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To win and catch the leader! FutureNet Imperium Katowice faces TS MKS San Jarosław

The first part of the season in the first women's handball league in Poland is coming to an end. FutureNet Empire Katowice is playing better and better and has a chance to become a leader. The condition is one: defeat TS MKS San Jarosław.

On Sunday, December 9, FutureNet Imperium will play in Jarosław with local team TS MKS San. The host of Sundays' game is doing badly this season. FutureNet Imperium rivals won only 2 out of 9 matches and now holds 10th place among 12 teams. The team loses a lot of goals: 233 so far, which is one of the worst results in the league.

It's worth to pay attention to 2 players of MKS San. The first one is Wiktoria Kostuch, who has already scored 56 goals and is one of the best shooters in the league. This result is better by 2 goals than the one that has been developed so far by the best FutureNet Imperium scorer, Katarzyna Sadowska. Wiktoria can count on support of Natalia Majerczyk-Paśnik, who has 26 goals. They are the players on whom the defense of FutureNet Imperium must focus strongly on Sunday's match.

FutureNet Imperium travels to Jarosław with big hopes. The team is recently on a rising wave, presents an equal form and wins. The effects can be seen in the table. Team from Katowice has 21 points and holds 3rd place, but trails with only 3 points to the leader. UKS Varsovia Warsaw is one place above FutureNet in the table and it stands flush with the points. Therefore, a possible win in Jarosław may give FutureNet Imperium an impressive promotion to the top.

FC Den Bosch fights to stay as the Dutch Eerste Divisie leader

To stay on the leader's seat - this is the key goal of FC Den Bosch football team in a match against NEC Nijmegen. The game will be played on Friday, December 7 at 8 p.m.

In the previous series of matches, FC Den Bosch drew with Jong FC Utrecht 1:1. This result was a surprise, because the team from Utrecht is one of the weakest in the league, and FC Den Bosch has a strong place at the top of the table. However, it turned out that the point won in Utrecht was very valuable for the team from Den Bosch. Why? Because it allowed to be promote to the 1st place in the table!

Currently FC Den Bosch has 33 points - one more than Go Ahead Eagles and Sparta Rotterdam. This shows that the team sponsored by FutureNet must maintain the pace because rivals are not asleep. The next opportunity to get another set of points will be on Friday, December 7. Team from Den Bosch will play against NEC Nijmegen. This is a team from the center of the table - so far, NEC has collected 25 points and takes 9th place. The team plays checkered, in the last three games it won, lost and drew respectively. This allows us to believe that FC Den Bosch - as the favorite of this match - will win the next three points, strengthening the position of the leader in Dutch Eerste Divisie.

FutureNet Maribor with a chance to strengthen its leadership

There's no strong enough competitor for FutureNet Maribor in the futsal Extraleague in Slovenia. But that doesn't mean that our team can get some rest. On the contrary - rivals in the table are close, so FutureNet Maribor has to beat KMN Benedikt in the upcoming home game.

The team from Maribor which FutureNet supports is the only undefeated team in the league. In 9 games, it won 8 times and drew once and that gives a balance of 25 points and first place in the table. But that doesn't mean that FutureNet Maribor can slow down its march through the season a bit. Pivovarna Dobovec Kozel, which takes 2nd place, loses only point to the leader. This is how the league settled, that currently two teams - FutureNet Maribor and Pivovarna - are fighting head to head. The loss of other teams to the first place is getting bigger. And Pivovarna Dobovec is a dangerous team, with many well known and skilled players in the line-up. That is why this team will be able to take advangate of every FutureNet Maribor slip.

On Friday, December 7, our team will play in their own hall with KMN Benedikt Avtodeli Dzaus. This is currently the weakest team in the league, which scored only point in 9 games. KMN Benedikt scored only 16 goals and lost 48. It's clear that this team will have to work hard to not to lose its seat in the best futsal league of Slovenia. For FutureNet Maribor, a match against this rival will be an opportunity to strengthen the lead in the league. Any other result than the home win will be a huge surprise.

Difficult month for FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław. Take one: with ENEA Astoria Bydgoszcz

December will be a difficult month for FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław. Our team will play three matches with opponents from the top league table. The first one will be ENEA Astoria Bydgoszcz and this game is scheduled for Saturday, December 8.

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław is currently the best team in the league, and its balance is respectful. In 12 games, our team won 10 times, has 22 points and leads in the league. The team of the coach Radosław Hyży has already proved that it can play a very good basketball, but in December will have to give a lot of itself to keep the leader's chair. FutureNet Śląsk will play with ENEA Astoria Bydgoszcz, in the derby of Wrocław with WKK and with Rawlplug Sokol Łańcut (currently league's runner-up). In each of these matches, FutureNet Śląsk will have to put a lot of effort and health to win.

To start with, FutureNet Śląsk will go abroad to Bydgoszcz for a match with ENEA Astoria. This is a team that takes 5th place in the table. ENEA Astoria won 8 from 12 games, what's interesting - played better away (5 wins in 7 games) than on its homeground. This team is dangerous in the offence (almost 81 points per match on average) and is strong in battle on the boards (almost 40 rebounds per game, of which almost 11 offensive).

ENEA Astoria Bydgoszcz has several players worth paying attention to. The small forward Paweł Śpica scores almost 15 points per game and is the team's top scorer. He's supported by an experienced point guard Marcin Nowakowski, who has a very good average over 12 points and 6 assists in the match. Under the rim, strong centre Jakub Dłuski (11 points and more than 5 rebounds in the match) always make rivals' life harder, supported by Mikolaj Gród (10.7 points, 8 rebounds). For ENEA Astoria also plays a veteran of Polish basketball, Grzegorz Kukiełka (almost 11 points per game). As you can see, the team from Bydgoszcz has strong people in every position. And that means that the FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław basketball players are facing a difficult task.

FutureNet Las Palmas is back on the winning path!

You can always count on this team. In the 2nd match of the Russian version of Spanish Copa del Rey, FutureNet Las Palmas defeated S.D. Eibar 6:1 and scored its first victory in the tournament!

In the first match of Copa del Rey, FutureNet Las Palmas unexpectedly lost to Levante 0:1. This defeat made our players angry. That's why in the next match they wanted to get back on the right track and get 3 points as there's no time for failure. Only two best teams will be promoted from each group, and the group of 1/8 finals' members will be filled with two teams from 3rd place with the best balance of goals scored and lost.

In the second round of Copa del Rey games, FutureNet Las Palmas showed its strength. Our team defeated S.D. Eibar 6:1! Throughout the match FutureNet players dominated and its victory was never threatened - not even for a single moment.

After 2 series of matches, FutureNet Las Palmas holds the 3rd place in the group (3 points). The leader is Celta Vigo (6 points), followed by Levante (also 6 points).

Milena Chorążewska and horse Bajer returns on the racetrack!

It's time to end the break between seasons and to go back to work! On Saturday, December 8, Milena Chorążewska riding a horse Bajer will perform at the JUMP OFF series in Sopot.

In 2019, Milena Chorążewska-Bajer duo wants to participate in higher-ranking competitions than those in which they fought in the previous season. The goal is ambitious, which means that it's time to start intensive preparation. At the launch, they will visit Sopot in Poland and take part in the JUMP OFF competition.

- We want to check Bajer's shape, implement him in the rhythm of work after the break to be ready for January for regional and higher competitions. We also like to run with good technique and without dropping obstacles - explains Milena Chorążewska.

Back on track. VfB Stuttgart - FC Augsburg 1:0

VfB Stuttgart had a rather rough start of the season. For some time they were on the bottom of Bundesliga's table. It got to a level where they simply had to bounce back. Their 1:0 win against 1. FC Augsburg might be a sign of things to come. It was a vital match for Stuttgart and a win that they desperately needed. Anastasios Donis became the hero of the match Andreas Beck's assist. VfB Stuttgart fought really hard to keep the score in their favor. - Obviously we're delighted with this win, which was important for everyone at the club. The team fought brilliantly. During the week we thought about what would be best against Augsburg and we decided to play with three at the back. I expected my team to be solid and they were. We want to take the momentum from this win and pick up more points in the coming weeks - says Markus Weinzierl, VfB Stuttgart's manager. The team is now on the 16th place in Bundesliga, has 11 points and trails with only 4 points to secure, 12th place in the league. It all means that VfB Stuttgart players will have a lot of hard work to do to move up in the table but there’s a clear vision that the team is able to reach this goal.

FC Den Bosch has become the leader of Dutch 1st football league!

Consistency and hard work pays off. FC Den Bosch has jumped to the leader's place in the Dutch 1st football league!

After 16 games of the season, FC Den Bosch has 10 wins, 3 draws, only 3 defeats and 33 points in total. Currently, Den Bosch has a single point of advantage over Go Ahead Eagles (2nd place) and Sparta Rotterdam (3rd place). In addition, the fourth team currently in the league, FC Oss, has 30 points and is very near to the top of the league. This means that the team sponsored by FutureNet must maintain the good form in the next matches to remain as leader.

FC Den Bosch hasn't lost in the last 10 games in a row. The team has a great series of 8 wins and the last two matches finished with a draw. It may be a sign of a slight drop in form, but still the players from Den Bosch are not losing. This allows us to assume that FC Den Bosch will continue to be the top table team that has a real chance of being promoted to the league in the Netherlands.

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław: Maciej Krakowczyk left the team

Maciej Krakowczyk, 22-years-old small or power forward has terminated his contract with FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław.

During the season, Maciej Krakowczyk wasn't the first choice of FutureNet Śląsk' coach Radosław Hyży. He played only around 13 minutes per game on average - not enough for young player who needs to play and improve his skills. Krakowczyk had also about 5 points and 3 rebounds per game.

In the future, Maciej Krakowczyk had no chance for more minutes of the game, because in FutureNet Śląsk the line-up is balanced and coach Hyży bets on other players. That's why Krakowczyk asked club's officials to terminate his contract and his request was accepted.

 

Total domination. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław - STK Czarni Słupsk 96:83

There’s regular winning and then there’s the way in which FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław won with STK Czarni Słupsk. It could be described as an absolute domination on the court.

At first, we were a bit disoriented. We couldn’t fully realize our coach’s tactic. But with time it got way better. This match wasn’t easy, the very ending showed that the opponent was ready to use the brief moments of deconcentration to their advantage. - that’s how Kamil Michałek, player of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław, commented on the match.

The slow start didn’t stop our team from putting up a good fight against their opponents. The final score was 96:83. This kind of victory will surely make them even stronger. Norbert Kulon, Śląsk’s point guard, deserves a special praise for his performance. He alone scored 24 points and made a true highlight reel moment with his buzzer beater from the half of the court during the end of Q3!

Thanks to this victory FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław remains the leader of their league!

Their turf. FutureNet Imperium Katowice - MKS AZS UMCS LUBLIN 27:23

Players from FutureNet Imperium Katowice haven’t lost a match on their home turf for 14 MONTHS! That’s an amazing feat worthy of the greatest teams. This time they clashed with MKS AZS UMCS Lublin and what a fight it was. The first half was quite calm and ended with a 12:12 tie. But the second one was fierce. Both teams played quite rough which resulted in many yellow or red cards and temporary ejections. The captain of our team, Katarzyna Sadowska, also injured her ankle joint. It is very unfortunate that this great team, filled with talented players, has been plagued with injuries this season. FutureNet Imperium Katowice played a really tough game against a relentless opponent. Moreover, they had to face them without their captain. It was a test of their physical and psychological strength. However, they passed it with flying colors and won the game 27:23. The whole team is motivated and ready for more action on their way for the title!

Winning against the odds. FutureNet Maribor - Siliko Mkeršmanc 5:4

Becoming a leader is not an easy task. But remaining on that position is even harder. Especially when you are surrounded by rival teams that want to dethrone you. Players from FutureNet Maribor know this, and that’s why they work really hard to remain on top. However, their last game against Siliko Mkeršmanc was not an easy task. Actually, they were a few steps away from losing and giving away their leading position to another team in the table (such as Dobovec Pivovarna Kozel or FC Litija). It started alright - Maribor’s striker, Uros Kroflič, scored the first goal in the 3rd minute of the match. But it all went downhill from there.  Opponents then scored 3 goals in a row! One in the 8th minute and two in the 11th minute! Players from Siliko Mkeršmanc not only scored but also successfully defended their half of the field. Strategists from Maribor were in a truly tough spot. They desperately tried to break the opponent’s defense and dangerous counter-attacks. The first half ended with a 2:3 score.  But finally - the second half began painting a wholly different picture for our team. They managed to score 3 goals of their own! In 29th, 30th and 32nd minute of the match! The players from Siliko Mkeršmanc refused to give up and scored again in the 34th minute. The final score was 5:4. FutureNet Maribor left the field victorious.  This wasn’t an easy match. For a large part of the match, Maribor was on the losing side. And yet, they pulled through. They were able to quickly rebuild their psyche, rethink their strategy and score more goals than the opponent. This is how true champions behave - they fought to the very end believing in themselves and their abilities!

Football is unfair sometimes. FutureNet Las Palmas - Levante U.D. 0:1

In football, sometimes even a better game can't avoid failure and this sports can be unfair. FutureNet Las Palmas team learned this lesson for the opening of the season in Copa del Rey' Russian version, played in amateur league AF. Our team surprisingly lost to Levante U.D.

FutureNet Las Palmas was the favorite of this match, as the team that recently ended the season in the AFL Yoshkhar-Ola league in 3rd place and won the bronze medal. But as it happens in football, there are completely different scenarios on the pitch than those that seem obvious before the match starts.

- We dominated the whole game on the football field, created many chances to score but we didn’t find the way to the opponent’s net. Players from Levante also showed weak activity in the attack and focused on defence. At the very end of the match, the opponent somehow miraculously managed to carry out an attack, which was crowned with the goal. And we just didn’t have enough time to reply - says Eugeny Semenov, captain and striker of FutureNet Las Palmas.

The next rival of FutureNet Las Palmas will be S.D. Eibar. Our team will try to recover from the surprising loss.

