Sport enables us to pursue our own notions of perfection, to improve ourselves, to take on new challenges and break down barriers, release stress and tension, and integrate with others. The positives that we take from our experiences in sport help us each and every day in our professional lives. Through sport, we perfect our ability to work as part of a team, and we learn to succeed as a team.
We actively support sportsmen and women from our local community and are keen to see our brand associated with the positive impact of sport.
Supporting sporting hobbies and special interests
We fund individual and group (e.g. family) participation in paragliding, underwater diving, triathlons, squash, trekking, hiking and climbing. We also regularly arrange for groups of our employees to participate in and attend events such as volleyball tournaments, football tournaments, marathons and cycling events.
In addition to these one-off events, Rawlplug sponsors the Modeco Football Team and its participation in the local amateur football leagues. The team is made up of Rawlplug employees, their friends and associates, and has enjoyed great success since its creation in 2009. Find out more about the.
Wrocław Loves Basketball
Since 2001 and driven by the passion of Przemysław Koelner, Rawlplug (then known exclusively as Koelner SA) has supported the Wrocław Loves Basketball initiative. Aimed at promoting an active lifestyle through participation in sport, the initiative targets children and young adults and provides them with an organised structure in which to pursue their sporting ambitions.
Since 2001 and thanks to the support we have provided, over 1,000 children and youngsters have benefited from intensive training, with many more benefitting through their involvement in other sports initiatives supported by Rawlplug (including football, athletics, handball, table tennis and wrestling). Nothing gives us greater satisfaction than watching the youngsters we have supported fulfil their sporting ambitions.
WKS Śląsk Wrocław – basketball and football
Since 2014 Rawlplug has sponsored WKS Śląsk Wroclaw, the most successful club in the history of Polish basketball. The team has a 70 year history and has won 17 Polish Championship titles.
In total Wrocław has earned 37 league championship medals (17 gold, 6 silver and 14 bronze), a record in Polish basketball. Players from the capital of Lower Silesia have lifted the Polish Cup 14 times, twice triumphed in the Super Cup and were also winners of the first Polish Basketball Association Cup.
Śląsk Wrocław was the first Polish team to take part in the prestigious Euroleague elite competitions – the premier basketball tournaments on the Continent – which bring together Europe's most titled clubs.
In 2015, the team took part in the Polish Super Cup, and reached the quarter-finals of the Polish Cup in the 2014/2015 season. The team also finished in sixth place at the end of the 2014/2015 Tauron Basket League season, and advanced to the quarter-finals of the Polish Championships.
Śląsk Wroclaw has entered the new FIBA Europe competition, which will be played during the 2015/2016 season.
You can find more information about WKS Śląsk Wroclaw on the club’s website.
Rawlplug sponsored WKS Śląsk Wrocław, a professional football team playing in Poland’s top flight, from 2009 to 2014. During our partnership, the team enjoyed one of the most successful periods in its long and rich history, finishing as runner up in Poland’s Ekstraklasa in 2011, as League Champion and winner of the Polish Super Cup in 2012 and as runner up in the Polish Cup in 2013.
To read more about the team visit their website.
Volleyball - Plus League and Orlen League
In 2016, Rawlplug is the main partner of both the volleyball Plus League and Orlen League.
Since 2000 the Plus League has brought together the leading Polish men’s volleyball teams, producing the highest quality and most exciting league games in Poland. Currently, it is considered to be one of the best men’s leagues in the world, just behind the Italian and Russian national leagues.
The Orlen League covers leading Polish female volleyball teams and is also the highest level women's volleyball league in Poland.
Both leagues coordinate the Professional Volleyball League SA, which regulates Polish volleyball championship competitions and the Polish Cup, contested by teams from the professional leagues.