FILOmetRI – Humanitarian race

As part of the celebration of Faculty Day on May 5, 2022, the Student Union and the Sports Association of the Faculty of Philosophy in Rijeka, with the support and cooperation of faculty staff, are organizing a charity race in which you can participate from May 2 to May 8, 2022.
The goal of the race: To promote solidarity and togetherness in a healthy and active way.

Target mileage: 500 km
Amount we run for: 5000 HRK

Associations to which the amount will be donated: Kitten Safe House and Rijeka sports association for persons with disabilities

Registration of  results: from May 2 at 00:01 to May 8 at 23:59
Who can participate? ALL! Students, staff, citizens…

How can I participate? Running, cycling, pushing wheelchairs, rollerblading, scootering…

To participate in the FILOmetRI race, you need to have an application on your smartphone that records the distance traveled, such as Strava, Garmin, Sports Tracker, Suunto, etc. All these applications are available for free download on Android and iOS devices. After downloading the application and installing the application on the device, it is necessary to complete and record the performed activity. The activity is recorded by marking the start of the activity before the start, and by marking the end after the end of the activity in any
specified application.

The results of the humanitarian race are reported via the Google forms platform, which can be accessed by clicking on the link or scanning the QR code. Link to report results:

The following required data is entered on the Google forms form in the fields provided:
Name and surname
Category (student, employee, citizen category)
For students and staff-components
Activity (select between offered activities and other options)
Distance traveled in meters
Link to activity
The race is exclusively of a recreational and humanitarian nature.

* Each participant can report several different results.
* For all additional information you can contact or
* Participation in sports activities will be evaluated as part of PE classes for students of the 1st and 2nd year of undergraduate studies.

Organizers: Sports Association of the Faculty of Philosophy, Student Union FFRI Department of TZK
Activity sponsor: AGRAM

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Closing Project Conference “KIDS”

Date 6.4.2022. The Sports Association of Persons with Disabilities of the City of Rijeka held the final conference of the project entitled: Kinesitherapy activities for the inclusion of children with disabilities – KIDS.

The project: “Kinesitherapeutic activities to the inclusion of children with disabilities – KIDS” is funded by the European Social Fund in the amount of 1,223,462.75 kn. With its goals and activities, it responded to the need to develop and equalize the capacity of professionals who conduct kinesitherapy, sports-recreational and psychosocial support for children with disabilities in rural or less developed counties. Through its activities, the project relied on a structured exchange of experiences, knowledge and skills in their direct application in working with children with disabilities.

Through its activities, it contributed to the improvement of social inclusion of children with disabilities under the age of 18 in four counties of different levels of development through their participation in sports and recreational activities and receiving appropriate support in the field of psychosocial services.

The project was successfully implemented in the counties of partner organizations, resulted in excellent cooperation between organizations of different profiles and improved their further work as the acquired knowledge and experience will continue to be implemented in the future. Efforts will be made to implement as many similar initiatives as possible in order to strengthen the capacity of professionals, as well as to improve the psycho-physical development of children with disabilities in order to improve their level of social integration.

Triathlete from Kraljevica Antonio Franko won fifth place at the Paralympic Games: “I did my best”


TOKYO Croatian Paralympian Antonio Franko (28) won an excellent fifth place in triathlon at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

It was the premiere performance of a Croatian triathlon athlete in the history of the Paralympic Games.

The triathlon was held in Odaiba Marine Park, and Franco achieved a result of 1: 05.49 after 750 meters of swimming, 20 km of cycling and 5 km of running, 5:51 minutes behind the winner, the Frenchman Alexis Hanquinquant.

The second was the Japanese Hideki Uda (+3.47), while the bronze was won by the Spaniard Alejandro Sanchez (+4.26). In front of Frank was the Chinese Jiacho Wang (+4.56).

“I can be satisfied with the fifth place, I did my best, at this moment I couldn’t have done better. From the beginning to the end, it was a great fight in this difficult time, “said the 28-year-old triathlete from Kraljevica, a member of the Rijeka club Rival.

After the swimming section, Franco was fifth, with only two seconds behind the third place, he “danced” on the bike between the fifth and seventh position, and in the last section he broke through to the fifth place, which he kept until the end.

Due to the high heat, the start of the race was at 6.30 local time. The temperature was already around 29 degrees Celsius with 80 percent humidity.

The water was hot, around 28, 29 degrees, so I was still looking for the first lap on the bike and chasing the feeling. I started running great, I immediately passed the American, I started to strengthen, but unfortunately after the second lap in one turn I slipped and fell. The sheet on the prosthesis was slightly bent, after that I couldn’t strengthen it anymore, but I kept it from breaking completely so that I wouldn’t have to give up.”

Antonio, who was born with aplasia of the right fibula and ligaments of the right knee, ie a shortening of the leg by 6 cm, won the placement in Tokyo by collecting points in the past two years. A great success is the placement on the POI.

“It was very difficult to win a place among the top 10 who performed in Tokyo. Until the last moment, no one was safe except the Frenchman Hanquinquant. Everyone else could have been eliminated until the last race, ”he said, adding that he enjoyed his first Paralympic performance.

“The feeling was fantastic, like in no other race. I really enjoyed it from start to finish.”

Franko added that even before the race it was known who would win the gold. The Frenchman could only be stopped on the way to victory by some accident. At one point he even fell while running, but everything went smoothly and in the end the three-time world and three-time European champion celebrated convincingly.

“We stayed here somewhere, we all beat each other, depending on the race, but no one has beaten him for four years. He dominates and is really a class above, ”said Franko, who won his first medal in paratriathlon, a bronze medal, at the 2017 World Cup in Altafulla, Spain, and his biggest success was a bronze medal at the 2019 European Championships in Valencia.

