Samanta Zavski

EUROPEAN WEEK OF SPORTS: Sports day in Celje’s local elementary school Glazija

On Tuesday, 27.9.2022, Celje Youth Center held a major sport event as part of our local activities during the European Week of sports. We wanted to follow the slogans #beactive #beadaptive, so we decided to collaborate with local elementary school for pupils with different mental and phisical disabilities. Together, we planned a sports day for …

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INSPIRATIONAL WEDNESDAY: Wheelchair handball team Slovenia

Today our Inspirational Wednesday is a bit different. Usually we present inspiring athletes, but today we will focus on the whole national team! Heroes on carts sent a bronze salute last Sunday to homeland Slovenia. The Slovenian wheelchair handball team won the bronze medal at the World Championship in Egypt.  “We went to Egypt with …

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EUROPEAN SPORTS WEEK: Basketball game at CVD Golovec

Let’s start the European Sports Week! From September 23 to September 30 we organize activities that encourage regular physical activity and raise awareness of the importance of an active lifestyle. Today we successfully opened the European Sports Week by playing a basketball game on the renovated playground at CVD Golovec (which we renovated last year …

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Printed versions of PLAYBOOK are here

Here they are! Freshly printed Adaptive Sport Programs PLAYBOOKS came to our office at Celje Youth Center today. They contain good practices from each partner country and many sport activities adapted for people with visual impairments, people with mental disabilities and people with physical disabilities. We decided to print two versions – one standard and one in Braille, …

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INSPIRATIONAL WEDNESDAY: David Roberts, one of the best male Paralympians

David Roberts CBE is one of the greatest male Paralympian the UK has ever produced. His gold medal tally equals that of Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson and Sarah Storey, a joint record for the most Paralympic titles ever won by a British athlete. He was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of eleven and was encouraged …

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INSPIRATIONAL WEDNESDAY: Hannah Cockroft, wheelchair racer

Hannah Cockroft has won five Paralympic, 10 world and two European titles since making her international debut in 2011, while still in her mid-twenties. She added to her collection by winning gold in the 100m, 400m and 800m T34 at London 2017.  She successfully retained her women’s 100 metres T34 Paralympic title after winning gold …

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INSPIRATIONAL WEDNESDAY: Jessica Long, paralympic swimmer and record breaker

Jessica Long is a paralympic swimmer, who has held many world records and competed at five Paralympic Games, winning many medals. She continued her Paralympic winning run at Rio 2016, sealing one gold, three silver and two bronze medals. Despite her relatively young age, she is one of the world’s most decorated swimmers with 23 …

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INSPIRATIONAL WEDNESDAY: Kurt Fearnley, para-athlete who crawled the Kokoda Track

Kurt Fearnley’s wheelchair racing career is as impressive as it is extensive, with nearly two decades of experience under his belt. He has represented Australia at five Paralympic Games, winning three gold, seven silver and three bronze medals, and was co-captain of the 2016 Australian Paralympic Team alongside Para-table tennis player Danni Di Toro. Kurt …

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INSPIRATIONAL WEDNESDAY: Yui Kamiji, golden wheelchair tennis player

Yui Kamiji is a Japanese wheelchair tennis player. She has won 26 major titles, as well as a Paralympic silver and bronze medal in singles and doubles, respectively, at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. She also won a bronze medal in singles at the 2016 Rio Paralympics. She won eight singles titles, including Roland Garros, and …

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