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28.7.2014.

Srpski Dan 2014.

Srpski Dan was once again held on the 14th June in Leicester and organised by the youth section of the Pokret Srpskih Četnika Ravne Gore. The day was opened by a blessing from Proto Radmilo Stokić, giving his best wishes to the football players and others attending ahead of the 5 a-side football tournament. There were 13 teams which took part in the tournament from different parts of England, including teams from Leicester itself, London, Oxford, Birmingham, Corby, Bedford, Leeds, Wakefield and Halifax. The tournament lasted from midday until 5pm, there was also a BBQ to compliment the community spirit around the tournament. The winning team was “Četnici Sever” from Corby successfully defending the title from 2013, the runner up team was “FK Draža Mihailović” with players from Leeds, Wakefield and Halifax.

The igranka began at 7pm at the same venue where the tournament was held with live music from Ljubiša Denić & band from London, popular amongst many in the UK Serbian community for many years. The presentation for the football tournament took place in the evening with runner up and winning teams being awarded trophies, and a high degree of sportsmanship and respect accompanied the presentation. Ljubiša Denić & band provided a lively and well spirited atmosphere to the event with popular songs for all to enjoy, not to mention many kolo dances to keep up the liveliness of the igranka. The igranka ended just after midnight, however the party carried on into Leicester city centre where those who attended the igranka were to enjoy a private after party, where DJ Cile from Corby began his set with a different take on Serbian music and kept the party going until the early hours.

There was a very positive turnout at all parts of the event which we would like to increase in years to come, and to further grow the popularity of Srpski Dan as one of the key events of our pokret and the wider Serbian community, especially for the Serbian youth in the UK which we are determined to keep united and strong as to continue the community that our predecessors founded.

 

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