Win for the Dalaman City Sports Club football team

The football team from Dalaman City Sports Club continues the season. In the last game, football players supported by FutureNet grabbed an important win.

Before this match, Dalaman City Sports Club football team had 2 points thanks to two draws. Now, it was time to win and our team did it. Our talented team from Turkey beat Göcek Spor 2:1.

FC Den Bosch - SC Cambuur 1:1

This result is a surprise. FC Den Bosch drew with SC Cambuur 1:1, although it was the favorite to win this match. Despite the draw, FC Den Bosch approached the first place in table of the 1st football league in the Netherlands.

The team from Cambuur came to Den Bosch to meet the FC team - one of the leaders of the competition. And it was the hosts that were the favorites. But in football everything is always decided on the pitch, not in analyzes or calculations. SC Cambuur proved to be a demanding rival. None of the teams managed to take the lead in the first half. But just after resuming the game, guests scored a goal - Nigel Roberta was a lucky shooter.

At this point, it became clear that the hosts have to face a difficult task. In fact, FC Den Bosch put a lot off effort to avoid losing this match. In the 80th minute, the best scorer in the home team, Danny Verbeek, scored the goal and saved points for FC Den Bosch.

Currently, there is a lot of hug in the top of the league's table. Go Ahead Eagles is the leader with 32 points, but Sparta Rotterdam and FC Den Bosch have the same number of points. As you can see, the fight for the first place gets very even, and the team from Den Bosch doesn't stand in a lost position. The simple math says it all: FC Den Bosch hasn't lost in 9 games in a row.

Not this time. Bayer 04 Leverkusen - VfB Stuttgart 2:0

An unsuccessful trip to Leverkusen: VfB Stuttgart lost to Bayer 04 and still lays down on the last place in the Bundesliga.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen is a tough opponent, especially in its own stadium. It was confirmed in the match against VfB Stuttgart. The hosts played in good, intense way and dominated the team from Stuttgart. You can see it in the ball possession' statistics: almost 60 percent for Bayer! It says a lot about the match of both teams.

Despite the advantage of the rival, the VfB team tried hard not to lose points. And for over an hour this plan was going as it was expected. But Bayer 04 finally hit strongly. In the 76th minute, striker Kevin Volland gave the hosts a lead. This blow hurt the visiting team, and the hosts quickly threw a higher gear to raise the lead. In 83. minute Volland added a second goal in this match and set the match result at 2:0 for Bayer 04.

After the loss in Leverkusen, VfB Stuttgart is still on the last place in the Bundesliga table with 8 points. Luckily for the team, nearest rivals (1. FC Nuernberg, Hannover 96, Fortuna Dusseldorf) are still close to reach as the difference in total number of points is minimal. So, there's still a chance for VfB to bounce from this poor start of the season and to move higher in the table.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen - VfB Stuttgart 2:0 (0:0) Goals: Volland (76., 83.).

Mission accomplished: FC Litija defeated!

It was a difficult match for FutureNet Maribor, in which our team necessarily had to win. Fortunately, players from Maribor handled the pressure and beat FC Litia 4:2 in a match of teams from the top futsal league futsal in Slovenia.

The goal in this match was simple: win! FutureNet Maribor came to Litija as the leader of the league, but with a small advantage over the second in the table Pivovarna Dobovec and the 3rd team, FC Litija. The defeat could knock down our far away from the leader's chair.

Fortunately, our team showed the character of the champions. In Litija, FutureNet Maribor took the lead after 9 minutes of play when Teo Turk scored. The guests answered after a few seconds, but this blow also didn't break our team. In the 15th minute the result was raised by Stojković, and in the 24th minute, Rednak scored the goal and set the result for 3:1 for FutureNet Maribor.

Six minutes before the end of the match, the hosts raised the bar and it got a little bit nervous for our team because FC Litija was losing only 2:3 after Deković's goal. But again FutureNet Maribor withstood the pressure, and in the last minute of the match Stojković determined the result of the match at 4:2 for guests.

Thanks to this victory, FutureNet Maribor has 22 points and still leads in the futsal Extraleague in Slovenia. But our team must maintain a high form, because Pivovarna Dobovec Kozel chases it all the time (21 points).

Second loss of the season. Pogoń Prudnik - FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 87:80

As we anticipated, Pogoń Prudnik turned out to be a very demanding rival for FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław. That's why our team lost to Pogoń 80:87 and noted a second defeat of the season.

Pogoń Prudnik plays great in its own hall. Before the match against FutureNet Śląsk, the team from Prudnik lost only once at home this season. It also promised the team from Wrocław will have to face a very difficult task. And these predictions were confirmed straight from the start of this game. Pogoń played well balanced basketball, its players were better in 1:1 matchups, and in defense the home team was still pulling FutureNet Silesia out of the rhythm. As a result, Pogoń was clearly 49:41 after two quarters of the game. In FutureNet Śląsk, Aleksander Dziewa took the team on his shoulders and kept it alive with great performance on both ends of the playground.

In the second half of the match, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław fell in serious trouble ans was trailing even by 15 points. The hosts knew well how to neutralize the strengths of the visiting team, and they did a great job in the offensive game. Therefore, the team from Wroclaw was able to only reduce the loss to 5 points, for more the hosts didn't allow. Eventually, the match ended with the result 87:80 for Pogon Prudnik.

Despite the defeat, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław remained the leader in the 1st Basketball League. Other teams from the top of the table in this queue of matches also lost, which is why the defeat of the inhabitants of FutureNet Śląsk didn't bring serious consequences. Now, a home match waits for the team from Wrocław - on Saturday, December 1 FutureNet Śląsk will play against STK Słupsk.

Pogoń Prudnik - FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 87:80

Points for FutureNet Śląsk: Dziewa 30 (1x3), Musiał 15 (3x3), Kulon 10, Żeleźniak 9 (3x3), Skibniewski 8, Krakowczyk 4, Leńczuk 2, Tomczak 2, Michałek 0, Pietras 0, Bożenko 0.

Important clash ahead of VfB Stuttgart

On Friday, November 23, football team VfB Stuttgart will meet Bayer 04 Leverkusen. This match will be very important for the team from Stuttgart. Victory can help it escape the Bundesliga relegation zone.

Before the match, which will be played in Leverkusen, Bayer 04 has 11 points and takes 13th place in the table. VfB will come to Leverkusen as the last team in the league with 8 points). Teams that are above the VfB in the table have a small advantage, which means that victory will give the Stuttgart team a significant promotion.

However, it won't be easy for VfB to win because Bayer - although this season is playing just average - is a team made up of many solid players, for example goalie Lukas Hradecky, defender Sven Bender or strikers: Karim Bellarabi, Paulinho or Julien Brandt. Bayer 04 coach is Heiko Herrlich, a former great striker, well known in the football world in Germany. As you can see, the team from Leverkusen - which played even in UEFA Champions League in previous years - has a lot of potential and it is difficult for any opponent to score even a draw with it.

VfB Stuttgart coach Markus Weinzielr informs that in Leverkusen he will miss several important players in the composition. It's injured: Holger Badstuber and Daniel Didavi, as well as a few long-term absentees Alexander Meyer, Berkay Özcan and Borna Sosa. Anastasios Donis have been healing from the injury in the last couple of days and his involvement will be considered just before the game in Leverkusen.

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław faces touch rival: Pogoń Prudnik

It's time to end the break and to return to the field! Basketball players of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław will play in Prudnik with Pogoń. It will be a difficult match with an uncomfortable opponent.

After 10 games of the season, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław has 9 wins and is currently the best team in the league. That's why everyone in the club from Wroclaw is full of optimism. In Prudnik, it is slightly less joyful. The team was supposed to fight for promotion to the Energa Basket League, but for now it seems that this mission will be hard to complete. In 10 matches, Pogoń won only a half. Such a result of the team led by coach Tomasz Michalak is a disappointment, because the team from Prudnik is only 9th in the table. This shows that in Prudnik they didn't dream of such a beginning of the season.

Despite the troubles, Pogoń still can be a dangerous team for everyone in this league. The team from Prudnik has several leaders. It's a small forward Wojciech Pisarczyk (average 17 points and 6.6 rebounds per game), raised in junior teams of FutureNet Śląsk point guard Tomasz Prostak (average 15.9 points and 3.2 assists per match), very experienced 37-year-old power forward Marcin Sroka (12.8 points, 4.4 rebounds) and another veteran of Polish basketball, point guard Grzegorz Mordzak (8.8 points and 3.9 assists for the match). They are players, who at any moment can catch the rhythm very dangerous for the rival and make their life on the pitch a lot harder.

In addition, the sports hall Obuwnik in Prudnik is very specific. The fans sit there practically at the pitch, which creates an amazing atmosphere - very difficult for every visiting team. This season, own four walls are a big advantage of Pogoń, who lost only once in 5 games. And it all shows that FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław will face a difficult task in Prudnik.

A win of Dalaman City Sports Club' volleyball team

The volleyball team of Dalaman City Sports Club continues to do good job as it won another game.

The club' authorities shared the news with us that its junior women volleyball teamt beat Ortaca Belediye Spor 3:0.

   

FC Den Bosch faces SC Cambuur

Dutch football team FC Den Bosch runs a great series: 8 wins in a row. On Friday, November 23, players from Den Bosch will have a great chance to reach two successes at once: to maintains its series and also to become the leader of the 1st football league in the Netherlands.

Before the Friday match, FC Den Bosch has 31 points, is 3rd in the table and loses only single point to the current leader, Go Ahead Eagles. The second team in the table, Sparta Rotterdam, also has an identical advantage. It means that the eventual victory of FC Den Bosch in the upcoming match may give the team promotion to the first place.

The closest rival of FC Den Bosch will be SC Cambuur. It's currently the 9th team in the league, a typical table's middlemen which has 6 wins, 3 draws and 5 defeats. SC Cambuur currently has 21 points and even if it wins with FC Den Bosch, won't advance too high in the table. In addition, the closest rival of FC Den Bosch isn't particularly effective in the offensive. The team has scored 19 goals so far, which is one of the poorest results in the league. In comparison, the players of FC Den Bosch have already scored 26 goals, which shows that in this aspect of the game the hosts of the nearest match have a distinct advantage.

The match FC Den Bosch - SC Cambuur will be played on Friday, November 23, at 20.

 

FutureNet Las Palmas returns to the pitch!

Amateur football team from Russia FutureNet Las Palmas is back in the game! On Saturday, November 24, our team will launch its campaign in the equivalent of Copa del Rey - Spanish King's Cup.

The cup tournament was divided into 3 groups with 6 teams each, which gives 18 teams in total. The best 2 teams will promote from each group, and other 2 teams from the 3rd place with the best balance of goals scored and lost goals will complete the stake. In the end, 8 teams will compete in the Copa del Rey play-off phase.

For little weaker teams, the possibility to play in the Silver Cup will open. The team from the 3rd which didn't promote to the Copa del Ray playoffs will be promoted, together with teams from places 4-5 and one team from place number 6, who will have the best balance of goals scored and lost. Two teams from sixth place in their groups respectively will fall out of further competition.

- We won bronze medals in the AFL Yoshkhar-Ola league. This is a result of which we're proud of, and in the cup tournament we want to fight for the trophy. We can' wait until we go out on the field! - says Eugeny Semenov, captain of FutureNet Las Palmas.

Our team will start its cup campaing on Saturday, November 24 with Levante U.D as a first rival.

Quick summary of 10 games played so far by FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław

After 10 games of the season, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław is the leader in the 1st Basketball League in Poland. Our team won 9 games, showed a lot of good basketball. Coach Radosław Hyży and point guard Norbert Kulon summarize the first stage of the competition.

Coach Radosław Hyży is satisfied with how his team looked in the first 10 games of the season.

- You can definitely say for the moment that the team is developing and going in the right direction - that's what I enjoy the most - comments the coach of FutureNet Śląsk.

In the coach's opinion, his team improved those elements of the game that didn't look their good in the previous season: concentration in matches with theoretically weaker teams.

- In the previous season we lost a few matches, in which it seemed that we faced teams with whom we shouldn't have bigger problems. In the current season, we manage to win in such meetings, and the balance at this moment is very good.

What must FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław improve? Radosław Hyży thinks that his players and the coaching staff have to put a lot of work on the implementation of tactical plans. This is the key to winning the league.

- After another win, it's sometimes hard to realize that 100% mobilization is needed in every match, and 75% level of reaching of our tactics, otherwise we won't win. I repeat once again: this league is leveled. There is no such disparity as in previous years, where on certain trips it was almost a sure victory.

Experienced point guard Norbert Kulon, who joined FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław before the season, shares the views of coach Radosław Hyży.

- So far, the oncentration has been our biggest problem. With a set of such talented players, concentration and belief in one's own skills is crucial. We have tactics based on many shots and on a very offensive game. So we can't - like in Krakow where we suffered our only loss so far - avoid any element in the attack: stop the shots or hesitate. Such downtimes will cost us lost - says Norbert Kulon.

FutureNet Imperium Katowice - newbie with a great results

After 8 games of the season, the biggest surprise of the 1 women's handball league in Poland is the FutureNet Imperium Katowice team. The team which is a total newbie plays without complexes and currently ranks high, on 3rd place in the table.

FutureNet Imperium Katowice is a club established only 5 years ago. Its' also ambitious team which sets new goals every year and achieves them. Last season, the club from Katowice achieved its greatest success so far: promotion to the first handball league of women in Poland. The team from Katowice hasn't played in so high league yet, and as you know, from the height sometimes you can get a headache.

However, the team from Katowice have already proved that is mature and talented enough to deal with such a high level of competition. After reinforcements before the season, FutureNet Imperium is playing solidly, not like the league's total newbie. Effect? 6 wins in 8 games, third place, only three points of loss to the leader.

- Like every professional team before, we set ourselves goals before the season. We certainly didn't want to just be in this league, but to fight and to do our best here. And the goals won't be realized by themselves, obviously. Our results are a result of work, character, motivation and hard work on trainings. As you can see from the table position, our players have it all - says Michał Tyl, president of FutureNet Imperium Katowice.

