With the new football season in Cambodia fast approaching, all teams entering the Hun Sen Cup this season must submit their playing squads to the football federation ahead of the start of the competition, to be played in five regional centers, from 7 January. The involvement of the C-League clubs has now been put back until the first week of February. This cup is treated as the pre-season warm-up ahead of the domestic league campaign, likely to begin in April, though no word yet from the FFC on an official start date. At Phnom Penh Crown, coach David Booth and his coaching staff have been busy putting a number of trialists, both as part of the normal pre-season intake of new faces as well as following the open trials on 10 and 11 December, through their paces and decisions are being made as to which players will be signed by the club. Crown will hold a press conference in the week before their first involvement in the Hun Sen Cup to announce the additions to their playing squad, to unveil their new playing kit and for interviews with coach David Booth and his players, ahead of the new season. The club will also undertake a short pre-season tour outside the country from the middle of January as part of their preparation.
In another positive development, the club have begun construction of 2 futsal artificial grass floodlit pitches at their RSN Stadium in Tuol Kork. This will take a couple of months to complete and will greatly enhance the training facilities for the Crown first-team and Academy players, as well as being made available for rental by other clubs and associations.