Marija was a badminton and fencing athlete. She graduated from the Academy for Arts and Culture, and from the Communication Studies and Sport University as well. Marija spent two years as a coordinator at the International Olympic Academy. She also served as a European Young Ambassador at EYOF 2019.
SOS Olympics – Croatia is a social inclusion project for orphans and children who have experienced abuse. It centres on a new sports park, offering the children a place to develop sports skills and discover new sports through taster sessions run by local coaches and sports clubs. The success of SOS Children's village Ladimirevci has resulted in many club partnerships, allowing the children to continue their chosen sport in a specialist environment.