Friday, December 7, 2012

Fun with Football

Dribbling skills on display from this young girl at Crown's 1st festival
Whilst the club is preparing for their international pre-season friendly on Sunday against a team of Korean and Japanese League players (3pm at Olympic Stadium), Phnom Penh Crown hasn't forgotten its promise to hold regular community engagement events. So on Monday 10 December, which is Human Rights Day and a public holiday, they will hold their second Football Is Fun Festival at their RSN Stadium in Tuol Kork. Boys and girls, aged between 8-12 will be welcome to join in the fun from 1.30-4.30pm, with the Crown 1st team players taking responsibility for teaching the children some simple football skills like heading, passing, dribbling and shooting before the children join together for some fun matches. The focus is purely on having fun with football. Also joining in will be Fritz Schmid, who is also a FIFA Grassroots instructor, so this is second nature to him, and comes at the beginning of his two week mentoring stint with Crown's head coach Sam Schweingruber, the man behind this community event. Crown have identified the need to widen the scope of the football club and to build foundations with both the locals as well as encouraging young children to be passionate about football. Afterall, the future of the game lies with youngsters.

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