Two weeks ago, the players of IBB Polonia London started their pre-season training. Under the watchful eye of Head Coach Piotr Graban and Assistant Coach Patrik Selep, they returned to the gym after a long summer break. A series of test matches will take place in the near future to check the progress of the team and the abilities of the new recruits. Detailed analysis will take place based on the performance during these matches.
The current English Cup Champions will battle to win the London Cup on Sunday, 10th September, alongside four other teams (London Lynx, Malory Eagles, New Forest and Essex Blaze). The all day event will see an “all v all” format. This will be the second edition of this event; in 2016 the title was won by London Lynx who will be looking to defend their title. IBB Polonia London will compete in this tournament for the first time. There will be many matches taking place during the day before the eventual winners are decided; fans, who no doubt are desperate to watch some good volleyball, are warmly invited to come. The tournament is organised by Ashley Trodden (coach of Greenhouse Sports) with the support of The London Volleyball Association. Matches will take place at Ernest Bevin College, Beechcraft Rd, SW17 7DF, starting at 10.00 am. IBB Polonia warmly invite you to come along, dressed in red and white as usual, and support the team during the games. More information will appear on the event Facebook page.
- We decided to take part in the tournament because we want to check out the level of other teams from London and to see how we measure up against them. Thanks to this, we will be better prepared when the season starts. – commented Head Coach Piotr Graban. - We also have another event lined up outside of London, which will take place in the second half of September.
In September, the away trip will allow the club from the capital of England compete against another from the Super 8 Division.