The URW Waldviertel squad seems to be shaping up more and more for the coming season. Now manager Werner Hahn has introduced two young Canadians to replace Evangelios Viopoulos and Maciej Boris.
Their names: Samuel Taylor-Parks and Dalton Don Sinoski, both born in 1997. Sinoski is a diagonal attacker, Taylor-Park is a middle blocker. “Both are very disciplined, well-trained players,” explains Hahn. “But they also bring a certain looseness, nonchalance. Very nice guys.” Not surprising, as the two graduated from college a year ago and made the leap to Europe.
Daulton Sinoski was educated at the University of Saskatchewan and played in the French Premier League in Nice in the preseason. Sam Taylor-Parks moved from Thompson River University to Swedish First Division club Södertelj VBK last year.
And now they want to start new successes with the north. The duo had their first appearance in the Pribram Cup, where Waldviertel celebrated a victory against the host, Myjava, which will also be played in the MEVZA League and Prague this year. “It was really good for the first preparatory tournament,” summarizes Hahn. “It is important that we get match practice now. The championship will start in four weeks.”
According to the current situation, the game of ghosts will be played again after more than a year in front of the audience. “We’re really looking forward to getting the full ranks again, great atmosphere…” Hahn emphasized. “It will be exciting for the players as well. Until Chrissy (Hahn; Note) and Powell (Bartos; Note) none of the current team has seen home games past the full ranks.”
Respondents also want personal contact with sponsors. They come together on Sunday at the Arbesbacher Beachplatz for a tournament of sponsorships. 80 participants have declared themselves.
A week later, the team at the Zwetler Stadthal is on the presentation schedule. And on 25 September the starting signal for the new season of the Austrian Volley League will be given in Wies.
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