After his bitter departure from Volley Luzner, Marco Folmali has a new job


After his bitter departure from Volley Luzner, Marco Folmali has a new job

Volleya misplaced the NLB derby in opposition to Obwalden Lucerne 1:3. Most just lately, a former NLA coach has been on the sidelines at Cernan.

Volleya Obwalden’s assistant coach Marco Fölmli, in dialog with Libera Jana Bessemer.

Image: Boris Bergiser (Saranen, January 14, 2023)

Clear place within the central Swiss NLB derby: The ladies of Volley Luzern received 3-1 in opposition to Volley Obwalden on Saturday. Although the favourite failed to start out, “the state of affairs was not simple,” explains Lucerne coach Philipp Zoller. After one in every of their gamers needed to mourn a demise within the household, there was a minute’s silence earlier than the sport, saying “we weren’t fairly prepared for the latter”. Furthermore, Jöller began with a lowered squad as a result of accidents. “And so after what felt like a minute we had been already 0:5 behind.”

The first set may now not be saved, the ladies from Obwalden received it 25:20. After that, nonetheless, it was clear on the pitch who was on the backside of the desk (Volea; eleventh) and who was on the prime (Lucerne; third). “We could not sustain the depth all through the sport,” mentioned Voleya coach Filipe Carrasco Soares. Ultimately, the extra variable play of the individually sturdy Lucerne ladies prevailed, 25:12, 25:17 and 25:22 being partial outcomes on their strategy to a comfy victory.

Volley Lucerne: NLA shouldn’t be a problem

Volley Luzern is unquestionably 4 factors forward of the road for the playoff semi-finals. The younger and proficient gamers have had a unbelievable season to this point. “We’re a tight-knit crew,” Joller says fortunately. However, promotion in NLA is and won’t stay a problem. In 2017, the ladies needed to withdraw from the highest division as Volley Luzern focuses on the NLA males’s crew and has substantial issues with its funding. “That’s why we see ourselves as a coaching affiliation,” says Zoller.

Last September confirmed how little of the financial breeding floor there’s for prime volleyball in central Switzerland. Five days earlier than the beginning of the season, the NLA males of Volley Luzern launched coach Marco Folmali as a result of they might now not pay him. Since the start of 2023, Fölmli has been NLB assistant coach and youth coach at Volleya Obwalden. “We have a proficient squad with very thrilling gamers. But the performances are nonetheless a bit fluctuating, we want time, »Folmley mentioned of his new dedication.

Fölmli nonetheless unhappy to be launched

The abrupt finish in Lucerne has had an impression, “It nonetheless hurts me,” admits Folmley. The farewell was very emotional for the gamers and him. He was conscious of the tough monetary state of affairs. However, the truth that a third of the funds was lacking was not communicated to him. The rest due to this fact took him utterly unexpectedly: “From one second to the subsequent I had nothing else to do.” He doesn’t agree with the actions of these accountable. “I believe we may have discovered different options.”

Although the 43-year-old didn’t stick with his contract, he additionally waived his three-month discover interval. “There was a threat that the sport must be stopped prematurely. I did not wish to count on that from the crew of gamers I dropped at Lucerne.” He is following optimistic developments with satisfaction, and is on the market to supply recommendations to his successor, former assistant Ignacio Verdi. “Playoffs attainable, that may be a massive deal.” Fölmli’s focus is now on the NLB ladies of Volleya Obwalden, with whom she needs to leap into the highest 8 within the final six rounds and thus keep straight within the league.

Volley Obwalden – Volley Lucerne 1: 3

Club Hall Cernan. , time to play: 95 min. , sentence: 25:20, 12:25, 17:25, 22:25. , Voleya: Buschor, Birch, Rohrer, Bessemer (libero), Küchler, Schwab, Coutrompi, Zemp, Thoma, Cronenberg, Portman, Gianellau. , Lucerne: Bachmann, Bobner (libero), Ernie, Garovy, Giroud, Morandi, Niederberger, Rodriguez, Stoffer, Vigar, Vazquez.

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