ZAKSA Kedzierzyn-Kozle play in their first ever FIVB Men’s Club World Championship after winning the national title in Poland which gave them an automatic berth as hosts. It was their seventh overall and second straight Polish championship.
Internationally, Kedzierzyn-Kozle have won a bronze in the 2003 European Championship League after losing to Italy’s Kerakoll Modena in the semifinals and then beating France’s Paris Volley. They have also picked up a bronze in 2000 and silver in 2011 in the CEV Cup.
The origins of the club date back to 1947 and it is based in the town of Kedzierzyn-Kozle, historically closely tied to the chemical industries for which the area is well known. Opole, their venue for pool play at the 2017 FIVB Men’s Club World Championship, is about 50 kilometres to the north.