On Friday (September 3), at the PZHT headquarters at ul. Starołęcka in Poznań, an Extraordinary General Assembly of Delegates of the Polish Grass Hockey Association was held.
During the meeting, the delegates decided that Rafał Grotowski was elected the new president of the Polish Grass Hockey Association.
The 48-year-old Grotowski was the only candidate for the president of the PZHT Management Board.
During the General Meeting, he received enormous support. 26 delegates voted for his candidacy, one vote abstained. The new president will remain in office until 2025.
“When I was a player, I always had my opinion. I claimed that the Union is for clubs. Now I want to pursue it. The union is, in my opinion, an organization that is supposed to support the clubs a lot. We have to be very open to coaches and players. We should all have one common goal – the good of Polish field hockey,” said Rafał Grotowski during the presentation of his candidacy.
During the July General Meeting, Karolina Wójcik, Piotr Wilkoński, Krzysztof Zakszewski, Marian Koperski, Magdalena Nazaret, Magadalena Antoniewicz and Renata Solnica were elected. Karol Śnieżek and Paweł Siegiel will be the vice-presidents of the union.
Rafał Grotowski is an outstanding representative of Poland. He played 257 times with an “eagle on his chest” and scored a record number of goals – 114.
Together with the white and reds he played at the Olympic Games in Sydney in 2000 and at the World Championships in 1998 in Utrecht and in 2002 in Kuala Lumpur.
After the end of his career, he became the coach of KS Stella Gniezno, and then its vice-president. Rafał Grotowski is married and has two children – daughter Agata and son Adam.