Sitting volleyball tournament „Princess Diana Memorial-Bugojno Open 2016“ was held in Bugojno on May 21, 2016 as the last Landmine survivors Initiatives' (LSI) campaigning activity before closing its operations on May 31,2016. It gathered around 80 athletes, members of 8 sitting volleyball clubs from Split, Kikinda, Kakanj, Laktasi, Breza, Zavidovici, Gornji Vakuf and Bugojno. Representatives of LSI and sitting volleyball club from Bugojno greeted the participants on behalf of the organizers and opening speeches were also given by the Mayor of Bugojno, Mr. Hasan Ajkunic and Vice-President of Federal Government of B&H, Ms. Melika Mahmutbegovic. Team from Bugojno won the tournament beating the team from Breza in the finals while the teams from Zavidovici and Split won second and third place.
In this year, Non-governmental organization „Landmine Survivors Initiatives“ will organize two sitting volleyball tournaments to commemorate Princess Diana visit to B&H in August 1997 and her contribution in promoting rights of landmine survivors. Princess Diana Memorial is one of the sitting volleyball tournaments with longest tradition in B&H. Tuzla hosted the tournament from 1998 until 2007, and from that time the tournament was organized in different other locations including Zavidovici, Derventa, Zenica, Mostar, Brcko, Lukavac and Cazin. The first of two planned tournaments to be held in this year was organized in Breza on May 8, 2016 under the name „Princess Diana Memorial-Breza Open-2016“ with participation of 6 teams from Sisak (Croatia), Kikinda (Serbia) and Bugojno, Zavidovici, Doboj and Breza (B&H). Sitting volleyball team „Iskra“ from Bugojno won the tournament beating the host team from Breza in the finals.
Landmine Survivors Initiatives' continued its project of support to local Coalitions of organizations of persons with disabilities (Coalitions) with specific focus on implementation of activities from Local Disability Action Plans.
Last Updated ( Friday, 08 April 2016 11:35 )