HFCA and Smart Axiata announce 3-year partnership extension till 2020

We are delighted to announce that Smart Axiata will continue to be the exclusive Telecommunication partner. Long term HFCA supporters SMART Axiata have committed to a three year sponsorship of the Cambodian Homeless World Cup men's team which includes 2018, 2019 and 2020 tournaments. 

Smart Axiata, a leading mobile telecommunications company of Cambodia, currently serves over 8 million subscribers under the “Smart” brand. Smart Axiata is part of Axiata Group Berhad, one of the largest telecommunications groups in Asia with over 300 million customers across 10 countries. Smart have been supporters of HFCA for the last 7 years.

(L to R) Sochat, Ratana, Ream, HFCA Country Manager Vibol Chao, Smart CEO Thomas Hundt, Cambodian Childrens Fund CEO Scott Neeson, HFCA CEO Paraic Grogan, Saray, Sokla, Sovatha and Sakpich.

Thomas Hundt, CEO of Smart Axiata said he was proud of the company’s contribution to support the Cambodian team, as well as of the impact of HFCA’s work, “Seeing these young people from challenging backgrounds thrive and prosper through football is very inspiring to us and we are delighted to extend our sponsorship for another three years until 2020. Smart strongly believes in the power of sports to build communities and restore hope to those with difficult lives. I look forward to HFCA and Team Cambodia building on their Men’s Globe Trophy win last year,” 

“The positive effect that playing in the Homeless World Cup has had on young people’s lives around the world, including here in Cambodia, makes all the effort worthwhile. We are so grateful for the support we receive from our Telecommunication's sponsor Smart Axiata. Without them we would not be able to do what we are doing again this year for a 10th year in a row,” said Paraic Grogan, who founded the organisation in 2005 and is now HFCA CEO.

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