FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

TEAM COMPOSITION


 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 Nakornnont VC
  L 2   Piyanut Pannoy P.Piyanut 10.11.1989 171 68 280 275 Supreme VC
  4 Thatdao Nuekjang N. Thatdao 03.02.1994 183 66 305 287 Idea-Khonkaen VC
  5   Pleumjit Thinkaow T.Pleumjit 09.11.1983 180 63 298 281 Supreme VC
  6 Onuma Sittirak S.Onuma 13.06.1986 175 72 304 285 Nakornratchasima
  C 10   Wilavan Apinyapong A.Wilavan 06.06.1984 174 68 294 282 Nakornratchasima
  11 Amporn Hyapha H.Amporn 19.05.1985 180 70 301 290 Nakhonnon VC
  12   Tapaphaipun Chaisri C.Tapaphaipun 29.11.1989 168 60 295 276 Sisaket VC
  13 Nootsara Tomkom T.Nootsara 07.07.1985 169 57 289 278 Idea-Khonkaen VC
  15   Malika Kanthong K.Malika 08.01.1987 177 63 292 278 Nakhonnon VC
  16 Pornpun Guedpard G.Pornpun 05.05.1993 170 63 270 267 Sisakrt VC
  18   Ajcharaporn Kongyot K. Ajcharaporn 18.06.1995 180 66 290 284 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.