KPS Chemik Police

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KPS Chemik Police
Chemik Police 2017-2018.jpg
Full nameKlub Piłki Siatkowej Chemik Police Spółka Akcyjna
Short nameChemik Police
NicknameChemiczki
Founded1989
GroundAzoty Arena,
Szczecin, Poland
(Capacity: 5,403)
ChairmanPoland Paweł Frankowski
Head coachItalyMarcello Abbondanza
LeagueOrlen Liga
2016–171st
WebsiteClub home page
Uniforms
Home
Away
2016–17

KPS Chemik Police is the women's volleyball department of Polish sports club Chemik Police based in Police and plays in the Orlen Liga.

Previous names[edit]

Due to sponsorship, the club have competed under the following names:

  • KS Chemik Police (1989–1993)
  • ARS Komfort Police (1993–1994)
  • KS Chemik Police (1994–....)
  • PSPS Chemik Police (....–2013)
  • KPS Chemik Police (2013–2014)
  • Chemik Police (2014–present)

History[edit]

Sports club Klub Sportowy (KS) Chemik Police created its women's volleyball department in 1989.[1] Two years later, in 1991, the club made its debut in the League 1, the highest division in Poland.[2] It was relegated at the end of the 1991–92 season, but in the following season it won the Polish Cup and promotion to the Liga 1 before (due to sponsorship) changing its name to ARS Komfort in July 1993.[3] In its second spell at League 1, the club had immediate success, winning the Polish Championships and the Polish Cup for two consecutive seasons (1993–94 and 1994–95).[4] In that same period the club finished third at the 1993–94 CEV Cup Winners Cup.[5] In October 1994, the club was renamed KS Chemik Police after losing its main sponsor and with financial issues in the following seasons, the club was relegated in 1998.[6][7]

After years playing in the lower leagues under the name Polickie Stowarzyszenie Pilki Siatkowej (PSPS) Chemik Police, a large industrial local chemical plant called Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (a subsidiary of Grupa Azoty) which for long had a strategic partnership with the club, decided to invest in the club.[8]

In 2013 the club was promoted to the Orlen Liga and was renamed Klub Piłki Siatkowej (KPS) Chemik Police. Since then the club won four Polish Championships (2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17), three the Polish Cups (2013–14, 2015–16, 2016–17), two Polish Super Cups (2014, 2015) and finished fourth in the 2014–15 CEV Women's Champions League.[4][9]

Honours[edit]

National competitions[edit]

1993–94, 1994–95, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017-18
1992–93, 1993–94, 1994–95, 2013–14, 2015–16, 2016–17
  • Poland-orb.png Polish Super Cup: 2
2014, 2015

Team[edit]

2017–2018 squad, as per March 2018.[10]

Number Player Position Height (m) Weight (kg) Birth date
1 Serbia Bianka Buša Outside hitter 1.87 74 (1994-07-25) 25 July 1994 (age 25)
3 United States Alexandra Holston Opposite 1.88 73 (1995-04-03) 3 April 1995 (age 24)
4 Poland Katarzyna Gajgał-Anioł Middle blocker 1.91 85 (1981-09-21) 21 September 1981 (age 37)
6 Poland Agnieszka Bednarek-Kasza Middle blocker 1.85 70 (1986-02-20) 20 February 1986 (age 33)
7 Poland Malwina Smarzek Outside hitter 1.91 79 (1996-06-03) 3 June 1996 (age 23)
8 Poland Izabela Bełcik Setter 1.86 70 (1980-11-29) 29 November 1980 (age 38)
11 Serbia Stefana Veljković Middle blocker 1.90 76 (1990-01-09) 9 January 1990 (age 29)
13 Serbia Slađana Mirković Setter 1.85 78 (1995-10-07) 7 October 1995 (age 23)
14 Poland Natalia Medrzyk Outside Hitter 1.84 74 (1992-01-13) 13 January 1992 (age 27)
15 Bulgaria Simeonova Strashimira Middle-Blocker 1.95 78 (1985-08-18) 18 August 1985 (age 34)
17 Poland Aleksandra Krzos Libero 1.81 71 (1989-06-23) 23 June 1989 (age 30)
18 Poland Katarzyna Zaroślińska Opposite 1.87 79 (1987-02-03) 3 February 1987 (age 32)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premierowy występ siatkarek". KP Chemik Police (in Polish). 22 August 1989. Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Emocje pod siatką - I-ligowa inauguracja w Policach". KP Chemik Police (in Polish). Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Już nie Chemik lecz Ars-Komfort". KP Chemik Police (in Polish). Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Historia z sukcesami". KPS Chemik Police (in Polish). Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  5. ^ "CUP WINNERS WOMEN - 1993/1994". CEV. Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Komfort przeniósł się do Stargardu". KP Chemik Police (in Polish). Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  7. ^ "Artykuły związane z sekcją piłki siatkowej". KP Chemik Police (in Polish). Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  8. ^ Kowalczyk, Edyta (3 April 2015). "Prezes zarządu Grupy Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. Krzysztof Jałosiński: Sięgnąć gwiazd". Przegląd Sportowy (in Polish). Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  9. ^ "Wielki finał ORLEN Ligi: Chemik Police mistrzem Polski!". Orlen Liga (in Polish). 19 April 2017. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  10. ^ "Chemik POLICE". CEV. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  11. ^ "Chemik Police Team". Orlen Liga (in Polish). Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  12. ^ "Chemik Police - Team Details". CEV. Retrieved 19 November 2016.

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