ISF Flying Tigers roar to tournament victory

ISF Flying Tigers from Stung Meachey celebrate
ISF Flying Tigers from Stung Meachey celebrate.

ISF Flying Tigers roar to tournament victory

The ever-expanding Barclays-ISF Under 14 Girls Football Tournament attracted 24 teams from eight provinces this year and the top honour in the day-long round-robin- cum-knock-out event went to ISF Flying Tigers from Stung Meachey who beat Aspeca FABBA’s Tigers 1-0 in the final at the 3G Sports Centre on Saturday.

The Indochina Starfish Foundation (ISF) has been running a grassroots football program since 2007, when it started with just 50 players. Thanks to support from Barclays Capital over the past five years, the tournament has grown from strength to strength with almost 300 players benefiting from competitive football, fun and the development of vital life skills.

“It is a fantastic day of organised sports for Cambodian girls, which promotes friendship and sportsmanship for supporters and players alike. This year’s event saw an ever-increasing standard of play and skills from the girls,” ISF country manager Ms Chourp Vicheka told the Post. “It’s been a long time coming for ISF Flying Tigers. I’ve known them a long time and they deserve the day – it’s also just a great boost for everyone at ISF too” she said.

Garry Hammond of Barclays said, “Over the past five years I have watched the ISF U14 Girls Tournament grow from year to year to what it has become today – which is a truly special event. This year’s games were not only exciting and great fun to watch, but a true testament of how the commitment and dedication of all ISF staff, coaches and volunteers have impacted the lives of so many children in a positive manner. The girls gave it their all and every team, every player was a winner in many ways.’’

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