You don't have to introduce Bieniek volleyball fans. This is a very titled middle-blocker who is considered one of the best players in his position in the world. He started his career in Norwid Częstochowa, with which he won the Polish Junior Championship, and then gained experience in Effector Kielce (2013-2016). This resulted in a transfer to Grupa Azoty ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle, with which he won two gold and silver medals at the Polish Championships and two national cups. Bienek's great attitude gave him a pass to Cucine Lube Civitanova, which is one of the best clubs in the world. With the Italian team last season he won the club Club World Championship and the Italian Cup.
We cannot forget about Bieńek's international successes, including the World Championship. In addition, the middle-blocker is the bronze medalist of the European Championship and World Cup, and in the second of these tournaments he also won silver.
After a successful season in Cucine Lube Bieniek will change club colors. PGE Skra Bełchatów, the most successful volleyball club in the 21st century in Poland, will benefit from the annual loan.
- I hope that we will get as many successes as possible and win the Polish championship. This will be my and my team's goal. We have a lot of time to prepare for the season and I hope that together after this season we will enjoy the successes in the country and Europe - says Mateusz Bieniek.
- I am glad that in the Olympic year such a space was created and considering that together with European cups we will have 50 matches next season, we are strengthening the composition. When I had the first conversation with Mateusz, he said that he would like to be as prepared as possible for the Olympic Games and that he would see the possibility of borrowing. He came to an agreement with his employer and I am glad that we contracted him. This is a huge reinforcement for PGE Skra not only in terms of sports, but Mateusz has a good team spirit. I believe that we will have a lot of comfort from it and will contribute to the future successes of PGE Skra not only in Poland but also in Europe. At the same time, working with our club staff headed by coach Michał Mieszko Gogol will be well prepared for the Olympic Games and we will create the foundation for the success of the Polish National Team and, I hope, a gold medal in Tokyo - says Konrad Piechocki, President of KPS Skra Bełchatów S.A.
The arrival of Bieńek to Bełchatów means that PGE Skra will again be able to boast one of the strongest teams, especially in middle positions. Each of them is a Polish representative.
- I think that Mateusz needs no introduction. Next season, we have 50 matches to play in the maximum variant, and this transfer will help us to distribute forces. It is definitely a strong reinforcement and we are happy that Mateusz is with us - says coach Michał Mieszko Gogol.
Bieniek will begin preparations for the new season with the PGE Skra team in mid-June. PlusLiga is scheduled to start at the beginning of September.