In November 2012, 120 PIO students had a once in a lifetime opportunity from YKK, global developer, manufacturer and supplier of quality fastening and architectural products, as it brought Real Madrid Foundation (RMF) coaches to Phnom Penh.
Called “Just for Kicks” YKK ASAO Kids Football Clinic, this three day event kicked‐off November 1st at the
Intercontinental Hotel Phnom Penh led by YKK officials and the Football Federation of Cambodia.
PIO Students were transported to the old RCAF stadium, kitted out in YKK shirts, socks and shorts and given three hours of football training with coaches Pablo Gomez Revenga, Javier Garcia Torres and Ivan Garcia Sacristan from the Real Madrid Foundation. The coaches conducted four football clinics for kids aged 7 to 15 years old.
The children were delighted with the days program. They looked so smart in their all white sports uniforms. At the end of the day it was a very tired but happy group that made the trip back to PIO.
Weeks later many are still proudly wearing their YKK shirts to school.
PIO thanks YKK for the opportunity it gave to the children to experience playing football in a big stadium under the supervision of professional coaches. It meant so much to all who participated.