Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/klient.dhosting.pl/budowlani/ksbudowlani.com/plugins/system/modulesanywhere/helper.php on line 394 English info Rugby w Lublinie! - Oficjalna strona sekcji rugby Klubu Sportowego Budowlani Lublin. http://archiwum.ksbudowlani.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=48&Itemid=78 Fri, 24 Mar 2023 13:12:43 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management pl-pl Info about our Club http://archiwum.ksbudowlani.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=138:info-about-our-club&catid=48:english&Itemid=78 http://archiwum.ksbudowlani.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=138:info-about-our-club&catid=48:english&Itemid=78


20-709 Lublin ul. Krasińskiego 11
telephone/ facsimile 0048 81 525-18-11

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Budowlani Lublin Sports Club came into existence in the autumn of 1974 and developed from the community sports club called ?Spójnia?. First training sessions took place in March 1975. In time, the founder and the first secretary of the club Leszek Naskręt was appointed its vice president.  Jan Jagieniak, who represented Poland in rugby competitions, became the club?s first coach. In the seasons of 1975-76, 1978-79 and 1983-84 Budowlani Lublin Sports Club played in the second league. The club entered first league competitions in the season of 1976-78 and continued to compete with the best teams in the country during the seasons of  1979-82 and 1985-2007, altogether 22 years. In the years 2007-2009 the club played in the second league.
In 2009/2010 the Polish Rugby Union introduced some amendments to rugby competitions by dividing them  into three divisions ? Extra League, First and Second Division. Budowlani Lublin rugby club was assigned to the first division.

Success Stories:

Second place in Polish Rugby Championship in 1990 and 1992 (coach: Maciej Niedźwiecki), bronze medal in 1991, 1993 (coach: Maciej Niedźwiecki), 2003 (coaches: Andrzej Kozak and Maciej Niedźwiecki ), the winner of the Polish Rugby Cup in 2002 (coach: Stanisław Więciorek) and Fair-play Cup in 2006 (coach: Piotr Choduń).

Polish Rugby Champion in 1988 (coach: Marian Florek), second place in Polish Rugby Championships in 2008 (coach: Piotr Choduń), third place in 1989 (coach: Marian Florek), 1993 (coach: Mirosław Janeczko) and 2009 (coach: Krzysztof Okapa).

16 and 17-year olds
National Championship winners in 2007 (coaches: Krzysztof Okapa and Sebastian Berestek), second place in National Championship in 2001 (coach: Krzysztof Okapa), 2004 and 2005 (coach: Piotr Choduń), bronze medal in National Championship in 1988 (coach: Jacek Kwiatkowski), 1995 (coach: Mirosław Janeczko), 1998 (coach: Maciej Niedźwiecki) and 2008 (coach: Krzysztof Okapa).

Polish Rugby Championship for Children and Teenagers under 15
Polish Rugby Championship winner in 1999, 2003 and 2007, second place in 1996, 2004  and  third place in 1997, 1998, 2002 and 2005. Scoring system for Polish Rugby Championship takes into account the sum of points collected by all age groups which are: children under 11 years old, 12-13 and 14-15 years old.


Budowlani Lublin Sports Club is currently providing training opportunities for all age groups. Its players attend rugby competitions organized by the Polish Rugby Union. Currently, there are about 100  players at different ages. The club stadium is located at Krasinskiego Street in Lublin. It can hold up to one thousand rugby supporters during the match. At the beginning of the nineties when Budowlani Lublin was a medal winner at the National Championships, the stadium saw a record number of about 2,500 supporters. Numerous times it was a host venue for games played by Polish national representation and youth teams. The last international rugby match played at Krasinskiego Street took place in 2000 between Poland and Tunisia.

For over 30 years Budowlani Lublin rugby club has trained a few national team players at various age groups. One of them is Stanislaw Więciorek ? a player with the highest number of  matches played in national representation and who also took part in European rugby tournée in Namibia. Another player ? Stanislaw Niedzwiecki currently plays in the national team. U20  consists of the following players who started in Budowlani Lublin: Michał Kędra, Bartłomiej Łukaszek and Daniel Opaliński. Wojciech Piotrowicz plays in U19, Filip Gaćkowski, Jakub Chmiel and Krzysztof Szczepański in U18, Michał Sadowski and Karol Szado in U17.

For many years, Maciej Niedzwiecki who greatly contributed to the club?s success back in the nineties, was also the coach for national senior and junior teams.
The club?s president is Krzysztof Okapa and vice president position is held by Jacek Zalejarz.


