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Poland national wheelchair rugby team holds first training camp of year

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Marek Pieczka, Sławomir Florkowski, Arkadiusz Henicz, Mirosław Szczepankiewicz and Tomasz Witkowski at training in Gmina Żerków. Image credit: SSON – Stowarzyszenie Sportu Osób Niepełnosprawnych

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.


Laura Hale
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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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