News Homeless World Cup legendary passes away - RIP Hary Milas

HFCA lost a very good friend when Hary Milas from Melbourne passed away at the age of 52 on the 19th of October.

Hary took part as a referee in the Homeless World Cup for the first time in 2008 in his home city of Melbourne which was also the same year HFCA entered the Homeless World Cup for the first time. Hary was a top class referee and made a very significant contribution to this life changing international football tournament.

"Everyone at HFCA was shocked to hear of the sudden passing of Hary Milas. Over the years he was a referee at many Cambodian games and was always a strong and fair referee. Off the pitch he was a warm and friendly man and he will sorely missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him" Paraic Grogan, Founder of HFCA

Hary Milas in action at Oslo HWC in 2017. Image supplied.

“Harry was a very special part of the Homeless World Cup family. His contribution has been immense. So positive, friendly, empathetic and kind. And he was a great referee. In many ways, he encapsulated what the essence of the Homeless World Cup is all about. As a referee, he brought his much-needed professional skills to the event which was so important but he also brought a loving personality which won so much admiration from everyone involved, particularly the players.” Mel Young, President and Founder of the Homeless World Cup.