May was a big month for the NowWeMOVE campaign in Slovenia. After obtaining formal support from the Presidency of the Republic and the Ministry of Health, the Sports Union of Slovenia (SUS) – Slovenia’s National Coordinator – worked with the sport and humanitarian club “Vztrajaj – Never Give Up” (SUS member) to organise 10 flagship events across the country.
The events were implemented in partnership with the Slovenian Paralympic Committee and the National Institute for Public Health. Among the participants were Peter Prevc (the most successful contemporary ski-jumper) and Dejan Zavec (former world champion in boxing).
Around 70 additional events were held in Slovenia, including the football tournament “Plata – football against discrimination”, organised by SUS member Out in Slovenia. The event engaged kids and youngsters from Ljubljana as well as teams composed of marginalised and minority groups. Special guests included the Mayor of Ljubljana – Mr. Zoran Jankovic – and Slovenian rapper Zlatko.
SUS President, Leni Fafangel, says this year’s MOVE Week was a great success in Slovenia.
“Through the MOVE Week we have re-affirmed the positive value of sport and physical activity across our country. We would like to thank everyone that contributed and participated, including all the volunteers, our partners and our supporters.”
By Antonio Saccone