BAMA President message

Dear sport friends, dear elderly athletes,

Welcome to the 28th Balkan Masters Athletic Championship at the very northern part of the Balkan peninsula. It is only the second time we host this respectable competition in Slovenia after we have joined the family of BAMA in 2006 in Athens. After the successful organization of European Veterans Championship in 2008 in Ljubljana and Balkan Veterans Championships in 2011 in Domžale, we are ready to host you again.

Celje is the third largest town in Slovenia but it has the most developed athletics tradition. They have the main stadium just for athletics, without the football field. I am sure that experienced people from Local organizing committee, city of Celje and Slovenian masters board will provide a successful and unforgettable championship as it was in Domžale seven years ago.

Nowadays practicing sport almost has no age boundaries and we are well aware of the importance of general quality of living. Elderly athletes from all Balkan countries get together every year at the end of September and restore their friendships. We want to ensure in Celje the best conditions for your performances and a friendly atmosphere.
We wish you to prepare well, to be healthy, successful and lucky in your performances.

Enjoy your stay with us and come again!

Mag. Jurij Novak
President of Balkan Athletic Masters Association