Struisbaai, South Africa - Struisbaai seems as long way from gleaming stadiums of the World Cup. The Southern tip of Africa is known as the Cape of Storms and its living up to its name.
Icy rain cuts into the skin and waves pound the rock outcroppings of this bleak and beautiful coast. But here, at the foot of the continent, the World Cup spirit is alive.
"We have our own little World Cup here right at the Southern most tip of Africa," said Clementine Arendse, one of the tournament organizers.
Bundled up in extra socks and woollen hats, the children of Struisbaai spent a week playing soccer, learning skills, and keeping active. A church group from Cape Town has been conducting the camp for more than five years.
When the weather gets too cold, they just move into the community hall where hand drawn posters of David Beckham, Kaka, and erm, Robbie Keane hang from the rafters.
Here, there is no controversy with the vuvuzela, South Africa's noisy fan horn. It is blasted by the kids and adults with glee.
"I think it is really cool that it is happening in South Africa this year. We haven't been to Cape Town yet, but the spirit is alive here as well, even though we don't see the matches and stuff and everything is so alive on television," said Robyn Arendse, 18.
South African schools have closed for the duration of the World Cup, leaving communities sometimes struggling to find their children something to do. And in Struisbaai, that can be particularly vital.
The town is economically depressed and in the winter there are few tourists and fewer jobs, say community leaders.
In a country where more than one-quarter of the population is unemployed, small communities like this have been particularly hard hit.
"A big issue here in Struisbaai is the alcohol," said Ryan, 14. "Most people are drinking day and night. They just drink the whole time. And the children suffer because of that."
So, for a week in June, the children of Struisbaai come here, to the Southern most field in Africa to celebrate soccer and forget the realities of their world.