Zeljko Mavrovic The third edition of “Sport Fest”, the first Croatian and largest regional sports fair and conference, was presented at the Luda kuća theater on Wednesday. After a successful premiere in Poreč last year, Sport Fest returns to the Žatika hall from October 4 to 6. The focus of “Sport Fest” this year is the presentation of “360 ° sport”. The idea is to gather the entire sports industry for a three-day gathering and connect them through a fair and conference. Alan Balen The rich program of “Sport Fest” this year will include “Run Croatia” race, BMX competition, Red Bull events, skating, free climbing, arm wrestling competition and many other activities. This year’s conference will once again be marked by Croatian sports legends such as Željko Mavrović, Igor Blažinčić, the Sinković brothers, Line Červar, and the organizers are announcing some more surprises. An even larger number of fair exhibitors guarantees more than enough interest for all visitors, and the entire program will be completed by the “Istria & Craft Beer Festival” in the evening on the Poreč waterfront. Source / photo: Sport Fest As a large number of famous athletes were present in the audience, a short interview was held with the legendary boxer Željko Mavrović, who emphasized that “In today’s urban world and changed lifestyle, sports are the only way for many to work on their body and thus their mind. That is why “Sport Fest” is important because it promotes all forms of active life. This is especially important for children who can best grow up through sports and learn true values. I am glad that the program will be so diverse because it guarantees that every visitor will find something interesting.” Thanks to the continuous support of the city of Poreč, Valamar Riviera and other sponsors and partners, the fair part of the event will be free for all visitors this year as well. Toni Hrvatin, head of destination product development at Valamar Riviera, addressed the large number of gathered visitors to the announcement and stated that “Valamar traditionally supports sports events in the destinations in which we operate because we believe in the importance of a healthy and active life and vacation, and in this way we also enrich the content for all our guests. We are extremely pleased that together with our destination partners we are sponsors of such a beautiful sports story for the second year in a row in Porec, especially after last year’s edition proved to be an extremely successful gathering of a large number of athletes, enthusiasts, clubs and federations. Fest ”in October this year to offer a rich sports program and further strengthen the tradition of sports in Porec.” Alan Balen, the executive director of the project, pointed out that “Sport Fest” has already been established as an event that covers all spheres of sports, for all interested groups. “Exactly because of that, this year the idea that leads us and the goal we are going towards is” 360 ° sport “. After the first two editions and thousands of visitors and participants, we have a very clear approach that brings quality and excellent audience response. Through 360 degrees of sports, we will cover all relevant topics, actors and trends, both at the fair and at the conference, for a unique sports weekend in Porec. Like last year, we make sure that sports fans lead a healthy life, so we prepare a large number of activities for all visitors, and of course there are annual JUMP awards and fun evening programs.” Full information and all conference details are available HERE.
As a manager and captain combination at Manchester United, Ferguson and Keane were one of the most successful partnerships the game has seen, winning seven Premier Leagues and a Champions League together. Their relations have grown increasingly sour, though, with fall-outs common since Keane left Old Trafford in 2005. Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill would like to see assistant Roy Keane reconcile with former boss Sir Alex Ferguson. Their respective autobiographies also increased tensions, but O’Neill wants the two men to put their differences to bed. Quoted in the Guardian, he said: “Manchester United have been incredibly successful and these men were two fundamental factors in this. “The manager’s obviously very important, having been able to oversee success for such a considerable amount of time. To stay at any football club for such a length of time is incredible; to stay at a club like Manchester United that was demanding then sustaining such success is even more so. “Roy Keane was a vital cog in that. If you were to ask Sir Alex Ferguson, I’d bet one of the top three or four signings he made would be Roy Keane. And he signed some very fine players. That’s how important Roy was to him. “The two of them were brilliant for each other over a number of years and I think that’s something that shouldn’t be forgotten over time. “People can have their arguments and who am I to step into anyone else’s argument, who am I to intervene? I’m not [doing] that, but what I maintain is that the two of them were magnificent for each other and from an outsider’s viewpoint it’d be nice if at some stage or another they recognise that publicly. “I know that deep down they know they were superb for each other.” Press Association