Riccardo Cengia with first team

Last season with Kioene Padova in Serie B, a path between the youth sector and that of Avolley Schio Torrebelvicino. Riccardo Cengia, born in 2001, completes the roster of the team there coach Cuttini for the 22-23 season. “When they told me I was going to make the leap to the SuperLega, the emotion was very strong – begins Riccardo – I can’t wait to get started. A lot of things happened quickly and I’m metabolizing everything a little at a time. I started playing volleyball late, at 15, and now I’m joining a team in the top flight, it’s just fantastic ”.

THE APPROACH. “I took the first steps with Avolley Schio, there I grew up and learned a lot in a club that strongly believes in young people and that puts them in the best conditions to improve. Same thing happens here in Padua, with the awareness of having the first team in the SuperLega. And this is a stimulus that helps young people a lot: working knowing that one day we could reach the highest possible level pushes you to do better and better ”.

DOWN TO EARTH. “I want to enjoy this new opportunity, I aim to improve day by day and to raise the level. The ambition is so great that it is clear that he has dreams and goals, but I prefer to act first and stay with my feet on the ground, then with time we will see. Last year I did some training in the first team and the intensity is very high, so the first step is to be ready when we start with the preparation “.