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Polish Cup win

Posted by devo on January 25, 2010

The team of Ben Hardy and Igor Yudin has won the Polish Cup. It is the first time in the history of the team that Jastrzebski Coal have won the cup.  Ben received the tournament award for Best Server. The win gives the club participation in the next edition of the Champions League.

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Igor steps up in tie-break for first victory of Jastrzebie

Posted by devo on January 8, 2010

Time had finally come for the JASTRZEBSKI Wegiel S.A. to notch their first CEV Champions League victory as they scored an amazing five setter against the still undefeated armada of VfB FRIEDRICHSHAFEN. ~ Ben Hardy & Igor YudinKS Jastrzebski Wegiel SATranslationBen’s web site

Surprise in Jastrzebie Zdroj! After three consecutive losses the Poles scored tonight their first victory after a dramatic match against VfB FRIEDRICHSHAFEN. “Comparing our first matches in the Champions League I can say that we started playing much better. Good service and solid reception were on our side. Of course, we made some mistakes, but in the crucial moments we were able to finish the decisive attacks, especially with Igor Yudin in the tie-break. Now we are back in contention for the Playoffs“, says Russian star Pavel Abramov. more@Volleycountry ~ Champions league results and ranking ~ CEV

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2009/2010 CEV Indesit Champions League

Posted by devo on December 18, 2009

Pool E
The situation seems luxurious, at least at a first glance. VfB FRIEDRICHSHAFEN has already booked two victories and not against easy opponents. With two three-setters against Italian champion CoprAtlantide PIACENZA and Greek vice-champion Panathinaikos ATHENS, the German lead the standings in Pool E after two legs. “We started better than we all might have expected“, says Stelian Moculescu, head coach of the German team. “Until now everything worked really well. But that is no guarantee that it goes on like this”. For the German champions the campaign continues with the second home match against JASTRZEBSKI Wegiel S.A. of Poland. Moculescu is sure: “This match will be the most difficult for us. For a lot of people a victory is obvious. But that is not true”. The Polish around their Russian star, spiker Pavel Abramov, come to Germany having finished in second place last year’s GM Capital Challenge Cup and in third place in the 2009 Polish league. Currently the club from southern Poland ranges in second position, just behind PGE Skra BELCHATOW. “JASTRZEBSKI WEGIEL does not have many big names in the team“, says Moculescu. “But this is not that relevant”. The German coach warns for the powerful services and attacks of Australians Igor Yudin and Benjamin Hardy. “Their balls are really tough”. For JASTRZEBSKI a success in Friedrichshafen would be the first victory in the CEV Indesit Champions League. If FRIEDRICHSHAFEN wins, the German top team could come quite near to qualify for the Playoffs 12. “We know that we aren’t any longer an underdog“, so Moculescu. “But we know also that we can tumble very quickly.“ more@CEV

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Igor Yudin highlights

Posted by devo on October 25, 2009

A nice video highlighting Igor Yudin playing in Poland on this Volleyball Movies site. Lots of other video clips are also listed, including highlights of Australia at World Cup 07.

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From Poland

Posted by devo on October 22, 2009

Igor Yudin ~ Ben HardyKS Jastrzebski Wegiel SATranslationBen’s web site

Last week Aussie Ben took out the MVP. This week was Igor’s turn. They must be loving those Aussies at Węgiel!

Jadar Radom – Jastrzębski Węgiel 0:3 (21:25, 27:29, 23:25) MVP: Igor Yudin
Although Jadar was really ambitious and fought in every action, the end of peach set did belong to the definitely stronger squad. Radom had good blocks and they kept close to their rivals until the end, when they started to lose their heads and made many mistakes. Pawel Abramov and Igor Yudin didn’t disappoint in the most important moments. It looked like match could be longer, when Jadar didn’t give up at any time.  Jastrzebski Wegiel finished the third and the last set and they came back to their city really satisfied. more@volleycountry ~ match description

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Ben and Igor have a great start to Polish season

Posted by devo on October 14, 2009

Ben Hardy – Igor Yudin – KS Jastrzebski Wegiel SATranslationBen’s web site – Wegiel began their season with a 3-0 (25-19, 25-23, 25-21) win over AZS. Yudin played well, topping the scoring with 18 points. But it was Ben Hardy that took out the MVP award.

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Ben and Igor finished 3rd

Posted by devo on May 11, 2009

A bit of news that I missed:

Ben Hardyand Igor YudinKS Jastrzebski Wegiel SA Babel translation finished in 3rd place in the PlusLiga in Poland.

Ben’s blog reports … The semi-final was a difficult series of games against ultimately the Polish Champions, Belchatow. Physically I was not at my best during this series and this was a big disappointment. My knee affecting my ability to train and also affecting my ability to play. During the final of the European Challenge cup I pushed very hard and came away with my knee that did not recover until the end of the season. It was a difficult thing to manage with the amount of training and games. However, Belchatow were the better team. We were close in a lot of sets, but in the end, Belchatow found something extra and were deserved Champions. The 3rd/4th play-off was still difficult as Kedzeirzyn fought hard until the last match. Both teams had to find solutions to various problem, but in the end I guess we had less problems than they did and played the better volleyball to win 3rd place.