In the FutureNet Imperium team, all players and coaches do a great job. And it leads to into individual statistics. Katarzyna Sadowska, the best scorer of the team, has 50 goals! In addition, Paulina Łuczyk has scored 26 goals so far, and Aleksandra Jaroszewska 25. These numbers show one of the most important truths in team sports: in the team the ball has to circulate, the players must understand each other and its roles, then everything is like clockwork and it's easier for everyone.

Good news from the Dalaman City Sports Club

Recent days have delivered a lot of good news to the Dalaman City Sports Club. Two teams from the club, from football and volleyball, reached good results in their competitions.

Women volleyball team won 3:2 against Marmaris Akademi. It was a first win of our team in the league.

In the Dalaman City in Turkey, there's also a football charity tournament going on throughout November. It's aimed to help seriously ill local boy and Dalaman club staged three teams under FutureNet brand. One of them have been performing very well so far and a few days ago promoted to the quarter final of the tournament! Its' FutureNet ITFAIYE (Firefighters) team.

 

Another tough rival waits for FutureNet Maribor

Last week, FutureNet Maribor faced a tough challenge but won with Pivovarna Dobovec in a game which has the league leader's chair as a stake. Now, another demanding rival waits for our team. This time it will be FC Litija, currently the third strength in futsal in Slovenia.

FC Litija will be the host of the Friday match. And it's more than sure that FutureNet will have to work hard to get a good result. The team from Litija won 6 out of 7 games, has 18 points and is 3rd in the table. FutureNet Maribor will come to the game as a league' leader, but its advantage over FC Litija is just one point. Therefore, our team's defeat can wash it out of the first place.

In the last three games, FC Litija has completed a set of victories. This indicates that the nearest future rival of FutureNet Maribor is in a better and better shape. Its last win was 8:6 against KMN Benedikt in an away game. The result shows that the FC Litija team had to work hard to get a set of points. It's also needs to be mentioned that 2 sharp shooters play in FC Litija: Anže Širok and Gašper Vrhovec. Both scored 8 goals and have a strong impact on the team's strength.

Special guests during FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław training

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław basketball team has a short break in the league. A few days ago, very special guests came to the team’ workout to improve their sports skills. A group of children from one of Wrocław’ kindergarten was invited to join the team workout. It was a special session, with a lot of funny moments. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław players and coaching staff showed to kids some tricks and even helped them to dunk the ball! Such moments don’t happen very often. Watch a short movie about a unique training of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław basketball team:  

The great success of Axcil Jefferies!

It was a difficult but great weekend for Axcil Jefferies, a racing driver supported by FutureNet. During the final race of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo World Cup 2018, our driver took 3rd place in European series of races!

The final ride at the Lamborghini Super Trofeo World Cup 2018 took place at the Vallelunga track in Italy, on November 15-18. The first two days were the finale of the European championship held as part of this series. Axcil Jefferies drove together with Fabian Vettel, brother of the famous driver from Formula 1, Sebastian.

In the first race, our crew had some problems. Car drove by Axcil turned into the oil stain on the circuit and took some spins. As a result, our team fell low in the classification, but thanks to a good ride managed jump into the 7th place. There were also problems in the second race. The car driven this time by Fabian Vettel was hit in the back and was badly damaged. Even so, Axcil's team also managed to get out of trouble - this time, they finished 3rd and finished on the podium!

During the weekend at Vallelunga, the drivers fought in World Final of Lamborghini Super Trofeo 2018. Also this time our team had some issues and they were serious. During the qualification, a gear bump exploded in our car. Mechanics have worked hard to fix it, but through the failure our team had to start the race from the last place.

- We went a bit like hooligans, we put ourselves to the limits but it paid off: in the final race, we took the 10th place - says Axcil Jefferies.

Big congratulations to Axcil and the whole team!

The end of the horse racing season in 2018

Saturday, November 17, was the day of the last race in the 2018 season for Gared, horse race from the FutureNet stable.

Our horse took part in the race on the track of 1,2 kilometers, for 3-year-old horses or older from group 1. The competition was taken on the Służewiec race track in Warsaw, Poland. This time the rivals were faster than Gared and our horse finished running in 8th place. Now it's time to well-deserved rest, to recover and prepare for the new racing challenges in 2019.

You can watch the entire Saturday's race with Gared in the movie below - our horse starts from gate number 3:

FutureNet Haas Motorsport team awarded!

Race drivers from FutureNet Haas Motorsport enjoy their holidays after the end of the 2018 season, but the year of racing in the cycle RCN and VLN must be summarized. The final gala at the end of the season brought a lot of prizes to our team!

Throughout the season, FutureNet Haas Motorsport drivers raced in 2 cycles: RCN and VLN. The host of all competitions was the legendary Nurburgring race track in Germany. Our team always fought ambitiously and never gave up when faced bad luck, like car damage or collisions. Fight and fortitude always counted the most. The effects came after the season.

At the final gala organized at the Nurburgring race track offices, FutureNet Haas Motorsport received the following prizes:

  • 1st place in the team classification in the Teamranking with 3 cars
  • prize for 6th place (among 500 rivals) for Jurgen Roth driver
  • an award for Jurgen Roth for the 2nd place in the category of production cars championships

Congratulations for the team: it'was a great year and #PoweredByFutureNet sports family is just proud of you!

SC Telstar - FC Den Bosch 1:4

FC Den Bosch outclassed SC Telstar 4:1 and strengthened its position on the podium in the 1st Dutch football league! The team from Den Bosch is now very close to the first place in the league.

This match was even only for 45 minutes. In the 8th minute FC Den Bosch took the lead after Holla scored. The hosts replied in the 21st minute when Korpershoek scored the equalizer.

In the second part of the match, the hosts wasn't able to keep pace with the guests. FC Den Bosch again took the lead in the 47th minute, when Vaisannen scored to 2:1. A moment later SC Telstar player Rodny Lopes Cabral was punished with a red card. Then it was clear: the hosts would have a difficult task to grab even a draw. Later during the game, FC Den Bosch blew a two additional punches. Van der Sande scored in the 78th Minute, and in the additional time Verbeek set the final score as 4:1 for the guest team.

Thanks to the victory over SC Telstar, FC Den Bosch currently has 31 points and ranks third in the Dutch 1st league table. Our team trails with just a single point to the leader and the vice-leader, and has 4 points advantage over fourth team, FC Oss.

Third win in a row of FutureNet Imperium Katowice!

The 3rd victory in the row of the FutureNet Imperium Katowice team! On Saturday, November 17, our team had a very difficult away match with SPR Olkusz. It wasn't a favorite, but won 28:27!

During the summer preseason time, FutureNet Imperium played twice with SPR Olkusz in sparring matches. At that time, it never managed to win: once the SPR won, the second match ended in a draw. Therefore, before the match on Saturday the FutureNet Imperium players expected a difficult task. And these predictions have been easily confirmed.

From the first whistle of the referee, the match in Olkusz was very even. However, dll the time the FutureNet Imperium had the advantage and for most of the time of the first half maintained a safe distance and led by several goals.

In the second half things started to be hot. The team from Katowice lost the two best shooting players. Paulina Łuczyk and Katarzyna Sadowska got two yellow cards, and as a result they were red and had to return to the locker room. Our team also made a few mistakes, through which lost 4-goals advantage. Just before the end of the game, SPR Olkusz reduced the loss to 2 goals. However, our team didn't lose the cold blood and maintained the victory 28:27.

Thanks to the victory in Olkusz, FutureNet Imperium Katowice was promoted to the 3rd place in the table! Our team currently loses 3 points to SPR JKS Jarosław and UKS Varsovia Warsaw - both teams have 21 points each.

FC Den Bosch aims to become the leader of Dutch football 1st league

It's time to keep a good series! On Sunday, November 18, FC Den Bosch will play away match against SC Telstar. The victory will allow the team from Den Bosch to keep the place at the league's podium.

In the previous series of matches, FC Den Bosch defeated Twente Enschede 2:1 at home. It was a match of two neighbors from the table and its result served as a trampoline from which the Den Bosch team jumped into the 3rd place. In addition, FC Den Bosch is currently only 2 points behind the leader, Sparta Rotterdam.

SC Telstar, the closest rival of FC Den Bosch, curently holds the place in the middle of Dutch 1st league. It's also a team that plays very evenly - either wins or loses, without draws. In 13 games, SC Telstar has won 6, and 7 , has no game finished with a draw. The advantage of the Telstar team is solid defense - so far, the team has lost 20 goals which is a quite solid result when you compare it to performances of other teams. Therefore, FC Den Bosch strikers will have to work hard to dismantle the opponent's defensive line.

SC Telstar - FC Den Bosch match will take place on November 18, first whistle scheduled ad 2:30 p.m.

Open road to the top of the table. FutureNet Imperium Katowice vs. SPR Olkusz

2 matches - 2 wins, including one in a difficult one played abroad. FutureNet Imperium Katowice is getting better all the time. On Saturday, November 17, the team will have the opportunity to confirm this in the another away match, this time against SPR Olkusz.

At first - hardly earned win against MKS Olimpia-Beskid Nowy Sącz 25:23, then a great victory 29:19 in Warsaw with AZS AWF - the last series of FutureNet Imperium is quite impressive. The team from Katowice plays their first season at such a high level of competition, but doesn't look like a typical newbie. The team of coach Janusz Szymczyk' from the match to the match matures, gains experience and becomes an increasingly difficult rival to overcome.

After 7 games, FutureNet Imperium Katowice has won 5 and has 15 points. Thanks to this, our team takes 4th place in the table. But the team from the second (SPR Sośnica Gliwice) and third place (UKS Varsovia Warsaw) also have 15 points, and the balance of goals scored and lost is decisive. That's why in the match against SPR Olkusz, FutureNet Imperium will stand a good chance. If rivals lose their points and our team wins, then it can even reach the position of the vice-leader of the 1st women's handball league!

But it won't be easy. Theoretically, SPR Olkusz is a weaker team, because it holds only 7th in the table. But SPR so far has played only 5 matches (2 less than FutureNet Imperium), of which 3 have won. Secondly, one of the best scorers in the league plays in the team from Olkusz. Natalia Kolonko scored 52 goals in 5 games which gives a great average over 10 goals per match! Thirdly, during the preseason FutureNet Imperium played friendly twice with the SPR: one game finished as tied and the second game was lost by our team. This may indicate that the rival from Olkusz has a key to beat our team. Therefore, FutureNet Imperium Katowice - although it will be the favorite of this match - will have to face a difficult challenge.

VfB Stuttgart players on duties in their national teams

Two VfB Stuttgart players, Beniamin Pavard and Santiago Ascacibar, were nominated to national teams for the upcoming matches.

Pavard will play two matches in the French national team. On Friday, November 16, he will play against the Netherlands in the UEFA League of Nations, and on November 20 he will compete against Uruguay in a friendly game. And Santiago Ascacibar, together with the Argentine team, will play in two sparrings with Mexico.

Appearances in the national team are also waiting for young footballers of VfB Stuttgart. German youth player Timo Baumgartl will play in the German U-21 national team and David Kopacz was appointed to the U-21 in Poland.

First loss of Dalaman City Sports Club' football team

The third game of the season and unfortunately, the time for the first defeat of the Dalaman City Sports Club football team has come.

Dalaman's players faced with Gümüşlük Gençlik Spor at their own stadium. Our team fought hard and with ambition, but the opponent was better. Eventually, the match ended with the defeat of the Dalaman City Sports Club 0:2. This means that our team after three games played has 2 points.

Axcil Jefferies and his last race of the 2018 season

This will be the last 4 days in the season of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo World Cup racing series! From 15 to 18 November, the races will be held at the Vallelunga, Italy. After all of scheduled races, we will meet the champions of Europe and the world. Axcil Jefferies, driver supported by FutureNet, will take part in the Italian competition.

On Thursday and Friday, November 15-16, drivers will compete in the last two races of the series, which will select the European Champion of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo competition. On Saturday and Sunday, November 17-18, there will also be two races. After them, the name of the best world rider of Lamborghini Super Trofeo World Cup series will be known!

The racing series at the Vallelunga circuit in Italy will also be the last of this year's start of Axcil Jefferies. After returning to Dubai, an athlete supported by FutureNet will focus on training other drivers and on preparations for the new season of starts in 2019.

Watch an official video teaser of the final race:

Away win? No problem! AZS AWF Warsaw - FutureNet Imperium Katowice 19:29

FutureNet Imperium still develops and is a team more and more dangerous for rivals. Our team defeated AZS AWF Warsaw 29:19 and grabbed a very valuable victory in the away match.

Before the meeting in the capital of Poland, both teams were close together in the table. So it was clear that both AZS AWF and FutureNet Imperium would do a lot to win. A set of points would be valuable for the hosts because thanks to it, they could reduce the loss to the table's top teams. And for FutureNet Imperium the victory would be aso valuable, because thanks to it the position in the upper part of the table would become more certain.

The first half of the match in Warsaw was even. FutureNet Imperium was better by blink of an eye led only 11:9 before the second half. The second part of the match was much better for the guests. FutureNet Imperium played great in offence and shot 18 goals. The team from Katowice also showed a piece of a decent defense game and allowed the opponent to score only 10 goals. A strong defensive was the key to winning an important away match.

Two players of FutureNet Imperium stood out in the match in Warsaw: Katarzyna Sadowska (8 goals) and Paulina Łuczyk (7 goals). The full set of points gained from the AZS AWF also helped the team to maintain a high place in the table. Currently, FutureNet Imperium has 15 points and is in 4th place. But the differences between rivals are very small and the balance of goals scored/lost determines.

The great series goes on. Biofarm Basket Poznań - FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 70:79

It was a long series of games and lot of hard work to do for FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław players. But finally, this true marathon has come to the end. In Poznań, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław beat Biofarm Basket 79:70 and scored its 9th win in 10 games of the season.

