Crown coach David Booth at today's trialPhnom Penh Crown began the search for the stars of tomorrow by holding an open trial at their RSN Stadium in Tuol Kork this morning. More than fifty nervous hopefuls gave everything they've got in a series of twenty minute matches, designed to give them all a chance to shine and for the Crown coaching team, led by head coach David Booth, to run the rule over everyone. A few stood head and shoulders above the rest and were amongst the twenty or so invited back for a second bite of the cherry tomorrow morning, when the 2nd trial will take place. Some of the players, all over 17, came from as far afield as Koh Kong and Svay Rieng, whilst the bulk were from Phnom Penh and surrounding areas. The coaching team were sufficiently impressed by one or two of the trialists to already offer them the chance to come and train with the Crown first team, who are looking to swell their numbers after six of the squad were released by the club yesterday for disciplinary reasons. Bayon TV were on hand to capture this morning's trial for their sports programme, and to interview Booth for an insight into the trial, the first of its kind that Crown have offered to all-comers.
David Booth asks this group to return for a 2nd trial tomorrow morning
This group were thanked for attending the trial but their opportunity was at an end
David Booth and his coaching team in the thick of it
Bayon TV interview the coach David Booth with Bouy Dary helping with the translation