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Ben updates Poland – defeating Treviso

Posted by devo on February 21, 2009

Aussie captain Ben Hardy

Aussie captain Ben Hardy

Aussies Ben Hardy and Igor Yudin play for  KS Jastrzebski Wegiel SABabel translation in the Polish League. Ben also writes a web page. Ben’s mail reports:

20-02-2009: WOW! Win 1.3 in Treviso. A historical moment for Jastrzebski as we fly into the final 4 of the European Challenge Cup.  After losing the first game at home 2.3 we needed a great return match in Italy to qualify and that’s exactly what we did. Starting and finishing the first set with aces was my personal highlight. We all played well and we had to if we were going to achieve this historic result. This is the first time the club has qualified for a final 4 in European competition. Highlighting the strength of Polish volleyball in Champions league – Czestochowa and Belchatow both qualified to the next round beating Piacenza and Moscow respectively. The final of Challenge Cup will not be played for a few weeks so we have time to concentrate on the local competition. We are only a couple of games from completing the regular season.

15-02-2009: 3.0 loss in Resovia. In front of a capacity crowd we went down in 3 sets. Resovia served and blocked very well putting us under alot of pressure and this was the key to there success tonight. We got close to taking the 1st set only to let ourselves down at the end. Resovia gained in confidence and continued to play well for the rest of the match. They deserved the victory.

12-02-2009: Sisley Treviso. European Challenge Cup. Going down 2.3 at home is no disgrace against Treviso. We really did not take advantage of the opportunities that were presented. Giving away some easy points at times. The second leg in Italy should be very interesting and we are still in with a chance to go to the final 4.

10-02-2009: Gdansk – Another hard game. The polish league is a tough one as all the teams are capable of winning if you don’t play well. Also they are a team with nothing to lose and were really going for the service. Also I have to say that the lights were not the brightest providing a tough time with reception. We battled through a tough fought 1st set even having set points against us. We proved the stronger at the end of the set. The 2nd was similar to the first as Gdansk played well and took out the set. For the rest of the match our block proved very effective as was our service so the remaining 2 sets were comfortably won. Also my first MVP for the season.

Regards,
Ben

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Aussies in Poland results

Posted by devo on January 18, 2009

Aussie Ben Hardy playing for KS Jastrzębski Węgiel in Poland reports that they had a 3-0 win against Kiev Lokomotiv in their first meeting, in the 1/8 finals of the European Challenge Cup.

It was a solid performance winning the first leg against Kiev. The knee is still not the best and now Samica had a finger injury early in the 3rd prompting Igor Yudin‘s entry – he played very solid keeping our momentum and the win. Injuries have taken their toll this year. Lins now recovered from his knee injury; Pecherz has now recovered from his shoulder injury. This year the receivers have had a tough time. With the return to be played, having a 3-0 victory is very important. We need to win 1 set to go to the next round, most likely to play against the Italian team Treviso. more@ Ben Hardy’s blog

You can see a report of the previous Portugese leg of the Challenge Cup at Aussie Coach Mark Leb’s blog, as well as keep up-to-date with the progress of KS Jastrzębski Węgiel‘s season, and enjoy some “interesting” views on volleyball and life in general.

The Polish League site ~ the celebrating team with Aussies Ben Hardy and Igor Yudin on the left

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Aussies OS – player movements 08/09

Posted by devo on June 30, 2008

UPDATE 3: Originally posted 26/06/08

It’s the off season in Europe. The Aussie players are home from their European clubs. The issue of foreign players being allowed in clubs has been put on the back burner for this next season. And players out of contract are spending time talking to managers about resigning and new clubs. The goss so far?

We know that Aussie captain Ben Hardy is off to Poland with Igor Yudin‘s KS Jastrzebski Wegiel SA

Phill DeSalvo will be playing for SG Eltmann in Germany

Shane Alexander has signed with Austrian club ‘Aich/Dob’ for the 08/09 season. It is a two year deal competing in the MEVZA (Middle European Volleyball League) and Top Teams Cup.

Fred Marsh has also signed in Austria with PSvBG Salzburg.

Nathan Roberts is off to Apollon kalamarias in a town called Thessaloniki in Greeece

David Ferguson has re-signed at Arago de Sete. This is his second season with this French Pro A club

Rhiannon Watt is to become the 3rd Aussie playing for the Kangaroos in Germany. There is a mention about it on the Kanga’s website.

UPDATE:

Spike Mag is reporting that Jess Peacock is heading to the College of Southern Idaho

There are plenty of rumours out there. I’ll let you know when they become “official”.

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Hardy heads to Poland

Posted by devo on May 9, 2008

Aussie Ben Hardy is moving from Belgium to KS Jastrzębski Węgiel in the Polish A-1 where he will join fellow Aussies Igor Yudin and reappointed assistant coach Mark Lebedew.

