This year’s most important event for our national team is the world’s championship – to be held from 1 to 17 December in Germany. Polish representatives did not perform well in the last European Championship and did not qualify to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. However world championships was a different story. In the last two tournaments – in 2013 in Serbia and 2015 in Denmark – our players came fourth. They had never had such success before, we will remember their thrilling matches against Romania, France, Russia and Hungary for a long time.
Now Polish supporters expect at least the same result. Our team, led by Leszek Krowicki, showed its strength last Autumn to win first two matches in the qualifications to the future European Championship. At first Polish team crushed Italians 40:13 in Lublin, and then enjoyed another convincing win over Slovakians 29:20 in Nitra. Before the two-legged match against Montenegro (a European champion from 2012) in March, Polish representatives may feel confident in their fight for the final tournament.
Polish national team in Rehasport Clinic
The main goal for women’s handball team in the weeks to come will be the world championship. Leszek Krowicki, a coach, hopes all leading players will be ready to play. A few representatives underwent a medical examination in Rehasport Clinic in Warsaw. Kinga Archruk, Joanna Drabik and Sylwia Matuszczyk had to consult an orthopedist, undergo ultrasound scanning, biomechanical assessment and get familiar with rehabilitation trainings.
In November our national team will start preparing for the world championship. In Germany our representatives will have five matches at the group stage – all of them in Bietigheim-Bissingen. There Karolina Kudłacz-Gloc, a national team captain, has its regular club. Polish team will face the following:
- 2 December – Sweden
- 3 December – the Czech Republic
- 5 December – Norway
- 7 December – Hungary
- 8 December – Argentina
The best four teams from the group will make it to the final stage.
Rehasport Clinic as an official medical partner of the Polish Handball Federation. PhD Paweł Sokołowicz is our female team’s head doctor. Mateusz Potoczny and Michał Bartkowiak, specialists from Rehasport Clinic, will be our team’s physiotherapists.