A month ago several strong earthquakes hitted the town of Sisak and the Region of Banija (Croatia). Among the victims was also local rugby club "Sisak", amatuer sports club (founded in 1970) with the long tradition of the engagement, especially with children & youngster.
The "reaction" of Rugby comunity was quick and efficient - not only from Croatia (National Rugby Union with affiliated clubs in Zagreb, Split, Makarska, Rijeka, Island Brac, Sinj) . . . but also the Individuals and rugby clubs from Austria, Bosnia & Hercegovina, Germany (Claus-Peter Bach/Heidelberg, Die Alte Preüßen/Berlin, Marko Protega/Heidelberg), Greece, Italy (Elio De Anna/Cordenons, Visentin Angelo/Old Rugby Rovigo, Sergio Bracci/Urogalli Rugby Old Udine, Sergio Caggia/Verona), Hungary, Netherlands, Portugal (José Redondo/Lousa, Jorge De Héredia/Cascais), Serbia (Aleksandra Sekularac-Milutinovic/Ragbi Klub "Zmajevi", beneficial match RK "Borac" in Starcevo), Spain and Turkey acted promptly . . . with needed goods, money donations RC "Sisak" with its members & families, friends started immediately to help also the small towns& villages around Sisak (Petrinja, Glina, Kostajnica,Dubci, Dvor, Topusko).
During this first month of need, they drew more that 5.000 km, dispatching 20 tons of different goods needed . . . working-repairing where it was necessary to minimize very different damages. Local sponsors - donators had contributed appropriately . . . thank you
One sample can illustrate the re-action of Rugby solidarity - Veterans from Berlin (Germany) "Die Alte Preußen", member of European Veteran Rugby Association, presented the checque to RC "Sisak" (see Photo Gallery) . . .
The Club President Ohlerich Henning-Ole shows proudly the result of "veterans effort" . . . at the start of this wide Solidarity action. The Club Vice-President Tihomir Zlogledja, the co-ordinatior of all works used also this opportunity to thank all rugby friends (new and the old ones) for the help . . . so needed after this catastrophy.
The Members of RC Sisak will continue to help so long it is necessary" are the words of rugbyman Tihomir . . .
Thanks from EVRA too, to all the "people of good will" who acted in the "Covid-19 year" showing their readiness and generosity to help "those in need" . . . this is also Rugby.