Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Charity Cup tournament to help send Cambodians to Homeless World Cup



Charity Cup tournament to help send Cambodians to Homeless World Cup

Charity Cup tournament to help send Cambodians to Homeless World Cup

Local football enthusiasts are bracing for more amateur action in the name of a good cause, with the 2014 Charity Cup booked for Beeline Arena on August 31.

The daylong event, organised by Excel Events, will help raise funds to send another Cambodian squad out to this year's Homeless World Cup.

Now in its 12th edition, the tournament will see over 500 players from 64 nations compete in four-a-side street football games at the Plaza de Armas in the Chilean capital of Santiago from October 19-26.

Cambodia beat Wales 7-3 in last year's third-place playoff at the Cup of Tolerance, the fifth-tier men's trophy of the 2013 Homeless World Cup in Poznan, Poland.

Reigning champions are Brazil (men's) and Mexico (women's).

In a month's time, 10 teams will clash in friendly five-a-side futsal battles at Beeline Arena.

The Mad Monkey team will be back to defend their title against the likes of Metro Rahu, Paddy Rice, KPMG and Dan Meats, with five other spots still currently available.

For registration details, contact Jimmy Campbell by email at [email protected] or by phone on 017-679-487.

Campbell is head coach of Happy Football Cambodia Australia, a charity organisation that improve the lives of disadvantaged youths through football.

HFCA has trained up and sent Cambodians to the annual international competition for the past six years, including trips to Melbourne, Milan, Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City, Paris and Poznan.

MOST VIEWED

  • NY sisters inspired by Khmer heritage

    Growing up in Brooklyn, New York, Cambodian-American sisters Edo and Eyen Chorm have always felt a deep affinity for their Cambodian heritage and roots. When the pair launched their own EdoEyen namesake jewellery brand in June, 2020, they leaned heavily into designs inspired by ancient Khmer

  • Cambodia records first Omicron community case

    The Ministry of Health on January 9 reported 30 new Covid-19 cases, 29 of which were imported and all were confirmed to be the Omicron variant. The ministry also reported 11 recoveries and no new deaths. Earlier on January 9, the ministry also announced that it had detected the Kingdom's

  • The effects of the USD interest rate hike on Cambodian economy

    Experts weigh in on the effect of a potential interest rate expansion by the US Federal Reserve on a highly dollarised Cambodia Anticipation of the US Federal Reserve’s interest rate hike in March is putting developing economies on edge, a recent blog post by

  • Omicron patients can stay home: PM

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has given the green light for anyone who contracts the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron mutation or any other variant to convalesce or receive treatment at home or in any other reasonable non-healthcare setting. The new decision supersedes a restriction on home care for

  • PM eyes Myanmar peace troika

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has suggested that ASEAN member states establish a tripartite committee or diplomatic troika consisting of representatives from Cambodia, Brunei and Indonesia that would be tasked with mediating a ceasefire in Myanmar. The premier also requested that Nippon Foundation chairman Yohei Sasakawa

  • Cambodia’s first ever anime festival kicks off Jan 22 at capital’s F3 centre

    Phnom Penh's first ever Anime Festival will bring together fans, artists, shops and other local businesses with ties to the Japanese animation style for cosplay competitions, online games, pop-up shops and more on January 22, with Friends Futures Factory (F3) hosting. F3 is a project that