About Hanoi Youth Football League

“Ce que je sais de la morale, c'est au football que je le dois.” “All that I know of morality, I owe to football” Albert Camus 


HYFL exists to provide a fun and competitive environment where children in Hanoi can play football.

The league currently has about 300 children in 30 teams in 4 age groups, drawn from Vietnamese and international schools, charities and football clubs. There is a magic on and off the pitch on Sundays as round after round of matches is played, and the diversity exemplified by the children who play in HYFL is a core value of the league. Children from very different backgrounds play together, and the league is a prime example of how football brings people together.

The referees are officials from the Vietnam Football Association, and are excellent children’s refs: impartial and smiling.

The league is run by volunteers and the teams depend on adults who give their time to train and organise the teams, and parents and friends to support the teams when they play matches.

And lastly, remember football's place in the world and let yourselves be inspired by the following quotes:

“Of all unimportant things, football is the most important” Pope John Paul II

For a taste of what the league is about click on the following Youtube links: