The 34-year-old 202 cm tall volleyball player recently played for Italy's Itas Trentino. Previously, he represented, inter alia, Gas Sales Piacenza, Dinamo Moscow, Halkbank Ankara, El-Jaish SC Doha, ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle, Lube Banca Macerata, Casa Modena, VC Nesselande and Omniworld Almere. He is also a representative of the Netherlands and Italy as a naturalized player.
Kooy has, among others, gold medals of the championships of the Netherlands and Turkey (two). He also won the Polish Cup and the Italian and Turkish Super Cup. Kooy was also on the lowest step of the podium in the Italian and Russian championships. One of his greatest successes is last season's Champions League silver medal.
Kooy joined the PGE Skra Bełchatów team on Tuesday and started preparations for the new season. For now, the volleyball player is only to train in the PGE Skra team in the absence of representatives of Poland, Serbia, the United States and Iran. Its second task is to build an individual form.
- I am very happy that I am starting training with PGE Skra. It has always been one of the best teams in Europe and the team is built to fight for titles. The club in Bełchatów is also known for its great fans. I perfectly remember the games against PGE Skra and the atmosphere was always very good. In addition, the team has always presented a high level - said Dick Kooy.
- As in previous seasons, due to the preparation of the national team for the European championship, we will not start training with the full squad. Only half of the boys will be from our team, so Dick Kooy will also join the team from the very first lesson, who will be preparing with us. The next few weeks will decide about the final decision and the possible stay of the volleyball player in the club - says Konrad Piechocki, president of KPS Skra Bełchatów S.A.