Child play soccer with African Elephants (Caters News)

LP_FInn_soccerAfrica Media films a strange soccer match. Finn joins his mates Hanro and Rowan for a game of soccer with some elephants on the Indalu game reserve. The game begins nicely, but after the elephants score a couple of goals, Finn and his mates get a little bit competitive. Episode 1 of the Adventure of Shark Finn and Friends. 


Brief: This little boy clearly wasn’t fazed by the size of his opponents after taking on two huge elephants in a football match – and winning.  Five-year-old, Finn Johnson, enjoyed a competitive kickabout with the playful pachyderms at Indalu, a game farm just outside Mossel Bay in the Western Cape of South Africa. Elephants, Shanti and Amari, each weighing a mammoth three tonnes, showed off some impressive ball skills during the match. But footie-mad Finn, who is tiny in comparison at just 2st 9lbs, wasn’t daunted by the size of the opposition and with the help of his pals, Hanro and Rohan van Rooyen, emerged victorious.  The boys used trees as makeshift goalposts and the extraordinary 3-2 win was caught on camera by Finn’s mum and wildlife photographer for Africa Media, Fiona Ayerst, from Mossel Bay.