This year Homeless World Cup legend and Scotland Director David Duke took that friendship to a new level by personally funding a return flight for one of our players.
Scottish coach Neil Watton said "It's a partnership that started at the Melbourne Homeless World Cup in 2008. We always love spending time with the Cambodian players every year. The Scottish lads are humbled by your players personal stories and inspired by their passion for their country. We hope this relationship continues for many years".
To show our appreciation HFCA bought all the Scotland team a Cambodian jersey which our two nations national flags. The Scottish players were delighted and it was great to see all the Scottish and Khmer lads hugging each other after the jersey presentation.
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.