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HNK Rijeka Academy has finally experienced this moment. It will be written that on a cold night Rijeka’s Juniors had their first practice on the lawn beneath the Eastern stands at the HNK Rijeka camp! The practice itself went like many previous, but the reason to be satisfied is the fact that the Academy has made it to see its home and new facilities after so many years.
- We are all content and happy; we have excellent working facilities. Pressure is something you cannot advance without; positive pressure is always a good thing for me. This is a wonderful thing, something that no one in Croatia has. I am glad that we were the first ones to do it – said Dario Dabac, Rijeka’s Junior Coach.
- I believe that the coaches will acknowledge the conditions and, with more enthusiasm, start something that is expected from us, which is to create players for the first squad. This is the obligation we have when we see what the heads of the Club have managed to do – said Predrag Stilinović, the HNK Rijeka Academy director.
Watch the video from the first practice and statements by Dario Dabac, Mateo Klenovšek, and Predrag Stilinović.