In the summer, Tarnovia closed down the women’s football section that had been operating since 2013. After the great success, which was the promotion and then the performances in the second division in the season 2021/2022, there was a sharp decline. The activists were heavily criticized, there were accusations of incompetent management of the club. We turned to the representatives of the Tarnów association, who so far have not spoken publicly on this matter, to respond to the most sensitive issues, including those concerning the men’s senior team and the academy.
We learned that the big money, gradually spent by Tarnovia after Bartosz Kapustka’s transfer from Cracovia to Leicester, has ended this year and the club has no funds to maintain financial liquidity. So the question becomes legitimate: what future awaits the club from Bandrowski?
During the conversation, which took place in Tarnovia’s headquarters, our questions were answered by the president of the management board Magdalena Pasek, Sebastian Dychtoń and Tadeusz Bałchanowski from the supervisory board and a representative of the audit committee Marcin Szumlański. The statements have been authorized.
Let’s start with the elimination of not only the first team that fell from the extra-league last season, but the entire women’s football section. How could this even happen?
Magdalena Pasek: The reason for the dissolution of the section was the lack of money. The club was not prepared for such large expenses, about PLN 400-450 thousand was needed for one round of games.
Marcin Szumlański: It was the minimum with maximum savings, only the basic needs of the team. Let us emphasize that this is the amount per round, i.e. 900,000 a year. It was absolutely out of budget, impossible for Tarnovia to support.
Source From: Gazetakrakowska