Slovenian Australian Social and Sports Club Jadran Inc

Slovensko avstralsko društvo Jadran

The club “JADRAN” was established 17.10.1971 as Slovenski Primorski socialni klub Jadran by a group of people predominantly from southern region of Slovenia.
In 1973 funds were collected from members to purchase a block of land with a residential house.
In 1977 the club built the  “Kirnova koča”. The building soon became too small for the growing membership and visitors, and the members began with the construction of a larger club house. The official opening was in 1982. Subsequently sports facilities were added: for tennis, soccer, volley ball and bowling alleys.
Beside the successful sporting activities, the club supported Slovenian classes (from 1977),  and held cultural events, often participating in the festivities of other Slovenian clubs and in Australian multicultural events.

Slovenian Australian Social and Sports Club "Jadran" Inc.
35 Duncans Lane, Diggers Rest, VIC 3427, Australia
Ph/Fax 03 9850 1431
President: Stojan Brne



Aleksandra Ceferin

Aleksandra Ceferin (M.A., B.A., Dip.Ed.) has introduced Slovenian language as a school subject in Australian school system and founded the Slovenian Teachers' Association of Victoria in 1976. She has extensive experience in language education: as teacher, lecturer, curriculum coordinator, course writer, language consultant and manager, VCE State Reviewer and Chief Examiner. Since 1998 she has been the President of ISSV and the manager and chief editor of its projects. Aleksandra visits Slovenian annually, establishing and maintaining contacts with Slovenia, and initiating exchanges and cooperation between organizations. In 2004 she was the recipient of the National Education Award of RS Slovenia.