Story of the Panyee Football Club

Koh Panyee, Thailand

This short film from TMB Bank’s “Make THE Difference” campaign tells the inspiring true story of the founding of the Panyee FC, which is today one of the most successful youth soccer clubs in Southern Thailand. Koh Panyee is a small fishing village built on stilts and is home to around 200 families.

This film is based on a true story. In 1986 a football team that lived on a little island in the south of Thailand called “Koh Panyee“. It’s a floating village in the middle of the sea that has not an inch of soil. The kids here loved to watch football but had nowhere to play or practice. But they didn’t let that stop them. They challenged the norm and have become a great inspiration for new generations on the island.

Sometimes you just have to make your own platform for success!