Homeless World Cup 2017: Kin Ratana

CCF football player Kin Ratana is heading to the annual Homeless World Cup (HWC) to represent Cambodia in a 48 Nations football tournament in Olso, Norway this August. The Cambodian team is managed by CCF partner Happy Football Cambodia Australia (HFCA) and HFCA has been taking CCF players to the HWC since 2010.

“I grew up in Kampong Speu province but moved to Phnom Penh in 2008. My family situation was very difficult back then. I lived in a very poor area and couldn’t attend school, so I moved to Phnom Penh with my uncle to try and get an education.

“My friend knew about CCF and told me to come and join the football program. Playing football with CCF has made me much healthier because I am exercising more and eating better. I joined because I wanted to get experience and training from other players so that I could become a better footballer.

“I feel so happy to have been selected for the Homeless World Cup. I hope we win, but mostly I am looking forward to visiting Norway, and seeing how people from other countries play football.”

If you want to follow Kin Ratana and his teammates’ adventures in Oslo this August then like the HFCA Facebook page.


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