Professional Volleyball in Poland!

In my wildest dreams I never thought I would ever go to a professional volleyball game, let alone in Poland!

By weird chance because of this blog, I was fortunate enough to meet another fellow American here in Bydgoszcz who just happens to play on the local Bydgoszcz team.  Racheal Adams is her name and volleyball is her game!  Over the last few weeks we have chatted through email and I am soo excited to meet another fellow American here and knows the same “adventures” that we have been going through.   Well Friday was the “KS Palac” team’s first home game and of course the Kagele clan was going to be there to support fellow American Racheal and to cheer on our new home town team!

The reason why we went to the game to cheer on #7!

We paid paid 15 zlotys ($5) for all of us to get into the game and there was FREE parking at the stadium!  The game was a blast not only for my husband and I but the girls had a blast too!!  They played for 4 sets to win the game which took about 2 hours of playing but the time went by fast.

The best part of the night is when I learned how small the world really is!  

The four of us were talking because it was a time-out and then over the loud-speaker the emcee started talking and of course it was in Polish so we were only half way listening but I made out something about Racheal so I started listening a bit harder and then all of a sudden he speaks English “we want to welcome our supports from America.”   He said in Polish that there were some special supports for Rachael Adams in the stands.  At the same time he was saying the stuff in English all of the fans turned around and looked at us!

Us showing our American pride!                              Photo by Dariusz Stonski

Just a wee bit embarrassing   Besides our clothing that made us stick out, the one emcee recognized us.  He helped us with when we film our TV show for House Hunters International back in April.  About 10 minutes later he came up and talked to us.  Jim and I both looked at him and said “Hey we know you!”  So this just tells you what a small world it is!

We absolutely had a great time at the game and we can’t wait for November 3rd to come for the next home game!

Here are a few pictures from the night….

For more information about the Professional Volleyball team, KS Palac click HERE to go to their site.

To read about Rachael’s adventures here in Poland click HERE to go to her blog.

I think we are officially hooked on watching volleyball, what is your favorite sport to watch?

love kelley
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12 Responses to Professional Volleyball in Poland!

  1. Mel says:

    Oh that looks like heaps of fun! Certainly not a “dull” day :)
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  2. Ewa says:

    Hi! Kellley do you have a free monday on October 22nd? Because we (fanclub) go on a away match to Piła which is ~55 miles (90km) from Bydgoszcz. We organize a joint trip there. The bus or coach (depends on number of people) will be rent for us and everybody is welcome to join. You can of course go by car if you like and join us there, but with us ticket for a match is included. The meeting about the trip on away match is on Thursday, 18th at 6 p.m at Łuczniczka Hall. I will be there so I can translate it for you.
    Just come to our sector on the match on Nov. 3rd and cheer with us! :)
    I couldn’t find any email to contact you, but if you like – you can write back to evija87@gmail.com
    Have a great Sunday! :)
    Ewa

    • Ewa,

      Thanks so much for the offer!!! You all over there looked like you were having a good time on Friday. I don’t think we will be able to make the trip with you all on the 22nd as our girls have lots of activities on Monday afternoon’s. We have the game on the calendar for the 3rd so we will for sure see you there!! But one thing we want to know is how to get the scarves?

      I look forward to meeting you!
      Kelley

      • Ewa says:

        The match will be on TV, on Polsat Sport so if you have it you can watch. Also PPV on IPLA. About the scarves I’ll call the club tomorrow to ask if they still have them, because we did our different limited version for the number of people that were in the fanclub at that time. This is how the “normal” one look like: http://imageshack.us/a/img39/9643/48477498.jpg
        Would you like 4, for every one of you?

        I love your blog! I’ve found it few weeks after Rachael started hers, when I looked for similiar ones.
        I’m glad you like living here, Bydgoszcz I think is a good city to live. Not too big, not too small.
        It will be nice meeting you too!
        Ewa

  3. What an absolutely neat experience! I constantly realize many a time that the world is indeed one small place ^.^

  4. Ewa says:

    Great! I’m very happy you like it here, because I love my city :D
    I called them today, director promised me to check how much they have left because they’re kept in a room in the Łuczniczka gym/hall. I’ll write more details tomorrow as soon as I know.

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  6. Ewa says:

    I had to wait a bit for them to check their storage but I finally got an answer today and they have scarves so you can get 4 for all of you. The price is 20zł per each.
    Let me know if you want them, I’ll get them and we could arrange a meeting or you can recieve them on the match against Budowlani Łódź on Nov, 3rd :D
    All the best!
    Ewa

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