FutureNet Śląsk had to play several games within a few weeks. It was very demanding series - especially when it comes to the physical resistance. Players from Wrocław had a full right to be tired, even though coach Radosław Hyży distributed minutes on the pitch wisely. But despite this run, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław proved its quality and lost only one game.

In Poznań, local team Biofarm Basket forced FutureNet Śląsk a lot of effort. After two quarters played, the hosts vere leading 36:30. It was a kind of surprise for our team and a signal that in the second half even harder effort will be needed. Shooting efficiency and rebounding also needed to be improved as FutureNet Śląsk before the break was worst than the host team.

In Q3, FutureNet Śląsk was playing better in the offence, scored 23 points in total and had 51 before Q4. Our team was shooting better from the perimeter and also improved its defence. But the hosts still played intense and hard so its loss to FutureNet Śląsk was only 51:53.

In Q4, FutureNet Śląsk finally started 3-points shooting. Robert Skibniewski scored twice, Tomasz Żeleźniak and Jakub Musiał added single three-pointers and Biofarm Basket was a little shocked. However, the hosts managed to return to the game and reduced its loss to 70:73. But then players of FutureNet Śląsk was more cold-blooded, added 6 points from the free throw line and the hosts weren't able to score once again. The final result was 79:70 for FutureNet Śląsk. The best scorer of FutureNet was Jakub Musiał (22 points) supported by Aleksander Dziewa (17 points, 14 rebounds) and Tomasz Żeleźniak (12 points, 5 rebounds).

After 10 games of the season, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław has a impressive 9-1 result. Our team has a wide squad, with many players able to explode and become the leader when its needed. Another advantage of our team is experience guaranteed by point guards: Robert Skibniewski and Norbert Kulon. This duo is able to cool down the game and also sees a lot on the pitch. With such a leaders, great shooting players like Aleksander Dziewa and Jakub Musiał were able to fully present their talent in previous games.

Biofarm Basket Poznań - FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 70:79 Points for FutureNet Śląsk: Musiał 22 (3x3), Dziewa 17, Żeleźniak 12 (3x3), Skibniewski 12 (3x3), Kulon 8, Pietras 5, Krakowczyk 3, Leńczuk 0, Michałek 0, Sasik 0.

FutureNet Maribor has regained the leader's chair!

This was an important test for FutureNet Maribor and our team passed it perfectly! FutureNet Maribor defeated Dobovec Pivovarna Kozel 5:3 in the game at the top of futsal league in Slovenia and regained the lead in the table.

Before the match in Maribor, Pivovarna Dobovec Kozel was two points ahead of FutureNet and was sitting in the leader's chair. Our team was in a difficult situation. Had to win to regain the lead and failure would increase its loss to the leader.

Fortunately, FutureNet Maribor players handled the pressure and did their best. Our team played in its own good style, well in every piece of the game. FutureNet Maribor quickly took the lead when Fidersek scored in the 3th minute. The guests leveled the game rapidly thanks to the goal scored by Mordej. Then FutureNet had a good time after goals from Stojkovic and Fidersek. In 26th minute, after Totošković's goal guests trailed only 2:3. However, FutureNet Maribor didn't lose its speed. Jelić and Fidersek replied with goals and FutureNet Maribor led 5:2. In the last minute, the final result of the match as 5:3 was determined by Mordej's goal. It was too late for the guest team to do more in this match.

It's worth to mention that there was a lot of hard fighting during this match. The referee had to cool down the emotions on the pitch and showed 8 yellow cards in total and also one red, by which Klemen Duscak from Dobovec Pivovarna was punished.

After a win against Dobovec Pivovarna, FutureNet Maribor is back at the top of Slovenian futsal league. Our team has 19 points - one more than Dobovec Pivovarna. Our team hasn't lost this season yet and is an only unbeaten team in the whole league.

FC Den Bosch - Twente Enschede 2:1

It was very important win for FC Den Bosch! The team led by coach Wil Boessen beat Twente Enschede 2:1 and jumped into third place in the league's table.

Before this match, FC Den Bosch was trailing to Twente with a single point. So it was obvious that direct match between both teams will deliver a little change in the table. FC Den Bosch had a great chance to overtake its then closest rival and took the chance.

FC Den Bosch hit two fast strokes in the first half. Stefano Beltrame scored a goal in 19th minute and Stefan Velkov increased the lead in 25th minute. Twente Enschede replied soon, with a goal of Boere scored in 32nd minute. But the guest team wasn't able to grab even a draw because FC Den Bosch played tough and wisely in the defence. The Enschede team wasn't helped even by a red card for Velkov in 77th minute.

After this match, FC Den Bosch has 28 points and is third in the table while Twente has 26 points and holds 4th place.

Big chance for FC Den Bosch

On Friday, November 9, FC Den Bosch will have a great change to improve its position. The team has to beat FC Twente Enschede in a game of close neighbours in the league's table.

The host of today's game will be FC Den Bosch. And it may be very important advantage of our team. Why? Because Twente Enschede will arive to Den Bosch as a 3rd team in the league with 26 points on its account. And the home team is currently 4th and has single point less than its closest rival.

As you can see, a win could be like an elevator for FC Den Bosch to jump into the league's top three. But it won't be easy as Twente Enschede is one ot the most efficient offensive teams in the league with 26 goals scored. On the other hand, Twente hasn't win since three games. In the last two series of games, scored 4 points in total. And FC Den Bosch runs a great series of 5 wins in a row. It's a proof of growing form of the team and good sign before Friday's game.

FutureNet Imperium clashes with AZS AWF Warsaw

Season in the Polish 1st women's handball league is speeding up, and the teams in the table are slowly dividing into groups: favorites and those slightly weaker. FutureNet Imperium will have a chance to sit even more comfortable at the forefront of the table. There is one condition: our team must defeat AZS AWF in Warsaw.

Before the match in the Polish capitol, FutureNet Imperium holds 5th place in the table and has 12 points. AZS AWF has 8 points and is on the 6th position. It's also worth to point out that the same number of points as the team from Katowice have two other teams: UKS Varsovia Warsaw and MKS AZS UMCS Lublin. So then, if FutureNet Imperium wins in Warsaw, it jump up in the table. But the AZS AWF' loss to the top teams in the table is not to big. So the host team must win with FutureNet Imperium to shorten its distance.

Two players of the team from Warsaw need additional attention. Patrycja Kozak has scored 39 goals in 5 games and is one of the best offensive players in the league. Katarzyna Pożoga added 22 goals in 5 games. If this duo will be healthy and play on Saturday, FutureNet Imperium defense will have be very cerful and don't leave them too much space to shoot.

To grab an away win and stay on the leader's chair. FutureNet Śląsk faces Biofarm Basket Poznań

It was a long series of matches in a short period of time, but FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław is closing to well-deserved rest. On Saturday, November 10, our team will play an away game against Biofarm Basket Poznań.

The nearest future rival of FutureNet Śląsk is currently one of the weaker teams in the league. Players from Poznan currently hold 13th place in the table among 16 teams. In 8 games, Biofarm won only twice. This is a result below the fans' expectations. On Saturday, Biofarm Basket will try to show its good side in front of its own audience. That's why FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław must be fully-focused in Poznań. The team of coach Radosław Hyży has already had a few opportunities to find out that the theoretically weaker rivals in matches it get additional motivation.

There are a few players in Biofarm Basket Poznań who deserve more attention. Currently, the best scorer of the team is center Mikołaj Kurpisz, who scores on average over 14 points and 10 rebounds per game. He is supported by point guard Tomasz Smorawiński (over 12 points and 4 assists per match). Other tall and strong player of Biofarm Basket, center Adam Metelski (over 10 points and 5 rebounds per game) can also be dangerous.

The team from Poznan can gain an advantage in rebounding. Its players grabs around 40 balls on average every match. Biofarm Basket also has a weak point: effectiveness in the offence. On average, Biofarm Basket scores about 73 points for the match, and FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław over 90. As you can seen, FutureNet Śląsk should expect a lot of tough fight in Poznań, but the opponent can be beaten.

After the game in Poznań, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław will start 2 weeks-long break in the league. Next game of our team will be played on November 24 and the rival will be Pogoń Prudnik.

FutureNet Maribor and clash at the top of the league!

That's for sure: it's going to be a great match! On Friday, November 9, FutureNet Maribor will play in his own hall with Dobovec Pivovarna Kozel. The stake of this match will be the place of the leader in the Slovenian futsal Extraleague.

The previous series of meetings brought a disappointment to FutureNet Maribor. Our team was unlucky enough to draw KMN Oplast Kobarid 3:3, and the victory was lost in the last minute of the match. This result caused that FutureNet Maribor fell to the second place in the table. Its direct rival, Dobovec Pivovarna Kozel, won with KMN Benedikt 12:1, scored 3 points and replaced our team on the first place.

Before the match in Maribor, the FutureNet has 16 points and Dobovec Pivovarna Kozel 18. A simple  math shows the stake: if the hosts win, they will come back to the first place. If Dobovec Pivovarna wins, it will strengthen its position as the leader and FutureNet Maribor will get into trouble, because its loss will increase to 5 points.

Dobovec Pivovarna is a strong rival. The team is managed by the well-esteemed coach Kujtin Morina and has many good players at futsal like Damir Puškar, Alen Fetić, Žiga Čeh, Denis Totošković (former player of FutureNet Maribor), Rok Mordej and Kristijan Postružin. It all proves that Dobovec Pivovarna will be a tough rival for our team.

Charity football tournament in Dalaman City

Sports club has an important role to fill in life of local communities. They deliver a lot of passion, but also often help when it’s needed. That’s why Dalaman City Sports Club from Turkey organized football tournament with a charity goal: to help seriously ill local boy. FutureNet is a partner and sponsor of this event.

The football tournament in Dalaman City was launched on November 4th and will be held to November 22 - until the birthday of the boy for which this event is dedicated. His name is Vuslat Efe Güvenç, he’s 8 years-old and suffers from lymphoblastic leukemia. Tournament will be combined with the charity fundraising for the boy's treatment.

The organizers invited 20 teams to take part, from which 3 plays under the FutureNet brand: FutureNet, FutureNet İTFAİYE (firefighters) and FutureNet TRAFİK ŞUBE (road police). Tournament is held in the Dalaman City, at the club’s football training ground.

The authorities from Dalaman City Sports Club expect that around 300 people will support teams playing in this tournament. This number shows that the tournament arouses deep interest in the local community.

In FutureNet, we believe deeply in the meaning of everyday work to change people’s life for better. We’re also keen to help children in need and our FutureNet Foundation has a great experience in carrying out this mission. That’s why we decided to become a sponsor of the tournament held in Dalaman City. We believe that this event and charity fundraising will help significantly Vuslat Efe Güvenç to fully recover.

What a win! FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław - Górnik Trans.eu Wałbrzych 91:78

This win tastes very sweet. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław beat Górnik Trans.eu Wałbrzych 91:78. The result of the match suggests that hosts won without major problems, but it's not true. This game was full of hard fight to the referee's last whistle.

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław and Górnik Trans.eu Wałbrzych have been rivals for a long time. Each game of both teams burns the emotions of the fans. No wonder, because it's about the title of the best team in the Lower Silesia region. That's why fans from Wałbrzych, wanting to help their team, came to Wroclaw in a large group and during the whole match gave a strong support to The Miners.

It helped because the players from Wałbrzych from the beginning of the game were a very demanding rival for FutureNet Śląsk. In the first quarter, their leader was Hubert Kruszczyński while Aleksander Leńczuk looked great in FutureNet Śląsk. Effect? The advantage of FutureNet Śląsk 23:21 after Q1.

In the next part of the match, the game has sharpened and players of both teams worked hard with their elbows. The hall was hot from emotions. The head coach of Górnik Trans.eu Marcin Radomski didn't handle the pressure and was thrown out by the referee into the locker room. In these nerves the hosts managed better. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław maintained its effectiveness in the offensive, in defense forced on Górnik Trans.eu further errors and turnovers. As a result, until the break FutureNet Śląsk had 48:35 lead.

In the third quarter, guests from Wałbrzych got back on track and FutureNet Śląsk fell into little trouble. Górnik Trans.eu, thanks to the points of Kruszczyński and Piotr Niedźwiedzki, quickly returned to the right track and reduced the loss to 3 points. It promised great emotions in the last part of the match!

At the beginning of Q4, Górnik Trans.eu immediately shot a 3-pointer and tied the game. This was an alarm signal for FutureNet Śląsk: it's time to get back into the game because the opponent is speeding up! At this difficult moment, the calm and experience of playmaker Robert Skibniewski was very useful. Despite the pressure, he skilfully guided the FutureNet Śląsk on the pitch. When it was necessary, he also added points, as well as Aleksander Leńczuk and Norbert Kulon. The hosts began to increase their advantage, and the guests were more and more tired and also strength unable to respond.

The final result of the match is 91:78 for FutureNet Śląska: clear victory, but worked out after a very difficult fight. In FutureNet Śląsk, Norbert Kulon played a great game: 23 points, 5 assists. Robert Skibniewski added 16 points and 10 assists, and Aleksander Dziewa scored 15 points and 16 rebounds.

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław - Górnik Trans.eu Wałbrzych 91:78 Points for FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław: Kulon 25, Skibniewski 16, Leńczuk 15, Dziewa 15, Musiał 12, Pietras 7, Michałek 1, Żeleźniak 0 , Sasik 0, Tomczak, Bożenko 0.  

With FutureNet to the top! Report from Adam Jedliński's trip to Kilimanjaro

It was an incredible, unforgettable adventure and a great lesson, too! In the middle of October 2018, Adam Jedliński took another step in his FutureNet Great Challenge. He hit the road and traveled to Africa with simple goal: to reach Kilimanjaro mountain which has its summit 5 895 metres above sea level!

African trip was a part of bigger mission called Seven Summit Challenge. It’s about reaching the highest mountain on each continent on Earth. So far, Adam has taken two steps and has 5 go to.

