About Us


Founded in 1971 by former Croatian Defence Minister Gojko Susak and other members of the
Canadian-Croatian community, Croatian Soccer Club Jadran is one of the oldest soccer clubs in
the National Capital Region. Its establishment marked not only the birth of a sports club but also
a significant cultural and community institution within the Ottawa-Croatian Community.
Throughout its existence, Jadran has remained deeply rooted in the Ottawa-Croatian Community,
serving as a focal point for social cohesion and providing opportunities for members to engage
with the sport of soccer. The club has grown thanks to the hard work and commitment of
numerous volunteers over the past 50 years.
Jadran stands as a testament to the enduring power of sports in fostering community spirit,
cultural pride, and personal development. With its strong legacy and commitment to excellence,
Jadran continues to inspire and unite members of the Ottawa-Croatian Community and beyond
through the beautiful game.


Colours and Crest

The club's identity is closely tied to its colors and crest. Reflecting the colors of the Croatian
flag, Jadran's official colors are red, white, and blue.
The crest symbolizes not only the club's Croatian heritage but also its connection to Canada. The
club crest incorporates elements of both Croatian (coat of arms and interlace) and Canadian
(maple leaf) national symbols, serving as a testament to the club's rich history and dual cultural