On Friday 22nd November, 2013 Croatian World Games- Team Australia hosted a beer garden party at Melbourne Croatia social club.
National and Victorian co-ordinator Ante Radić alongside committee members and organisers Annette Maglovski, Boris Jakovac, Danica Marušić, Kathy Radić, Sergio Marušić, and Robbie Mladinić, were there to talk about and answer any question and sign up interested participants. On the night there was expressions of interest for Basketball.
In the Beer Garden whilst everyone was enjoying dinner, drinks, and chatting, Dj JOKO (Josip Lončarić) was entertaining, mixing fine Croatian music which progressed in everyone joining in singing along karaoke and dancing while Nadia Kovačević from Eventful Photography took snaps of everyone while behind the bar, bar tender Damir Marušić was making sure everyone had a drink in their hand. Big thankyou goes out to Josip, Nadia and Damir who support and donated their time for Team Australia. It was good to see past players that were involved in the Croatian World Games – Team Australia 2010 attend and support Team Australia 2014. Past players also refreshed their wonderful memory of three years ago as there was a projector showing footage and photos of the 2010 Croatian World Games. On the night we also had a raffle; prizes were donated by the following CWG – Team Australia supporters, Dalmatino Restaurant Port Melbourne, Forward Denim, Sergio and Danica Marušić and Kathy Radić. Team Australia would like to thank everyone that has supported CWG – Team Australia including Media sponsors Hrvatski Vjesnik Croatian Herald, 3 ZZZ Croatian Radio and Melbourne Croatia Social Club.
VIP guest Nick Kalmar from Melbourne Heart F.C took time from his busy soccer schedule to show his support for Team Australia. Nick was happy chatting, taking photos with committee members and guests that attended. Once again we thank Nick for attending and supporting Team Australia. We wish Nick all the best with Melbourne Heart F.C and his soccer career.
Annette Maglovski was in contact via internet with Andrew Barišić , Melbourne Knights soccer player, who also supports the CWG- Team Australia and thinks it’s a great idea that Croatia has organised such a tournament and that Australian/Croatians are taking up this opportunity to be involved and interact with our motherland country Croatia. Unfortunately Andrew did not attend Friday nights Beer Garden Party due to his soccer commitments, he is currently in Malaysia. Team Australia sends Andrew Barišić their best wishes with his soccer career.
In attendance were also Ivan Skratulja, President of CWC for Victoria and 3ZZZ Croatian Radio Program committee members with their families.
Croatian World Games will be held in Zagreb from July 21st till July 26th 2014. It’s a great opportunity for Australian/Croatians to be involved in such a tournament and play against other fellow Croatians from all over the world.
Team Australia has still got placements for the following sports :
Athletics, Bocce, Judo, Karate, Basketball, Soccer (women and men) – indoor and outdoor, Volleyball, Beach Volleyball, Swimming, Rugby, Handball, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis and Water Polo.
Players who register first get priority in selection for Team Australia.
For more information or to register please contact National and Victoria Co-ordinator Ante Radić 0433 470 440 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Or Co-ordinators in your State:
WA: Matthew Jurčević 0457 431 280 or email@example.com
NSW: Zvone Kurtović 0402 797 499 or firstname.lastname@example.org
QLD: Mate Eršegović 0421 960 966 or email@example.com
Mario Volarević 0416 094 942 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SA: Ante Rajčić 0415 439 968 or email@example.com
Mario Marčinko 0422 052 154 or firstname.lastname@example.org