Phnom Penh Crown will host their third Football Is Fun Festival on 7 January at their RSN Stadium. Invitations have been sent to four areas - their neighbours in Tuol Kork, to Beltei international school (where the PPCFC Academy study), the Andong relocation site near the airport and to Sala Leik 5, some 50kms outside of the city. Over 200 children are expected to attend, including 80 girls. The age ranges for boys is 8-12 and for girls, 8-14. One of the hoped-for outcomes is to establish a PPCFC Girls team to represent the club in the national Girls tournament later next year. Once again, the PPCFC playing squad will be involved, taking responsibility for the skills stations that each child will enjoy. Meanwhile, Crown have appointed Ly Heang as their new general secretary. He has spent the last six years as a technical adviser with the Spirit of Soccer program in Battambang - helping children with mine awareness through football - he holds an AFC C coaching license for soccer coaching, and has participated in festivals and exchanges in India, South Africa and Germany.
PPCFC have two practice matches lined-up for this week. On Wednesday 2 Jan they will welcome Svay Rieng (aka the Preah Khan Reach U-19s) to the RSN Stadium for a 3.30pm KO. Svay Rieng lost 3-0 to Boeung Ket in the Hun Sen Cup last week. Then on Saturday 5 Jan the YMA Mekong team will visit RSN for another 3.30pm KO.