Dear beach handball friends, we would like to inform you that the President of Republic of Croatia, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, together with the Major of city of Zagreb, Milan Bandić, officially became a part of the biggest Croatian beach handball tournament, Jarun cup.
Beside them, Jarun cup received the support from the other institutions, such as Central state office for sport, Croatian national tourist board and City office for education and sport, which will contribute to the quality of our project and sport in general.
Last year tournament reached more than 700 participants (78 teams), and more than 220 games were played during 5 days. We hope that this support will enable us continuous growing in each segment of the organization.
President of Org. board of the tournament, Matija Šulc, gave his statement:
This board is really happy to have such great institutional support and we hope that we will continue to develop this young and attractive sport, especially in the moment when we expect that beach handball will become a part of an Olympic family in the near future. Our duty is to work together and try to reach this goal and be prepared for it. That is one of the main reasons why we organize Jarun cup so early all those years (prolongation of the outdoor beach season for the players, creation an opportunity to compete for youngsters in different categories etc.),so we could say that this project has wider and specific role in the development of beach handball in general. That is the reason why I am really happy that above mentioned Institutions recognized our effort based on enthusiasm of volunteers, officials, players and Org. board as well.