De­jan Mikalovic ap­pointed Sirens ASC nurs­ery head coach

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

Sirens ASC have ap­pointed De­jan Mi­lakovic as the club’s water­polo nurs­ery head coach. He will be re­spon­si­ble for the club’s ju­nior teams within the am­bit of a strate­gic plan that is ex­pected to en­sure a tech­ni­cally solid, sus­tain­able and suc­cess­ful fu­ture for the Club.

Mi­lakovic will be join­ing us in the com­ing days and will be tak­ing over the train­ing pro­grammes after the nec­es­sary con­sul­ta­tions to­gether with club’s head coach Ser­gio Afric.

Mi­lakovic’s ap­point­ment wit­nesses the club’s am­bi­tion, and de­ter­mi­na­tion in con­tin­u­ing to in­vest in tech­ni­cal staff of the high­est level, with par­tic­u­lar em­pha­sis on the de­vel­op­ment of in-house tal­ent.

In this re­spect, the club is con­fi­dent that the vast ex­pe­ri­ence, both do­mes­tic and in­ter­na­tional, of Mi­lakovic will be in­stru­men­tal in the club’s pur­suit of its medium and long term ob­jec­tives.

Mi­lakovic has been in­volved in the sport for many years, with a high-level pro­fes­sional ca­reer both in play­ing and coach­ing water­polo.

He is also a grad­u­ate of the Fac­ulty of Sport and Phys­i­cal Ed­u­ca­tion from the Univer­sity of Bel­grade. Through­out his ca­reer he played for VK Par­ti­zan, VK Beograd and VK Red Star of Bel­grade as well as a na­tional team ca­reer with all the youth na­tional teams of SR Yu­goslavia.

In his coach­ing ca­reer, Mi­lakovic was re­spon­si­ble for the Youth Sec­tor - U/13 and U/15 VK Red­star - Bel­grade lead­ing the U/15 team to cham­pi­ons of Ser­bia, U/15 and U/17 VK Singidunum - Bel­grade, Head Coach of VK Singidunum – Bel­grade.

Mi­lakovic also had an in­ter­na­tional coach­ing ex­pe­ri­ence with Pro Recco – Italy, where as an as­sis­tant coach Pro Recco won the hon­ours for the Ital­ian Cup, Ital­ian Cham­pi­onship and Cham­pi­ons League in 2015.

After this suc­cess, he moved on as head coach of Sliema ASC.

On a na­tional team level he was as­sis­tant coach for U/17 Ser­bia, coach U/15 Ser­bia (2 times Gold Medal win­ners Darko Cu­kic tour­na­ment), as­sis­tant coach U/19 Ser­bia (plac­ing 3rd – bronze medal - World Cham­pi­onship in Perth Aus­tralia, coach U/17 Ser­bia dur­ing the Euro­pean Cham­pi­onship in Malta plac­ing 2nd (sil­ver medal).

Sirens is renowned for its youth tal­ent and with Mi­lakovic’s con­tri­bu­tion, the club is look­ing for­ward to en­hanc­ing even fur­ther its lead­er­ship in the var­i­ous youth sec­tions.

The club is de­ter­mined to move from strength to strength through this new ap­point­ment.

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