Swa Ultimate is going to make history this upcoming spring. We will compete for the first time ever as a team in the Mekong Cup 2014, which will take place in Phnom Penh Cambodia. Unfortunately, it’s a open tournament, which means we need girls, and we do not have any girl members. It is tough, and we’ve been trying to recruit female players to join our team. For many reasons, Phnom Penh is a tough place for that.
However, in Kampong Cham province, there is a group of female players trained by a Peace Corp volunteer, Vicky Chan. We are excited to announce that we will combine forces and compete in the Mekong Cup.
In order to prepare for the big day, the boys and the girls met up during the Khmer New Year holiday for a two-day practice. It started out very rough at first mainly because we never played together. After a few hours and couple ice breaking activities, we were finally able to play real games. At night, the girls took us around town, had dinner in a park, and played traditional Khmer New year games. It was a great time spent getting to know one another.
This was made possible with the help from the Player Development fund of the Phnom Penh Ultimate Association and the support from the Youth Ultimate Project.
We’re ready! Bring it on!