Hungary’s Gala Night

The Hungarian Leisure Sports Association organized a gala event to celebrate 6-a-side football and its best players. This event was held at the Korosi Csoma Sandor Cultural Centre in Kobanya, 10th district. Not only were awards ceremoniously handed out, but Hungarian comedians Dávid Musimbe Dennis and László Lakatos entertained the award winners, and singer Kálmán Nyári entertained the audience with his vocals.

In his opening speech, Attila Czene, Olympic champion swimmer and president of the Hungarian Leisure Sports Association, emphasised the importance of amateur clubs, hobby sports, and general exercise for overall health.

Tibor Csuhai, president of the SOCCA Sports Association, stated that the years 2023 and 2024 are about innovations and the development of the sport. Earlier this year, they introduced VAR (video assistant referee) to their special tournaments, along with a challenge system that has provided further excitement and twists. They also launched an environmental protection program and presented the SOCCA forest, where the trees were planted by members of the association. They plan to continue this work.

The association presented awards in seven categories:

Best Player of the Year nominees: Róbert Fekete, Balázs Hollauer, Márk Czerman; category winner: Márk Czerman.

Best goalkeeper of the year nominees: László Szacskó, Martin Kovács, Zsolt Balogh; category winner: László Szacskó.

Team of the Year nominees: Ascona-Haus Kft., National Iron Team, NYK Piano Music; category winner: Ascona-Haus Kft.

Team leader of the year nominees: Richárd Budai, Imre Balla, István Kovács; category winner: Richárd Budai.

Tournament organizer of the year nominees: Csaba Makádi, Tamás Tóth and Lajos Bodó, Attila Fejes; category winner: Attila Fejes.

Fair-play award nominees: H.O.P.E., Sinter FC, Szilasi and friends; category winner: Szilasi and friends.

Best referee of the year nominees: Zsolt Kocsis, Norbert Medve, Csaba Sándor; category winner: Zsolt Kocsis.