ISF’s Deaf Football Tournament brings marginalised children together

2019-01-09T11:07:06+00:00December 19th, 2018|

On Sunday, 16 December 2018, Indochina Starfish Foundation (ISF) held a Football Tournament for deaf and hearing impaired players at the ISF Sports Ground, Phnom Penh. This inclusive tournament is one of the few events of it’s kind in Cambodia which offers opportunities for youth with disabilities to play sport competitively. Currently, ISF’s inclusive Football [...]

AIA-ISF Youth League continues to promote a healthier future

2018-12-18T20:54:43+00:00December 9th, 2018|

AIA-ISF Youth League 2018/2019: Cambodia’s Largest Community Football Programme Continues to Promote a Healthier Future Cambodia’s largest community football programme launched its 6-month youth league for a new season today at the ISF Sports Ground in Preah Theat Village, Phnom Penh. The AIA-ISF Youth league is a joint effort between local charity Indochina Starfish Foundation [...]

UN recognises role of sport in achieving sustainable development

2018-12-06T05:38:07+00:00December 6th, 2018|

The power of sport to push for progress in alignment the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was explicitly acknowledged through a General Assembly resolution, adopted at UN Headquarters on Monday, 3 December 2018. The resolution recognises the use of sport as a vehicle to create change and “foster sustainable development…and respect and facilitate social inclusion, conflict [...]

Community Football League 2018: Results

2018-11-15T11:42:23+00:00November 4th, 2018|

ISF's award-winning, inclusive Football Programme is the widest-reaching grassroots football programme in Cambodia, reaching almost 4,000 children and integrating almost 350 players with a wide range of disabilities. As part of our programme we run a Community League every year which provides opportunities for players from villages around the ISF Sports Ground to compete. During this [...]

All Abilities Football Tournament brings players together

2018-11-15T11:44:41+00:00October 26th, 2018|

On Wednesday, 24 October 2018 we held an All Abilities Football Tournament at the ISF Sports Ground, Phnom Penh. This inclusive tournament brought together players with physical and intellectual disabilities as well as players living with HIV and is one of the few events of it's kind in Cambodia which offers opportunities for youth with disabilities [...]

Football event promotes fair play, equality & teamwork

2018-11-15T11:52:27+00:00September 25th, 2018|

Currently, our award-winning, inclusive football programme is the widest-reaching grassroots football programme in Cambodia, reaching almost 4,000 children and integrating almost 350 players with a wide range of disabilities. We are committed to increasing access to sports for children and youth with disabilities by delivering football coaching sessions, holding games and activities tailored to their [...]

ISF wins the Dream Asia Award 2018

2018-09-14T15:16:42+00:00September 12th, 2018|

Indochina Starfish Foundation has been announced as the winner of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Dream Asia Award 2018 in the NGO category for promoting and advancing the power of football to create positive social change in Asian society. “I believe that football is a powerful agent of social change not just because of its ability [...]

Putting Cambodia on the map at the Beyond Sport Global Awards

2018-09-12T12:33:38+00:00September 12th, 2018|

Phnom Penh, 03 September 2018 – Indochina Starfish Foundation (ISF), a local children's charity working in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh, has been officially shortlisted for Beyond Sport’s Sport for Health and Well-being Award. Selected from over 400 applications, from 100+ countries and covering 50+ sports, the shortlist recognises innovative work from organisations and individuals creating [...]

ISF players travel to Europe for the 2018 SATUC Cup

2018-08-13T12:39:10+00:00August 13th, 2018|

Eight players from some of the most marginalised communities in Cambodia's capital, Phnom Penh, recently traveled abroad for the first time in their lives, to represent their country in the 2018 SATUC Cup in Sofia, Bulgaria. The event brings together young, disadvantaged and orphaned players from 16 countries around the world. The Cambodian team comprises [...]

ISF shortlisted for Global Award

2019-01-09T13:19:28+00:00July 27th, 2018|

Today, global sports for sustainable social change pioneer, Beyond Sport, announced the 35 projects that have been officially shortlisted for its prestigious Global Awards (full list below). Selected from over 400 applications, from 100+ countries and covering 53 sports, the shortlist recognises the standout work of organisations who are creating positive social impact in communities [...]

Once-in-a-life-time-opportunity to attend the 2018 FIFA World Cup

2018-06-27T14:40:07+00:00June 26th, 2018|

Attending the FIFA World Cup is probably every young football player’s dream. But, for four young Cambodian students, this dream is about to come true. The young players, aged between 15 and 17, are all students at Indochina Starfish Foundation (ISF), a local NGO that offers education and football programmes to under privileged children living [...]

ISF students represent Cambodia at World Cup!

2018-08-01T12:53:44+00:00June 22nd, 2018|

ISF students Sokheng Sengkea and Sok Makara recently had the opportunity of a lifetime when they were invited to represent their country (Cambodia) at the 6th Gazprom Football for Friendship Championship running alongside the World Cup in Moscow, Russia. The Football for Friendship (F4F) programme, supported by Gazprom and FIFA aims at developing youth football [...]