FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship


 THA / Thailand

Team manager Pitthachai ,Krittapol
Coach Radchatagriengkai, Kiattipong
Assistant coach Srisamutnak, Nataphon
2nd assistant coach Sriwacharamaytakul, Danai
Doctor Lorprayoon, Ead
Physiotherapist Kaewsai , Tiparat
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  L 1 Wanna Buakaew B. Wanna 02.01.1981 172 54 292 277 Azerrail Baku
  L 2   Piyanut Pannoy P.Piyanut 10.11.1989 170 63 280 275 Supreme VC
  4 Thatdao Nuekjang N.Thatdao 03.02.1994 184 72 308 296 JT Marvelous VC
  5   Pleumjit Thinkaow T.Pleumjit 09.11.1983 180 67 303 283 Supreme VC
  6 Onuma Sittirak S.Onuma 13.06.1986 175 77 304 285 Diamond Food VC
  C 10   Wilavan Apinyapong A.Wilavan 06.06.1984 173 68 294 282 Supreme VC
  11 Amporn Hyapha H.Amporn 19.05.1985 180 71 301 290 Diamond Food VC
  12   Tapaphaipun Chaisri C.Tapaphaipun 29.11.1989 168 73 295 276 Khonkaen Star VC
  13 Nootsara Tomkom T.Nootsara 07.07.1985 169 56 289 278 Diamond Food VC
  15   Malika Kanthong K.Malika 08.01.1987 178 78 292 278 Diamond Food VC
  16 Pornpun Guedpard G.Pornpun 05.05.1993 170 63 288 279 Toyota Auto Body Queenseis
  18   Ajcharaporn Kongyot K.Ajcharaporn 18.06.1995 178 65 298 287 Supreme VC
 C=Captain  L=Libero
Team profile

Thailand have established themselves as one of the toughest teams in Asia as of late winning the Asian Championship in 2009 and 2013, and the Asian Cup in 2012, beating the likes of China, Korea and Japan who have dominated the continental level for many years. Thailand became part of the evolving Asian volleyball scene that is becoming more vibrant and dynamic each year.

Its core players have proven that over time, their combination would produce a distinct and powerful game that defied the odds – beating much taller and stronger opponents with their stunning plays. Much of this can be credited to its stellar setter Nootsara Tomkom whose powerful playmaking bested many opponents over the years. With Kiattipong Radchatagriengkai continuing as coach and Onuma Sittirak, who finished last year’s World Grand Prix Finals as the second best scorer behind USA’s Megan Hodge, and captain Wilavan Apinyapong still in the mix, hopes are high for Thailand to continue their record-breaking form.

Now, they are not only recognised as one of the top Asian teams but also a force in international volleyball earning this status from two consecutive final round appearances at the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix in Macau (2011) and Ningbo (2012) where they finished fifth and fourth place, respectively.

Coach profile

Kiattipong Radchatagriengkai is a former national player turned coach. Under his leadership, the team smoothly climbed to its current prominence. Kiattipong underlined his credentials even more when he led the team to the top of the podium at the 2009 Asian Championship in Vietnam, where the team stunned China, earning them a spot at the World Grand Champions Cup. He repeated this feat in 2013, this time beating Japan, for another stint at the Grand Champions Cup. He steered Thailand to win the AVC Cup and get successive finals appearances at the World Grand Prix.