Kham Lam FC wins inaugural REACH Rumble!

10/2/2019

  • Kham Lam FC defeated RMIT University Staff.
  • The final score was 3 - 0.
  • Total raised was 40 million VND.
  • It was a mixed gender competition with 17 women taking the field

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October 1, 2019 - Hanoi, Vietnam - Kham Lam FC has defeated the RMIT University Staff and Alumni to win the inaugural REACH Rumble at the British University of Vietnam (BUV) at Ecopark.

Kham Lam was a late entrant in the competition taking the final slot in the opening line up just days before the competition was to begin. The short turnaround time, however, had little impact on their performance cruising through the finals to take home the cup in an epic 3 - 0 victory.

“We’re really happy to have won,” said Kham Lam FC captain, Trần Việt Trọng. “It’s been a great competition and a great day.”

The REACH Rumble was not just about the football however. It also managed to  raise just over 40 million Vietnamese Dong for the REACH Centre to help provide vocational education to marginalised and disadvantaged Vietnamese youth.

“It was such a great day,” said fundraising officer, Anh Nguyen. “But we couldn’t have done it without the support of all of the wonderful organisations that entered teams in the competition as well as our sponsors.”

The event was a REACH initiative made possible by the support of the Australian Volunteers Program (AVP) through not only sponsorship but also through long term volunteers provided to the organisation. 

“It was a really great project to work on,” said AVP volunteer, Mark Barnes. “Football really is the world game and it was a great way to bring together our sponsors, donors, business partners, students, and alumni as well as the greater community.”

Other stand out performers, on the day, included the Hanoi International Kindergarten which provided fun and games for the kids who attended the event, as well as Raffles Medical whose helpful and cheerful staff provided high quality medical attention.

Preparations for the 2020 REACH Rumble have already begun with several teams already expressing an interest in registering their teams and welcoming the chance to redeem themselves.

ABOUT REACH: REACH is a Vietnamese nonprofit organization specializing in vocational training, career advice, and job placement services for disadvantaged Vietnamese youth. REACH has six locations around Vietnam and trains over 1000 young people annually. These students include young people who have grown up in poverty, who are living with disabilities, and victims of human trafficking among many others. 

Over ten years REACH has trained over 16,000 young people between the ages of 16 and 30. Of those, we have placed more than 80% in stable in employment and REACH graduates earn almost 20% more than the national minimum wage. 

Media Contacts

Dinh Thu Ha (Ms.)
Communication & Event Officer
+84 989 190 990
ha.dinh@reach.org.vn

Mark Barnes (English only)
Communications Officer
M: +84 886 889 402
mark.barnes@reach.org.vn



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