FIVB Volleyball Club World Championships 2012

TEAM COMPOSITION


 BCH / PGE Skra Belchatow
Belchatow, Poland  

   
Team manager GASZEK Sebastian
Coach NAWROCKI Jacek
Assistant coach BARTODZIEJSKI Maciej
Assistant coach 2 LECOUNA Daniel
Doctor LUCARZ Wojciech
Physiotherapist KUCIAPINSKI Tomasz
Journalist ZYZYNSKI Zelislaw
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Country
  C 2 Mariusz Wlazly Wlazly 04.08.1983 194 80 360 329 POL
  4   Daniel PLINSKI PLINSKI 10.12.1978 204 100 345 325 POL
  5 Wytze Kooistra Kooistra 03.06.1982 209 102 360 340 NED
  6   Karol Klos Klos 08.08.1989 201 87 357 326 POL
  8 Konstantin CUPKOVIC CUPKOVIC 02.01.1987 202 87 365 340 SRB
  9   DEJAN VINCIC VINCIC 15.09.1986 200 90 345 330 SLO
  12 Pawel Woicki Woicki 29.06.1983 183 80 330 305 POL
  13   Michal Winiarski Winiarski 28.09.1983 200 82 345 332 POL
  14 Aleksandar Atanasijevic Atanasijevic 04.09.1991 200 92 350 329 SRB
  L 16   Pawel Zatorski Zatorski 21.06.1990 184 73 328 304 POL
  17 Yosleyder Cala Gerardo Cala Gerardo 22.10.1984 204 96 370 340 USA
  18   Michal BAKIEWICZ BAKIEWICZ 22.03.1981 197 92 339 318 POL
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Founded in 1930 as a football club, PGE Skra became a volleyball club in 1957.

The team advanced to the top-flight league for the first time in 1999. Two years later PGE Skra managed to come back to the elite and started to biuld its leading position in Poland. After taking their first bronze medal in 2002, they won the national championship in 2005 and started a period of absolute domination in Poland, winning seven consecutive titles.

PGE Skra has also competed every year in the CEV Champions League, always advancing to at least the Top 12. They took silver in 2012 and finished third in 2008 and 2010. Last year PGE Skra took the Polish Cup, but lost the Polish Championship final for the first time in 8 years.

“This year is going to be full of challenges,” said team president Konrad Piechocki. “We want to regain the Polish Championship and be successful in the Champions League and FIVB World Club Championships. Two times we finished as runners-up, and it was a great result. This year we dream, we may improve. We believe everything is possible.”



 
Coach profile

Originally arriving at PGE Skra as a setter, Jacek Nawrocki chose to remain with the team past his playing career – becoming assistant coach first under Ireneusz Mazur, the former national team coach, then under Daniel Castellani. When Castellani moved to the Polish national team, PGE Skra gave Nawrocki the chance to prove his knowledge and coaching skill.

“He has a great skills and he will be a perfect coach,” said Castellani about his former protégé. “The only things that are missing are the trophies.”

Nawrocki earned his first medal in Doha in 2010, when his team took silver. PGE Skra had remained unbeaten in league play coming into the FIVB Men’s Club Championship, and the final against Trentino was Nawrocki’s first lost as coach.

Nawrocki, 47, has led PGE Skra to seven consecutive Polish titles. He has two children – son Bartlomiej and daughter Aleksandra. A professional educator, when Nawroki first started his tenure as an assistant coach for PGE Skra he was still working as a primary school teacher.