Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Reinforcements Join Gislaved VK

Gislaved VK welcomes Emma Petersson and Steve Duluan to the elitserien coaching staff. Emma will serve as an assistant coach to head coach Daniel Magnusson, while Steve will serve as the team's strength trainer.

Emma has a long career as a volleyball player. She started at age ten and has journeyed through Gislaved's youth teams before she entered the national sports high school for volleyball in Falköping as a 16 year old, studying for three years before returning to GVK.

"It will be really fun to be a part of the team when I cannot play myself after injuring my knee last year. It will also be fun to see how the girls developed. At the same time, it's great fun to get the chance to become an assistant. The team is super and I like the girls, although Daniel is very good and exciting to know that he wanted me as an assistant," says Emma.

In addition to confirming an assistant coach, GVK has brought in a fitness coach for the team, Steve Dulnuan. Steve is known for its popular training sessions known as "SteveFit" as he runs in Gislaved. He is American and certified CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and received additional training in Denmark.

"This will be exciting. I have not start training the team yet. I hope to help them physically with speed and become more efficient in their movements," says Steve Dulnuan.

"We hope, through the additions of Steve and Emma, to get a very strong complement to Daniel Magnusson," says Lars Englund, Sports Director.

Steve will develop the girls physically, something we have desired in the past, but have not managed to find the right fit. Now it feels as though we have checked that off our to-do list.

Emma brings her playing experience to help develop technical aspects of the team.

"It feels simply great for the coming season," Lars Englund.

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