Bergamo celebrates the return of Laura Partenio

THE CARREER-

Laura Partenio was born in Venice on 29 December 1991. Her adventure in volleyball began in 2005 in the youth teams of Macerata Volleyball, but as early as the following season she joined Club Italia, where she remained for two years in the B1 championship. In 2008-09 she, again in B1, she wears the Forlì shirt, a year later she is in A2, again with Club Italia. In 2010-11 she is in her A1 she in Modena, where she plays for two championships, before moving on to Robur Urbino, always in the top league. In 2013-14 she had her first experience abroad: she in France with the Cannes shirt, with which she won the French Cup and the Scudetto. In 2014-15 she returns to Italy, to Novara, where she wins the Italian Cup before moving to Vicenza. In the 2016-17 season she has her first time in Bergamo, in the next she is in Piacenza where, shortly before the start of the championship, she interrupts her activity to become Nicole’s mother. She returns to the field in 2018 in Monza, where she plays the first half of the championship which she concludes in Filottrano. In 2020 she moved to Casalmaggiore, where she injured her knee and was forced to a long stop. The following year he returns to play in France, this time in Venelles, in Ligue A. The return to Italy is Volley Bergamo 1991, in the summer of 2022. With the Italian national team he wins the bronze medal at the European under 18 in the 2007 and the gold medal at the Under 19 European Championship in 2008. In 2013 he won the gold medal at the XVI Mediterranean Games.

THE WORDS OF LAURA PARTENIO-

Mine has been an overwhelming life since my departure from Bergamo: Nicole was born and all my perspectives have changed, but the desire to play hasn’t. I took a different path than before my motherhood, certainly more enterprising, fascinating. I made some choices mainly thanks to the support of my husband who was able to follow me and I am super happy with what I have done so far. I always thought, however, that I would have liked to close the circle in Bergamo. And here I am! I have wonderful memories of when we had touched the semi-final in 2017 and, even if the club has changed, I find the same environment and the same fans, who have often asked me to come back ».

Monza, Filottrano, Casalmaggiore and France were the last stages.

«After Bergamo, in Monza and Filottrano I also covered the role of captain and I gained a lot of baggage: I know how to behave with my teammates, I know how to keep the group together, I think this is the top moment of my career. Bergamo fans will find me more mature, wiser, more aware. France was a super good opportunity, especially after my knee injury. I managed to recover 100% and it was a great life experience: I had already played in France and was able to enter the new world right away. It was a life change that my family and I will always carry in our hearts ».

What will you bring to this new adventure?

«I think I can give my positivity, the desire to never give up and my charisma. I hope that this team can reach salvation as soon as possible and then play it and see how it goes… ».

What idea did you have of the rossoblù group?

A team that has changed a bit compared to last year, I want to start to get to know them all. I meet Stufi after our two years together with Casalmaggiore, the other companions are all to be discovered, but, for example, I know that our setter, Giulia Gennari, is in her turning point after the learning seasons in Conegliano, I think she will a nice season. And I know that Micoli is a hard worker and everyone talks about him very well ».

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