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Croatia organizes “Learn, Wrestle, Use” in Porec

Croatia organizes “Learn, Wrestle, Use” in Porec
Croatia organizes “Learn, Wrestle, Use” in Porec

POREC, Croatia (July 3, 2024) – The Croatian Wrestling Federation organized an international wrestling camp called “Learn, Wrestling, Use”. The camp took place from April 1 to 6 at the renowned wrestling center in sunny Poreč. It was aimed at girls and boys in the U13, U15 and U17 age groups. In addition to wrestling, participants learned the official languages ​​of the UWW – English and French.

The camp was led by Croatian experts – Hrvoje Šavuk, Trainer (U13 boys group), Eugen Jakovljević, Coach of the Croatian U15 boys national team (U15 and U17 boys group) and Coach of the Croatian women’s wrestling national team Nenad Žugaj and Ivan Lončarić (girls group).

A total of 240 children from four European countries, including Croatia, Italy, Slovakia and Slovenia, took part in the camp.

CROParticipants of the “Learn, Wrestle, Use” camp work on their technique with the Croatian coast in the background. (Photo: United World Wrestling)

The great potential of this camp was recognized by the UWW and the UWW Development Officer Vincent Aka was present, from whom both the group leaders and the young trainers learned a lot. In addition to the leader, 22 young trainers took part in the camp and received valuable training in this camp, especially from Vincent Aka, who contributed a lot to the quality of this camp with his knowledge and commitment. IIt was an opportunity to introduce the United World Wrestling Academy to the coaches and invite them to take full advantage of it, since all educational resources are available and free for everyone (coaches, referees, athletes, administration).

In addition to wrestling and language learning sessions, the camp also included organized swimming lessons, sea swimming, evening recreational activities and time to watch the European qualifying tournament for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

Wrestling training took place in three groups on indoor and outdoor courts. Language lessons took place in four groups – three English groups and one French group. The atmosphere throughout the camp was excellent, as was the food, which has long been appreciated by the wrestlers who come here in large numbers for sports preparation.

“I really enjoyed it here and would love to come back next year!”, “If only it had lasted longer!”, “Everything was great, especially the tuna steak.” And “It is painful, but without pain there is no fun.” are just some of the comments from young wrestlers who took part in the first camp in a series entitled “Learn, Wrestle, Use”.

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