This year over 70 students from Ivanhoe Grammar School joined a training session in June. Ivanhoe Grammar school have been supporting the work HFCA does with underprivileged youth since 2008 and make a very significant contribution each year. In their own words three students describe what spending a morning at HFCA meant to them.
We started todays journey at Happy Football Cambodia where some of us learnt and others mastered their soccer skills! We split into ability groups and played soccer games against passionate and highly skilled yet disadvantaged Cambodian children. They inspired us through their constant smiles and their ability to connect with us as well as managing to successfully whip our butts in soccer!- Maddi, Ivanhoe Grammar School student
The boys and girls we met this morning were certainly very happy to be there, and they seemed to be a tight-knit community because of this opportunity to be a part of a team. I found, through soccer, I was given a good chance to bond with the kids, and they were all more confident to talk to us because many of the conversations started with “what team do you go for? Within these many conversations I met Sak, a 13 year old goalkeeper with dreams to maybe go pro with one of his he teams in Phnom Penh. He said that if he can’t he wants to be a soccer coach, as he wants to help people in the way his mentors have helped him. This all allowed me to realise how important our fundraising money truly is, and seeing the thousands donated by us annually, which supports a huge community of disadvantaged kids, was a real eye-opener. Overall, this morning’s experience at HFCA made me truly realise the impact we are having on disadvantaged communities.- Archie, Ivanhoe Grammar School student
We first went to HFCA and we got to play with the kids that were a part of the program and I can definitely say that they were better at soccer than me. We stretched, played matches and got to have conversations with the Cambodian kids. They were so polite and they enjoyed playing soccer a lot and they were super grateful that people like us from Ivanhoe Grammar School are having conversations with them.- Alice, Ivanhoe Grammar School student
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July 1, 2021
When 18 year old star Zoe Konstantopoulos from Melbourne played her first match at the recent HFCA fundraiser Collingwood Rotary Fair Play 17 it was obvious to all in attendance she was a natural talent at the game.
Aug. 21, 2018
Ivanhoe Grammar School first worked together with HFCA in 2008 as we coordinated the Cambodian team to attend the 2008 Homeless World Cup in Melbourne and the school students were our biggest supporters during the whole tournament cheering our team every game.
July 6, 2017
In keeping with HFCA’s mission to empower, encourage and motivate through football, Dover Court International School, Singapore organised an amazing football tournament with children, Mums Dads and teachers to help raise money for HFCA.
Nov. 14, 2013
In November 2008 when HFCA and Team Cambodia took part in the 2008 Homeless World Cup for the first time, Ivanhoe Grammar School were our biggest supporters.
Nov. 1, 2012
On a special night organised by HFCA supporters Old Ivanhoe Grammar Boys Club, Australian Soccer Legend John Aloisi took part in a special Q&A at Ivanhoe Grammar school.
Dec. 10, 2010
In early October HFCA were honoured to have visitors from four different countries and a feast of international football styles came together for a great day of football and building friendships.