The pinnacle of the matches played on Saturday 1st April 2017 at the National Volleyball Centre in Kettering was the Cup Final between IBB Polonia London and Sheffield Hallam. The result was 3:1 (21:25; 25:21; 25:14; 25:22) in favour of the team from West London. Retaining the cup proved that after a good few barren years, that the cup really deserved its home at IBB Polonia London.
– Winning the trophy for the second consecutive year, is a dream come true. We are a team with European aspirations, and so we have to prove our domination in our domestic competitions. I am also delighted with the approach by the opposition; a group of promising your Brits. I think that the work by the players, coaching staff and the support systems at The Club are working perfectly at the moment, and we can optimistically look forward at our plans for the future. We are building a powerhouse of volleyball in England and hope to inspire Great Britain to fall in love with volleyball. – commented IBB Polonia London President, Bartek Luszcz.
The level of the sport didn’t disappoint the watching spectators. They certainly couldn’t say there was no emotion! The game was of a very high standard and was appropriate for the Cup Final. Both teams played very well. The MVP of the match was Team Captain of IBB Polonia London, Marius Ciortea who caused huge problems to the opposition throughout the encounter.
– I am delighted my work was recognised and I was awarded MVP. – said Captain Marius Ciortea. – I am even more pleased that we were able to defend the title. The match wasn’t the easiest as the opposition was tough and so our whole squad should be applauded. We have all worked very hard to defend the title. I want to thank the fans who have supported us this season and those who came to the match at the weekend.
The season has not finished yet. IBB Polonia London are waiting for the playoffs section of the season. Following on from the historical results in the CEV Challenge Cup, they still have the Super 8 title to fight for. The semi finals of the Super 8 will take place on 22-23 April at Brentford Fountain Leisure centre; London TW8 0HJ. They have already made press release about the reinforcements that are imminent, with the arrival of a current World Champion Krzysztof Ignaczak. Tickets are available on www.polonia.eventbrite.co.uk