Homeless World Cup 2010
Team Cambodia took part in their third Homeless World Cup in Rio, Brazil.
It was a great adventure, especially for the six young men who represented their country on a world stage. We finished 39th overall which was an improvement on our position in Milan 2009 (45th) and Melbourne 2008 (46th). At times we struggled on the pitch against teams who come from strong footballing nations but the players gave their all and had two notable victories over Canada.
Off the pitch the players were great ambassadors for Cambodia. All the opposite teams and fans took them to their hearts and wanted theit pictures taken with them. Quite a hit with the ladies!
If you would like to see pictures from the event click here.
So many people to thank for making this happen. Our staff Jimmy Campbell and Vibol Chao. All our staff and volunteers in Cambodia who work so hard to make our program work. Thanks to Bernhard, Mel, Debs, Andy and Robin from the Homeless World Cup for getting us through the red tape of visas and their financial support. Our sponsors KPMG and Champion System. John Grogan, Shane Kingston, Mech Sokha and Jon Hammond for all their hard work behind the scenes. Massive thank you to the Canadian and Polish teams for their passionate support during our games in Rio.
The 2011 Homeless World Cup is being held in Paris in September beside the Eiffel Tower. We hope to take two Cambodian teams to Paris! One men's team and for the first time a women's team to take part in the Women's Homeless World Cup. With your support we can make it happen.
Manchester United coach Cambodian footballers in Rio, Brazil!
In a historic first for the world game, Cambodian footballers had an exclusive coaching session with a Manchester United coach. During the Homeless World Cup Manchester United coach Louis Garvey from the Manchester United Foundation ran coaching clinics which were open to all players taking part in the event.
Fortunately for us we were the only to show up at the last training session so our six players got a exclusive top class Man Utd coaching session with Louis. For pictures and more about this story click here.
This is the official commercial for the Rio 2010 Homeless World Cup which will be held in Rio, Brazil from 19-26 September 2010.
Features six time Grammy award winner Carlinhos Brown.
The commercial is the result of the Promax UK Charity Challenge, which was won by Beautiful TV. Directed by David Waldman with Beautiful TV.
Meet the former Scots footballer bidding to lead Cambodian street kids to World Cup glory
Jimmy Campbell dreams of lifting the World Cup - with a rag-tag team of Asian street kids who can't even afford boots.
The Scot coaches the six-strong squad of young Cambodians who will compete at this year's Homeless World Cup in Brazil.
His youngsters will fly the flag for their country at the street soccer tournament which kicks off in Rio in September. For them, the chance to play with teams from 63 other nations offers hope and the chance to get their troubled lives back on track.
Jimmy in the papaers again - this time the Daily record in Scotland. Go here
Asia Life article about HFCA coach Jimmy Campbell
Salsa DJ, coffee expert and lover of the beautiful game Jimmy Campbell is the Head of Coaching for HFCA. He will be the team coach for Team Cambodia when we go to Brazil in September for the Homeless World Cup. Asia Life magazine recently published an article about Jimmy. Click here to check it out.
HFCA are delighted to announce the Cambodian Team that will take part in the 2010 Homeless World Cup.
This years competition will be held in Rio, Brazil in September. After several months of hard work by HFCA Head of Coaching Jimmy Campbell and his support staff he has selected six players for Team Cambodia. We are now working on getting passports and Brazilian Visas and most importantly raising the $AU30,000 needed to get the team and staff to Brazil. The Homeless World Cup have offered to pay 60% towards the costs of our flights which is great news. To meet the team click here
2010 Homeless World Cup World Rankings Announced
Ukraine, Portugal and Brazil take the top 3 positions in rankings of 66 nations as preparations for Rio 2010 Homeless World Cup commence.
Ukraine is ranked number one in the world after their win at the Milan 2009 Homeless World Cup in September coincides with consistently high performances at previous tournaments. Ukraine is now the team to beat in Brazil, closely followed by Portugal and Brazil, who will be dangerous in Rio in front of their home crowd, in second and third.
For more details go here
Homeless World Cup News Archive
The Cambodia Daily 14/09/09
The Phnom Post 8/09/09
The Phnom Post (2) 8/09/09
Ramsei Kampuchea News 6-7/09/09
The Cambodia Daily 5-6/09/09
Radio Free Asia 5/09/09
The Phnom Phen Post 05/08/09
The Cambodian Weekly 22-28/02/09
Reasmey Kampuchea 18/02/09
Reasmey Kampuchea 18/02/09