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TEAM COMPOSITION


 POL / Poland

 
Team manager TOMASZEWSKI Hubert
Coach ANTIGA Stephane
Assistant coach BLAIN Philippe
Doctor SIKORA Tomasz
Physiotherapist BRANDT Pawel
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Piotr Nowakowski Nowakowski 18.12.1987 205 90 355 340 Asseco Resovia
  C 2   Michal Winiarski Winiarski 28.09.1983 200 82 345 332 Fakiel Novy Urengoy
  3 Dawid Konarski Konarski 31.08.1989 198 93 353 320 Asseco Resovia
  4   Lukasz Wisniewski Wisniewski 03.02.1989 198 96 345 323 ZAKSA
  5 Pawel Zagumny Zagumny 18.10.1977 200 88 336 317 ZAKSA
  6   Bartosz Kurek Kurek 29.08.1988 205 87 352 326 Lube Banca Marche
  7 Karol Klos Klos 08.08.1989 201 87 357 326 PGE Skra
  8   Andrzej Wrona Wrona 27.12.1988 205 95 350 265 PGE Skra
  9 Grzegorz Bociek Bociek 06.06.1991 206 103 363 337 ZAKSA
  10   Mariusz Wlazly Wlazly 04.08.1983 194 80 360 329 PGE Skra
  11 Fabian Drzyzga Drzyzga 03.01.1990 196 90 325 304 Asseco Resovia
  12   Pawel Woicki Woicki 29.06.1983 183 80 330 305 Transfer Bydgoszcz
  13 Michal Kubiak Kubiak 23.02.1988 191 80 328 312 Jastrzebski Wegiel
  14   Michal Ruciak Ruciak 22.08.1983 189 75 336 305 ZAKSA
  15 Lukasz Zygadlo Zygadlo 02.08.1979 200 89 337 325 Zienit Kazan
  L 16   Krzysztof Ignaczak Ignaczak 15.05.1978 188 86 330 315 Asseco Resovia
  L 17 Pawel Zatorski Zatorski 21.06.1990 184 73 328 304 PGE Skra
  18   Marcin Mozdzonek Mozdzonek 09.02.1985 211 93 358 338 ZAKSA
  19 Wojciech Ferens Ferens 05.04.1991 194 87 340 302 ZAKSA
  20   Mateusz Mika Mika 21.01.1991 206 86 352 320 Montpellier UC
  21 Rafal Buszek Buszek 28.04.1987 194 81 345 327 Indykpol AZS
  22   Lukasz Perlowski Perlowski 03.04.1984 203 88 355 335 Asseco Resovia
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

This is shaping up to be a pivotal year for one of volleyball’s traditional elite teams. Poland will host the World Championship in September. The team will be desperate for a successful campaign as new head coach Stephane Antiga seeks to bring his own ideas into performances. The last few years have seen middling levels of success by Poland’s lofty standards, though the team pushed the top sides before finishing fifth at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The following season saw Poland unable to revive their fortunes and they failed to qualify for the 2013 World League or European Championship. The fall-out resulted in the departure of Andrea Anastasi and paved the way for the arrival of highly experienced Frenchman Antiga.

Poland boasts a long and vibrant volleyball tradition, with the national team having played an important role in the sport’s development since their first appearance at the inaugural World Championship in 1949. The Poles dominated the international scene for several years in the mid-1970s. More recently, they won the bronze medal in the 2011 World League and followed that by claiming silver at the same year’s World Cup.

Coach profile

Stephane Antiga enjoyed a successful career as a player, first in his native France and later in Italy, Spain and Poland. He won league titles in France, Spain and Poland. Antiga played 306 matches for the French national side between 1998 and 2010 and also captained the squad. He won a bronze medal at the 2002 World Championship, silver medals at the 2003 and 2009 European Championships and another silver in the 2006 World League. Antiga signed for PGE Skra Belchatow in 2007. He left the club in 2011 but returned in 2013. He retired from playing after helping PGE Skra to win the Polish championship in 2014. In October 2013, he signed a three-year contract as coach of Poland's men’s team.