From the morning chat with Matej Bodula, President of the Zagreb Bulldogs lacrosse team, we learn about the soon to organize the Croatian lacrosse league, the advantages of lacrosse and at all responsiveness to that sport. They are interested in presenting and interested in sports throughout Croatia, followed by the establishment of clubs in Varaždin and Split.

Vedrana Mišković
Hello to begin with to introduce readers to lacrosse - what are its advantages, or what is this sport different from others?
Matej Bodul
The biggest advantage of lacrosse, which is certainly the most attractive to people in this sport, is its dynamism. Sport is extremely fast and because of its allowed physical "full" contact, it makes it one of the fastest but most demanding team sports.
Vedrana Mišković
What is the response to lacrosse in Zagreb? Are you the only such a team?
Matej Bodul
The response is excellent, especially after forming the lacrosse team this summer that took part in the first international competition. People have noticed the seriousness of the project and are increasingly resorting to adventure sports. Luckily, people in charge of organizing and running lacrosse in Croatia have really done a tremendous business on development, so we expect the spring to form teams in Varaždin and Split where we already have people working on new projects.
Vedrana Mišković
So, you're the only lacrosse team in Zagreb. Looks like you're repairing or building a lacrosse image in Croatia. You mentioned international competitions, what other competitions are you taking - some regional league?
Matej Bodul
The club is currently competing in the Austrian league. Until last year we participated in the regional CELL league with colleagues from Hungary, Slovenia and Serbia, but with the departure of the Budapest League club the project was slowly shut down
But for the moment we are focusing on the spring of the Croatian league.
Vedrana Mišković
We can say that for now the development of the league in Croatia is going according to the plan. You say that's the focus, are you among the initiators of that domestic league?
Matej Bodul
I personally, no, if you mean that. The home league is the next logical step in the development of lacrosse in Croatia. The goal, and the long-awaited dream is to see how sport plays in other cities and try to present sport throughout Croatia.
Sport is a fun and definitive refreshment in a wide range of conventional Croatian sports.
Vedrana Mišković
To get back to your club, where you train, is it still in the NK Trnja field, and how are you funded. Does the City of Zagreb help you?
Matej Bodul
Thus, NK Trnje is the place where we are currently stationed, given that they are one of the few people who helped us in our effort to develop sport and would welcome them and thank them all for this. Apart from the aforementioned colleagues from NK Trnje and a few enthusiasts from the United States, the whole project depends on us who love this sport and want to develop as much as possible.
Vedrana Mišković
Super, it means everything's in place ... And do you have a ladies team and train kids?
Matej Bodul
There are interested girls and we are trying to establish a women's team for some time, and working with younger age demands a more significant organization and logistics, which unfortunately we do not currently have.

Author: Vedrana Mišković