Hosts of the IYC tournament


Novigrad is a town with the population of four thousand people, high standard of living and a well-developed municipal infrastructure, situated 15 km south of Umag.

It is distinguished by its unique combination of seaboard beauty and sports spirit, renowned for its fishing tradition and superior gastronomic offer. It is an excellent host to football teams looking for favourable training conditions and general improvement. The development of sports facilities was crowned with the construction of the new contemporary sports hall.

Although the bike-hotel title of the four star Hotel Aminess Maestral in Novigrad indicates its readiness to accommodate especially cyclists, it also offers benefits for all other professional and amateur athletes – from the contemporary wellness centre with swimming pool and gym, to the vicinity of the sea, which is only some 50 m away, sports courts and a new hall, doctor’s surgery and the centre of picturesque Novigrad.

Aminess Maestral Hotel 4* - Novigrad

The Aminess Maestral Hotel is located on the western coast of Istria, near Slovenia and Italy, and it is easily accessible from most principal cities in Europe. Football players are frequent and welcome guests in this hotel, as everything here has been suited to their needs – from the Mediterranean climate and high-quality football infrastructure to special food, sports massages and saunas. Football pitches built to FIFA standards are located near the hotel for world-class training sessions all year round. It’s no wonder the hotel hosts more than 100 football clubs per year.

  • 308 rooms, most with balconies and sea views
  • wellness centre, fitness centre, half-Olympic indoor pool and saunas
  • restaurant with a selection of food designed for athletes
  • sports uniform laundry service
  • a mild climate that allows outdoor training 365 days a year
  • 2 grass 85x60m pitches (500m from the hotel)
  • 1 60x40m artificial turf pitch (500m from the hotel)