Two friendlies took place against Czech Republic in Kozłów
Saturday 17 December marked an historic day for the development of women’s beach soccer, as the Polish beach soccer national team played their first official match.
Poland defeated Czech Republic over two games at the Fabryka Sportów in Kozłów, close to the Czech border.
The squad brought together already-established club beach soccer players, such as Lady Grembach’s Wiktoria Kaczmarek and Kamila Komisarczyk, and the Poles defeated their Czech neighbours by 10 goals to two in the opening tie.
It was an impressive way to mark their first match on the sand, and Kornelia Okoniewski shone particularly brightly, scoring no less than four goals on her international debut.
The second match was a much lower-scoring one, where the hosts just edged it by a single goal.
The European Games 2023 will be coming to Kraków and Małopolska in Poland from 21 June to 2 July, and establishing a women’s team to compete has become a priority for the PZPN (Polish Football Federation).
Following these imposing performances, the hosts of The Games have already demonstrated that they are ready to compete alongside the continent’s top teams this summer.
Poland 10-2 Czech Republic
Poland 2-1 Czech Republic