The project partner: Sport club from Croatia
Hrvatski akademski športski klubovi Mladost Sveučilišta u Zagrebu (engl. Croatian academic sport clubs Mladost of the University of Zagreb)
Founded in Zagreb in 1903 (under the name of Hrvatski akademski športski klub) the Croatian club was conceived as a modern sports organisation to gather existing sports and promote and introduce new ones. One of the characteristics of that time was broadening the multisport approach where members practised various sports, often depending on the season of the year. In 1990 with the democratic changes in Croatia the association turned its name into “HAŠK Mladost of the University of Zagreb” (Hrvatski Akademski Športski Klubovi Mladost), receiving the approval of the Rector of the University of Zagreb to add the name of the University. Throughout the history members of the HAŠK Mladost sports won 42 Olympic medals.
Currently, HAŠK Mladost is the largest academic sports society in Croatia, consisting of 30 sports sections (of which most famous are Rowing, Athletic, Water Polo, Swimming and Volleyball) with more than altogether 4,200 sports athletes. In 2018 the club celebrates 115 years of continuity and excellence. HAŠK Mladost has 2 full-time professionals, 40 professional coaches, trainers and staff, 60 volunteer coaches and assistant coaches, about 160 volunteers in affiliated club management structures.