Franko has been in parasport for 19 years, and our most trophy-winning Paralympian Milka Milinović played a big role in that, winning eight Paralympic medals and competing in 10 POIs.

“As a kid, I did swimming, then boxing, and I didn’t see myself in parasport. But Milka kept persuading me. At 19 I decided to give it a try and after a year of paragliding I started doing paratriathlon and I found myself in it great.

Franko is currently graduating from the Faculty of Kinesiology, and is also the fitness coach of the football players and basketball players of Kraljevica, of course when the time allows, because training is a priority. Coach Hrvoje Vlahović was also satisfied with his performance.

“I am satisfied with the fifth place that Franco won. We expected a fight between second and seventh place, in the end the golden mean fell out. This is the first time that we had a representative in triathlon at the Paralympic Games, this is the first time that Antonio competed in such a big competition in full readiness because he was injured at the last World Championships and could not show how much he is worth,” said Vlahovic.

“Among the top ten triathletes, Franco was fifth and I don’t think we have anything to regret,” he added.

Vlahovic will point out that the trail was very fast.

“It was a relatively simple trail and there were no big climbs, however technically there were a couple of sharp turns on the bike section that one had to be careful about. But, all in all, it was a fast track, “Vlahović emphasized.

Source: Novi List, Saturday, August 28, 2021.



Rijeka, 10.04.2021.
Reg. Number: IZ-865/2021.

Based on Articles 22 and 24 of the Statute of the Rijeka Sports Association for Persons with Disabilities, an Election Session of the Rijeka Sports Association for Persons with Disabilities was convened and will be held electronically (by e-mail) on Thursday, April 29, 2021, beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m.

The following has been proposed for the session:


1. Verification of the record from the assembly of the association held in 2020

2. Selection of working bodies

    2.1. Verification and Candidacy Commission

Ivan Tomičić
Ivica Žunić
Nikola Uzelac

    2.2. Recorder

Luka Dobrović

    2.3. Record verifiers

Hrvoje Vlahović
Hrvoje Usmiani

3. Report of the Verification and Candidacy Commission

4. Amendments to the Statute of the association (pdf, hr)

5. Verification Commission Report

6. Program and financial report on the work of the association for 2020

7. Report of the Supervisory Board on the operations of the association in 2020

8. Presidential Mandate Report for the 2018-2021 Mandate Period

9. Dismissal of all bodies of the association

10. Election of the President of the Association – Verification and Candidacy Commission

      1. Miljenko Mišljenović

11. Election of the Vice President of the association

      1. Ivan Kombol

12. Election of the Executive Board of the Alliance

      1. Nikola Uzelac – member
      2. Ivan Tomičić – member
      3. Hrvoje Usmiani – member

13. Election of the Supervisory Board of the Association

      1. Jasna Lulić Drenjak – President
      2. Vedran Dumenčić – member
      3. nedžad Dizdarević – member

14. Making a decision on giving consent to the persons authorized to represent the association

      1. Miljenko Mišljenović – President
      2. Ivan Kombol – Vice President

15. Adoption of the strategic plan of the association for the period 2021-2025.

16. Adoption of the operational and financial plan of the association for 2021 and 2022

17. Miscellaneous

SAILAWAY project partners meeting

Date 1.04.2021. an online meeting of SAILAWAY project partners was held. The previous activities of the project were discussed at the meeting, and a plan for the implementation of future activities was worked out.
The goal of the SAILAWAY project is to improve and expand sailing for people with autism. Project activities are aimed at educating sailing coaches to train people with autism. The leading partner is KMOP from Greece, while other partners are Montetauro Social Cooperative from Italy, Mira’m Foundation from Spain, Institute of Development Ltd from Cyprus, Nautical Club of Paleon Faliron from Greece, Yacht Club “Capt. G. Georgiev – Port Varna” from Bulgaria and the Rijeka Sports Association for Persons with Disabilities as a representative from Croatia. The project is co-financed in the amount of € 280,529.00 by the European Union through the Erasmus + Sport – Collaborative Partnership program. The project budget for the Rijeka Sports Association for Persons with Disabilities is € 31,340.00.

EPSI Organises Sphere final webinar next 26th march

SPHERE Webinar

The European Platform for Sport Innovation, in the framework of Erasmus+ SPHERE, is glad to invite you to the final online event presenting the results of the Project, taking place online next 26th March at 14.00 CET.

Erasmus+ SPHERE Project will end soon and EPSI will organise a final webinar where the project results will be presented publicly. During this webinar, partners will analyze the steps made towards the creation of the Scientific Protocol and talk about the importance of the role of sport for mental health rehabilitation.

The online appointment will be organized in the framework of SPHERE, project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Sport programme of the European Union. Led by ECOS, the project consortium includes EPSI, Everton in The Community, Finnish Sport Federation Tampere Region, Technical University of Munich, Rijeka Sport Association for People with Disabilities and Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Sports for children with disabilities

disabled children

Invitation to parents of children with disabilities (ages 7 to 25) to sports activities within the project “Universal Sports School”:

Dear parents,

Rijeka Sports Association for persons with disabilities, as part of the “Universal Sports School” project under the patronage of the Croatian Paralympic Committee, invites children and youth with disabilities (with developmental disabilities and additional educational needs and developmental risks) to join sports activities led by educated and professional trained coaches of the Federation. The mission is to motivate children with disabilities to actively integrate into society through sports.

Participation in sports activities for children with disabilities is voluntary and free.

Depending on the epidemiological measures, the universal school will be held virtually or 1/1 in open fields under the guidance of trained coaches.

Dates are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Athletic Hall Kantrida, with prior notice to coach Ervin.

All information and registration on GSM +385 (0)91 5067453, coach Ervin