Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - SALT youth leagues kick off in the northwest

SALT youth leagues kick off in the northwest

Mighty Girls team members teach soccer skills to local children in Battambang during Inspirit Girls Day on November 18
Mighty Girls team members teach soccer skills to local children in Battambang during Inspirit Girls Day on November 18. PHOTO SUPPLIED

SALT youth leagues kick off in the northwest

The 7th SALT Youth Football League was officially launched in Battambang on Saturday, with 64 boys and girls teams signed up to feature in U16, U14 and U11 divisions. Games will run until March next year.

The competition is organised by Battambang-based NGO SALT Academy (www.saltacademy.net), which offers football training and leadership lessons to underprivileged children across Battambang, Pailin and Banteay Meanchey provinces.

On Sunday, members of SALT’s renowned team Mighty Girls, which has triumphed in the last three National Women’s Football Championships, held an Inspirit Girls Day in Poipet.

The festival, which included sessions teaching local girls about leadership, life skills and football as well as a dramatisation by the Mighty Girls about life’s hurdles, was sponsored by charity organisation Garden of Hope.

The Mighty Girls had held an Inspirit Girls Day in Battambang on the previous Monday during the Water Festival holiday.

SALT also kicked off their youth leagues in Poipet on Sunday, with matches for U16, U14 and U11 boys teams as well as a competition for girls teams scheduled to play until February.

The start to U16 and U14 boys leagues in Pailin have been delayed until January due to flooding of the football field there.

RECOMMENDED STORIES

  • Breaking: PM says prominent human rights NGO ‘must close’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Interior Ministry to investigate the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) and potentially close it “because they follow foreigners”, appearing to link the rights group to the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party's purported “revolution”. The CNRP - the

  • Rainsy and Sokha ‘would already be dead’: PM

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday appeared to suggest he would have assassinated opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha had he known they were promising to “organise a new government” in the aftermath of the disputed 2013 national elections. In a clip from his speech

  • Massive ceremony at Angkor Wat will show ‘Cambodia not in anarchy’: PM

    Government officials, thousands of monks and Prime Minister Hun Sen himself will hold a massive prayer ceremony at Angkor Wat in early December to highlight the Kingdom’s continuing “peace, independence and political stability”, a spectacle observers said was designed to disguise the deterioration of

  • PM tells workers CNRP is to blame for any sanctions

    In a speech to workers yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen pinned the blame for any damage inflicted on Cambodia’s garment industry by potential economic sanctions squarely on the opposition party. “You must remember clearly that if the purchase orders are reduced, it is all