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CANDIDATURE

FOR
ISF HANDBALL 2012.
WORLD SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIP
CROATIA….EUROPE
CROATIA….MEDITERRANEAN AS IT ONCE WAS

FACTS:

area: 56,594 km2

population: 4,489,409

capital: Zagreb

counties: 21
THE CROATIAN SCHOOL SPORT FEDERATION
(CSSF)

The Croatian School Sport Federation, founded in


2006, is the organization responsible for school sport
in Croatia. Until 2006. organization of school sports
activities was under Ministry of Science, Education and
Sports.
The Croatian School Sport Federation takes systematic
care of the school sports, with the main aim of
providing every child with opportunity to engage in
sports at school and to include as many children as
possible in the school sports activities.
SOME OF ACTIVITIES

1. National Championship of
school sports clubs (primary and
secondary schools and for children with
special needs)
2. Universal sports school-general
sports program for children aged 6-10
3. Get up & go! – preventive program of
obesity of school aged children
4. Education against violence at
sports grounds and school
playgrounds
THE AMBASSADORS OF SCHOOL SPORTS

School sport in

KOZULJ

ZUBCIC
Croatia is
supported by
many national
and sport
institutions, as
well as famous
athletes.
These are the
ambassadors of
school sports

BOBAN
BALIC UDE
The host
VARAZDIN COUNTY

general information:
location: northwestern part of the Croatia near the border with
Slovenia and Hungary
named after its centre, the city of Varazdin
area: 1261,29 km2, the third smallest county in Croatia
population: 184.769
SPORTS HALLS

7 sports halls will be used for the competition :

• a city sports hall in Varazdin


• 6 school sports halls located around the Varazdin County

If necessary there are 5 additional sports halls in the Varazdin


County : Elementary school sports halls in Lepoglava,
Novi Marof, Ljubescica, Trnovec Bartolovecki, Secondary school
sports hall Gospodarska Varazdin)
1. City Sports Hall Varazdin
(semifinals and finals games)
capacity: with teleskopic stands 5.033,
without teleskopic stands 3.789
dimensions:   60,40m x 39,40 m

The City of Varazdin,


one of the oldest
Croatian cities, has
always been an
administrative, cultural
and educational centre
of the Varazdin County
2. Secondary School Sports Hall Ivanec
capacity: 1500 spectators

City of Ivanec is known


as the “City of
handball”
3. Elementary School Sports Hall Ludbreg
capacity: 750 spectators

City of Ludbreg is
known as
“Centrum Mundi”
4. Elementary School Sports Hall Kneginec Gornji
5. Elementary School Sports Hall Cestica
6. Elementary School Sports Hall Petrijanec

Sport halls 4, 5 and 6 have the same physical appearance and capacity of 700
spectators
7. Elementary School Sports hall Vidovec

Centre of Vidovec

capacity: 700 spectators

Vidovec Castle
Sports halls - location and distances

Sports halls Ivanec Vidovec Cestica Petrijanec Kneginec G. Ludbreg Varazdin


Ivanec   13,1 23 21 24,5 45,7 22
Distances in km

Vidovec 13,1   25 16 15 36,5 7


Cestica 23 25   9 20,6 50,8 21
Petrijanec 21 16 9   29,6 41,8 11
Kneginec G. 24,5 15 20,6 29,6   25 9
Ludbreg 45,7 36,5 50,8 41,8 25   29
Varazdin 22 7 21 11 9 29  
ACCOMODATION

Hotel Turist Varazdin


(ISF, heads of delegations, members of TC and OC)

Capacity: 170 beds (single and double


rooms)
SPA & Golf resort Sveti Martin
(students and teachers)

capacity: 440 beds


(in apartments)
Hotel Minerva Varazdinske Toplice
(students and teachers)

capacity: 400 beds


Sports halls and Hotels - location and distances

 SPORTS HALLS
 HOTELS

HOTELS
Sports halls SVETI MARTIN TURIST MINERVA
NA MURI VARAZDIN
VARAZDINSKE

TOPLICE
Ivanec 53 21 33
Vidovec 40 6 24
Distances in km Cestica 50,6 20,7 40
Petrijanec 43 10,5 29,5
Kneginec G. 50,6 8,8 23
Ludbreg 48 28,6 8
Hotels - location and distances

HOTEL SVETI MARTIN NA TURIST MINERVA VARAZDINSKE


Distances in km

MURI VARAZDIN TOPLICE

SVETI MARTIN NA MURI 32 46

TURIST VARAZDIN 32   14
TRAVEL

Distances between hotels and airport Pleso - Zagreb

SPA & GOLF RESORT SVETI MARTIN 133 km


TURIST VARAZDIN 95 km
MINERVA VARAZDINSKE TOPLICE 92 km

ZAGREB AIRPORT
VARAZDIN TRAIN STATION

Distances between hotels and train station Varazdin


SPA & GOLF RESORT SVETI MARTIN 32 km
TURIST VARAZDIN 2 km
MINERVA VARAZDINSKE TOPLICE 16 km
OPENING AND CLOSING CEREMONY

The Varazdin City Sports Hall


Distances between hotels and the Varazdin City Sports Hall
SPA & GOLF RESORT SVETI MARTIN 32 km
TURIST VARAZDIN 2 km
MINERVA VARAZDINSKE TOPLICE 16 km
CULTURAL DAY
Visiting Trakoscan Castle
(sightseeing,picnic and social activites around the castle and the nearby
lake)
Visiting town of Lepoglava
(internationally famous for production of
lace)

Sightseeing of the Varazdin monuments and the


countryside around Varazdin
MEETING OF NATIONS
presentations and country booths located on the main Varazdin square
called Korzo (alternative location: The Varazdin Old Town - Castle)
presentations performed on the stage
WHY CROATIA...

...a land of Handball:


•a long tradition of handball dating back to the 1930's
•successful handball nation – Olympic champions, World
champions, European champions, successful clubs
•three times winners and one time silver medallists at the
World School Handball Championships
...successful organisers:
•invaluable experience in the organisation of World schools
championship in volleyball – Porec 2006.
•successful hosting of the major Handball events (among
others):
•World Handball Championship for Men in 2009
•World Handball Championship for Women in 2003
•European Handball Championship for Men in 2000
•sports infrastructure (sports halls, training grounds) made
specifically for handball that participating teams can use
... a place to see:
•a long tradition of hospitality and tourism
•a beautiful country with many things to see, hear and feel
... Croatia is all of that, but most
importantly...
...as organizers we will do everything possible to make all
children and other participants feel at home and their 9
days stay in Croatia something to remember.

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