Ambassadors

Baleria has 6 Ambassadors who promote Fair Play - Fair Life in sports and in everyday life:

Baleria Ambassador in SLOVENIA

Nejc Vidmar is the Ambassador of Baleria for Slovenia.

Born on March 31, 1989, he attended the Poljane elementary school, where he was one of the most recognizable students of his generation.

He likes to respond to invitations to meet young, talented football players or fans.

He has also been a loyal and excellent Ambassador of Baleria all this time, responding to every invitation, spending entire events with us and even time after the events.

He likes to visit his former school. He recently handed over his jersey to the head of the Poljane Elementary School, Žarko Tomšič, distributed a huge number of autographs and invited them to the next NK Olimpija game.

Nejc Vidmar N is the goalkeeper, who has contributed a great deal to the mosaic of the champion title for Olimpija, as he is one of the most important players with his reliable defence. But Nejc is not only excellent at the goal, he is also great at being a dad. His most loyal cheerleaders include his wife Sandra and two daughters, three-year-old Zala and nine-month-old Živa.

At the football field he was cheered on by his wife Sandra and daughter Zala, while Živa is still too small.

Nejc grew up in a family with two brothers. As the youngest of three brothers, he struggled for attention, and admits he was quite problematic. Today, the family is dominated almost by all girls.

»His older brother has three girls, Nejc has two, and his younger brother has one.

He graduated from Poljane high school. Despite being professionally occupied by football, he isn't forgetting about books and is also finishing college.

He started his football career in Crimea Football Club, transferred to Olimpija Football Club, continued his career in the Domžale team and as the most hot-blooded and loyal fan of Olimpija returned in 2016 to her ranks.

He was also a member of the Slovenian Youth and Junior Football Team and in 2019 he was called up to the member team as well. 

Baleria Ambassador in GERMANY

Tanja Spill, student at the German Sport University, U-23 champion on 800 m

The 23-year old Tanja Spill is a middle-distance runner and the German (under 23) champion on the 800m distance. As BALERIA-ambassador she supported the children at the International Baleria Campus during the sprint discipline. Before the medal ceremony, Tanja challenged all children for a final 400m-run. She inspired the children with her sports performance and her perceptive and approachable style. She gave autographs to the children and answered many questions.

Currently Tanja is a student at the GSU Cologne (Germany) and is about to finish her Bachelor degree in Sport management und Sport communication. She participates for the LAV Bayer Uerdingen/Dormagen. Her record on the 800m track is at 02:01:63 minutes. With that time, she only closely missed the Olympia-standards for Rio 2016.

Even if athletics or running is an individual sport and everyone has to achieve his or her own successes in the competition, it is the result of a team performance of countless training sessions in the group. Through the teamwork before, the athlete wins the competition!

 

Personal Statement: “Better together” is one of the slogans that my coach taught me early on. FAIR PLAY plays a substantial role, which supports us every day not only through training but also in everyday life. A single athlete is only as valuable and as strong as the team in the back. After all, togetherness is the key to success.

Baleria Ambassador in PORTUGAL

Duarte Gomes (born 16 January 1973) is a Portuguese retired football referee and media personality.

He started his career as a referee in 1991 at the district levels, ascending gradually to the first national category in 1997. He became an international referee in 2002. Besides domestic competitions, he also officiated at UEFA and FIFA matches.

He retired in 2016 and dedicated to media interests. Currently he participates in the football programme O Dia Seguinte at SIC Notícias, where he comments about controversial refereeing decisions. He previously authored the programme Ó Sr. Árbitro, also at SIC Notícias, which shed a light on refereeing in district football competitions[2] He is also the author of the book and website Kickoff, launched in August 2017, which aims to explain the game rules and the role of the referees to the general public.

Baleria Ambassador in BULGARIA

Zdravka Yordanova

Olympic Champion in Academic rowing; Masters Degree in press and TV Journalism

Sportive career: National Competitor, Trainer at National Rowing team; Press and TV Reporter; Professor at the National Sports Academy, Sofia. 

Since 1995 to the present - President of the Bulgarian Masters Federation (at the Ministry of Youth and Sport); Lecturing professor in Journalism at the National Sports Academy, Sofia) ; Journalist, TV and Press reporter, Film documentary - Master

Press-attaché of the Bulgarian Olympic Ccommittee

Oficial representative of Bulgaria at the European Fair play Movement

Member of the Executive Board of the Bulgarian Olympic Commeetee

Councilor  to the Minister of Sport.

President of the Balkan Athletic Association

Awarded the highest National Orders and highest Orders and Medals of the Bulgarian Olympic Committee.

2019 - Honourable citizen of Sofia Municipality

Chavalier of a number of valuable awards for her sportive and humanitarian activities.

Participated in 4 Erasmus+Sport project as Partner and Consultant.

Baleria Ambassador in ITALY

Francesca Devetag

Volleyball player/Volleyball Coach/Team Manager

Francesca Devetag is a volleyball player and she began her sports activity in 2001, playing in a local volleyball team in Friuli Venezia Giulia Region. In 2004 she made his professional debut in the National Major League, playing with the Forlì Volleyball Team. In the season 2006-07 she is hired by Sassuolo Volleyball Team, in the Second League, where she won the Italian Cup category and gets the promotion in the maximum league, where she will also play in the following season. 

In 2011-12 season she came back in the Second League, wearing the shirt of Crema Volleyball Team. In 2013-14 season she was hired by Pavia Volleyball Team, in the Second League. During the following season she remained in the same League with Pro Victoria Monza Volleyball Team, with which she obtained the promotion in the highest Italian Championship at the end of 2016. She remained with the same club also in the First League, winning the Challenge Cup 2018-19. In 2019 she became the Team Manager of Milano Volleyball Team.

From 2017 she is training a volleyball team of deaf girls from 14 to 32 years old. The team, which belongs to the Deaf Sports Group of Alba (Cuneo) is part of a project of social integration for girls with congenital or acquired deafness who live the volleyball as a moment of participation and sharing objectives. In 2018 the team won the League for the first time in its history.

Baleria Ambassador in GREECE

Emmanouil Skordilis

Scientific discipline

Associate Professor at National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Adapted Physical Activity,

 

Teaching

-Inclusion Methods of Students with Disabilities in Physical Education

-Tests and Measurements in Adapted Physical Education

-Adapted Exercise for All and Recreation

-Physical and Sensory Disabilities-Teaching Practice in Special Schools

 

Research interests

-Physical Activity in Special Populations

-Measurement and Evaluation

-Psychometric Properties, Validity and Reliability

 

Degrees

-Undergraduate Degree: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Physical Education and Sport Science (1992). Specialization: Adapted Physical Education.

-M.Sc. Springfield College, Springfield, MA, U.S.A (1995).

-Ph.D, Springfield College, Springfield, MA, U.S.A (1998).

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