Forza Football Academy
'Using football as the tool, create a safe environment where a youth's self esteem
and confidence can grow'
In 2016 the Forza Football Academy was formed in Siem Reap with the goal to
give the children of Cambodia; Free, unlimited access to football. Over the course
of the last 4 years the academy has grown from 15 talented players and 2 coaches to
1700 players coached every week and 6 full time staff members. Our promotion of
women's football in Cambodia also saw our girls program show amazing growth
from 0 to 486 girls playing every single week.
Our unique Grassroots program works alongside local NGO schools and helps teach
students life skills through football. Our core focus in grassroots is to develop personal
skills of the person before the player. Students graduating this stage of the program then
move onto our academy training where they begin the hone their footballing skills,
play competitive competitions and improve as football players.
A Timeline Of Success
In 2017 we became the first ever Cambodian team to compete in The Gothia Cup,
the worlds largest youth tournament held in Gothenburg every year. Charlie, our
academy development manager, along with 3 Khmer coaches and 18 youth players
traveled across the world to represent their country. The boys were in Sweden for
two weeks playing a total of 11 games, scoring 19 goals and making thousands of
A year later, in 2018, Forza Football Academy went to new levels by breaking a
world record right here in Siem Reap. The idea behind the record was to show the
impact that football can have and the impact Forza has had on the local community
by playing a game with the most participants. The record was a major success with
2734 players playing a non stop game of football for 4 days.
You can read more about it at the link below.
In 2019 we had no fewer than 12 academy graduates make their debuts in the
Cambodian Premier League, one of whom, was selected for the Cambodian U18
national squad. In the same year, our U14, U16 & U18 boys teams were all crowned
Provincial Cup champions and our men first team won the Siem Reap Cup. This
means they will compete alongside premier league teams in the Hun Sen Cup,
Cambodia's premier cup competition, in 2020.
Where Does Your Donation Go?
All donations, no matter how big or small, are greatly appreciated and
you can be assured that we squeeze every dollar to maximize it's impact
on the academy and the local community. The table below gives you an
idea of just how far money can go here in Cambodia.
$50 - Coaching equipment (Balls, bibs, cones)
$100 - Uniforms w/Printing for our coaches and new football shoes
$150 - Provide English language class for our coaches for 1 term
$200 - Coaches Training / Education / License
$250 - Uniforms w/Printing for one of our local grassroots teams
$300 - Add another school to our grassroots program for the year
$500 - Provide 300 youth players high quality coaching by
sponsoring a coaches salary
$750 - Competition entry for teams for national tournaments
$1,000 - Organize a one day tournament for local teams
$1,500 - Training uniforms for all our academy players
$2,000 - Organize a league season for local grassroots team
$5,000 - Help one of our academy teams travel abroad to play
$10,000 - Help us break another world record
$20,000 - Set up the next pilot program in another province here in Cambodia.
$40,000 - Pay for one year of funding for our academy here in Siem Reap
$50,000 - Help us bring the first ever girls team to The Gothia Cup
Each donation will receive a personal thank you message from our director or
academy coach plus a social media shout out across all our platforms.
If you wish to sponsor uniforms or a competition then we can have
company logos printed as the official sponsor of that team/competition.
We have a wide variety of things we can offer for anyone wanting to
What Does The Future Hold?
Over the next two years our goal is to launch our brand new Grassroots program
here in Siem Reap aiming to hit 2500 children every single week.
And we won’t stop in Siem Reap. We’re learning every day and working to take
the Forza Academy to new parts of the world. We’re determined to give everyone
a chance to play football regardless of the barriers put in our way.
We are also working on a number of sustainability options so that our
great work can continue.
Charlie Pomroy, who is one of the founders of the academy in Siem Reap, said;
'Our success is not measured by the amount of trophies we win,
if it was we could retire now successful. Instead, our success is measured by:
- The improvement of the individual football player,
- The development of a personality,
- The bravery shown,
- The growth of our family
- The impact we have on our community.
These are measures that constantly change.
Our end goals have infinite possibilities.
We will never be done.
We will never reach a target.
Instead we will constantly evolve and change lives
through football. This is our role'
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