It is our great pleasure to welcome all the players, coaches and officials to the 19th FINA World Junior
Men’s Water Polo Championships to take place from August 5-13, 2017 in Belgrade (SRB).
With the participation of our best junior teams, this competition represents a landmark in the promotion of this discipline. Water polo, the oldest Olympic team sport, is conquering more audience, more media and television interest, and is generating substantial work and attention from the FINA Member National Federations, clubs, players and referees.
Team spirit and individual search for improvement are two of basic characteristics of Water Polo. These values will be promoted during this competition and the participating players will be an example of fair-play for the youth and all the fans of this sport worldwide.
On this occasion, we express our gratitude to the Water Polo Federation of Serbia, the Organising Committee and the local authorities for their warm hospitality in Belgrade and enthusiastic spirit. I am sure that our best junior water polo teams will keep an excellent memory of this competition. Our gratitude also goes to all those involved in the promotion of this event, namely the spectators, the media representatives and the sponsors. Thanks to the players, coaches and officials, for their hard work and excellent performances which enhance Water
Polo’s image worldwide. To all participating squads in the 19th FINA World Junior Men’s Water Polo Championships, we wish them them good luck and for the best to win.
Serbian Water Polo Federation and Belgrade have such a pleasure to host the best world water polo junior national teams. Water Polo in Serbia has a long tradition of success and thanks to that it is one of the most popular sports for young generations. It is not hard to understand why our sport is popular in Serbia. With a pride we can say that our senior men’s team is Olympic, World and European champion. I would like to congratulate our athletes, who have become role models to the young generation and whose success is keeping us on the world sporting map. Your determination, perseverance and commitment to excellence are the values that continually inspire us and bring us together, in more ways than one. Besides our sport success, Water Polo Federation of Serbia has huge experince in organizing big water polo events. With a great confidence we are organizing this Championship and affirm Belgrade as a city of sport and sports lovers, but also as one of the most desirable tourist destinations in this part of the continent. We will try to do our best to show you Serbian hospitality and hope you will go home with some unforgettable memories.
Wish you all a good luck and best success!
President of the Serbian Water Polo Federation
Welcome to Belgrade,
welcome to Serbia!