Angels Toruń

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Angels Toruń
Founded 2011
Based in Toruń, Poland
Home field Świętopełka 15/25
Ośrodek Sportowy im. Teodora Długokińskiego
League Polish American Football League
Division PLFAII North
Colors Sky and White
         
Nickname(s) pl. "Anioły"
Head coach Bill Moore  USA
General manager Dawid Witnik  POL
Website www.angelstorun.pl

Angels Toruń is an American football team based in Toruń, Poland, which currently competes in the PLFA II of Polish American Football League. Club held also Angels Junior (PLFA J for under-17 players) and reserve team Metropolitans in eight-man football competitions PLFA 8.

History[edit]

The team was founded in 2011. November 24, 2011 was open recruitment, which met with more than 70 people, becoming the most effective recruitment in Poland.[1] The interest with which team met has been selected "sports event in 2011 in Torun" according to Gazeta Wyborcza. Club was registered December 15, 2011 in the register of clubs conducted by the Mayor of Toruń at No 69. Angels joined to the PLFAII in 2012 PLFA season as a youngest team in league. May 5, 2012 team took first league game which was also the inauguration of PLFAII against Olsztyn Lakers, winning in debut 28:6.[2]

Team name comes from Toruń coat of arms, which includes the Angel. Toruń is sometimes called City of Angels. The Angels Cheerleaders are simply known as "Angels Ladies".[3] All home games are broadcast on www.kpsport.tv.

Team takes very often part in charity events. Thay are known for their unusual promotions. April 23, 2012 Angels players appeared in artistic show "Antelope" by Polish performance group "Institute B61", along with Polish artists Mariusz Lubomski, Bartek Staszkiewicz (SOFA) and Wojtek Zadrużyński.[4] December 21, 2013 take part in another "Institute B61" performance show "Slapstick Operation" once again with Lubomski and Staszkiewicz; Zadrużyński has been replaced by SOFA drummer Robert Markiewicz. On June 7, 2012 Angels organised probably the first ever football match in the city center- Old Market Square (the Stary Rynek) against Bydgoszcz Archers.[5] September 2 in Inowrocław[6] and September 30 in Ciechocinek[7] Angels organized football friendly matches in the cities, where there are no teams to popularize the discipline. February 15, 2013 they recorded first in Polish sport Harlem Shake (meme) video.[8] March 6, 2013 in Torun they play arena football at halftime of local derby Polski Cukier SIDEn Toruń- Astoria Bydgoszcz men's first Polish basketball league, also playing against local rivals- Archers.[9]

In club runs junior team (14–17 years old players) called Angels Junior which competit in Polish junior championship (PLFAJ) in 2013 season. In 2012 six Angels players guest started in Warsaw Eagles junior team and achieve gold medal. 2013 Angels got own junior team which were promoted to the national finals in Bielawa and finish at 8th place in Polish National Junior Championship, furthermore November 11, 2013 in Słupsk against Griffons they won "National Independence Day Cup".

Season-by-season records[edit]

PLFA champions (2006–2007)
PLFA I champions (2008–2011)
PLFA Topliga (2012–present)
PLFA II champions (2008–2011)
PLFA I champions (2012–present)
Championship Game appearances
Season League Division Finish Wins Losses Postseason results Ref
2013 PLFA II North 4th 4 2
2013 (junior) PLFA J A 8th 2 2 0-3
2012 PLFA II North 4th 2 4 [10]

Game-by-game record[edit]

2012

  • May 5- Toruń v. Olsztyn Lakers 28:6 W[11]
  • May 19- Warsaw @ Królewscy Warszawa 14:23 L
  • June 17- Toruń v. Cougars Szczecin 0:42 L
  • July 29- Sopot @ Sabercats Sopot 8:20 L
  • August 25- Szczecin @ Cougars Szczecin 0:30 L
  • September 2- Inowrocław v. Bydgoszcz Archers 24:7 W (exhibition game)
  • September 9- Toruń v. Warsaw Werewolves 24:6 W
  • September 30- Ciechocinek v. Sabercats Sopot 14:20OT L (exhibition game)

