Laszlo Fristaczki first landed in Auckland in 2002, and has been a friend of the ASFA since participating in the family football fiesta organised as a part of our 40th anniversary in 2015.
Like most Hungarians, Laszlo LOVES attacking football and celebrating GOALS!
His passion led him to create the LaasGoal (pictured above), a piece of training equipment that is perfect for those playing on fields or playgrounds that don’t have any football goals. They can also be used indoor, as an alternative to a five-a-side or futsal goal.
Team’s playing at Bill MacKinley Park this season may have seen them set up on the training field. They’ve also been set up on parks all over Auckland at various times of the year, allowing people to swap their jumpers/jandels for a target that requires no goal keeper and allows play to continue immediately after a goal is scored. The goals were also present at our 40th, giving participants the opportunity to try and hit the target from various distances (40 yards and 40 metres). In sum, the aim of LaasBall is to encourage footballers of all ages and abilities to take more shots, and too keep the ball down when doing so “head over the ball son!”
Last year Laszlo agreed to become one of our match day inspectors on the basis that he could also set up his goals for teams to use during their warm up (or whilst waiting for their field to become available). Being a cameraman, he also offered to film some of our games and provide edited highlights for all to enjoy (including the members of our judicial panel!).
Next time you’re playing at Billy Mack, go say hello to Laszlo.
Those wanting to watch is highlights should visit the facebook page he has set up:
Anyone wanting to know more about the LaasGoal or LaasBall, should check out his website http://www.laasball.com or, better still, head over to Billy Mack and have a chat.