Meet Kimhong Thong


First Name: Kimhong
Surname: Thong
Year born: 1996
Joined HFCA: January 2014
Partner Organization: BFT (Build Your Future Today Organization)  

Family Background: 
His parents have divorced since he was 6 years old and he lives with father as a farmer with rental house in Siem Reap province. Kimhong is a single child in family and was found by BFT (Build Your Future Today Organization) when he was 9 years old because of his father doesn’t have able to send him to school. 

Individual Background: 
Kimhong now is a student at grade 12 at Angkor high school, in Siem Reap which supported by BFT. Besides of studied he worked in BFT organization. He plays football since he was 12 years old and joined HFCA training in January 2014 by BFT selected. Kimhong thinks of playing football for healthy, building good relationship with other people and committed in sport promoting in Cambodia.


How do you feel when you have been selected for the 2015 Homeless World Cup in Amsterdam? 
I feel very happy and want to see Amsterdam and other people sooner. I have watched some games at previous Homeless World Cup and team Cambodian was smaller/shorter than other players round the world then I think it very hard for me to win a game. However, I am trying my best to play harder during training and following of coach’s advice. 

What do you think after the 2015 Homeless World Cup? 
I will bring all things/experiences from the 2015 Homeless World Cup to share to all people that I knew in Cambodia. 

Position: Attacker
Favourite Team: Liverpool
Favourite Player: Fernando Torres

No one made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.

Edmund Burke, Irish orator, philosopher, & politician (1729 - 1797)