On Thursday in Zagreb, Croatia, the Festival of Equal Opportunities (Croatian: Festival Jednakih Mogućnosti) took place that featured a mini-sitting volleyball tournament. Four teams took part including IOK Zagreb, KISO Hrabri, KSO Knin 95, and volunteers.
IOK Zagreb was there after having won the national league at the end of April. Slavonskog Broda, who were not participating here, finished second in the league.
Among the players taking part were Ružica Pejnović-Modrić, Lana Rosić, Rea Giba and Vlatka Spoljaric who are members of Croatia’s national team that is currently ranked ninteenth in the world behind local rival Hungary.
The purpose was two-fold, to give volleyball players a chance to demonstrate their skills and to promote a land mine free Croatia. The festival itself ends today, with over 600 people with disabilities taking part in an attempt to bring greater awareness to issues facing people with different needs in the country. The festival included a number of other educational events and performances.