Team

MATEJ AVANZO CEO

Matej Avanzo is a former senior basketball national team director with the Basketball Federation of Slovenia, one of the main organisers of the men' s European Basketball Championship U20 2007 and 2012 and EuroBasket 2013 and a director of Gorenje Velenje Handball Club, a council member of the Sports Foundation and the FIBA Europe Competition commission.

Despite his youth, he has rich experience in marketing, communications and organisation and is able to persuade people,  even those who prefer everything to stay 'the same as last year' to take new and innovative approaches. He is a man of words and action, with a head for novelties and craziness  and an organisational guru with a good sense of reliable decision making.

matej.avanzoping@sportanzopong.com
+386 41 207 384

WALTER JEKLIN Sports director, adviser, partner

Walter Jeklin is a former Slovenian basketball national team player, sports director of Slovenia and Poland's senior men's national team and president of Polonia 2011 Basket Ball Club, currently working as the director of Zielona Gora Basket Ball Club, the Polish champions playing in the elite ULEB Euroleage in 2015/16.

With his prudence and caution, Walter brings stability and responsibility, and with his great experience in basketball as a player and official, always comes up with good solutions. For him, organising sports teams is a piece of cake, and they are still looking for the right word in the dictionaries – Slovenian and Polish – for his great knowledge of sports.

walter.jeklinping@sportanzopong.com
+386 31 632 781

ANŽE BLAŽIČ Communications and events director, partner

Anže Blažič is a former sports journalist, a public relations manager at the Basketball Federation of Slovenia and communications director of the Men's European basketball Championship U20 2012 and EuroBasket 2013.

In his work so far, he has made an impression managing communications in sports and the development of social media, together with the organisation of high-quality events. With his youthful madness he loves to organise 'ad hoc' actions and seek creative solutions for 'out-of-the-box' communication. As a man of action, it is not difficult for him to work all night for clients and persuade them with ideas and reasoning at each step in planning a quality partnership.

anze.blazicping@sportanzopong.com
+386 51 616 685

Andreja Potočnik Project Manager

Andreja Potočnik’s life journey is connected with sports. She started as a youngster under the basketball hoops and after reaching her young adulthood she moved to Ljubljana to pursue a career as a sports journalist and an editor of sport web sites. She contributed to a radio programme at one of Ljubljana’s radio station, worked on the content for a football TV magazine “Nad nogomet” and studio program before Euroleague basketball games. She met the team of Sportanzo while working at EuroBasket2013, where she worked as a media liaison at one of the venues. She has had experience working for Football Association of Slovenia and during UEFA Euro Under17, she also gained invaluable knowledge as a graphic designer and worked on an European programme on waste management.

She has a holistic approach to new challenges and projects, which, when mixed with her communicative skills and excellent feel for an organisation, leads to original solutions for each customer. And as a woman, she represents one of the pillars of the team, to which she is devoted.

andreja.potocnikping@sportanzopong.com
+386 31 383 703

Tine Ružič Project Manager

Tine Ružič has been connected to sports, especially basketball, ever since his young days. His love of writing and journalistic work have contributed greatly to devoting his study path to journalism, and during his time at the faculty he started working at the Basketball Federation of Slovenia. He also wrote about the NBA League for Slovenian basketball portals prostimet.com and kosarka.si. He participated in numerous projects of the crown basketball organization in Slovenia, and in 2013 he was also a part of the domestic EuroBasket 2013. After leaving the Federation, he actively helped the Basketball Club Ilirija, and joined the Sportanzo team at the beginning of 2017.

Any given project he starts with an open mind, as he is well aware, that through out the experiences, each individual learns and grows. With his youth and creative ideas, he greatly contributes to the success of the projects, which he takes on with responsability and diligence.

 

 

tine.ruzicping@sportanzopong.com
+386 40 705 424

Tjaša Pavlič Office Manager

Tjaša Pavlič has been in the sports for almost all of her life. In her youth, she trained and participated in many different sports, but basketball and skiing have always been her first love. She is still active in both of these sports - as a ski instructor and an assistant judge. She decided to study at the Faculty of Social Sciences, where she has graduated in journalism. However, because of her strong interest in business, she decided to continue her studies at the Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana, where she is on her way to complete her master's degree. At the end of high school, she began actively help at the Slovenian National Basketball Team's games and other projects involving basketball, including EuroBasket 2013.

During her studies, she tested her skills in writing various type of content for different media, but later she found out that her passion lies in organizing events with a touch of managing paperwork, and therefore she finds herself at Sportanzo.


tjasa.pavlicping@sportanzopong.com
+386 41 436 122

ALJAŽ MOČNIK PROJECT MANAGER

Aljaž Močnik has been around basketball for many years. Even though he educated in the technical direction, he was always interested in the power of words, that over the years overcam the meaning of hobbies. He is former journalist of prostimet.com and chief editor of biggest slovenian basketball web page kosarka.si. He has also participated in numerous project at the Basketball Federation of Slovenia. For several years, he was a public relations manager of Slovenian women's national teams, the national basketball championship 3x3, the FIBA basketball camp in Postojna, the international basketball tournament in Slovenj Gradec, the assistant to the public relations representative in men's National Team, while also taking care of media visibility of home competitions. He participated in the biggest Slovenian sport event EuroBasket 2013, and in 2015 he was a PR Manager at the European Basketball championship for girls U18 in Celje.

Through various projects, he has met sports photography, he is also good behind the camera, in post-production and graphic design. At work, he always seeks new challenges. He is not afraid to venture to a new, not (yet) explored areas, especially if he thinks, that he can help with his knowledge. He is very concerned with the (visual) details. His motto at all the projects is not "as many", but "as best as possible".