Polish Rugby Champion in 1988 (coach: Marian Florek), second place in Polish Rugby Championships in 2008 (coach: Piotr Choduń), third place in 1989 (coach: Marian Florek), 1993 (coach: Mirosław Janeczko) and 2009 (coach: Krzysztof Okapa).

rugby@ksbudowlani.com (r0cky) English Thu, 20 May 2010 17:25:47 +0000
History of rugby in Poland http://archiwum.ksbudowlani.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=139:history-of-rugby-in-poland&catid=48:english&Itemid=78 http://archiwum.ksbudowlani.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=139:history-of-rugby-in-poland&catid=48:english&Itemid=78 According to some sources, the first Pole who ever played rugby was Sienkiewicz - the son of a Polish writer Henryk Sienkiewicz. In his book entitled ?Le Rugby?, Loys Van Lee writes about a few rugby clubs where Sienkiewicz played such as Racing Club or Stade Francais. Van Lee describes him as a young lad of impressive build, weighing about 100 kg. Sienkiewicz?s played in the second row.

Rugby reached Poland after World War I when Polish repatriates and soldiers fighting in France returned to Poland. Some of them were already rugby supporters who wished the new discipline so popular abroad found its supporters in Poland. The main initiator of Polish rugby was the Frenchman Louis Amblart who set up  the first Polish rugby club called ?White Eagle? located in Warsaw. The first official and open to public game was played on LKS ?Pogon? pitch in Lvov and took place on the 9th July 1922 between teams playing in the club of ?White Eagle?. The historic encounter of two Polish rugby teams ?The Whites? and ?The Blacks? with 15 players on each side ended up with the latter winning 3:6.  The game refereed by another Frenchman Robineau received a very good press coverage. Another club was established by Maurice Bacguet at the Infantry Cadet School in 1923.

Between 1921 and 1929 there were a few more rugby clubs apart from the ones mentioned above, namely: Medical Officer School, Anti-Aircraft Regiment, The University Sports Association, Varsovia (scout group), Sports Club KS Rozwoj, Ursynow School, Sports Club in Plock, School of Physical Education in Poznan, Sports Club in Murcki in Silesia. They played numerous friendly matches but no national championship was organized. The first international game took place in Bucharest in 1924. White Eagle was then defeated by the Romanian team called Probables (0:46) which at that time was getting ready for the Olympic Games (they won the bronze medal at the Olympics). The second best Romanian team called ?Possibles? defeated Polish White Eagle 0:17 in a return match.

Due to lack of interest in rugby among national sporting authorities, poor marketing strategy, lack of professional team coaches and equipment rugby was deemed to disappear from the sports map in Poland. Last press releases came from 1929 and after that rugby was absent from Polish popular sport disciplines for many many years.

Meanwhile the discipline was thriving around the world and gained popularity in new countries. Only after 26 years, on the 14th December 1955, did rugby become an official sport discipline in Poland which was regulated by the decree number 121 issued by the President of Physical Culture Committee.

In January 1956 three rugby supporters and journalists A. Karpiński W. Wojdyłło and W. Giełżyński called up a National Meeting of Rugby Supporters which resulted in forming of the Rugby Organizing Committee and appointing A. Karpiński the head of the Committee. Thus, the era of rugby re-launched in Poland ? 40 rugby instructors were trained by Alfons Zeda from  Czech Republic and 22 new clubs were set up. The first official game after World War II was played on ?Legia? pitch in Warsaw on 15th September 1956 between Warsaw club AZS-AWF and Kochlowice Club ?Gornik? (?the Miner?) with the result 3:0. In the same year the ?Sportsman? Editor Rugby Cup took place. In the finals Szczecin?s club ?Czarni? (?the Blacks?) lost the game to Warsaw?s AZS-AWF 9:14.

The first national Report and Election Conference took place on the 26th January 1957 and appointed A. Karpinski the head of Rugby Section operating within the General Committee of Physical Culture. Due to reorganization of Polish sport some rugby teams ceased to exist between 1956 and 1957 and only 16 were left. AZS-AWS Warszawa won  the first Polish Rugby Championship in 1957.
In 1957 rugby became one  of the specializations at the University of Physical Education in Warsaw. On the 9th  of September 1957 the Founding General Assembly of Polish Rugby Union (PZR) was held in Warsaw. Wladyslaw Trybus was appointed the first chairman of PZR.

