According to the desire of many generations of HNK Hajduk and with an approval of the family, on the occasion of 100 years of organized work with youth players, the Club decided that as of March 18, 2019, our football academy will be officially called:
AKADEMIJA HNK HAJDUK "LUKA KALITERNA"
Organized work with juniors began immediately after the World War I, in the spring of 1919, when under expert supervision of the coach Luka Kaliterna, who at that time introduced new, modern methods in training, Hajduk gathered a group of talented children who worked and trained for four years in "Luka's school".
Therefore, it was no surprise, especially for those who were informed about a planned work with children, that the first change of generations in the Club went smoothly. Namely, since then, a very successful period in the Club history has started. Of course, such success was not possible with each change of generations, but throughout history, Hajduk's younger generations were the source from which new forces emerged; permanently, sometimes more, sometimes less, they were rejuvenating Hajduk, always bringing some new fresh ideas on the field.
The central marking of 100th birthday of HNK Hajduk Academy "Luka Kaliterna" will be on March 18, 2019.