Last Saturday, IBB Polonia London had a very successful weekend. On the 11th November, in their home venue, a match was played against New Forest Volleyball Club which the home team won in three sets 3:0 (25:18; 25:16; 25:19). By winning, a place was guaranteed in the quarter finals of the competition.
„The players from New Forest wanted to upset the form guide and win the game. They were very focussed on the task in hand. They had nothing to lose and played a very high risk strategy which worked very often for them. They managed to win clusters of points and in turn we managed to raise our game and gain a similar advantage over them.” commented IBB Polonia London Head Coach, Piotr Graban.
„The victory certainly raised the Team’s spirits. We still have some aspects of our game that need improving, but we are motivated and each game we want to improve. We will do everything in our powers to prove that IBB Polonia London is the best in the Cup and League.” said IBB Polonia London Team Captain, Dorian Poinc.
The game was started in slightly unusual circumstances: a minute’s silence was observed by both teams, officials and spectators to mark Remembrance Day. Moreover, this season, IBB Polonia London commemorates Poland’s Independence Day on the match shirts. The logo features “Niepodlegla”; this indicates the 100 years since Poland gained its independence in 1918.
The next match in the Cup will take place on January 2018. This week Piotr Graban begins „Mission Northumbria”. The week’s trainings will focus on overturning the recent defeat against Team Northumbria. On Saturday 18th November 2017, the next „all-day volleyball festival” takes place at Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre.
„We still have some details to work on from game to game. We have a week to prepare against the visitors from Tyneside and then the match on Saturday. I hope we can show some amazing volleyball and earn three points.” concluded Piotr Graban.
„The next game will not be one of the easier ones. We know that the opponent is very demanding, but we play at home, with the support of our amazing fans. For that reason I would like to invite everybody to come and support us. I’m sure it will be emotional! I hope we can count on huge numbers of spectators who become the „seventh player on court” who will help us win.” added Poinc.
The whistle will be blown to start the game against Team Northumbria at 3PM. Tickets can be reserved online at polonia.eventbrite.co.uk. The match will be broadcast via Polsat television and on the internet. The Club continues to promote its philosophy and aims that last for several years to come. Fans can count on lots of fun and events around the game. Taraflex flooring. LED banners, music, noise – all of this will ensure a sporting spectacle. We encourage the world of business to become involved and invest their money. More information about the new philosophy, aims and opportunities are on www.polonia.vc.
Apart from the men’s IBB Polonia London game, the women from Polonia SideOut will take on the women’s team from Northumbria at 12.30PM. Registration for free tickets allows free entry to both matches.