Kids in a Thai village wanted to play soccer. They didn't have a place to practice, so they built a floating wooden pitch themselves!
The village is set on a lake surrounded by a beautiful set of mountains and forests. However, this means that the tiny villages didn't have enough flat space around to practice and play soccer. They watched it on TV and they loved it, but were never able to play.
Some of the kids decided they wanted to form a team and figured out how to fix their space issue. They collected old wood, a couple old barges, and fishing net. After school they worked on their wooden soccer field. It was small and had nails sticking out everywhere. The ball fell into the water constantly and so did the boys. They got really good at their footwork, though, due to the small space and got really good at playing on a slippery surface.
They ended up playing in a tournament on the mainland and got to the semifinals. They lost by one point, but the village got really excited and they were able to build a nice soccer field. Their team is now regarded as one of the best in South Asia. They’ve even won the youth soccer championships from 2004-2010!