RKS Raków Częstochowa organized on Wednesday, August 19, a presentation of football players in the hall of Steel Structures of Częstochowa Steelworks, and already on Saturday (22.08.2020) will start the new season of PKO First League with a football match against the Polish champion Legia Warszawa.
The presentation of Raków team before the season is already a tradition. It usually took place with the participation of fans in the center of Częstochowa or in a sports hall. This year, due to COVID-19, it was not possible. Therefore, the club authorities came up with an idea to organize an online presentation, with “live” transmission on the Internet, in the industrial scenery of Huta Częstochowa. This is a reference to the history of the club, which was founded in 1921 on the initiative of the steelworkers.
The management of Sunningwell International Polska, the company that leases the steelworks, lent the hall of Steel Structures, which is currently not used (preparations are underway to resume production of the structures there). On Wednesday morning, the technical teams – under the supervision of specialists from the Department of Steelworks Protection and the OHS and Environmental Protection Department – installed lighting, sound system and cameras, and before 7 p.m. Raków footballers, the training staff with coach Michał Papszun and the president of the club Wojciech Cygan arrived. The nearly hour-long presentation, during which all players and coaches performed in front of the cameras inside the production hall, was very impressive.
The report from the presentation can be seen on the Facebook, Twitter and YouTube profiles of RKS Raków Częstochowa club.