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Members of the Koma Keankhlang Primary School celebrate victory in the 2016 RHB Cambodia Junior Football Cup after defeating Kohanlongchin Primary School 1-0 in the final.
Members of the Koma Keankhlang Primary School celebrate victory in the 2016 RHB Cambodia Junior Football Cup after defeating Kohanlongchin Primary School 1-0 in the final. Sreng Meng Srun

Over 200 children play in RHB Junior Cup

A total of 230 children from schools and NGOs and across Cambodia gathered at the Premium Sport Club in Phnom Penh at the weekend to compete in the 2016 RHB Cambodia Junior Football Cup.

Organised by RHB Indochina Bank Ltd with the support of the Federation of Football Cambodia, the seven-a-side football tournament kicked off on Saturday morning with 32 teams playing fifteen-minute matches on artificial grass.

Aimed at raising awareness of sport among Cambodian children and giving them a chance to showcase their skills, this was the second annual edition of the football event sponsored by the bank.

Koma Keankhlang Primary School emerged as the 2016 RHB Cambodia Junior Football Cup champions after they defeated Kohanlongchin Primary School 1-0 in the final.

According to the organisers, this was more of a fun and social event for children than a competitive event.

“I think what is important to us basically is to see young talents in Cambodia to discover their potential,” said Lim Loong Seng, managing director of RHB Indochina Bank Limited.

There were no cash prizes for the winners but all the participating schools will be given sports equipment by the bank and other event sponsors, such as Cambodia Angkor Real Estate, Line Cambodia and Legend. Cambrew provided the drinks during the day.

Lim Loong Seng told the Post “As a bank, we are playing a role as cooperate citizens. We want to share what we get from society so it means we gain from society and we give back to society.”

RHB Indochina Bank Limited has also supported the Red Cross of Cambodia for the last six years.

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