Wilfredo Leon is one of the best volleyball players in the world. For most of his career, he has been with Russia’s Zenit Kazan, who has won the Champions League four times. He currently plays for Sir Safety Perugia, where he has won two Italian championships. Despite the fact that he is of Cuban nationality, he has also held Polish nationality since 2015. Since 2019, he has been playing for the Polish national team.
Leon has been deepening his ties with Poland. On Tuesday, it was announced the establishment of a new volleyball club-Anioły UMK Toruń, which will enter the second league from the 2021/22 season. The new team has entered its first season and plans to advance to Taurang in the first league. The most important person in the new project is Wilfredo Leon. Volleyball players became the co-owners of the club and sponsored the academy, which will become the main pillar of the new club.
-My dream is to build a high-level team, such as ZAKSAKędzierzyn Koźle. I believe that the college will grow very high, and my wife Małgorzata will help me in this project. Time is difficult, but I hope the pandemic will end soon and we will prove that we still have a lot of work to do,” Leon said when announcing the new project.
The volleyball player’s wife Małgorzata Leon is one of the main people managing the new club, which is one of the main reasons for investing in Toruń. She is from Ciechocinek, but she studied at Toruń’s academic high school and is closely related to the city. Now he will sit on the angel’s board.
-Why Torun? This is a sports-friendly city that is popular with athletes. There is a very good racing track and basketball club. However, since I first came to Torun, I have missed the high-level men’s volleyball competition. But the conditions here are very good. Modern sports facilities are under construction, and local entrepreneurs have huge sponsorship potential-Wilfredo Leon is accepting “WP SportoweFakty“