Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Youth leagues kicked off by Sunday contests

Youth leagues kicked off by Sunday contests

Youth leagues kicked off by Sunday contests

A day of knockout action at the Old Stadium on Sunday involving 62 boys and girls teams from in and around Phnom Penh served as a curtain raiser for the Barclays-ISF Youth Football League, stretching right up to April next year.

The competition was confined to teams in the U10, U14 and U18 categories represented during the regular league season.

This ISF grassroots league for disadvantaged youth has been going on since 2007. From a humble beginning of 50 players, the league has grown big enough to offer more than 1,000 youngsters an opportunity to improve their football and life skills.

“It is fantastic to see 10 new teams join the league this year,” ISF country manager Chourp Vicheka told the Post. Sunday’s winning teams included Pun Phom School (Boys U10), ASPECA (Boys U14 Premium), Po Monkol School (Boys U14 Champion), ISF SMC (Girls U14) and Sunrise (Boys U18).

MOST VIEWED

  • Ethnic group ‘disappointed’ to be denied French visas to attend court

    Eleven people at the centre of a case involving seven indigenous Bunong villages in Mondulkiri province pursuing legal action in France have expressed disappointment after the French embassy in Phnom Penh denied their visa applications to attend court. A press release said the 11 included a

  • Cambodia nabs 12th place in best retirement destinations

    Cambodia is an expatriate hotspot for those dreaming of living a more luxurious lifestyle at an affordable cost, according to International Living’s Annual Global Retirement Index 2019. For the fourth year in a row, Cambodia took the top spot in the Cost of Living category.

  • EU starts EBA withdrawal

    The EU on Monday announced that it has begun the 18-month process of withdrawing the Kingdom’s access to its preferential Everything But Arms (EBA) agreement over “a deterioration of democracy [and] respect for human rights”. However, the Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia (GMAC) said

  • PM: War result of foreign meddling

    Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Sunday that Cambodia’s recent history of conflict was caused by foreign interference. “The wars that happened were caused by provocation, incitement, support, smearing and interference from foreign powers, and the group of ignorant people who pushed Cambodia to