History

The club was formed in 1988, known then as ‘K.S. Wigry’. A few ‘Poles’ from the Polish community in Willesden Green decided to try their hands at playing volleyball. Although the club did not participate in any league at that time, the team still played friendly matches against other established teams and also entered some tournaments such as ‘Sandwell Volleyball Tournament’ - Europes largest volleyball event at the time but sadly a thing of the past now.

In 1991, the club decided to enter a team into the London League and establish a new setup. As most of the players came from the ‘8th Polish Scout Group’, the club decided on a new name - ‘K.S. Ósemka’, thus encouraging more people from our Polish community to become part of the club.

In doing this, the aim was not only to have a very competitive team, but also to bring together youth and experience to have an established club, which over the next fifteen years was to see not only players of Polish decent join, but players from all over the world including France, Sweden, USA, Canada and many others.

The club has been steadily growing over the years and now has an established ladies team also competing in the London League. The club also runs junior sessions, and in 2011 linked up with Active Ealing to prepare both boys and girls teams for the London Youth Games.

This season, K.S. Ósemka embark on their twenty sixth year of competitive volleyball, with founder members, Gabriel and Tad (brothers), being the only two players to have survived the long haul, playing very active roles in both the running of the club, and on the court.

Honours

Mens 1st Team
Division 3 1991/1992 Runners-up
Division 3 1994/1995 Runners-up
Division 3 1995/1996 Winners
Division 2 1996/1997 Winners
World Polonia Games 2007 Bronze medal
Division 1 2012/2013 Winners
Division 1 2015/2016 Runners-up

Mens 2nd Team
Division 2 2014/2015 Runners-up

Ladies Team
Division 2 2010/2011 Runners-up
Division 2 2016/2017 Runners-up