The 19th edition of the “Special Power League” project – a sports league for people with developmental disabilities – took place in Split (June 3-4, 2023).
Another wonderful edition of the project was held at the football fields of NK Omladinac Vranjic and Poljud where our athletes had great fun during 2 days at football matches.
The participants of the meeting were members of the following associations and institutions: Sports Association Veliko srce from Koprivnica, Association Latice, Association for Autism Pogled Nedelišće, School of Education Pula, Bili Tići – sports association for people with Down syndrome from Split, Association Sindrom Down 21 Rijeka, Association Down Syndrome 21 Zagreb, Education Center.
The first day of the tournament took place on Saturday, June 3, 2023. on the football field of NK Omladinac Vranjic and it started with a match between the hosts NK Hajduk SPT and NK Sloga Čakovec SPT. After the football matches, the social gathering continued in the club premises with good music and barbecue. On Sunday, June 4, 2023. football matches continued on the auxiliary field of the Poljud City Stadium. Regardless of the heat, the participants showed their soccer skills and desire to play and socialize. Also, the football matches were attended by several fans, members of the Torcida fan group, who raised the atmosphere to the highest level with their cheering for all teams, creating an unforgettable experience for all present.
The 19th edition of the Special Power League tournament was attended by 80 competitors who are members of the clubs NK Istra 1961 SPT, NK Sloga Čakovec SPT, NK Slaven Belupo SPT, GNK Dinamo SPT, HNK Hajduk SPT, HNK Rijeka SPT.
At the end of the sports meeting, a ceremonial awarding of cups, medals and special gifts was held.
As organizers, we are proud to point out that we have the opportunity to create a story together with our friends that is based on socializing, inclusion, sports engagement and fun. We are looking forward to the upcoming meetings and hope that through continuous activities we will inspire even more children and young people to get actively involved in society through sports.