Posted on Devo’s Volleyball – http://devovolleyball.com

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Igor and Mark struggle in bronze matches

Posted by devo on April 14, 2008

Having lost the semi-finals, Aussies Igor Yudin and Mark Lebedew at  KS Jastrzebski Wegiel SA Babel translation in Poland are struggling under an enormous work load in the bronze medal series. In the second match, we were ready to play, but running on fumes we weren’t ready to fight to the death.  We had some chances but not enough.  2-0 Olsztyn more on Mark’s Blog

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Aussies out of Champions’ League

Posted by devo on February 23, 2008

Despite a win, Ben Hardy‘s  Knack Roeselare (WorldLingo translation) and Igor Yudin and Mark Lebedew‘s  KS Jastrzebski Wegiel SA  (Babel translation) will not be progressing to the final round of 6 in the European Champions’ League.

Men’s Indesit European Champions’ League 2007/08
12-team playoffs

Portol Drac Palma MALLORCA – Sisley TREVISO* 0:3 (18-25, 24-26, 24-26)
Dinamo MOSCOW – VfB FRIEDRICHSHAFEN* 3:1 (18-25, 25-23, 25-18, 25-22)
Knack Randstad ROESELARE – Panathinaikos ATHENS* 3:2 (21-25, 25-20, 18-25, 25-22, 15-10)
Copra PIACENZA* – Bre Banca Lannutti CUNEO 3:1 (23-25, 25-21, 25-21, 25-20)
JASTRZEBSKI Wegiel SA – Dinamo-Tattransgaz KAZAN* 3:2 (25-16, 17-25, 25-22, 19-25, 15-12)
AS CANNES* – PARIS Volley 3:2 (18-25, 25-18, 23-25, 25-22, 15-10)
*qualified for next round ~ more at CEV

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News from Poland

Posted by devo on February 4, 2008

Andrew Grant‘s- BKSCh Delecta Babel translation are struggling in the Polish League this season. They are currently on the bottom of the ladder (2/12) and will need to fight against relegation again this year.

Igor Yudin and assistant coach Mark Lebedew are doing better at KS Jastrzebski Wegiel SABabel translation. They are currently (10/4) third on the league ladder and have qualified for the second round of the European Champion’s League. Mark has news and pictures on his blog.

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Upset in INDESIT EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Posted by devo on January 23, 2008

JASTRZEBSKI Wegiel SA (Poland) have defeated previously undefeated Sisley TREVISO (Italy) in pool E of the European Champions League 3-1 in an away game. Aussie Igor Yudin plays for the Polish Team; Mark Lebedew is assistant coach. The win could well spell the end of the Champions League for Ben Hardy’s Belgium team Knack Roeselare. The two teams will play each other on the 30th.

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Yudin update

Posted by devo on January 21, 2008

Agatek is reporting from Poland that Igor Yudin will stay in Jastrzębski Węgiel till 2010.

And while we’re in Poland, Mark Lebedew (always worth a read) is reporting that Węgiel restarted our stop-start season exactly as we finished the last two periods; with a win.  This one was our 7th in a row.  We haven’t lost an official match since November 7th.  And this one was against the current Polish champions, Belchatow.  Nice. more

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Photos of Igor Yudin’s team

Posted by devo on October 24, 2007

Polish blogger Agatek has game day photos of Igor Yudin‘s Jastrzębski Węgiel on this photo site

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Knack Randstad – Jastrzebski in Europe

Posted by devo on October 17, 2007

UPDATE: Originally posted 16/10/07

Knack Roeselare def Jastrzębski Carbon – 3:0 ( 25:23, 25:18, 25:21 )

Aussies Ben Hardy and Igor Yudin will face each other across the net at the start of the European Champions League tonight (http://www.knack-roeselare.be/nl/)

The CEV reports that … From the first week to the last of the Indesit European Champion’s League 2007/08, 25 million homes in 43 different European countries will therefore have the opportunity to tune in on Eurosport 2, the new generation’s sports channel, and watch every two live matches of the most prestigious European Volleyball competition every Wednesday night.

From the 17th of October to the 30th of January, 10 meetings will be broadcasted weekly on Eurosport 2 from 17.30hrs to 22.30hrs, and will give spectators the chance to follow the best women and men’s teams of the 2007/08 Champions’ League, distributed into 5 pools of 4 in the women competitions (20 teams in total) and 6 pools of 4 teams for the men (24 teams in total).

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Devo takes a break

Posted by devo on October 11, 2007

Posting will be on the back foot for the next three days. Devo is off to the Victorian Schools’ Cup to be held at the new State Volleyball Centre. Volleyball Victoria has named the halls after Aussie team members: Dan Howard – Courts 1, 2, 3 & 4, Igor Yudin – Courts 5, 6 & 7, Luke Campbell – Courts 8, 9 & 10, Phill DeSalvo – Courts 11, 12, 13 & 14 and Ben Hardy – Courts 15, 16 & 17. With a bit of luck I’ll get to coach in the Phill DeSalvo Hall. Now that will be a life time thrill! I’ll try and post some pictures on the Flickr site.

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