in our twelve match season which finishes in June. Rachana is loving taking part in the HFCA football program and said "I am really happy because before, football wasn't encouraged for girls in Cambodia, compared to other countries. Now I am happy, HFCA used to have only a small number of girls playing football but it has increased a lot in 2018/2019''
Naka (pictured above in the glasses) is one of the youngest girls in the team at 14 years old. Don't be fooled by her appearance. She is a warrior on the pitch and shares her opinions openly about football and the team to all the players and coaching staff. Naka gave on thoughts on her approach to football "For me, I like to listen to my coach's instructions and follow what he says. He told us to pass the ball so everyone can play, and to be honest, I told my friends to pass and they do so"
May 12, 2020
HFCA launched our own internal TV show in April 2019 and as the production crew are mostly Cambodian teenagers it has created a safe and comfortable space for our youth to share their feelings about all things football!
April 18, 2020
HFCA were delighted to host seven special guests from Sydney, Australia in October 2019. Representing the Bonnet Bay Football Club women's team they came to coach and play football with our lucky U18 girls players.