English Dad Builds Ultimate Backyard Soccer Pitch
These kids won't have to worry about missing out on playing soccer during a second lockdown - after their dad turned their back garden into a pro football pitch. Carl Dooley forked out £7,000 on transforming the family's back garden into a 3G football pitch - complete with floodlights, bespoke graffiti panels, and a professional astroturf surface for his kids to play on. Wife Hayley was left fuming when he initially told her he wanted to bulldoze the couple's patio and garden at their home in Redditch, Worcs. But while kids across the country are gutted as grass roots football is banned for the next month, the couple's five children are delighted to have their own pitch - making the hard work worthwhile.