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serbian players coming over to england

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there are a couple of Serbian players coming over to England next spring for a visit  and one in particular is a big strong forward  from Belgrade only 21 year old who from video clips looks a good prospect for a decent championship side .

 instead of looking to the other side of the world I recon places like Serbia will provide some good players in years to come and apart from not costing as much  it will also add to the development of the players which would transfer back to there own countries

im not a big fan of bringing in aussies but I think theres a case to bring players over from developing countries to further there game

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wheres soni radovanovic playing these days??

Back at Dorcol i think. Pesic and another Serbian lad played last season at Lyon in the French second division.

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Problem is Serbia not in the EU and players may have problems getting a visa especially if they are looking for a contract at a pro club

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not a clue   but a guy called Stefan Nedeljkovic  will be coming over in march   he is 21 year old  6ft 5inch tall  weighs 120 kilo  and is a barnstorming backrower  with the best club in Serbia  I would be amazed if no club picks him up  and 2 west Yorkshire championship  clubs have asked him to visit them  he is also coming over with a couple of other young players. 

so with luck he will impress

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think they may go down the my granddads from Croatia   line  

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It would be highly unlikely that they would be able to get a visa to play sport at a professional level; it might be possible to get a visa as a sports visitor where they are not allowed to be paid a wage but can receive expenses.

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so how do soccer players manage to get visas ?  or those yanks that have signed for championship clubs

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The requirement is to be internationally established at the highest level of their sport (ie participation in World Cups and major leagues), the examples quoted would come under Tier 2 of the points based system, the Serbians would either come under Tier 5 if a Championship side could show this requirement would be met, or would qualify as a sports visitor if playing for an amateur club.

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well would playing in the armed foeces world cup count  and playing for the champions of there country which has been recognised the the international board although I thought Croatia was part of the EU in which case a Croatian passport would be enough   and with a grandparent from there easy enough to obtain

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We had Serbian player Nikola Vasic (Red Star) come play with us this past season. He was quite raw but had great size and strength. Looking forward too seeing how he progresses over the coming years

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yep theres some players with potential in Serbia  big lads with pace  but as you say there a bit raw   but nothing that a good year with a decent club could not improve.  

did he go over to the usa on a student visa ?  I  am pretty sure he did from memory

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He actually came over to work as a lifeguard for the summer (with 3 other Serbians) so I'm presuming it was a work visa. There was another Serbian player doing something similar down on Cape Cod (About a 2 hour drive) who was hoping to come to some training sessions but never actually made it.

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there certainly proactive those serbians  .

 

they have now taken over from the sebian rugby union as the major rugby code in serbia

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yes and junior development is coming along great strides with involvement in schools planned  as well.

 

with luck the break into central Europe will  push from Serbia through the rest of the region  as theres already games been played in hungary and several other countries

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yes and junior development is coming along great strides with involvement in schools planned  as well.

 

with luck the break into central Europe will  push from Serbia through the rest of the region  as theres already games been played in hungary and several other countries

How many open age sides do they have?

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I understand some are in talks with a Championship 1 club

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It's a shame Serbia isn't in the EU, as they will struggle to gain work visas. I'd like to see more players from Europe playing in the Championship leagues, ie countries with EU acceptance like Czech Republic, Hungary, Spain, Germany etc, as that will improve the standard of their players and thus the national team too. 

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I'm told that in Batley and Dewsbury there are already many young Polish/Russian children playing RL at junior level. Hopefully immigration from Eastern Europe is something the game can really harness. If I were the RFL, I'd be looking to engage some of our current/former players with ancestry from those areas to work in a development capacity with that specifically in mind.

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