In a closely fought contest on Saturday, Phnom Penh Hockey were crowned champions of Cambodia’s first ever club level field hockey tournament.
Bangkok Inter were runners-up, narrowly edging out FBT Cambodia on goal difference. RBSC finished fourth, with PSE in fifth.
Almost all the games were extremely close, with many decided by a single goal.
Both FBT Cambodia and PSE fielded many young players, all Cambodian. With so many young local players coming through, Cambodian hockey certainly has a bright future ahead.
The tournament was opened by HRH Prince Buddhapong and British Ambassador Tina Redshaw. Both stayed for the majority of the tournament, so that they were able to support the kids’ training session.
About 40 children, mainly Cambodian, attended the children’s training. They were able to gain some coaching from players and get their first taste of hockey.
Following the tournament on Saturday, the teams also played a series of four- and seven-a-side friendly games on Sunday.
For those is interested in playing field hockey, the Phnom Penh Hockey club accepts players of all skill levels, first-time players are welcome , and gender to take up a stick every Thursday from 6:30-8:00pm at Cool Sports Club on Street 135 in Tuol Tompoung.