Massive Youth Football Tournament in Istria – GB BRIONI FAŽANA CUP

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Today, March 16, 2016 in Fažana, organizers of the youth football tournament GB BRIONI FAŽANA CUP (NK Mladost Fažana, vacation village Bi Village and SRD Fasana Sport) announced details of the third instalment of the tournament, as well as other sports events, set to take place during the year in Fažana.

The GB BRIONI FAŽANA CUP took place in 2014 for the first time. The tournament was jointly organised by the local football club NK Mladost Fažana and the holiday village Bi Village. The first instalment of the tournament welcomed 46 teams with 690 participants in five age groups. Among them, the youth teams of clubs from Slovenia, Serbia and Croatia, such as Hajduk Split, Dinamo Zagreb, Red Star Belgrade, Partizan Belgrade, Istra 1961, Istra-Pula and NK Maribor (they are all coming back to Fažana for the third time this June).

The second instalment of the tournament, in 2015, has been organised for six categories with 84 participating teams and 1092 young footballers from Austria, Italy, Slovenia, Serbia and Croatia took part. The teams mentioned above were joined by clubs like GAK Graz and AC Milano Gessate. Besides the sports, the tournament is also known for the fabulous accommodation at the four star holiday village Bi Village, well known and popular within the whole region of Istria. The participants and the accompaniment are housed close to the beach and have a great choice of leisure facilities, as well as a miles-long seaside promenade which takes you directly to the heart of the romantic, historic, seaside town of Fažana and its restaurants. The grass pitches at which the matches take place are also within walking distance.


In its third year of existence, the GB BRIONI FAŽANA CUP transformed into Croatia’s largest youth football tournament with 128 participating teams and will be held on two dates. From June 9-12, 2016 players born in 2008, 2007, 2006 and 2001 will compete in their respective categories. June 16-19, 2016, the Bi Village is set to welcome the categories 2005, 2004, 2003 and 2002. Your team can still apply for both dates.

Besides on football, great emphasis is given to the creation of international friendships and of course fun for the kids who will enjoy the beaches and the many other attractions of the vacation village Bi Village in Fažana. Those attractions include the newly built Jangalooz! Adventure Park, an aqua park set in the sea in front of the Bi Village beaches and a semi-submarine to learn about the life in the sea between the romantic seaside fisher’s town of Fažana and the Brijuni National Park.


Other events set to take place in Fažana, Bi Village and nearby Valbandon include:

          A goalkeeper camp (June 2-6)

          A basketball tournament for categories U-16, U-14, U-12 and U-11 (September 9-11)

          Youth football tournament (September tba)

          Over-33 football tournament (September tba)

          More tba

If you have knowledge of teams which would like to take part in the tournament, you can find contact information below. A website with more information will be live at from Monday, March 21, 2016.

Contact person:

Nikša Ristić, [email protected]



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