Earlier this March in New Delhi, NK Istra 1961 signed a cooperation agreement with the Indo Europe Sports and Leisure Promotion Council (IESLPC).

After the visit of IESLPC representatives to Pula at the beginning of November 2021, our board of directors travelled to India to pay a visit and close the mentioned deal.

Both Mr Devide Vincenti and Mr Podnar were present in several different activities to bring together this newly assembled collaboration. After attending a formal press conference presenting the future work, a gala dinner was organized with crucial partners to this event. NK Istra 1961 representatives had the opportunity to introduce the project to the ambassador of Croatia, Mr Petar Ljubičić in India.

Mr Devide Vincenti and Mr Podnar also participated in a TV broadcast, explaining futher the intents with this Indo Croatian football cooperation.

Lastly, the first football gathering was held in Dr. Ambedkar Stadium in New Delhi, were board members of NK Istra 1961 were able to meet the players registered for this program, who will potentially travel to Istria periodically to work under the supervision of our coaches in the football academy of NK Istra 1961.

The objective of this cooperation is establishing a sports partnership that will gather some Indian football players several times per year to work with NK Istra 1961. Additionally, we are rather excited and thankful for being given this opportunity by our partner – Mr Dron Bhardwaj, the head of the overseas football programs.

We are looking forward to new challenges before us with the hope of combining our synergies and knowledge into an amazing experience!

NK Istra 1961