Open Hour of Sport - Republic of North Macedonia
As part of the European Sports Week, #BeActive and the Open Hours of Sport - the last event within the "WoW Europe" project, two events were held over the weekend, in Berovo and a 3 × 3 basketball tournament in mountain Vodno. Project by HEPA Macedonia National Organizat for the promotion of Health-Enhancing PA - partner of Proiectul WoW Europe! One of the main activities within the project "WoW Europe" is the "Open Hour of Sport" which was held in all 10 European countries participating in the project. The actions consist of mini competitions, demonstrations of the great sports champions, sports clubs, involvement in the movement of the participants with these great athletes in sports activities, initiating actions in various sports with the general public. This part of the action will serve to increase interest among children and young people to practice sports, with the help of great athletes - national, European, World or Olympic champions. The basketball demonstration 3 by 3 was part of the Open Hour after sports, another event within the realization of the project funded by the European Commission: Erasmus + SPORT "WoW Europe" which includes 10 European countries and HEPA Macedonia in synergy with the activities of the European Sports Week - #BeActive where the holder is the National Agency for Youth and Sports of the Republic of Northern Macedonia and the Basketball Federation of Macedonia in the realization of its coaches.
Thanks to the partners who made this moment possible! Thanks to everyone who was part of this beautiful story for their involvement, support and participation, as well as for the promotional photos and videos they presented. “In total was two days for this amazing event!”, told us explains us the President of HEPA Macedonia and Coordinator of the project, Prof. Dr. Vera Jarevska Simovska. 25.09.2021 BEACTIVE NIGHT – Location: Berovo starting time 9:00 am On 25.09.2021, Saturday, Mountain Sports Club Maleshevo Koria, Berovo traditionally organizes the event ′′MALESHEVSKA KORIJA - SPORT ADVENTURE 2021 ′′ for the 6-th time, which this year, as well as last year, because of its extreme values in the direction of healthy lifestyle habits, part of the series of events of the European Week of Sport – BeActive - coordinated by the Agency for Youth and Sports, with partners from Hotel Manastir, Berovo and of course local self-government of the Municipality of Berovo implemented the BeActive Night. Organized activities at this event were for everyone - regardless of age, experience or fitness level and they included: • Easy hiking tour. • Recreational mountain-bike tour. • Kayak on the lake, for which 10 double kayaks and several SUP boards were available. • Activities such as basketball, volleyball, tennis, jumping rope, ping-pong, bike riding through Berovo, fast walking tour throughout the woods, outdoor exercise classes, and dance classes for the youngest. • Joint lunch and evening fun with music band and barbecue, outdoors by the river. Tours and activities were led and covered by expert guides, sport professionals, instructors, and experts. Local police and first aid took care of the safety of all participants throughout the event. PSK Maleshevska Koria provided 25 mountain bikes for free for and those who do not have their own bicycles, to be able to experience the beauty of mountain biking, hoping that they will be able to experience the beauty of mountain biking, for them to make new habits and a passion of recreational activities. The contents were planned to encouraged parents to come with their children, and the event was visited by many youths with approximately 250 individuals. “We strongly believe that the participants of this event contributed to our goal with a PERSONAL EXAMPLE to show and point to the rest of our fellow citizens how important it is to live actively and be recreational, primarily for personal wellbeing, and then for healthy social relations and strong economy, why only active and vital people, create healthy, not tense, productive social societal flows and contribute to a strong economy, which all leads to a higher standard of living.” Tell us Vera.
26.09.2021 BeActive 3x3 Basketball – Location: The Middle of Vodno, Skopje The NCB together with 3x3 FIBA Macedonia organized the first U19 in the country. The NCB wanted to provide an opportunity to the youth to participate and challenge themselves in 3x3 basket to inspire them to continue to be active. With the support of the National Basketball Federation the NCB brough 3500 individuals to the center of Vodno to get active and recreational. This event was a huge success because the NCB organized it in the middle of Vodno where trees and woods cover the area, citizens are recreationally active walking to the top of the mountain and area always moving through the location of the event, hence we had a larger number of individuals that took initiative and got active.
A presentation of action here: