Polonia London

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Polonia London
Full name Polonia London Volleyball Club
Nickname IBB Polonia London (male)
Polonia SideOut London (female)
Founded 1973 (male)
1980 (female)
Ground Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre, London
League Super 8s
Uniforms
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Championships
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Polonia London VC is a semi-professional volleyball team based in London, Great Britain. The club plays in Super 8s, highest level of the English Volleyball League. The male section of the club is named IBB Polonia London (since 2013), the female section is named Polonia SideOut London.

Achievements[edit]

Women's volleyball

  • English Championship
    Gold medal with cup.svg (x1) 2011
    Silver medal with cup.svg (x5) 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • English Cup
    Simple gold cup.svg (x1) 2016

Men's volleyball

  • English Championship
    Gold medal with cup.svg (x5) 1986, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2017
    Silver medal with cup.svg (x5) 1984, 1987, 1991, 1994, 2012
    Bronze medal with cup.svg (x1) 2007
  • English Cup
    Simple gold cup.svg (x2) 2016, 2017

History[edit]

The club was set up in 1973 by Maciej Behnke and Henryk Pauliński, members of the Polish YMCA.[1] The female section of the club was founded by sisters Bożena and Grażyna Zajączkowska in 1980. Both secotions, male and female are playing in the highest level of English volleyball league Super 8s. In 2013 IBB Polonia London has established a partnership agreement with one of the most successful Polish club PGE Skra Bełchatów to popularize volleyball in the UK, the promotion of both clubs and exchange experience in the field of training.[2] In March 2017 Polish player Krzysztof Ignaczak joined to club for the rest of the season 2016/17. His playing, as then current World Champion, at the club was caused to promoting volleyball in Great Britain and in the world.[3]

Teams[edit]

  • Men's volleyball
Team roster - season 2017/2018
IBB Polonia London
No. Name Date of birth Position
1 Poland Damian Bykowski November 04, 1998 Opposite
2 Poland Adrian Machowicz April 19, 1996 Setter
4 Poland Dorian Poinc May 23, 1990 Outside Hitter
5 Latvia Gvido Petersons February 25, 1997 Outside Hitter
6 England Philip Smith January 24, 1986 Outside Hitter
7 United Kingdom Robert Nicholson (1990-01-19)January 19, 1990 Middle Blocker
8 Poland Tomasz Wysocki June 30, 1987 Middle Blocker
9 Russia Konstantin Khramtcov October 29, 1991 Setter
10 France Nicolas Bigot April 28, 1997 Outside Hitter
11 Slovakia Marcel Sivak September 18, 1982 Libero
12 United States Derek Guimond (1992-09-16)September 16, 1992 Middle Blocker
14 United States Brendan Chang May 08, 1994 Libero
16 Poland Michał Bartoszak (1993-08-24)August 24, 1993 Opposite
17 Scotland Connor Boyle July 30, 1993 Middle Blocker
18 Brazil Vitor de Oliveira Wanderley (1994-01-11)January 11, 1994 Middle Blocker
Head coach: Piotr Graban
Assistant: Patrik Selep

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Polonia London History". polonia.vc. Retrieved 11 February 2018. 
  2. ^ "Współpraca PGE Skrt i Polonii Londyn". skra.pl. 28 May 2013. Retrieved 11 February 2018. 
  3. ^ "Ignaczak at IBB Polonia London". polonia.vc. 12 March 2017. Retrieved 11 February 2018. 

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