After 21 years spent around the world treading the taraflexes of the temples of national and international volleyball, director Davide Saitta, born in Catania in 1987, returns to Sicily to wear the shirt of Saturnia Acicastello in the 2024/25 Serie men’s volleyball championship A2. Saitta has been on the volleyball courts since he was very young and in this journey he has achieved many successes, both at club and national level, with which the Sicilian setter has won several trophies including, the most important, silver at the European Championship 2013. Last November, during the 2023/24 season, he said goodbye to Cisterna to move to GKS Katowice, in the Polish Plusliga.

“I have been missing for 21 years and I had already felt the emotion of returning home, as an opponent with Cisterna, on my debut at the PalaCatania of Saturnia – Saitta immediately explains -. For me it will be a great source of pride and it still is plus knowing that you are part of a team equipped to win and try to return to the Super League as soon as possible.” Saitta explains that what convinced him was the enthusiasm of president Pulvirenti: “He is certainly a great volleyball enthusiast and it is nice to see him so attached to a project in which he firmly believes, knowing however that he has treasured a year spent in the SuperLega, despite relegation. Indeed, that is where he is starting again together with the club, looking towards continuous improvement.”

Saitta, who just yesterday played his last match with GKS Katowice, the team he joined last November and which achieved their goal of salvation, is now ready to place himself under Placì’s orders: “We will have to work well every day and we will have to do it all together. The A2 championship is a long and difficult one, where everything is decided in the end and we will have to get there in top form. I will put my experience to use, even if I still feel like a kid, ready to improve day after day day. I know almost all the players who are already part of this project and I recognize their great technical and moral qualities, they are people who know how to do well.”