Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Sixteen sides set for clashes in PP5’s event

Sixteen sides set for clashes in PP5’s event

Event organiser Jimmy Campbell stands with trophies and medals ahead of this Sunday’s Phnom Penh 5’s tournament
Event organiser Jimmy Campbell stands with trophies and medals ahead of this Sunday’s Phnom Penh 5’s tournament.

Sixteen sides set for clashes in PP5’s event

The second edition of the annual Phnom Penh 5s tournament plays out this Sunday at the KB All Sports Field behind the Australian Embassy with 16 sides lined up for a crack at the title.

“The [inaugural] PP5’s was a great success so we are delighted that we have had so many teams wanting to join this year’s tournament,” event organiser Jimmy Campbell told the Post.

“It is a great tournament and open to anyone in Phnom Penh. The standard of play is good and the competition is strong but more than that, it brings people together in a unique way.”

The day-long competition sees the teams bracketed into four groups for morning clashes starting from 8:30am, with the top two sides from each progressing to quarter-finals of the PP5’s Trophy in the afternoon. The bottom two teams will, meanwhile, be entered into the quarter-finals of the lower tier Community Trophy.

Semi-finals are slated for 2:15pm with grand finals of both tiers set for 3:30pm.

All three outdoor Astroturf pitches of KB Field will be used for games, with indoor pitches reserved for warm-ups as well as a fun play area for children.

Games involve two halves of 12.5 minutes each way and squads are limited to 10 players each. Trophies will be awarded to the winners and runners-up of each tier, while medals will be given to members of the top three teams of the PP5’s Trophy.

The overall champions will receive a $400 voucher for the True Brands sports shop and some Angkor beer giveaways while the losing finalists will get a $200 voucher and some beer. A $100 voucher for True Brands will also be given to the winners of the Community Trophy.

Following a draw held at Latin Quarter on Wednesday night, reigning champions Bayon Wanderers have been put in Group D alongside Vattanac, Cellcard and 3 Mangoes on Wednesday.

Group A has Paddy Rice, Inter Penh, Barbarians and Three Kumquats, Group B boasts True Brands, Kfour, Mambas and AsiaLIFE and Group C holds Sundance, ACE, FCC and 3 Mangoes United.


  • ‘Kingdom one of safest to visit in Covid-19 era’

    The Ministry of Tourism on January 12 proclaimed Cambodia as one of the safest countries to visit in light of the Kingdom having been ranked number one in the world by the Senegalese Economic Prospective Bureau for its success in handling the Covid-19 pandemic. In rankings

  • Ministry mulls ASEAN+3 travel bubble

    The Ministry of Tourism plans to launch a travel bubble allowing transit between Cambodia and 12 other regional countries in a bid to resuscitate the tourism sector amid crushing impact of the ongoing spread of Covid-19, Ministry of Tourism spokesman Top Sopheak told The Post on

  • Courts’ decisions now published as reference source

    The Ministry of Justice has published 44 verdicts from civil litigation cases which can be used as models for court precedents and for study by the public and those who work in pertinent fields. Publication of the verdicts on December 31 came as the result of joint

  • Reeling in Cambodia’s real estate sector

    A new norm sets the scene but risks continue to play out in the background A cold wind sweeps through the streets of Boeung Trabek on an early January morning as buyers and traders engage in commerce under bright blue skies. From a distance, the

  • Quarantine site in north Phnom Penh inaugurated

    A four-building quarantine centre in Phnom Penh’s Prek Pnov district was formally inaugurated on January 6. The centre can house up to 500 people, according to Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng. At the inauguration ceremony, Sreng said the municipal hall had cooperated with the Ministry

  • China firm to develop Mondulkiri airport

    Tourism to the Kingdom’s northeast corridor could experience a remarkable metamorphosis after the government decided in principle of a Chinese company to study and develop a proposal to build a regional-level airport in Mondulkiri province, according to industry insiders. The Council of Ministers said