Club history

Established in 1973. IBB Polonia London is one of the oldest & most successful volleyball club in England.
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2023/2024

IBB Polonia Academy for boys and girls launched for under 16
players. Mihail Stoev rejoins as Asstistant Coach for Super League and Head Coach for the IBB Polonia Junior Academy.

2022/2023

Super league silver medal and semi-finalists in National Cup. ProVolley Academy players win second silver medal in National Under 18 Cup.

2021/2022

Domestic competitions restart post Covid-19. Mid season ProVolley Academy started Vangelis Koutouleas resigns due to poor health and soon after loses his battle with cancer. Greg Niski steps in to close the season and finish a respectable 5th place with mainly juniors from Pro Volley Academy.
ProVolley Academy wins national Under 18 silver medal.

2020/2021

No domestic competitions, but CEV Champions League entered for as second time. Marcus Nilsson and full professional team recruited. Team moves to BeĊ‚chatow Poland for 3 months. Losses to ITAS Trentino and then Vojvodina Novi Sad in the CEV Cup. ProVolley Academy launched.

2019/2020

Vangelis Koutouleas returns for final spell as Head Coach of IBB Polonia. Giba signs for second season. Australian Olympian Aden Tutton recruited as libero. IBB Polonia London VC invited to play Zaksa Kedzierzyn Kozle in pre-season friendly. Decision made to enter CEV Champions League ompetition against Croatian Champions at Copper Box. A loss resulted in entry to CEV Cup against Draisma Dynamo: a close match but a loss resulted in elimination. Superleague won with ease. Covid ends the season prematurely.

2018/2019

Piotr Graban offered assistant coach at Trefl Gdansk. Simon Loftus (England NT Head Coach) employed as Head Coach. Patrik Selep and Dominik Zmuda (ex junior Zaksa Kedzierzyn-Kozle Head Coach) become assistant coaches. Super 8 Division won with ease. Giba joins IBB Polonia London VC for final phases of the season. Crystal palace is sold out again. IBB Polonia play NEVZA for the first time and win gold.

2017

Krzysztof Ignaczak joins for last part of season. IBB Polonia London VC win national Cup title.

2016-2018

Piotr Graban employed as Head Coach. CEV Challenge Cup entered. Home leg played in Belchatow against Hungarian Champions. IBB Polonia London win golden set. In the next round Draisma Dynamo (Dutch Champions) defeat IBB Polonia in packed Crystal Palace.

2015/2016

Patrik Selep joins as Assistant Coach. IBB Polonia London become Company Limited by Shares. Bartek Luszcz elected as chairman; Grzegorz Niski as Deputy Chairman and Krzys Hykiel voted in as Director of Sport. Super 8 and National Cup double won.

2014/2016

Vangelis Koutouleas returns for second coaching spell. IBB Builders Warehouse become Club sponsors on a three-year contract. Polish Tourism and Maja shops become subsidiary Club sponsors. London Legacy Cup played at Copper Box with Friedrichshafen and PGE Skra Belchatow invited.

2013/2014

Patrik Selep becomes Head Coach with Krzys Hykiel Assistant coach. PGE Skra Belchatow loan two players for half a season.

2013

CBL Business Links become Club Sponsor. CBL Polonia London invited to PGE Skra Belchatow to play match. "Skra" win 3-1 on live Polish TV. Official Polonia VC Fan Club is launched.

2012/2013

Bartek Luszcz joins Polonia VC committee.

2012/2013

Krzys Hykiel returns as Head Coach. Polonia VC win National Cup vs Team Northumbria in the first ever Golden set played in England.

2011/2012

Babis Mamas becomes Head Coach: team reaches national Finals and again loses to Leeds VC. Silver medal in the Super 8 division.

2011

Polonia VC reach National Final, but lose to Leeds VC.

2010/2011

Vangelis Koutouleas becomes Head Coach with Krzys Hykiel as assistant coach. Tyskie Beer become official Club Sponsor.

2010

Jurek Jankowski and Alex Bialokoz (both ex-playerts and coach) inducted into Volleyball England hall of Fame.

2007-2010

Krzys Hykiel becomes Head Coach with Vangelis Koutouleas as assistant Coach.

2006/2007

Jurek Jankowski's third spell as Head Coach.

2005/2006

Julian Mazgon becomes Head Coach.

2004/2005

Ian Towers becomes Head Coach.

2001-2004

Paul Westhead becomes head Coach.

2000/2001

Jurek Jankowski returns as Head Coach.

1999/2000

Simon Golding becomes Head Coach.

1994-1999

Jurek Jankowski takes over as Head Coach.

1992-1994

James Tytko returns as Head Coach: Red Bull become Club Sponsor.

1991/1992

Malory beat Polonia VC 3-2 in the Cup Final and also lose to Liverpool City in the Supercup.

1990/1991

Slawek Mituniewicz coaches the team to win the National Cup 3-2 over Liverpool City which is broadcast live on BBC1 Grandstand.

1987/1990

Polonia VC are coached by Edek Len and Olek Juszkiewicz

1986/1987

Polonia VC win second place in the old Division One.

1982

Gryf changes its name to Polonia Volleyball Club and is coached by Andrzej Lokiec 1983-1987 James Tytko takes over as Head Coach and win the National Title in 1984/1985 and 1985/1986. Mizuno and Universal are Team Sponsors.

1976

Polish YMCA merge with Gryf coached by Andrzej Lowczynowski and play in national Division One.

1973

Maciek Behnke and Henio Paulinski establish a volleyball club out of the Polish YMCA and enter National League Division Three coached by Boleslaw Lesiecki.

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