The third step of Adam’s Seven Summit Challenge was supposed to be taken on Kilimanjaro. The beginning of this trip added strength and optimism to the travelers supported by FutureNet. Residents of the area around this mountain in Tanzania were very helpful and supported them in various ways. Their support was additionally valuable, because Adam's expedition had some logistical problems. When they arrived, it turned out that their luggage wasn’t delivered. They got it back 2 days after the arrival, so the crew had to wait in place. Our travelers used this spare time to get to know this place in Africa and local habits - including those related to brewing and drinking coffee.

However, the expedition supported by FutureNet solved all the problems and finally the crew was able move and to conquer Kilimanjaro! The expedition was divided into several stages. Every day Adam Jedliński and his crew traveled for up 8 hours per day, moving to the next base. That’s how they wanted their organisms to get used to local conditions which are not easy for foreigners.

- During our walk to the summit, we were wearing various elements emphasizing our cooperation with FutureNet. This attracted the attention of other travelers. We’ve often been asked what the company is, what its activity is and how to establish cooperation with FutureNet - says Adam Jedliński.

Six days after the start of the expedition, the FutureNet flag hung on the summit of Kilimanjaro. Unfortunately, without the participation of Adam Jedliński. Our adventurer suffered from health problems, through which he was forced to withdraw from the march to the top.

- At this point, I’d like to share a caution with all mountain enthusiasts. Just listen to your body, don’t take unnecessary specifics that are supposed to help, do push yourself too hard by pressure from other people who may not care about your success - Adam Jedliński warns.

Despite the unlucky ending of an expedition to Africa, a traveler supported by FutureNet doesn’t lose optimism. He’s already planning a return to Kilimanjaro, and the initial date is the beginning of 2019. In addition, he adds: - This trip was an amazing adventure, after which there was a lot of memories and experiences. With FutureNet to the top: well, it works!

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław players among the leaders of the league

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław had a great start to the season. The team led by coach Radosław Hyży won 7 of 8 games and is the leader of the league. It's a great merit of the impressive form of two players: strong Aleksnder Dziewa and Norbert Kulon.

Aleksander Dziewa is only 21-years-old and is already considered one of the best young basketball players in Poland. This season, Dziewa shows that these compliments are fully deserved. The FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław player is growing above the league reality. Currently, he has a great averages: 22.5 points, over 11 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game. Thanks to this, he is the best scoring and and rebounding player of the league.

Norbert Kulon is another strong point of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław. He plays well both as a shooter (with an average of over 15 points per game, and as a playmaker (6.6 assists per game, which is the second result in the league).

It's worth to mention that another FutureNet player, veteran point guard Robert Skibniewski, provides over 4 assists per match. This shows that the game creation area of the team is in good hands, and both point guards became the core of FutureNet Śląsk.

It will be Polish El Classico in basketball!

There are matches in which the players' elbows work all the time and sparks fall on the pitch. These are sports classics that have been arousing the emotions of fans for years. One such match is the clash between Polish basketball teams: FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław and Górnik Trans.eu Wałbrzych. On Wednesday, November 7, both teams will meet in Wrocław.

Górnik Trans.eu is a newbie in Polish basketball 1st division. It's also a team with an interesting tradition and ambitions who tries to return to their rightful place in Polish basketball after years of playing in the lower leagues.

This season, the team from Wałbrzych performs unexpectedly well. In 7 games, Górnik Trans.eu won 4 times and has 11 points and currently is on the 8th place among 16 teams.

The leader of the team is center Piotr Niedźwiedzki who has an average of 19.2 points, 11 rebounds and almost 2 blocks per game. Currently, he's one of the top players in entire league. Power forward of FutureNet Śląsk Aleksander Dziewa, who is currently the best scorer in the league, will have a very difficult time with him - that's for sure.

In Górnik, there is also an experienced 36-year-old point guard Rafał Glapiński, who has almost 4 assists every match and also solid power forward Marcin Wróbel who also performs a good job (almost 10 points and 5 rebounds per game). FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław players should also pay attention to Jakub Der, who came to Górnik during the summer break and who has experience playing at Stelmet Zielona Góra - one of the best Polish clubs of recent years.

At the weekend, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław suffered its first defeat this season losing to AZS AGH Krakow. This irritated the ambition of the team. Now players want to prove that it was just a single flop. But it won't be easy because Górnik Trans.eu Wałbrzych isn't only a solid opponent. It's also a team which never allow itself to leave FutureNet Śląsk even a milimeter of free place on the pitch.

Important award for the goalkeeper of FutureNet Las Palmas!

Great news from the FutureNet Las Palmas amateur football team! Oleg Chervovkin, its goalkeeper, was named the best goalie of the season in Russian amateur league AFL Yoshkhar-Ola!

The season in Yoshkhar-Ola league has come to the end and FutureNet Las Palmas. The tropies and medal was granted, as well as individual distinctions. One of them went to Oleg Chervovkin, goalie of FutureNet Las Palmas. The league officials decided that he was the best goalkeeper throughout the entire season.

- It's a well-deserved reward, there's no doubt about it. Thanks to Oleg, we lost significantly less numer of goals than our opponents. Oleg played important role in our team - comments Evgeny Semenov, striker and captain of FutureNet Las Palmas.

Milena Chorążewska prepares for new challenges

After demanding season with successes, horse rider Milena Chorążewska and her horse Bajer currently have recovery time to recuperate before the new challenges. This duo should be back on the race track in December.

At the beginning of September 2018, Milena Chorążewska raced in the final edition of Baltic Cup 2018 and scored two bronze medals in two racing categories. It was a great finish of demanding racing year. That's why coach Łukasz Lesner ordered: Bajer needs at least 2 months rest.

While the horse recovers, Milena Chorążewska participated in many trainings for horse racing pupils. But every recovery time ends. That's why Milena and her coach started to work over the racing schedule for the upcoming season. At first, Milena and Bajer want to get back on racing track in December, in some minor races. And from the beginning of 2019, Milena and her talented horse will try to do the next step in their development and start in some higher rated races.

Jong PSV Eindhoven - FC Den Bosch 0:1

It was a good Monday evening for FC Den Bosch. The team supported by FutureNet won the away match with Jong PSV Eindhoven 1:0.

In this match, fans had to wait a long time for the winner to emerge. FC Den Bosch scored the winning goal in the very end of the game. In 81st minute, the first and only goal in this match was scored by Stefan Velkow.

Three points scored in Eindhoven allowed FC Den Bosch to move up to fourth place in table of Dutch 1. League. The team reduces the distance to the leaders. Sparta Rotterdam, which currently holds the lead, has 27 points - only 2 more than FC Den Bosch.

Important match before FC Den Bosch

On Monday, November 5, FC Den Bosch will clash with Jong PSV Eindhoven in the last game of 12th series of games in the Dutch First League.

This game has a lot of weight for the FC Den Bosch. A win will help the team to jump from 5 to 4 place in the league's table as our team has currently 22 points and Almere City FC - which is on the 4th place - has 23 points. Simple math shows it all: 3 points for FC Den Bosch will be like a trampoline to climb up and reduce its loss to the teams from the top three in the league.

It's worth to mention that Jong PSV Eindhoven before the game with FC Den Bosch holds the 10th place with 16 points. This is a reserve team of famous PSV Eindhoven club where young and talented players are gaining the necessary experience to grab a place in the senior PSV' team in the future. In the current season, Jong PSV Eindhoven presents average at the most. So, it won't be an easy game for FC Den Bosch but any other result than a win will be a surprise.

Dalaman City Sports Club Football Team - Bodrum Karaovaspor 0:0

The season began at the fullest! The Dalaman City Sports Club football team has already finished the second game. Our players are still waiting for victory.

In the second match of the season, the amateur team of Dalaman City Sports Club scored the second draw. This time our players played with Bodrum Karaovaspor and drew 0:0.

Great win of FutureNet Imperium Katowice!

And that's what we call a hard-earned victory! FutureNet Imperium Katowice defeated MKS Olimpia-Beskid Nowy Sącz 25:23. The result of the match weighed until the last minutes.

Our players left a lot of health and strength in this match. MKS Olimpia-Beskid Nowy Sącz set very difficult conditions. We expected this because there are no easy points in the league, and everyone wants to show their best side. And the team from Nowy Sącz showed how what this toughness mean on the pitch.

From the beginning of the match in Katowice the score was waving, none of the teams could build a significant advantage. But at some point, the FutureNet Empire began fly away to a safer distance and led even 17:12.

However, the visiting team didn't give up. Players from Nowy Sacz fought hard for a draw, they also improved their defense game. And it paid off: when there was 50 minute of the game, MKS Olimpia-Beskid went on the lead with one goal! It was a serious alarm bell for the team from Katowice.

From that moment, the game of nerves began. Ultimately, it was the FutureNet Imperium Katowice that withstood the pressure. When there was a tie 22:22, our team shot three goals, lost only one and secured a victory.

In the FutureNet Katowice, Aleksandra Jaroszewska (7 goals) played remarkable game and was supported by Katarzyna Sadowska (6 goals). And in the team from Nowy Sącz, Aleksandra Leśniak with 9 goals scored must be distinguished.

Unlucky loss of points. KMN Kobarid - FutureNet Maribor 3:3

This is called bad luck. FutureNet Maribor drew with KMN Oplast Kobarid 3:3 and the opponent managed to tie the game in the last minute!

It was an surprisingly difficult match for FutureNet Maribor. Our team was going to Kobarid as the leader of Extraleague in Slovenia and KMN was at the bottom of the table. But as you know in sports, the opponent must never be underestimated.

KMN Obarid surprised the team from Maribor with taking the lead in the 14th minute of the match. However, then FutureNet Maribor took control of this match. Jurić scored for the draw and in 27th minute, Jelić gave the lead to FutureNet Maribor. A minute later, Jurić scored another goal, but this time he defeated his own goalkeeper. FutureNet Maribor didn't give up after this unlucky action, and a moment later was leading again after Fidersek scored.

It seemed that FutureNet Maribor would return home with a victory. But in the last minute of the match, Sovdat he scored for 3:3 and a few moments later, the referee finished the match. What a rollercoaster!

FutureNet Maribor has scored the first draw this season. The loss of points is expensive, because our team lost its leading position and was overtaken by FC Dobovec Pivovarna Kozel (18 points). FutureNet Maribor now is on the second place and has 16 points. In the third place is FC Litija (15 points), so in the next meeting the team from Maribor must win in order not to lose the current position.

First defeat of the season. AZS AGH Kraków - FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 97:88

Each series has to end. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław lost to AZS AGH Krakow 88:97 and suffered the first defeat of the season.

Before the match in Krakow, it was certain that FutureNet Śląsk will have a difficult task there. During the season, AZS AGH has shown several times that has great skills and is not afraid of the favorites. In the first quarter of the match, the hosts immediately showed that they will do its best to grab the win. Its players fought hard in the defence and after this part of the match, AZS AGH was leading 20:18. In the second quarter, FutureNet Śląsk had considerable problems in defense. The players from Wroclaw often fouled and additionally, the hosts had a great period in the attack: recorded a series of 15:3. As a result, they were going to the locker room leading 44:36.

After the break, FutureNet Śląsk managed to reduce losses. It wasn't easy, because the hosts were still impressing by the hard fight and strong defense. But before the last quarter of the match their advantage was only 2 points (61:59). However, it turned out that FutureNet Śląsk couldn't afford more this evening. The hosts again jumped back for a safe distance, defended forcing mistakes on players from Wroclaw and won 97:88. This is the clear and well-deserved win of the hosts.

In the FutureNet Śląsk, Aleksander Dziewa was the best scorer with 24 points and Norbert Kulon (23 points) provided him a decent support. On the other hand, Jakub Musiał had only 5 points played worse than usual. In Kraków, FutureNet Śląsk also missed its typical 3-point shooting accuracy with scoring only 4 times from the perimeters in total.

AZS AGH Kraków – FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 97:88 Points for FutureNet Śląsk: Dziewa 24 (1x3), Kulon 23 (1x3), Skibniewski 15 (1x3), Żeleźniak 7 (1x3), Krakowczyk 6, Musiał 5, Michałek 4, Leńczuk 2, Pietras 2

FutureNet Imperium Katowice returns to the league duties

After 2 weeks of break in the competition, FutureNet Imperium Katowice women handball team wil return to the pitch. On Saturday, November 3, our team faces MKS Olimpia-Beskid Nowy Sącz.

Before the match in Katowice, both teams have very diffrent starting position. FutureNet Imperium currently has 9 points and is the third strength of the 1st women's Polish handball league. On the other hand, MKS Olimpia-Beskid is doing poorly this season. In five games it won only once, has 4 points and takes 10th place in the table. As you can see, FutureNet Imperium Katowice clearly will be the favorite of this match.

MKS Olimpia-Beskid has two advantages on which players from Katowice have to watch out for. This is Agnieszka Leśniak and Karolina Płachta. The first players mentioned scored 35 goals in 5 games, and the second one 33. As you can count, both players have 68 goals in total out of 123 which have been scored by the whole MKS Olimpia-Beskid so far. Leśniak and Płachta are therefore the strength of MKS Olimpia-Beskid and FutureNet Imperium must stop one of them (and preferably both) to ensure victory in the Saturday match.

Time to go abroad. AZS AGH Kraków - FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław

Time for the third match of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław during the week. This time, the team of coach Radosław Hyży will clash in Kraków with AZS AGH.

The team from Wroclaw has recently to rise to the heights of physical preparation. Each match is a big challenge, which costs a lot of strength. Three matches, also during the week, is a very serious test: for both players and for the coach, who must shuffle the squad accordingly and give minutes on the pitch to those who have more strength.

On Saturday, October 3, FutureNet Śląsk will play in Kraków where AZS AGH waits. But it needs to be pointed out that team led by coach Wojciech Bychawski doesn't play very well this season. In six games it won only 2 and lays on 10th place in the table. Therefore, FutureNet Śląsk - even after such a series of matches - will be the favorite in Kraków.

