About ten days ago, I had the honor, as I was asked by the Secretary of the Istrian Volleyball Association, to pay homage with the book “LOCKING BACK” which was published on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of volleyball in Istria , our famous professor and great sportsman, a man who has dedicated his life to sport in general in our area, Mr. Juri Radovčić.
Professor Juraj Radovčić was one of the founders (besides handball) also of volleyball in Buiese. Therefore, he also led volleyball as part of school sports and participated in various competitions.
We can safely consider him too one of the founders of volleyball in our city, back in 1953.
A man for whom sport and work with young people have always been in the first place. A model for many sports workers, who still operate in our city today.
It was a great pleasure and honor to spend time with him and learn about the history of sport in our city and in Buie region.
Attached are some photos of the handover and of the first men’s volleyball teams in the Buje region.
MOK UMAG-CPM UMAGO