SERBIAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE DELEGATION IMPRESSED BY ASPIRE ACADEMY
04 Jan 2018, General
Doha, 4 January 2018. On Thursday afternoon a high ranking delegation of the Serbian Olympic Committee visited Aspire Academy including its President Božidar Maljkovic.
They were accompanied by HE Jassim Rashid Al Boenin, the Qatar Olympic Committee Secretary General and were welcomed by Aspire Academy Director General Ivan Bravo. Maljkovic, who has successfully worked as professional basketball coach in seven different countries and spent a long period in Spain coaching clubs like FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, was impressed by the philosophy and opportunities the Academy has to offer.
“I have worked in sports for 40 years, but I have never seen an academy like Aspire. Just one month ago I visited academies in Slovakia and Hungary, but the facilities here are second to none. I know the Academy’s Director General Ivan Bravo very well from my time in Spain and he is a great organizer and educator and he is the right man not only to develop and educate young athletes, but also the team and organization around them.”