Energy of Sports

Apart from upholding professional sports and discovering young talents, a programme entitled “Energy of Sports” has been launched with an idea to promote a healthy lifestyle with the community, primarily to foster sports values among children and youth and to ensure children’s proper physical and mental development.

NIS Petrol Racing Team

Supporting the “fastest Serb in the world,” the European mountain racing champion, Dušan Borković, has entered into the fifth anniversary year and it is another testimony to NIS’ commitment to supporting top talent and dedication of gifted individuals, what Borković as a sportsman of such high calibre unquestionably is.

With more than 200 trophies, Borković is Serbia’s most successful car racer: the winner of the European Hill Climb Championship, Serbia’s youngest holder of the Diamond Helmet, the winner of three golden helmets and 12 national championships, and Serbia’s only car racer to compete in WTCC, winning an excellent second ranking last year.

Dušan has demonstrated his great humanity many times. In 2014, with support from FIA WTCC and Eurosport, he organised a major humanitarian action to help the people affected by the May floods in Serbia, thus showing that top results primarily require a big heart.

Borković’ success stories and our cooperation with him continued this year as well. Duca, as he is popularly known, triumphed at the second ЕТСС race (European Touring Car Cup) in Hungary in May 2015, ranking second after he had won the fifth position in the first race.

Partizan Basketball Club

For basketball, NIS is a multiannual partner of Basketball Club “Partizan“ of Belgrade and in the last four years has been the general sponsor of the club, one of the most successful sports clubs in Serbia.

Generations of basketball players and coaches originating from Basketball Club “Partizan“ left a deep mark on both Serbian and world basketball. By supporting “Partizan“, NIS promotes professional sport, the pursuit of excellence and development of team spirit.

Serbian Tennis Association

NIS is also the general sponsor of the Tennis Association of Serbia, with which it organises a series of events aimed at presenting this sport to the youngest children, where Serbian representatives achieved significant results in recent years, both individually and as a team. Through this partnership, the Company supports the best national male and female tennis players representing Serbia in elite competitions such as the Davis and FED cups.

As part of this cooperation, NIS and the Tennis Association of Serbia organised free “Open Tennis School“ for children for the fifth consecutive year in 2016. During this event, more than 4,000 children had the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the basics of tennis with the help of a coach.

Serbian Basketball Association

The International Mini-Basketball Festival “Rajko Žižić” has become a symbol of the six-year cooperation of NIS and the Serbian Basketball Association. Each year, the competition running for only four days attracts over 200 teams and more then 2,000 boys and girls from Serbia and the region. Apart from five mini-basketball courts, the youngest basketball players also have available two grass courts for mini-basketball. Traditionally, this sporting event also features a coach seminar entitled “From Mini-basketball to Basketball.”

Early in 2015, as part of the opening ceremony to mark the festival’s 15th anniversary, NIS received a recognition award for traditional support to the tournament and contribution to the development of children’s basketball, as well as a special recognition award from the Serbian Basketball Association as a partner and a sponsor successfully supporting basketball champions.

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