June 20, 2014 - 7 years ago
Captain of Spaghetti and Dodgeballs and a tactical mastermind, Frank has the dubious honour of being the first (and hopefully last) player to have used his shoe as a projectile mid game. This resulted in the creation and implementation of “Frank’s Law”, outlawing this practice amongst many of his other antics.
Hey, what's your name?
Frank L (codename Bangerz)
Which Urban Rec Sports do you play?
Wednesday Night Dodgeball @ Marrickville
What's your team name?
Spaghetti & Dodgeballs
What's a random fact about you?
A former professional wrestler that wrestled under the ring name 'Frankie Fettucini' from 2008-2011, AWF Tag team Champion (http://www.awfwrestling.com.au/wrestler/328/Frankie+Fettucini.htm). Worked as a Pizza Chef as a teenager, now a Civil Engineer & Type 1 Diabetic by day!
Why did you choose UR and Social Sports over the more competitive sports played in Sydney?
Location and we wanted to play dodgeball specifically... and it was more of a female friendly option than Rugby Union and the setting was more social between the teams and officials than other social sport set ups.
If in a Team, who did you decide to sign up with and why?
Myself and fellow dodgeballer Gabriel Wong (codename WongFu) signed up to be able to do something uniquely exciting with an element of danger and sex appeal.
What is your best advice for someone who hasn't played your sport before, if they would like to come along to try?
Just take a leap of faith and back yourself to make the run or throw and catch the 50/50 balls. Have no trepidations because in the social atmosphere UR has provided someone is always watching and ready to cheer you on and/or give advice or encouragement should you fail miserably.
Tell us about a funny moment on the court/field?
I love seeing my typically shy friends unexpectedly rise to an occasion and take a catch or eliminate an opponent and instinctively become more assertive or aggressive in spontaneous moments. The one on one face offs at the end of a game are very much 'cometh the hour cometh the man' scenarios and in particular, I remember being dressed as a gorilla staring into the eyes of an opponent dressed as a shark each with dodgeballs and throwing arms cocked and wondering where else in the world would such a confrontation occur.
How long have you been playing your sport?
Since May 29 Last Year (2013) This is my 4th dodgeball season.
What sport do you wish you could play? Or what sport are you choosing next season If not Dodgeball?
I would play Caged SoccerLearn More