The AZS AGH Krakow is led by a young small forward Ivan Wasyl who scores 12,5 points on average and is the team's top scorer. The experienced pointguard Tomasz Zych is great at creating the game and has an average of over 8 assists per match. It is also worth to mention Michał Sadło, who has an average of 7.5 rebounds per game.

However, it seems that the FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław squad is much more experienced and has also more players in growing shape. The team from Wrocław is also an increasingly better-understanding team, so it will have a better chance of winning this match.

Matej Fideršek - best scorer in Slovenian futsal league

FutureNet Maribor futsal team has a powerful start of the new season. And team' captain Matej Fideršek has additional reasons to be satisfied. Currently, he is impressively effective and leads in the classification for the best strikers in Slovenian futsal league.

Five games and 13 goals - that's what Matej Fideršek from FutureNet Maribor has achieved so far. In the first game of the season, Matej totally outscored rival by himself. He lead the team to win against KMN Benedikt 11:1 and scored 6 goals - more than a half of the team' total! That was his best game so far but it's also worth to mention that Matej Fideršek scored in each of five games which FutureNet Maribor played.

In the previous season, Matej Fideršek played in the Croatian futsal league. But it was just an one-year adventure beacause before moving to Croatia, Matej was a captain and a leader of FutureNet Maribor when the team won Slovenian championship twice in a row. Without him, futsal team from Maribor struggled to regain championship crown. Now it seems that with Matej Fideršek on board, FutureNet Maribor will dominate Slovenian league again.

7 games - 7 wins! FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław continues to dominate in the league

The outstanding series of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław goes on! On Tuesday, October 30, our team defeated Energa Kotwica Kołobrzeg 101: 80. It was the 7th victory of FutureNet Śląsk in seven games this season and, at the same time, the third game in a row with over over 100 points scored!

In this match, the players of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław gave a show of accuracy in 3-point shots. They hit as many as 17 out of 33 attempts, which gives over 50 percent effectiveness! This is a rare result, and thanks to such effectiveness FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław didn't give Energa Kotwica Kołobrzeg any chances in the match in Wroclaw.

In the first quarter of this match, FutureNet Śląsk had some problems finding its game rhythm. But in the next quarter, the team of the coach Radosław Hyży got back on the right track and before the break it took the lead 48:39. Almost 50 points scored in the first half - it shows how well this evening FutureNet Śląsk played in the offence. Just a simple fact: at some point in the second quarter our team had a series of 22:3. Well, it speaks for itself.

In the second half of the match, the hosts didn't slow down the offensive. For two consecutive quarters they scored a total of 53 points! FutureNet Śląsk continued to be very effective in three-point throws, especially Alexander Leńczuk, who scored 5 times for three points. It's also worth to distinguish Jakub Musiał, who scored 23 points - including 4 threepointers.

On Saturday, November 3, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław will play the next game - this time abroad in Kraków, against AZS AGH. It's a team from the middle of the table with 2 wins in 6 games played.

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław - Energa Kotwica Kołobrzeg 101:80 Points for FutureNet Śląsk: Musiał 23 (4x3), Dziewa 21 (1x3), Leńczuk 17 (5x3), Krakowczyk 14 (1x3), Skibniewski 12 (4x3), Kulon 10 (3x3), Michałek 4, Sasik 0, Żeleźniak 0, Pietras 0, Tomczak 0.

Energa Kotwica Kołobrzeg - next rival of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław doesn't slow down and has to play second match in three days. This time, FutureNet Śląsk faces Energa Kotwicą Kołobrzeg at home - a rival from the bottom of the league's table.

The team from Kołobrzeg certainly didn't imagine the beginning of the season to turn that way. In six games it won once and now is on 14th place among 16 teams. It has the same number of points as the the KS Księżak-Syntex Łowicz which is just one position lower in the table and both teams can easily change places, which will deepen the Energa Kotwica Kołobrzeg crisis.

Individual statistics of Energa Kotwica's players can't throw anybody on their knees. Currently, the team's top scorer is small forward Damian Janiak (13.2 points), and just behind him places power forward Daniel Grujić (12.2 points) who is also the best rebounding player of the team (6 rebounds per game). The best ball-sharing player in the team is shooting guard Jakub Zalewski (4 assists per game). FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław must pay special attention to these players.

FutureNet Śląsk is a definite favorite of this match. After the win with KS Księżak-Syntex Łowicz last weekend, the team of coach Radosław Hyży grabbed the first place in the table. Now it wants to stay there as long as possible, and for this purpose more wins are needed. Therefore, any other result of this match than the victory of FutureNet Śląsk will be a big surprise.

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław - Energa Kotwica Kołobrzeg, Tuesday (October 30), 7:30 p.m.

FutureNet Las Palmas is finishing the season

It's time to say goodbye to the season in the amateur football league of Russia, AFL Yoshkhar-Ola. The FutureNet Las Palmas team will definitely end the game in the group of the three best teams of the season.

Last weekend, FutureNet Las Palmas played a friendly match against Leganes, in which they won 4-1 instead of a league match against Real Madrid. The match against Real wasn't played because the team withdrew from the AFL Yoshkhar-Ola league. This decision was accompanied by a big scandal. In the match against Rayo Vallecano, Real Madrid goalkeeper attacked the referee and was punished with disqualification for 10 matches. Real asked for the decision to be canceled, but the league authorities didn't agree. In response, Real withdrew from the competition and FutureNet Las Palmas won the planned match against "The Royals" with valkover 5:0.

Before the last series of games, FutureNet Las Palmas has 26 matches played and 66 points. In the first place is Athletic Bilbao (25 games, 73 points), and on the second: Rayo Vallecano (25 matches, 67 points). So it looks like our season team will end up with a bronze medal. This is the huge success of FutureNet Las Palmas!

Football team of Dalaman City Sports Club started the new season

First game in the books! Footballers from the Dalaman City Sports Club have launched the new season of the Turkish Super Amateur League.

The first rival of Dalaman City Sports Club was the Dalyanspor club. The match finished with tie, 1:1. Before the game, both teams honoured the memory of Mustafa Uğurcan Sarı, a member of Dalaman Sports Club who died in car accident a few weeks ago.

Great racing weekend for horse Gared from the FutureNet stable

It was a good race for Gared, very talented horse from the FutureNet stable. On Sunday, October 28, Gared won a race held at Służewiec track in Warsaw, Poland.

During Sunday's race, Gared had to put a lot of strenght and skills to become the winner. He was leading straight from the start but later other horses got very close. Gared had to fight for the victory until the last seconds, and he won with just a hair stroke! That kind of wins show how talented and skilled this horse is.

If you want to see how Gared (running in row 1) won in Warsaw, check out the video below:

The coach of FutureNet Imperium Katowice with prestigious award

In 2018, handball in Poland celebrates its 100 anniversary. It was a great opportunity for Polish President Andrzej Duda to award many players, coaches, referees and officials for their service in Polish handball. Janusz Szymczyk, the coach of FutureNet Imperium Katowice, received the Bronze Cross of Merit.

Janusz Szymczyk (on the picture above first from the right) is a coach with many years of experience in handball. He worked in both men's and women's teams. In the previous season, he led FutureNet Imperium Katowice to the greatest success in the club's history: a promotion to the First League. In the current season, coach Szymczyk helps the young and still gaining experience team to play solid and hold the place at the forefront of the table.

- I’m extremely pleased that in this special year, when we celebrate the century of Polish independence, I can host and award the representatives of the discipline which also celebrates its centenary in Poland – handball. I'd like to thank you for your previous work and I also ask for more - expressed Mr Andrzej Duda, the President of Poland.

FutureNet Maribor with another win!

FutureNet Maribor players are moving like a storm through futsal league in Slovenia! Our team remains unbeaten - this time FutureNet Maribor defeated FSK Stripy 3:1.

This was the hardest match of FutureNet Maribor this season. FSK Stripy came to Maribor with a clear goal: to complicate the life of the leader! FutureNet Maribor, who has been playing great offense this season, struggled to score even a single goal before the break. It was something which fans of FutureNet Maribor hasn't seen yet throughout the season.

After the break, FutureNet Maribor returned to the right track. In the 25th minute, the result of the match was opened by Fidersek and in the 33th minute, Stojković raised to 2:0. In the 37th minute of the game, Stojković scored his second goal and gave FutureNet Maribor a 3-0 lead. FSK Stripy replied only with one of the honorary goals that Tavcar scored.

With 5 wins in 5 games, FutureNet Maribor holds the first place in the Slovenian futsal league. But our team has a rival just behind its back. Dobovec Pivovarna Kozel also has five wins on its account and trails to FutureNet Maribor with only a worse goals scored/goals lost balance.

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław just can't be stopped

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław remains unbeaten! The team led by coach Radosław Hyży won for its sixth game of the season, this time an away game against KS Księżak-Syntex Łowicz 100:77. This win helped our team to jump into the first place in the league's table!

FutureNet Śląsk has a dream start to the season. A series of six wins in a row doesn't happen often. But it also doesn't seem that players from Wrocław would lose their great form anytime soon. FutureNet Śląsk is getting better and better from match to match and its game is still improving. Players from Łowicz only in the first quarter of this match were able to make an equal fight. In the second quarter, FutureNet Śląsk clearly jumped up and took the lead 53:37 before the break.

After the break, the match in Łowicz looked similar. The hosts tried to return to the game but FutureNet Silesia hit two three pointers in a row and cooled down the rivals' plans. In the fourth quarter, the hosts we're sure that they won't be able to even tie the game. And FutureNet Śląsk kept its good shooting accuracy. Before the final whistle, our team managed to take the lead reaching more than 20 points. And that's how it ends. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocła won with KS Księżak-Syntax Łowicz 100:77.

This win has a additional sweetness in its taste because it allowed FutureNet Śląsk to jump into the first place in the league. Our team has the same number of points as Rawlplug Sokół Łańcut but has also best points scored/lost index than its closest rival.

KS Księżak-Syntex Łowicz - FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 77:100 Points for FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław: Dziewa 26 (4x3), Musiał 19 (4x3), Kulon 14, Krakowczyk 10 (2x3), Żeleźniak 10 (1x3), Skibniewski 7, Leńczuk 8 (2x3), Michałek 4, Pietras 2

FutureNet Imperium Katowice - SPR Sośnica Gliwice 21:29

FutureNet Imperium Katowice hasn't advanced to the national phase of the women's handball Polish Cup. In the final game for teams from Silesia region, FutureNet Imperium lost to SPR Sośnica Gliwice 21:29.

This was the second meeting of both teams this season. The first was held a few weeks ago in Gliwice and it was a league match. FutureNet Imperium made a big surprise then and defeated SPR Sośnica on its pitch. Players from Katowice have already shown that they have their idea how to win with SPR Sośnica and the Polish Cup match they wanted to show it again.

However, this time the players of SPR Sośnica didn't let themselves be surprised. From the beginning of the match against the FutureNet Imperium, they had it under control. The team from Katowice fought ambitiously, at some point even tied the game to 9:9. But the players from Gliwice were stronger and for each attempt to chase the result replied with a series of effective attacks.

SPR Sośnica won the Silesian Women's Handball Cup and promoted to the national phase of the Polish Cup in which will play handball with the PGE Superleague teams. FutureNet Imperium Katowice may focus on playing in the league. Our team is doing very well this season and will surprise many rivals.

Good result of Artur Kozłowski, steel dart player powered by FutureNet

Great result of Artur Kozłowski, a steel dart player supported by FutureNet. He took the third place in the tournament for the Director's Cup of MOSiR Mikołów, Poland.

The tournament was held on Saturday, October 20, 2018. The full name of the competition was PDO (Polish Dart Organization) Polish Cup - II Individual Steel Darts Tournament for the Director of MOSiR Mikołów. As the name suggests, the points gained in this tournament will be counted in the general classification of the Polish Cup. And it means that the competition in Mikołów has its importance.

Artur Kozłowski, dart player supported by FutureNet, showed a good form during the competition in Mikołów. Our talented sportsman took third place in men's competition. Congratulations!

It's time for FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław to start a true marathon!

It will be a very demanding time for FutureNet Śląska Wrocław. From October 27 to November 10, the team will play 5 league matches! Its first rival in this difficult series will be KS Księżak-Syntax Łowicz, and the match will be held on Saturday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m.

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław and KS Księżak-Syntax Łowicz are currently teams from two different worlds in the 1st basketball league in Poland. FutureNet Śląsk has won each of the 5 matches and currently holds the second second place. On the other hand, the team from Łowicz in five games won only once. As a result, it stays in the last but one place in the league's table

However, this doesn't mean that the team from Wrocław will have an easy match. Why? Because everyone in the league mobilizes harder than usual when has to fight against favorite team. FutureNet Śląsk get a sample of this motivation in its last match against SKK in Siedlce, the last team in the league. FutureNet Śląsk won after extra time and thanks to the shot taken in the last seconds of the match. On Saturday, we expect the same difficulty level against KS Księżak-Syntax Łowicz.

Currently, the team from Łowicz has two leaders. The first is 31 years-old experienced small forward Arkadiusz Kobus, who scores 13 points per game. And the second is point or shooting guard Jan Grzeliński, who has currently 12.6 points per game and over 4 assists per game. It's worth noting that in the previous season Grzeliński played in Śląsk Wrocław and during the summer break he decided to switch clubs and joined the team from Łowicz.

In Saturday's game, FutureNet Śląsk will try to maintain its great series without loss. And for the KS Księżak-Syntax Łowicz, there's nothing much to lose: this team can play in Wrocław without too much pressure beacause its win will be a big surprise and loss will be something expected anyway.

FutureNet Imperium Katowice fights for promotion to the Polish Cup

On Thursday, October 25, FutureNet Imperium Katowice will play one of its most important games so far this season. Our team clashes with SPR Sośnica Gliwice in the final of Polish Cup - Silesian regional stage.