2013

  • March 23- Toruń v. Lowlanders Białystok 0:21 L (exhibition game)[12]
  • April 7- Toruń v. Crusaders Warszawa 50:6 W (exhibition game)[13]
  • May 5- Bydgoszcz @ Bydgoszcz Archers 24:35 W[14]
  • May 26- Toruń v. Cougars Szczecin 19:21 L[15]
  • June 22- Gdynia @ Seahawks Gdynia 16:22 W
  • July 6- Toruń v. Bydgoszcz Raiders 40:14 W
  • July 27- Słupsk @ Griffons Słupsk 0:32 W
  • August 17- Metropolitans Toruń/Bydgoszcz @ Ostrołęka (reserve team tournament)
    • v. Sabercats B Sopot 12:34 L
    • v. Kurpie Ostrołęka 12:24 L
  • August 24- Toruń v. Sabercats Sopot 15:20 L
  • September 1- Angels Junior team tournament @ Bydgoszcz
    • v. Olsztyn Lakers J 12:22 L
    • v. Bydgoszcz Archers J 31:18 W
  • September 7/8- Metropolitans Toruń-Bydgoszcz (reserve team 2. tournament) @ Sicienko
  • September 15- Angels Junior team 2. tournament @ Olsztyn
    • v. Bydgoszcz Archers J 36:0 W
    • v. Olsztyn Lakers J 6:24 L
  • September 28- Angels Junior team final tournament @ Bielawa
    • v. Bielawa Owls J 0:44 L
    • v. Olsztyn Lakers J 6:18 L
    • v. Patrioci Poznań J 6:28 L
  • November 11- Słupsk Angels Junior @ Griffons Słupsk 22:45 W (National Independence Day Cup) [16]

2014

International transfers[edit]

Honours[edit]

  • "Sports event in 2011 in Torun" according to Gazeta Wyborcza[20]
  • CEO Dawid Witnik was nominated to "2012 Toruń Resident of the Year" according to Gazeta Wyborcza[21]
  • City Inowrocław Mayor's Cup winner
  • Toruń Municipal Sport and Recreation Center Manager's Cup winner

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.pzfa.pl/?go=start&news=2242
  2. ^ http://en.plfa.pl/news/134/
  3. ^ http://www.torunangels.pl/druzyna/cheerleaderki
  4. ^ "Instytut B61 Antylopa (Mariusz Lubomski, Bartek Staszkiewicz(sofa), Angels Toruń)". Youtube.com. Retrieved 23 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Archers Bydgoszcz- Angels Toruń- sparnig na Starym Rynku [7.06.12]". Youtube.com. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "Angels Toruń – Archers Bydgoszcz w Inowrocławiu (2.09.2012)". Youtube.com. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "Angels Toruń – Sabercars Sopot / Futbol Amerykański w Ciechocinku (30.09.2012)". Youtube.com. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "Harlem Shake Angels Toruń". Youtube.com. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  9. ^ "Podwójne derbowe uderzenie". torunangels.pl. Retrieved March 8, 2012. 
  10. ^ "PLFA tables". plfa.pl. Retrieved 11 July 2012. 
  11. ^ "Angels Toruń- Olsztyn Lakers 28:6". plfa.pl. 
  12. ^ "Mroźny początek dla Lowlanders". angelstorun.pl. 
  13. ^ "Wysokie zwycięstwo Angels Toruń". angelstorun.pl. 
  14. ^ "Bydgoszcz Archers- Angels Toruń 5 maja". europlayers.com. 
  15. ^ "Angels Toruń- Cougars Szczecin". touchdown-europe.net. 
  16. ^ "Angels z Pucharem Niepodległości [zdjęcia, wideo]". mmtorun.pl. 
  17. ^ "Poland: Angels Torun Vs Husaria Szczecin Report". touchdown-europe.net. 
  18. ^ "Angels Torun vs Husaria Szczecin game report". europlayers.com. 
  19. ^ "FILM GAME (29 Mar 2014): Torun Angels vs Bialystok Lowlanders (highlights)". europlayers.com. 
  20. ^ "Futbol amerykański sportowym zjawiskiem Torunia 2011 r.". gazeta.pl. Retrieved 15 January 2012. 
  21. ^ "Czytelnicy wybierają Torunianina 2012 Roku". gazeta.pl. Retrieved 10 February 2013. 

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