Outside-hitter Artur Szalpuk leaves PGE Skra Bełchatów after season 2019/2020.
Volleyball player spent two seasons in Skra. In the first of them, in which he struggled with an injury for a long time, he won the Polish SuperCup and the third place in CEV Champions League.
It is also worth emphasizing Szalpuk's National Team success during his play in PGE Skra. Outside hitter in colors of white and red won World Championship (2018), the silver medal of FIVB World Cup and bronze medals of the European Championship and Nations League (all in 2019).
This was the second episode of Szalpuk in PGE Ska. Last time he played in our club in the 2016/2017 season, and won silver medal in PlusLiga.
Artur, thank you and good luck in your future career!
Mateusz Bieniek, one of the best middle-blockers in the world, will be the PGE Skra volleyball player for the upcoming season. The player was loaned to the Bełchatów team from Cucine Lube Civitanova.
In connection with the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, and thus subsequent administrative decisions of government, local or epidemiological authorities, the Polish League of Volleyball S.A. pauses until further notice all league competitions it manages, ie PlusLiga, Women's Volleyball League and KRISPOL 1. League.
- I am very happy that we won and that at the end of the match I saw a team that regained confidence - says Michał Mieszko Gogol, PGE Skra coach.
On Friday, PGE Skra will play with Cerrad Enea Black Radom in PlusLiga. - After this match will we start thinking about the Polish Cup - says Piotr Orczyk, outside-spike of PGE Skra.
Have you had a long time thinking about lose to Aluron Virtu CMC Zawiercie?
Piotr Orczyk: - Certainly this defeat is in the head, because this is not how we imagined this match. It did not work out our way, the more that Aluron Virtu CMC players played well and defeated us in their own hall, in which we could not win so far. However, we have to get it out of our minds, reset our heads, because we play with Radom and we are getting ready for a hard match. This is a good team that is on an upward wave lately and I hope that we will be able to overcome this short series of defeats and we will be back on the winning track.
The last matches with Radom are very demanding for PGE Skra.
- We played with this team many times in the previous season, especially in the playoffs. These matches required a lot of effort from us. This season was similar. A tough game awaited us in Radom, luckily for us we won. I hope that we will also win on Friday.
The Polish Cup is also coming...
- First we focus on the Friday match. The cup is coming, but we have one more important game and after the weekend break from the coach will we start preparing for matches in Katowice.
Artur Szalpuk could not help his teammates in the match against Jastrzębski Węgiel. He is still rehabilitating after the knee surgery.