May 9, 2022

OFF THE COURT TALKS – Karlo Sporer: “Physiotheraphy is an interesting job that brings a lot of great things”

      The next guest of our ‘’Off the court talks’’ is Karlo Sporer, a physiotherapist who is working in the handball and taekwondo world. Besides, talking about his sports studio, experience with the national team, and work with professional athletes from various sports disciplines, he also emphasized the […]
April 14, 2022

OFF THE COURT TALKS – Dimitar Manevski: ”It was love at first sight and it simply won me over”

      In the latest in our ”Off the court talks” we welcomed Dimitar Manevski who has been doing his job as a physiotherapist for more than 15 years. He instantly fell in love with physiotherapy and now he is an expert in Kinesiotherapy. From football clubs in North […]
April 13, 2022

Youth Movement Power promoting inclusivity and developing sports equality among children

Youth Movement Power project, whose ambassadors are Mateo Kovacic, Croatian football player currently playing for Chelsea, Slavko Goluza and Mirza Dzomba, former handball players and Olympic gold medallists, is scheduled from 13 to 16 April 2022 in famous Croatian region Istria. Let us introduce this international sports and education program […]
April 11, 2022

Handball beyond traditional European perspective

Handball. One of the oldest sports played with a ball in the world. Handball is a team sport played by seven players for 60 minutes. For the longest time sports experts claimed that handball is seen as a European sport because only Europan teams played a major role on the […]
March 11, 2022

OFF THE COURT TALKS – Makedonka Siljanoska: “This is a profession you need to love!”

      In the latest interview in the series “OFF THE COURT TALKS” we welcomed Makedonka Siljanoska who has been working as a physiotherapist for 18 years. She began her career at a surgery clinic, and now is working as a physiotherapist in HC Vardar 1961. Besides talking about […]
March 7, 2022

IWD | Anja Althaus: “Never be afraid of challenges. The challenges are the fun part.”

Last but not least in our IWD series is one true handball star. She inherited her love for handball from her mom and her aunts with whom she played at the beginning of her career. In her magnificent career, she played in top clubs. She played 243 matches for the […]
March 6, 2022

IWD | Diana Veljanovska: ”After watching Balic and Metlicic, handball simply became a sport I can watch anytime!”

The next guest in our campaign dedicated to all the women in the handball world is a handball fan and physiotherapist – Diana Veljanovska. Diana is a young woman currently working as a physiotherapy intern in one clinic in Croatian city Opatija. She also works as a physiotherapist on kids’ […]
March 5, 2022

IWD | Biljana Crvenkoska: ‘’When you raise the trophy you feel as if the world is yours!”

Do you know that our next guest, in the IWD series of interviews, is the first female assistant coach in the history of the SEHA League and the EHF Champions League who won those two competitions with Vardar 1961 in the same year? We proudly present you the star of […]
March 4, 2022

IWD | Bojana Jelicic: ”Be aware of the need to continuously invest in yourself and your knowledge’’

From a young age, she simply saw herself on the court helping others. Since the psychological aspect is becoming very important in the sports world we talked with a woman who truly inspires – sports psychologist Bojana Jelicic. Bojana shared her story with us and you cannot simply pass by […]
March 3, 2022

IWD | Nina Kraljevski: “There is a hidden story behind this sport.”

She inherited the love for handball from her dad, who is a famous Serbian handball coach. She created her own path by playing handball in three different countries and later becoming a physiotherapist. She couldn’t imagine her life without handball, so it only took her 30 minutes to decide to […]
March 2, 2022

IWD | Ines Goda Forjan: “I try to be a professional, but also remain human.”

As we mark International Women’s Day on 8 March, we continue with the series of interviews with women in the handball world. Today’s guest is Ines Goda Forjan, a Croatian journalist who became the face of all major handball competitions for one of the most popular Croatian TV station. Her […]
March 1, 2022

IWD | Marija Lojanica: “Handball is my sport!”

March. The month when the world marks International Women’s Day. This day is special for the Be8player project because today we present you the first out of seven interviews we did with the women from the handball world, ahead of 8 March 2022. The goal is to celebrate International Women’s […]
February 28, 2022

Doris Zeljak: “Best things always happen out of love!”

Doris Zeljak is a true handball fan whom you may remember from our 2016 Best Handball Fan Contest. It was our first encounter with Doris, but definitely not the last. She fell in love with handball at a young age and somehow she always crossed paths with handball during her […]
February 7, 2022

OFF THE COURT TALKS – Mirko Krolo: ”Professional sport has its own price, but everything is in your head”

      Next guest of our ‘’Off the court talks’’ is true legend of Croatian sport life who is doing his job as fitness coach since 1986/1987 – Mirko Krolo. In his long professional carrier, he worked with many famous athletes such as NBA stars – Toni Kukoc and […]
January 12, 2022

OFF THE COURT TALKS – Goran Kruselj: “I enjoy working for the Croatian handball national team with all those great handball players!”

        In the latest in our ‘’Off the court talks’’ we welcomed Goran Kruselj who is doing his job as a physiotherapist since 2003. Besides, talking about his Olympic experience, work with professional athletes from different sport disciplines, and his sport studio, he also emphasized the importance […]
December 30, 2021

OFF THE COURT TALKS – Marija Lojanica: ”Handball has always been my love.”

        Marija Lojanica. Doing her job as a conditioning coach for 22 years. In her career, she worked with two major handball clubs – Vardar 1961 and Telekom Veszprem where she is currently doing her dream job alongside Momir Ilic. Always up for the new challenges, Marija […]
January 12, 2022

OFF THE COURT TALKS – Goran Kruselj: “I enjoy working for the Croatian handball national team with all those great handball players!”

        In the latest in our ‘’Off the court talks’’ we welcomed Goran Kruselj who is doing his job as a physiotherapist since 2003. Besides, talking about his Olympic experience, work with professional athletes from different sport disciplines, and his sport studio, he also emphasized the importance […]