This match will have big stake. The winner will secure the right to play in the national stage of the women' handball Polish Cup. That's why we can expect that this won't be an easy meeting for FutureNet Imperium. For the simple reason - the winner takes everything, the loser will go home with nothing.

Both teams have already met this season. A few weeks ago, they stood against each other in Gliwice. SPR was the favorite of that meeting but the FutureNet Imperium came out with a win. It's a good sign before the Thursday match. The Polish Cup match between SPR Sośnica Gliwice and FutureNet Imperium Katowice will be played on Thursday, October 25, start at 5 p.m.

Dalaman City Sports Club rafting team won Turkish championship!

What a great news from Dalaman City Sports Club! The rafting section brought home great results from the 4th round of the Turkish championship held in Kahramanmaraş, Ceyhan Stream. One of the men's teams of Dalaman Club won Turkish championship!

The rafting competition took place on October 18-21, 2018. The Dalaman City Sports Club team showed great skills, and this must pay of with a lot of great results! Just take a look: men's mixed team won the Turkish Championship! And it's not the end - in the men's Open category, the team from Dalaman won 2nd place and men U23 team finished 3rd.

Women rafting athletes from the Dalaman City Sports Club also did outstanding job during the competition. In the Open category, the Dalaman team was third, as well as in the U19 category.

We're very proud of our athletes and amazed by the results which they achieved. 5 cups and 25 medal - great job!

FutureNet Haas Motorsport season is closing to the end

FutureNet Haas Motorsport is slowly closing to the end of racing season 2018. On Saturday, October 20, our team competed in the last year's VLN cycle race at Nurburgring race track in Germany.

It was a bitter sweet race for FutureNet Haas Motorsport. Our team was in good form and had an appetite to even jump on the podium. But during the race, one of the competitors entered the corner too quickly and hit the FutureNet Haas Motorsport car. As a result, our driver had to go down to the pit stop so that the mechanics could quickly fix the car and make it able to race again.

After returning to the track, there just wasn't enough time to return into the 6th place. The repair took was quite complicated and took plenty of time. Eventually, FutureNet Haas Motorsport ended this competition at the 19th place.

The winter is closing and that means that racing season in Europe is closing to the end. Now it's time for staff of our team to prepare for the next year of fast racing. And we're sure that there will be plenty of good things going on around FutureNet Haas Motorsport!

It's confirmed: FutureNet Las Palmas with bronze medal!

Great success of FutureNet Las Palmas! Our footballers playing in the Russian amateur league AFL Yoshkhar-Ola will definitely end the season with a bronze medal. But it may not be all - it's still possible, though it will take a lot of luck, to reach even for silver medal!

It was a very successful series for FutureNet Las Palmas. Our team has a slight crisis behind it. The last results, which was a win with Real Sociedad 7: 1, it's a proof. And this victory has a additional sweet taste because thanks to it FutureNet Las Palmas will definitely take at least third place in the league and win the bronze medal.

By the end of the season in AFL Yoshkhar-Ola has only one series of meetings. It's been already certain that Athletic Bilbao will be the champion - this team currently has 73 points and no one will catch it. Rayo Vallecano holds second place (64 points) and the third is FutureNet Las Palmas (63 points).

In theory, there is a mathematical chance that FutureNet Las Palmas will finish with silver medal. But the point is that Rayo didn't play in this round and took part in some Russian national tournament instead. That's why it has an additional match against Sporting Gijon to go. If Rayo wins, it will definitely win the silver medal. If loses, in the last round of the season Future Las Palmas could jump into second place. But with one condition: Rayo will not win. It won't be easy, but you have to fight to the end!

Sometimes it's a win, sometimes it's a loss

The women handball team FutureNet Imperium Katowice has been like on a rollercoaster recently. The team won one imporant game and just a few days later had to settle with a clear loss.

On Thursday, FutureNet Imperium Katowice played against Zgoda Ruda Śląska - Bielszowice. It was a semi-final of Polish Cup, regional stage. Our team gave a great performance, showed great skills and beat the rival in a convincing way 32:22. In the final match of the regional stage of Polish Cup, FutureNet Imperium will face SPR Sośnica Gliwice. It's a team with which FutureNet Imperium fights also in the league. Both teams have already met and FutureNet Imperium came back home from this match with 3 points after winning in Gliwice.

On Saturday, our team returned to its usual job in the league. And it has a very tough challenge to face. FutureNet Imperium went to the city of Jarosław to clash with league's leader: SPR JKS Jarosław. It was easy to predict that win of our team would be a surprise. And it doesn't happed. SPR JKS won 33:20 which is a very clear win. But despite this loss, FutureNet Imperium Katowice managed to stay on the 3rd place in the league's table.

 

K1 European Championship in Slovakia: Maks Bratkowicz finished in quarterfinals

Maksymilian Bratkowicz ended the K1 European Championships 2018 in Slovakia in the quarterfinals. Our fighter fought hard and lost very narrow - by only one point - with Ukrainian Vladyslav Fostenko.

It was a very bizarre fight. Maksymilian Bratkowicz was in the lead for the most of the fight, he fought hard and it seemed that he would advance.  But at such a high level of competition there is no room for even a single moment of weakness. Vladyslav Fostenko took advantage of Bratkowicz's moment of inattention, hit a few accurate and strong blows. And it helped him not only to recover and also to take the lead. And after the fight, the judges ruled that Fostenko won with one point.

Before the tournament in Slovakia, Maksymilian Bratkowicz had great hopes for success. He wanted to win a medal - at least a bronze one. Unfortunately, sport is sometimes cruel and verifies plans. However, Maks is a tough fighter and a great character. We're sure that after this defeat he will come back stronger and even better as an athlete.

FutureNet Maribor remains unbeaten in Slovenia

FutureNet Maribor futsal team has a dream start of the season. Our team hasn’t lost yet in four games. And in the last match FutureNet Maribor demolished its rival – beat FC Ivančna Gorica 8:1!

In this match, there wasn’t any doubt for even a single moment which team is better and who will return home with a victory. Until the break FutureNet Maribor led 3:1 and it was obvious that the hosts will have to work very hard to get even a draw. And after the break our team threw even higher gear. FutureNet Maribor hit another 5 goals without losing even one and won 8:1.

In the FutureNet Maribor team, individual performances of Teo Turk (2 goals) and Matej Fideršek (3 goals) are worth to be noticed. And thanks to this win, FutureNet Maribor holds the first place in the Slovenian futsal league even more confident.

FC Ivančna Gorica - FutureNet Maribor 1:8 (1:3) Goals for FutureNet Maribor: Turk (2), Fideršek (3), Vidmar, Jelić, Kordiš.

Crazy game, tough earned win in Siedlce!

Incredibly crazy match with many changes in scenario! FutureNet Śląsk won with SKK Siedlce 104:102 after overtime. This is a big surprise because FutureNet Śląsk came to Siedlce as a definite favorite.

It was supposed to be a fairly easy match for FutureNet Śląsk. The team led by coach Radosław Hyży came to Siedlce as the leader of the table, and SKK was the last team - without even a single win. winning. Therefore, it was expected that possible that the guest team would do its job quickly and efficiently.

During the first two quarters of this match everything went according to the FutureNet Śląsk' plan. Aleksander Dziewa played well, he was supported by Tomasz Żeleźniak and until the break the guests were leading clearly, 52:38. With this result, the second half could be approached with comfort and peace of mind. But after the break, the hosts started to use zone defence defend and it was the key to throw FutureNet Śląsk out of the rhytm in the offence. SKK also improved its shooting accuracy and scored several important hits. In the other hand, FutureNet Śląsk played poorly, ineffectively and nervously. As a result, the guests not only made up for the losses, but also took the lead 64:63.

In the fourth quarter, the game was still very narrow. Both teams had their moments, with just a few minutes before the end FutureNet Śląsk was leading 91:88 and was close to claim the victory. However, Bartosz Wróbel from SKK scored three pointer and managed to the overtime.

In the additional part of the match at the beginning the hosts looked better and even grabbed the lead. However, Aleksander Dziewa responded with a series of 8 points in a row and brought back FutureNet Śląsk into the game. At the very end of the match there was a draw 102:102. In the dying minutes, FutureNet Śląsk had the ball and Robert Skibniewski showed his experience and. He took the perfect moment to dribble defender, made a confident shot and gave FutureNet Śląsk a 104:102 win.

SKK Siedlce - FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 102:104 Points for FutureNet Śląsk: Dziewa 38 (4), Żeleźniak 15 (4), Skibniewski 14 (2), Leńczuk 13 (3), Kulon 11 (3), Muisał 5, Pietras 4, Michałek 4, Krakowczyk 0.

To maintain good run: FutureNet Śląsk vs. GKS Tychy

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław has very busy days recently. Just a few days after a win with Jamalex Polonia 1912 Leszno, on Wednesday team led by coach Radosław Hyży will have to face another difficult rival. This time FutureNet Śląsk clashes with GKS Tychy.

Currently, GKS Tychy hold 4th place in league's table. After three games played, GKS has two wins and one loss in its books and 5 points in the table. FutureNet Śląsk advantage over its next rival is only 1 point what means that possible win of GKS in Wrocław will make both teams switch their position in league's table.

GKS has a few interesting and efficient players inside the team. Power forward Paweł Zmarlak now has 14,7 points scored in average and he's the best scorer of GKS. He also gets around 8 rebounds per game. It's more than sure that tall players of FutureNet Śląsk will have a lot of hard work to do to neutralise this player. Point and shooting guard Paweł Szymczak and centre Maciej Maj scores 13,3 points per game and 24 years-old playmaker Piotr Wieloch (who joined the team in summer after a few seasons with Biofarm Basket Poznań) scores more than 10 points and more than 6 assists per game.

As you can see, GKS Tychy has strong foundation both inside the paint and from the perimeter. That's why this team may deliver many problems for FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław during Wednesday's game. But without any doubts, the hosts will be also a favourite of this match. FutureNet Śląsk hasn't lost yet and also has a few players with great form at the beginning of the season: centre Aleksander Dziewa, point guards Norbert Kulon and Robert Skibniewski, as well as shooting guard Jakub Musiał. And as it's more than obvious that FutureNet Śląsk will have a tough challenge to face, any other result than a win of the hosts will be a surprise.

Important win of FutureNet Las Palmas

With just two series of games left to the end of the season, FutureNet Las Palmas has a great chance to finish the Russian amateur AFL Yoshkhar-Ola league with a bronze medal. Our team defeated Celta Vigo 2:1 while it closest competitor from the table, Real Madrit, lost points with Athletic Bilbao.

Currently, the leader of AFL Yoshkhar-Ola league is Athletic Bilbao. Players from this team can slowly train how to open bottles with a champagne because no other team will be able to reach them in the league' table. But it's still an open issue who will be the league's runner-up and who will win the bronze medal.

At the moment, Rayo Vallecano holds the second place with 64 points and FutureNet Las Palmas is 3rd with 60 points. And there are only two games left and 6 points in total to score. If FutureNet Las Palmas maintain its great form from previous games and reach the full stake, it may even finish second. With one condition: Rayo Vallecano must lose its both games. Obviously, there's a very low chance for it to happen but as they say in football: until the ball is moving, everything is possible.

In the last round of games, FutureNet Las Palmas won an away game with Celta Vigo 2:1. As players of the team point out, the gift from FutureNet - new match shirts - brought them luck. And from the other hand, Rayo Vallecano tied with FC Barcelona 4:4 and Real Madrid (FutureNet Las Palmas' closest rival in the table) was crushed by Athletic Bilbao 0:5. Due to this loss, Real has 52 points and lost any chances to overtake FutureNet Las Palmas in the league's table.

Maks Bratkowicz will fight for the European Championship!

It will be one of the most important tournaments in the career of Maksymilian Bratkowicz. From 16 to 20 October in Bratislava (Slovakia) he will fight in the K1 European Championships!

Maksymilian Bratkowicz was appointed to the Polish national team K1 and will fight in the weight category Senior up to 86 kg. It will his most important tournament this year. He already has the Polish K1 championship and the K1 World Championship title but he's still waiting for the gold medal in the European tournament. Now he has a chance to get him in Bratislava.

From Tuesday to Thursday in Bratislava there will be qualifying battles in individual weight categories. On Friday and Saturday, the winners will fight for medals in the final tournaments. The end of the European Championships in Slovakia and medalists' decoration are scheduled for Saturday, October 20, at 3 p.m.

Useful lessons learned on Red Bull Ring race track

It was the last racing weekend of Maciej Banas in 2018. From 13 to 14 October he raced at the famous Red Bull Ring in Austria and gained plenty of valuable experience.

As they say in the rally world, there is the Red Bull Ring track, Nurburgring in Germany and that's it. The Austrian track is considered as very demanding and the drivers have to show high skills there. Maciej Banaś is 12 years-old, has great talent and wants to be the best rally driver. That's why the FutureNet Banaś Racing team couldn't miss the Red Bull Ring. Just to get a very useful lesson.

During the weekend, racing there was quite difficult. There were many racers on the track and also plenty of accidents. That's why Maciej Banaś was able to finish only single full training session. In the next drivers only had a few minutes on the track.

In the first race at Red Bull Racing circuit, our young driver reached the finish line in 13th position. As his father says:

- This result is a success because there were many accidents on the track and the drivers didn't have an easy task.

And in the last race Maciej unfortunately didn't cross the finish line. His car had a technical defect and stopped 200 meters before the the end.

That's was his last serious racing session this year. As his father explains, in the upcoming months the FutureNet Banaś Racing team will focus on training and also on improving Maciek's race car.

Player from FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław is a most effective shooter in the league

Aleksander Dziewa from FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław is considered as one of the best young players in Polish basketball. After three series of games, he proved that this opinion has a strong foundation.

Three games played, three wins for FutureNet Śląsk - with a big contribution of this young powerd forward or centre. Currently, Aleksander Dziewa holds the first place in the 1. league among the most effective shooters - so far, he scored 21 from 27 shots taken what gives great 77,8% scoring percentage.

