NWI Obilic Legends Soccer at St. Sava

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Northwest Indiana’s Premier Men’s and Women’s Soccer

Athletics have long been a tradition within Serbian communities around the world. For more than 100 years, St. Sava Church has been a leader in the Serbian community in the United States and the home to many championship teams. NWI Obilic Legends Soccer Teams continue in this tradition, providing opportunity for an organized, competitive environment where players refine their talents and build lifelong relationships through league play and skill development camps.

Competitive League Play and Skill Development for All Ages

obilic-logoWith private practice and tournament fields on the St. Sava Church Campus in Merrillville, Indiana, the NWI Obilic Legends Soccer Teams of St. Sava provide opportunities for children in elementary school through high school to develop their skills in youth soccer camps while providing adults age 18+ the opportunity to engage in competitive, open division play. An age 30+ team is currently in development and seeking to expand.

Check the online St. Sava Calendar to find out when the next practice will take place and if you are interested in joining, visit a practice to meet the team leaders and coaches to see what it’s all about. We look forward to seeing you on the field!

Getting To Know NWI Obilic Legends Soccer

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For more information about Obilic Legends Soccer, please contact Milan Marinkovich at milan146307@gmail.com or 219-736-9191.
  • Zeljko Novakovic, President
  • Zoran Andric, Vice President
  • Mladenko Tolimir, Treasurer
  • Milan Marinkovich, Secretary
David Gallaway, soccer coach and coordinator

Q: Where do the NWI Obilic Legends play in leagues?
A: NWI Obilic Legends will play in an Illinois league in the coming year.

Q: Where do the players come from who play on the teams?
A: Players generally come from throughout the Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland area.

Q: How do I become involved with NWI Obilic Legends?
A: You can send us an e-mail at milan146307@gmail.com or call the Church Office at 219-736-9191 and leave a message.

Q: When and where do the NWI Obilic Legends team practice take place?
A: Obilic will practice at St.Sava field which is called Obilic soccer field located at 9191 Mississippi Street, Merrillville, IN. Check the calendar www.saintsava.net/calendar for practice times.

Q: Who maintains the St. Sava Obilic Soccer Field?
A: The Field is maintained by a dedicated group of volunteers – Zoran Andric, Zeljko Novakovic, Mladen Tolimir, Mico Serdar, and Milan Marinkovich.

Q: Do you have teams for adults?
A: Ages right now are 18 and up for the open division team. A 30+ age group team is currently organizing.

Q: What are options available for youth participation?
A: Soccer camp takes place annually for elementary school through high school age children.

Q: What are some of the recent NWI Obilic Legends successes?
A: NWI Obilic Legends have won the won First Place for two consecutive years at the St. Sava Serb Fest Soccer Tournament in 2014 and 2015.

Q: Are there opportunities for volunteers in roles other than playing?
A: Yes! Parent support is needed at a variety of events throughout the year for youth and there is always a need for assistance with fundraising opportunities. We are always welcome to new ideas!

NWI Obilic Legends Blog Posts

Learn about upcoming information relating to the soccer teams and activities at St. Sava Church.

8Feb, 2017

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18Jan, 2017

Q&A with Adam Tatalovich: Recalling his Serbian roots

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8Jun, 2016

NWI Obilic Legends Soccer of St. Sava

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