SPECIAL POWER LEAGUE
SPL is a sports league for children with disabilities, established in 2018, initiated by the Association “Health Life Academy” and joined by Croatian Football Federation (HNS), Croatian Handball Federation (HRS), Mateo Kovacic Foundation, SILab Association, Association “Veliko Srce” from Koprivnica, Association “Pogled” from Nedelišće, Association Sindrom Down 21 Split, Association Sindrom Down 21 Rijeka, Association Sindrom Down 21 Zagreb, Educational center for children with disabilities “Ivan Štark” Osijek, School for education from Pula as well as football and handball clubs from Croatia and abroad.
The basic idea of the project is to motivate children with disabilities to actively integrate into society through sports activities. The project was designed based on the fact that children with disabilities do not have the opportunity to adequately play sports.
The goal is to enable children with disabilities to play football and handball equally for their beloved club together with other children, help children with disavilities improve their energy, psychological well-being and quality of life by enhancing their ability to perform daily activities.
Sport brings people with similar disabilities together, enable the individual to share their experience and make friends with people who understands his/her daily struggles.
Special Power League projet won the UEFA Silver Award for the best disability iniciative in the 2020 UEFA Grassroots Awards.
The award recognize leaders, clubs and projects throughout Europe for their outstanding commitment and contribution to grassroots football, celebrating some unsung heroes at the bedrock of the game.
Performed by famous singers Vanna, Maya Sar, Neno Belan & Jacques Houdek