On the 24th of August 1958 in Lodz,  Polish representation played  its first official international match where they beat German Democratic Republic 9:8 (0:5). Three thousand fans watched the game refereed by H. Ortelbach from GDR. Poland was represented by the following players: Wacław Moczulski, Zbigniew Janus, Jerzy Masoń, Józef Grochowski, Eugeniusz Szostak, Jerzy Koter, Andrzej Ważyński (Henryk Hodiak), Sławomir Frankowski, Józef Sokołowski, Franciszek Nowak (captain), Marian Głuszek, Bernard Stelmaszczyk (Eugeniusz Bartkowiak), Maciej Liepelt, Zdzisław Koniarz, Jan Chodkiewicz and the ones who scored were Marian Głuszek ? 6 points (two tries, 3 points each) i Eugeniusz Bartkowiak ? 3 points (penalty). Marian Bondarowicz was the team coach.  

The original text comes from the book entitled ?ABC of Rugby Supporter? written by Maciej Powala-Niedzwiecki.

rugby@ksbudowlani.com (r0cky) English Thu, 20 May 2010 18:27:02 +0000
History of rugby in the world http://archiwum.ksbudowlani.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=140:history-of-rugby-in-the-world&catid=48:english&Itemid=78 http://archiwum.ksbudowlani.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=140:history-of-rugby-in-the-world&catid=48:english&Itemid=78 It all started on the 7th of April 1823 during the football match played by pupils from a male school in Rugby (near Birmingham, West Midlands). Throughout the game, the teams continued to draw, both were struggling to take the lead. All of a sudden, one of the players William Webb Ellis caught the ball in his arms, ran across the pitch and placed it between the rival?s posts. He did not score and the incident became known in England as  violation of sport fighting rules, at the same time causing Ellis a lot of trouble. Nevertheless, the player?s feat commenced the era of a new team game called rugby, named after the town where it was first played. William Webb Ellis? ?disregard for the  rules?  is commemorated by the plaque in his old school.

English schools determined their own rules when playing football and it took a while until different brands of the game could be distinguished. Invariably, though, the main rules regarding time of play, number of players were set down before the game began. The game was supervised by a referee, whose main responsibility was to settle only the most serious disputes on the pitch. The ball was made of an animal bladder stuffed with grass.  Its oval shape has not changed since the beginnings of rugby.

The shoemaker?s located just opposite the school in Rugby is known for devising the first rugby ball. In time, the shop has grown into one of  the biggest companies producing rugby equipment. As for rugby outfit, it did not exist as such at the beginning. Instead, during the game players used to take off their jackets and ties bearing in mind the safety on the pitch. When team games became more popular and open to general public, the organizers started to think about creating a unified set of rules. Active supporters of a new game refused to adapt the rules which very much resembled the ones applied in contemporary football. In response, rugby rules were created and applied first time in 1846.
1860-1870 was a time of rapid development of rugby. The more and more popular game reached Ireland, Wales and Scotland. The first English rugby clubs were set up in 1863 (Blackheat) and 1864 (Richmond). The establishment  of Football Association and the fact that football players were not allowed to use hands to move the ball separated both disciplines forever. The first set of rugby written rules was compiled by L J Mantone and published in 1866. The number of rugby matches was increasing and the first one at international level was played by Scotland vs. England, where Scotland defeated its rival 8:3. Rugby players strived to further develop the discipline unify the rules and associate. It led to the formulation of the first official rugby organization called Rugby Football Union in 1871. At that time, there were already 21 rugby clubs open. Between 1871 and 1876 the teams consisted of 20 players and the duration of the match was set by captains before the game began.

In 1885 RFU developed and published rules which are still applied in contemporary rugby. These contain information about the number of players, division into forwards and backs, scrum, throwing the ball from lineout, referee and so on. 1886 saw the establishment of International Rugby Football Board.

Soon interest in rugby spread beyond the borders of United Kingdom to other countries, especially France, where in 1853 the first rugby club was set up. Between 1887 and 1888 the rugby representation visited Australia and New Zealand. They managed to spark some interest in rugby among the locals and in result, nowadays, teams from these countries tend to take positions on the top of rugby leagues. At the turn of the 19th century, rugby was introduced to physical education classes in the army and schools in England. Its benefits were recognized as essential in physical development of teenagers. Rugby was present four times at the Olympic Games - first time in 1900 in Paris, where the gold medalists the Frenchmen defeated Germans 25 to 16. Second time - at the Olympics in London where the winning team from Australasia (Australia and New Zealand) beat United Kingdom. And finally, in 1920 at 7th Olympic Games in Antwerp and four years later in Paris, where the USA team came first and France second.

The original text comes from the book entitled ?ABC of Rugby Supporter? written by Maciej Powala-Niedzwiecki.

rugby@ksbudowlani.com (r0cky) English Thu, 20 May 2010 18:32:36 +0000