WE ARE CROATIAN NATIONAL TEAM:
The best Croatian players have a chance to represent Croatia and be a part of the National Team in a major international lacrosse event. We are group of student athletes who are extremely proud to wear croatian jersey. As students athletes, we are balancing our commitments to school and our lacrosse programs. Unfortunately because of the economic situation in Croatia we can't get financial support to cover all our expenses. The lacrosse development in Croatia started 7 years ago with playing on meadow. We bought a few sticks and gloves and started to play without halmets and other protectors. Through the years we have been doing our best to put lacrosse on higher level and we did it. Croatian Lacrosse League has been established last year with four teams from three different cities in Croatia. Guys frome Slovenia, Serbia and other countries are coming to play for our clubs because it is first lacrosse league on the Balkans in the history.
WHY WE'RE RAISING FUNDS:
Fielding a group of 30 guys requires significant fund to get us united as one. Total costs are around $40.000, so it's impossible for us to cover all our expenses from our pocket. Costs include the cost of the plane tickets, tournament fee, dormitory and equipment. All of our players have a lot of student obligations plus side jobs to cover World Cup expenses. With all of that, each day we train more and more to make our first appearance on big stage historical. I believe in my team and I'm hundred percent sure that we'll represent our country and lacrosse like a true athletes, respecting others and love yours.
HOW WE GOT HERE:
We are selected group of guys from Croatian National Lacrosse League with a privilige to represent Croatia on the international stage. A couple of Croatian Americans who have croatian passport and want to play for our country will also join our team. The tryout has been held in City of Rijeka this summer where we made this team. After all the troubles and problems that we solved and passed nothing can stop us in our mission.
We would like to thank our head coach Mr. Dino Mattessich, coach Mr. Kevin Boyle and chief cordinator Mr. Chris Voelker for their support and time. Every summer they come in Croatia at their own expense to see and train us. During the year we are constantly in contact with a skype. To be honest, without them it would be mission impossible.
In the spirit of lacrosse, we invite you to join our team as a RallyMe Booster and share our Rally on social media. Come on Croatia
IZNAD SVIH HRVATSKA
Jack & Kate Voelker