SuperFinal – SuperEvent!
Seahawks Gdynia defended its championship title and made big surprise for the Wroclaw fans. Perfect season and winning streak of Panthers Wroclaw were stopped.
On Saturday, 11th July took place one of the biggest sport event this summer – X Superfinal of PLFA. In this final, for the third time in this season the Panthers Wroclaw and Gdynia Seahawks were confronted. So far, during the regular season the teams have already met twice. Wroclaw team was better and crashed ‘hawks’ with results: 33: 0, 35: 7.
Stadium gates for fans and sports enthusiasts were opened punctually at 3.00 p.m. Especially for them, the organizers prepared The Town of Sports of The World Games 2017, where everyone could actively spend time, trying themselves at TWG sports, which will take place in Wroclaw in 2017. The most popular of all attractions were training with American football star Babatunde Aiyegbusi and films about TWG2017 sports in virtual reality technology. A sample of the film, which could be seen during Saturday SuperFinal on special glasses at 360 ° present in the player below:
An archery stands, rowing ergometers, lacrosse training with the players of Kosynierzy and Kosynierki Wroclaw, meeting with Individual Speedway Polish Champion and Ambassador TWG2017 – Maciej Janowski – those attractions were really besieged by fans. The big attractions were also the prize competitions and demonstrations of martial arts such as kickboxing and muaythai. All disciplines located in the town during Saturday’s final will appear in Wroclaw once again, during the competition of the world’s highest rank – The World Games 2017.
The final match was preceded by the opening ceremony, during which for the first time were presented the official mascots of The World Games 2017 – Jaś i Małgosia. Together with the mascots, on the grass of Wroclaw Stadium appeared also the creators of the winning design (read more), Ambassadors of the TWG in 2017: Renata Mauer-Różańska – double Olympic Champion in shooting, Paweł Rańda – Vice Olympic Champion in rowing, Maciej Janowski – Individual Polish Champion in Speedway , Babatunde Aiyegbusi – the first Polish player in the NFL and the President of the Board of The World Games 2017 – Piotr Przygoński. Then, SuperFinal of Topleague was honored by performance of military orchestra of Sagan and a performance by the cheerleaders.
The meeting started in favor of the Panthers Wroclaw. Already in 5th minute of the game the Panthers took to the lead after 71-yards pass of Kayle Isreal to Grzegorz Mazur, who scored a touchdown. A moment later, Wroclaw Panthers scored again, with the extra point and increased the score to 7: 0. By the end of the first quarter of the match result has not been changed.
Overcoming appeared in the last, fourth quarter, during which Micah Brown scored a touchdown and then Angelo Pease, after 15 – yards run, gave the team the Seahawks the lead with result 28:14. It seemed that it was the end of a perfect season and the dream of championship title for Wroclaw team. Efforts to rescue a result ended with the capture of the second touchdowns by Tomasz Dziedzic – forward of Panthers Wroclaw in the last seconds of the match.
Babatunde “Babs” Aiyegbus summed up the meeting with words: “The coach – Maciej Cetnerowski with a Seahawks team have done a good job, there is obvious that they did the lessons of the regular season. This is just football. The match showed that in sport you cannot predict anything.”
Team from Gdynia made her historic feat, as they managed to defend the title of Polish Champion for the first time.
Panthers Wrocław – Seahawks Gdynia 21:28 (7:0, 0:7, 7:7, 7:14).
We would like to remind that football is one of the disciplines that will be played during The World Games, which in 2017 will take place in Wroclaw.