Jurassic Knights preparations for the 2021-22 season are underway. On August 21, the team will depart for a week-long training camp in Podgorica.
The Jurassic Knights met for the first time this preseason on Monday, August 2. Among them there were three players missing – Facundo Conte took part with the Argentina in the Olympic Games in Tokyo where they won the bronze medal while Uroš Kovačević and Miguel Tavares are preparing for the European Championship with their national teams.
After just three days of practises, the team went to Kraków to take part in the PreZero Grand Prix – the second edition of the event in which teams of four players compete on the sand under the mix of indoor and beach volleyball rules. Aluron CMC Warta lost 0-2 to LUK Lublin and 1-2 to later winners, Indykpol AZS Olsztyn, and was eliminated from the tournament. More info here.
After the initial stage of preparations, on August 21, our team will fly to Podgorica for a week-long training camp, during which we will have the opportunity to play against the Montenegro National Team preparing for the European Championship.
– I think it is a good idea. I have already spoken with Club President during the last season and we have just been waiting if Montenegro qualify to European Championship. They need good sparrings, we also need matches in that period. I think Montenegro in that period will be very good opponents for us. Also I would like to present my country because I think it is a really nice destination for players to go for holiday. I am sure Montenegrin federation will provide us perfect conditions for the practice and accommodation – Igor Kolaković, Head Coach of Aluron CMC Warta says.
Jurassic Knights will return to Poland on August 28, and will start a series of test games at the beginning of September. During this time, they will play twice with the Polish champion – Jastrzębski Węgiel, the winner of the Champions League – Grupa Azoty ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle, as well as GKS Katowice, and once with Asseco Resovia Rzeszów and PlusLiga’s newcomers, LUK Lublin.
The yellow-and-green ones could not be missing from Agrobex Arkadiusz Gołaś Memorial on September 25-26. In the semi-final they will play against Sir Safety Perugia with Wilfredo Leon. On Sunday our rival will be Grupa Azoty ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle or Projekt Warszawa, depending on the previous day results.
The last element of the preparations, a few days before the start of the league, will be the second of the test matches with Jastrzębski Węgiel, this time in Zawiercie. The match is initially scheduled for September 29, but its date may be slightly changed, depending on the exact schedule of the 1st round of PlusLiga, whose matches will take place on the first weekend of October. In the first league match, the Jurassic Knights will play home against Ślepsk Malow Suwałki.
2021-22 preseason schedule (regular updates in Schedule section):
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