The first training camp of the year is underway in Żerkowie for the Poland national wheelchair rugby team. The camp officially got underway on Tuesday and concludes Sunday.
Players at camp include Kosider Krzysztof, Szczepankiewicz Mirosław, Rymer Dominik, Witkowski Tomasz, Sławomir Florkowski, Henicz Arkadiusz, Kapusta Krzysztof, Szostak Paweł, Rocki Rafał, Szałabski Łukasz, Biduś Tomasz and Pieczka Marek. They were joined by technical staff including Janusz Kozak, Joanna Bauerfeind, Ewelina Kamińska, Marian Kosider, Grzegorz Więcław, Justyna Taczkowska and Kinga Kudła.
The players come from around Poland and include people of different ages and backgrounds. Henicz lives in Poznan and works at Fundacja Instytut Kształcenia Kadr. Szczepankiewicz got married in 2010, and lives in Lubieszewo, Zachodniopomorskie. Witkowski works for Vikersønn Polska while living in Targówek, Warszawa.
As of the most recent IWRF rankings published in August 2014, Poland is ranked 14th in the world, one spot above Austria and right below Switzerland. The team’s most recent international competition was the Mini Turniej Racibórz in November where they played the Czech Republic.