News Renowned Cambodian Sarita Reth is Empowering Girls Through Football

HFCA are honoured to announce that Actor Ms Sarita Reth will be visiting HFCA’s football program in Oroong Village, Siem Reap province. Sarita will stay overnight in the village and join in with training the next morning.

Oroong village is 122km northeast of Siem Reap city and HFCA with our close NGO partner Build your Future Today have supported underprivileged girls in the village to join our football program since we launched in February 2020

Sarita Reth, a renowned actor and advocate for sports and girls rights, draws inspiration from her school football days, embodying values of leadership and resilience. 

HFCA player Syrenou is enjoying her 1st ever press conference and did a fantastic job. Image Scott Rotzoll.

With over ten film appearances, Sarita's role in Love9 by BBC Media Action gained widespread acclaim in Cambodia. In 2022, she won the 11th Cambodia International Film Festival Actress of the Year award. Crowned Miss Universe Cambodia in 2020, she represented her country at the 69th Miss Universe edition in Hollywood, Florida.

Sarita Reth (center) with HFCA Founder Paraic Grogan, HFCA players Penh Sreynou, Voeun Lisa and MC Kounila Keo. Image Scott Rotzoll

Joining Sarita will be two HFCA players Penh Sreynou and Voeun Lisa from our Women’s football team in Phnom Penh which we run in partnership with Cambodian Childrens Fund. Sreynou & Lisa will run a coaching session for the village girls.

"I think that going to Oroong is so exciting for me and a great adventure! I want to meet all the girls over there and encourage them to be involved more in sports! Most importantly to interact and play sport with them"
Actor Sarita Reth

HFCA shares the back page of Khmer Times with Champions PKR Svay Rieng. Image HFCA

Our Sarita Reth press conference received extensive media with four TV stations such as BTVCTV8CBS Sports and MyTV covering it. Prominent media outlets such as Post KhmerSabay News SportsKiriPost and Khmer Times also published.