With 52 points in total, he's also the 3rd shooter in the league with an average of 17,3 points per game. Aleksander Dziewa is also on the second place overall among the best rebounding players (9 rebound per game).

Gared - true warrior from the FutureNet Stable [VIDEO]

It was another good day this season for Gared, horse race from the FutureNet stable. On Saturday, October 13, he finished on the second place in the race held at the Służewiec track in Warsaw.

Gared competed in the race at a distance of 1.4 km. It was a show of tremendous speed and ambition. Gared was racing until the very end and lost literally by a hair stroke. Despite the defeat, our horse left a great impression becaue his performance was trully impressive!

You can watch the entire last Gared's run - click HERE. Gared is running in the blue helmet.  

Impressive victory of FutureNet Imperium Katowice!

It was not just a victory, it was a real crush! FutureNet Imperium Katowice defeated KS Otmęt Krapkowice 29:10. Thanks to this win, the team from Katowice jumped into the second place in table of women's handball first league in Poland.

KS Otmęt Krapkowice came to Katowice as the last team in the league, without a victory in three matches. On the other hand, FutureNet Imperium previously proved its groving shape - especially by winning in Gliwiach with SPR Sośnica, one of the favorites of the entire league. So it was easy to predict that the team from Katowice will probably win this match.

There were no surprises. FutureNet Imperium Katowice left no hope for its rivals. From the beginning of the match the hosts dominated on the pitch, having an advantage in every aspect of the game. Until the break, FutureNet Imperium Katowice led 14:6. It was clear that only a miracle could help the guests' players. But miracles do not happen, so after the break the hosts dominated even more. Eventually, FutureNet Imperium Katowice outclassed KS Otmęt Krapkowice 29:10!

Thanks to this win, the team from Katowice was promoted to the second place in the table. The leader of the first women's handball league in Poland is SPR Jarosław. This is a team that hasn't lost in four games yet. It is also the closest rival of FutureNet Imperium Katowice so we could expect very tight game!

FutureNet Imperium Katowice - KS Otmęt Krapkowice 29:10

Squad of FutureNet Imperium (with goals): Katarzyna Sadowska (1), Paulina Łuczyk (8), Sabina Radlak (2), Wiktoria Kosmowska (1), Weronika Podzimowska (2), Kasia Zwierko (1), Dominika Krzysteczko, Ada Mazurczyk (GK), Martyna Krzysteczko (2), Milena Knop (3), Karolina Kawalec (2), Anna Andrzejczyk (1), Agnieszka Zioła (4), Aleksandra Jaroszewska (2), Dagmara Knapik (GK).

FutureNet Maribor still unbeaten!

FutureNet Maribor futsal team has extended its series of matches without a defeat. Our team won all of its three games. On Friday, October 12, FutureNet Maribor defeated KMN Bronx Skofije 4:2.

It was the first home match of FutureNet Maribor in its own hall in the new season. No wonder that the whole hall was filled with fans. And those who decided to participate in this sports event were satisfied for sure because they watched a good, even spectacle. The guests set a tough conditions - the players from Maribor ran 2-0, but by the break the guests managed to tie the game.

After the change of sides on the pitch, the fight continued. The hosts managed to break the deadlock after Jurić's goal. During the dying minutes, KMN Bronx Skofije had to play without a goalkeeper and Matej Fidersek took the opportunity. He scored his second goal in the match and gave FutureNet Maribor a 4:2 victory. After three games, FutureNet Maribor has three wins and holds the lead in the table of Slovenian futsal top league.

FutureNet Maribor - KMN Bronx Skofije 4:2 (2:2) Goals for FutureNet Maribor: Fideršek (2), Kroflič, Jurić.

Third game - third win! FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław beat Jamalex Polonia 1912 Leszno

Such victories taste very sweet. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław had to put in a lot of work and commitment, but it paid off with a win against Jamalex Polonia 1912 Leszno 86:82. The third game of the season - the third victory!

This match was announced as a hit of third round of games. Why? It was easy to understand straight from the first whistle of the referee. Both teams played very intense and well, it was a tough basketball but from the beginning the guests looked much better in the offence. After the first quarter, Jamalex Polonia 1912 Leszno led 31:23. In the next quarter, the hosts started to play more consistent basketball. FutureNet Śląsk also improved its defense game and was more effective in the offence. As a result, the hosts scored 24 points, Polonia Leszno only 16. And as a result, both teams went to the locker room for a break with a draw 47:47.

In the third quarter, FutureNet Śląsk threw a higher gear. Aleksander Dziewa and Bartłomiej Pietras were great in the attack, Robert Skibniewski and Norbert Kulon delivered assist by assist. The result was impressive: FutureNet Śląsk took the 13 points lead. However, before the end of 3rd quarter the guests managed to reduce the loss to 6 points.

In the last quarter, FutureNet Śląsk held the pressure and refused to take away the lead. But it wasn't easy. Mateusz Stawiak from Polonia was hot in the offence and just a few minutes before the end of the game, the guests trailed by 3 points only. But they wasn't able to do more this evening. FutureNet Śląsk improved its defense game and Polonia ran out of time and energy to tie the game.

Third match, the third victory - FutureNet Silesia has a great start to the season. The team from Wroclaw is currently one of two teams in the league, along with Rawlplug Sokół Łańcut, which has not lost yet.

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław - Jamalex Polonia 1912 Leszno 86:82 FutureNet Śląsk: Dziewa 19, Musiał 17 (2), N. Kulon 14 (2), Pietras 12, Skibniewski 9 (1), Michałek 8, Żeleźniak 5 (1), Leńczuk 2, Krakowczyk 0.

Last racing weekend for FutureNet Banaś Racing team

During the upcoming weekend, FutureNet Banaś Racing will fight for another great results in Austria. It will also be the last official race for the team this year.

In October 13-14, the Red Bull Ring circut in Spielberg (Austria) will be the host of great racing competition. Of course, FutureNet Banaś Racing Team and talented 12-year-old Maciej Banaś will be among the rally drivers from all over Europe.

During the last weekend, Maciej Banaś finished 3rd in Junior overall classification in Swift Europe Cup race in Hungaroring in Budapest, Hungary. Now the team wants to follow up this success and maintain its great form in Austria.

It will be the last race of the team this year. As we were told by team' officials, in the upcoming months Maciej Banaś will train to polish his great racing skills.

Good individual efforts of two FutureNet Śląsk players

Two players of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław, point guard Norbert Kulon and centre Aleksander Dziewa, have a great start of the season when it comes to the individual stats. Both are currently the leaders in some overall league' classification.

After two games, Norbert Kulon has the best average number of assists given per match: 10,5. He impressed with great experience, feeling of playground and easiness in sharing the ball with teammates. And Aleksander Dziewa is currently is the best rebounding player in 1. basketball league in Poland. His average per game is around 7,5. He's also on the 4th place of most effective shooters. So far, he shot 13 from 18 taken in total.

FutureNet Imperium Katowice will jump into the league's podium?

After three series of games in Polish first league of women handball, it's very tight at top of the table. Several teams have 6 points and if they win in the upcoming round, they may jump into higher place. And it opens a big chance for FutureNet Imperium Katowice.

Our team has 6 points and before round 4 of games holds 5th place in league's table. What's the most important is that FutureNet Imperium Katowice trails with just 3 points to the leader, SPR JKS Jarosław. So the picture is clear: if FutureNet win its next game, it may upgrade its position. But there's one and obvious condition: win with KS Otmęt Krapkowice.

The next rival of FutureNet Imperium Katowice had a bad start of the season. Three games, three loses, 102 goals lost and last place in the league... It's not the beginning which was expected by players and staff of the club from Krapkowice. In Katowice, KS Otmęt will try to break its weak series. But FutureNet Imperium Katowice proved its growing form with convincing and remarkable win win SPR Sośnica Gliwice on its playground. That's why any result other than win of FutureNet Imperium will be a big surprise.

Remarkable result of Dalaman Sport Club rafting team!

On September 13-16 2018, the third leg of Turkish rafting championship was held with the city of Van (Çatak stream) as a host. Athletes from the Dalaman City Sport Club rafting teams returned home with a great results in their bags.

The Dalaman City Sports Club had a few teams in this competition. The biggest success was achieved by men team starting in Open category. They won and became a New Creative Champion of Turkey!

It's also worth to mention that Dalaman's women rafting team in the category up to 19 years won a 2nd place at the same competition. Gold medal, silver medal - that's what we call achievements!

Katarzyna Sadowska: sharp shooter from FutureNet Imperium Katowice

FutureNet Imperium Katowice, Polish women handball team, has already played three games of the new season. So far, the team won twice and lost one game. It's quite a good start and one player of the team reached great form at the beginning of the campaign. It's playmaker Katarzyna Sadowska.

In previous three matches, the entire team from Katowice scored 80 goals in total - and of 22 of them were shot by Katarzyna Sadowska (player with number 2 on the picture above). Her current average is impressive: over 7 goals per match and almost a quarter of the entire team's achievements. Thanks to a great shooting form, Katarzyna Sadowska is currently in 5th place in the classification for the best shooter in the 1st handball league of women in Poland.

VfB Stuttgart players on duty in national teams

League games have a break and it's time for the national teams. Several players of VfB Stuttgart will have the opportunity to present their skills in national colors.

Defender Benjamin Pavard will play in two matches of the French national team: first in friendly against Iceland, and then in the League of Nations against Germany. Midfielder Santiago Ascibar got a call to represent Argentina for matches against Iraq and Brazil. Berkay Özcan, together with the Turkish national team, will face Bosnia & Herzegovina in friendly game and then Russia in the League of Nations. The last senior player from VfB Stuttgart on national duty is Chadrac Akolo - along with the Democratic Republic of Congo he will play against Zimbabwe.

The coaches also appreciated the young players of VfB Stuttgart. The appointment to national team were sent to Timo Baumgartl (Germany), Borna Sosa (Croatia) and David Kopacz (Poland).

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VfB Stuttgart with a new coach on board

Markus Weinzierl will lead the VfB Stuttgart team. The 43 years-old coach has signed the contract until the end of June 2020. This season, his task will be to take away the team from the bottom of the Bundesliga table.

After seven games of the season, VfB Stuttgart has 5 points and is last in the table. That's why the club's bosses decided it was time to change. They thanked coach Tayfun Korkut for their cooperation and hired Markus Weinzierl in his place. The 43-year-old as a football player played in the 2. Bundesliga teams. In his coach career, he worked in SSV Jahn Regensburg, FC Augsburg and Schalke 04 Gelsenkirchen. With FC Augsburg in the 2015/2016 season he won promotion to the UEFA Europa League. This is his biggest success in the coaching career so far.

- We’ve signed a success-hungry coach, who knows the Bundesliga quite exactly and he also knows what our situation requires. Our discussions were very trusted and goal-oriented. We are convinced that we have signed the right head-coach for VfB in Markus Weinzierl. He will decisively develop our team further – explains Michael Reschke, sports director of VfB Stuttgart.

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FutureNet Las Palmas will fight for bronze medal in AFL Yoshkhar-Ola league

There are only three more queues of matches by the end of the season in the amateur football league of AFL Yoshkhar-Ola in Russia. These games will be very important for the FutureNet Las Palmas team.

We already know that the fight for the championship in the league will be settled between Athletic Bilbao (currently 67 points) and Rayo Vallecano (currently 63 points). FutureNet Las Palmas is currently in third place with 57 points. As you can see, our team loses 10 points to the leader and won't be able to reach them. Unfortunately, there's also no chance to jump to the second place.

But FutureNet Las Palmas still has the chance to win a bronze medal in the league. Our team will fight for it with Real Madrid, which currently has 52 points. The loss of "The Royals" to our team is therefore to catch up in three matches, which is why FutureNet Las Palmas must maintain its high form.

In the last match our team defeated Sporting Gijon 7: 1. It was a signal that the shape of FutureNet Las Palmas is raising.

- Before we defeated Sporting, we lost two matches. That is why we took a hard time working to improve our game. With Sporting, the change was already visible. Now the last three matches are ahead of us. We know that Real Madrid is right behind us, that's why we will do everything to defend the third place and win a medal - predicts FutureNet captain Las Palmas, Evgeny Semenov.

Last racing weekend for FutureNet Banaś Racing team

During the upcoming weekend, FutureNet Banaś Racing will fight for another great results in Austria. It will also be the last official race for the team this year.

In October 13-14, the Red Bull Ring circut in Spielberg (Austria) will be the host of great racing competition. Of course, FutureNet Banaś Racing Team and talented 12-year-old Maciej Banaś will be among the rally drivers from all over Europe.

During the last weekend, Maciej Banaś finished 3rd in Junior overall classification in Swift Europe Cup race in Hungaroring in Budapest, Hungary. Now the team wants to follow up this success and maintain its great form in Austria.

It will be the last race of the team this year. As we were told by team' officials, in the upcoming months Maciej Banaś will train to polish his great racing skills.

 

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław will clash with strong rival from Leszno

It will be the first serious test for basketball players of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław! On Saturday, October 13, they will clash with Jamalex 1912 Polonia Leszno - one of the strongest teams in the league.

FutureNet Śląsk and Jamalex Polonia are teams that have one goal: to promote to Extraleague in Poland. Both teams already have two matches behind them, both won. In the team from Leszno there are many players experienced in serious competitions. Among them you'll find players formerly related to Śląsk like Kamil Chanas, Adrian Mroczek-Truskowski, Karol Kutta and Mateusz Stawiak. During the summer break, Polonia has also signed experienced shooter with an adventure in Wrocław Tomasz Ochońko but a few weeks ago he sustained a serious knee injury and won't be able to play in the upcoming months.

FutureNet Śląsk will try to dominate the opponent with an intense game at both ends of the court, as well as with the experience of creating the game which is guaranteed by Robert Skibniewski and Norbert Kulon. In recent games, tall players of FutureNet Śląsk, Aleksander Dziewa and Karol Michałek, were doing well too. But Polonia, with its experience and quality players, will surely set difficult conditions in Wroclaw. What else to write - it all promises a great match!