International Handball & Football Tournament
March 28 – 31, 2018
Rovinj, Poreč, Pula
The Youth Movement Power project focuses on the changes that will enhance the role of physical culture among young people, with the awareness that a firmer position in the school and the healthcare system also creates a stronger platform for the development of sport and nurture of strong and healthy individuals who respect themselves, game, friends and nature.
In a passive society, in a society that still awaits a second initiative, in a society that rarely speaks, and even more rarely works – needed is a mechanism that converts the movement of the body in the ambition of thought. We want our children to be healthy and a strong mind, strong body and even stronger words that will create work. Movement can change the world. How the body follows the mind, the mind will also follow the body. Enable our children to strengthen their movements to empower thoughts through the initiative of the project.
Let’s welcome the world.
ROVINJ, POREČ, PULA, CROATIA 28-31 MARCH 2018
The main part of the project is the Croatia Trophy Tournament, an international football and handball competition for children and young people aged 9 to 17. The founder of the project is the association Health Life Academy, which promotes daily activities and sports among children and young people. Health Life Academy is committed to developing healthy lifestyles among children and the young and eliminating negative consequences of the inactive, sedentary lifestyle (of young people aged 9 to 17 years).
More than a hundred sports teams and two thousand participants from Austria, Italy, Hungary, Germany, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Spain and Denmark participate in the competition this year. So far, the tournament has attracted remarkable clubs such as Barcelona, Viborg Denmark, Celje Pivovarna Laško, Slovenia or Dinamo, Croatia.
A letter from our friend, the football player Mateo Kovačić
I am often asked in interviews what is my life path, what is my recipe for success, what is the secret only I know that led me to the place I am in now. I honestly tell them then what I want to tell you now: there is no secret. There is only faith. In my case it is faith in God and his help, but also faith that we all have to have an equal chance to lead the life we want.
This was the guiding thought that incited me to start the Mateo Kovačić foundation. My wish was to use my gift and success to bring attention to children! I especially want us to think about the little ones with developmental difficulties, children with Down syndrome, the children that, because of the financial difficulties their parents are facing, are not thinking how they will play tomorrow but rather whether they will have a hot meal to eat.
I am sure that among these children we will find a brilliant center-forward, goalkeeper, scientist, lawyer, librarian, nurse, doctor, professional driver and, what is most important - a happy person that the entire community can be proud of.
This is the reason why I support the Youth Movement Power project as an ideal platform that uses sports, for the fifth year in a row, to contribute to the systemic development of our youngest fellow citizens that have special needs.
We cannot change the world alone, but together we can help. I am happy to be part of this story and I believe that the Youth Movement Power will contribute significantly to our common goal.
A big thank you to everybody who is or will become part of this project. Mateo Kovačić
The goals of Youth Movement Power
The goals of the project are to encourage children coming from different parts of Europe and the world to develop social skills and make new friendships through play and sports competitions, to encourage the development of positive sports attitudes in collective competitions and to develop a healthy relationship to victory and defeat.
Our goals include: encouraging of education, public information and awareness of the importance of physical activity, adopting healthy habits and lifestyles, develop personal responsibility for their health and prosperity, supporting the development of school sports and sports camps for children, prevention of socially unacceptable behavior of addiction, intolerance, lack of acceptance, lack of solidarity and improving the quality of life of young people with special needs.
Improving the culture of the movement In a passive society, in a society that still awaits a second initiative, in a society that rarely speaks, and even more rarely works – needed is a mechanism that converts the movement of the body in the ambition of thought. We want our children to be healthy and a strong mind, strong body and even stronger words that will create work. Movement can change the world. How the body follows the mind, the mind will also follow the body. Enable our children to strengthen their movements to empower thoughts through the initiative of the project.
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