FIVB - Volleyball World Grand Prix 2012

TEAM COMPOSITION

 THA / Thailand - Team Composition

 
Team manager Pitthachai Krittapol
Head coach Radchatagriengkai Kiattipong
Assistant coach Srisamutnak Nataphon
Doctor Lorprayoon Ead
Therapist / trainer
Journalist Wiriyanupappong Preechachan
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block
  L 1 Wanna Buakaew B. Wanna 02.01.1981 172 54 292 277
  L 2   Piyanut Pannoy P.Piyanut 10.11.1989 171 68 280 275
  3 Surasawadee Boonyuen B. Surasawadee 31.10.1991 179 72 280 275
  4   Hattaya Bamrungsuk B.Hattaya 12.08.1993 178 62 289 275
  5 Pleumjit Thinkaow T.Pleumjit 09.11.1983 180 63 298 281
  6   Onuma Sittirak S.Onuma 13.06.1986 175 72 304 285
  7 PORNPIMOL KUNBANG K. PORNPIMOL 18.06.1993 178 70 268 260
  8   Utaiwan Kaensing K.Utaiwan 07.09.1988 189 86 310 295
  9 Piyamas Koijapo K.Piyamas 23.10.1978 178 67 298 282
  C 10   Wilavan Apinyapong A.Wilavan 06.06.1984 174 68 294 282
  11 Amporn Hyapha H.Amporn 19.05.1985 180 70 301 290
  12   Tapaphaipun Chaisri C.Tapaphaipun 29.11.1989 168 60 295 276
  13 Nootsara Tomkom T.Nootsara 07.07.1985 169 57 289 278
  14   Jarasporn Bundasak B.Jarasporn 01.03.1993 180 66 280 290
  15 Malika Kanthong K.Malika 08.01.1987 177 63 292 278
  16   Pornpun Guedpard G.Pornpun 05.05.1993 170 63 270 267
  17 Kamonporn Sukmak S.Kamonporn 29.02.1988 174 63 285 275
  18   Ajcharaporn Kongyot K. Ajcharaporn 18.06.1995 180 66 290 284
  19 Sontaya Keawbundit K.Sontaya 09.02.1991 177 68 290 280
  20   Rasamee Supamool S.Rasamee 10.01.1992 178 68 285 276
  21 Tanaporn Polrueng P.Tanaporn 04.02.1994 173 68 276 275
  22   Kaewkalaya Kamulthala K.Kaewkalaya 07.08.1994 178 72 279 273
  23 Chutikarn Pholchai P.Chutikarn 06.05.1994 173 56 274 267
  24   Yupa Sanitklang S.Yupa 14.08.1991 160 60 280 270
  25 Em-orn Phanusit P.Em-orn 25.03.1988 179 70 302 291
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

The Thai team had a golden year in 2009, coinciding nicely with the 50th anniversary of volleyball in the country.

A miracle happened in Hanoi when the Thais were crowned continental champions for the first time at the 15th Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship.

Thailand first showed signs of their potential in 2007 when they beat Korea, Kazakhstan and Chinese Taipei at the 14th Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship to place third behind China and winners Japan.

In their first appearance at a World Cup, they finished 10th with a creditable two wins at the 2007 tournament in Japan.

Thailand finished third at the 2001 Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship, beating Japan on the way, before debuting at the FIVB World Grand Prix in 2002. Since then, they have appeared every year except 2007.

Another highlight for the team was their 13th-place finish at the 2010 Women's World Championship in Japan.

The Thailand women's team was founded in 1979 under an FIVB development plan called "The 2001 National Team Project."
Coach profile

Kiattipong Radchatagriengkai, a national ace spiker turned coach, has brought fame and a growing reputation to the Thailand women's team. In 1998, the team made history by qualifying for the World Championship for the first time, finishing in 15th place. The Thai women also performed superbly to book a berth at the 2010 World Championship. The coach underlined his credentials even more when he helped guide the team to their first continental crown, beating 11-time champions China in the final of the 15th Asian Championship in Hanoi in 2009. That win earned the team a spot in the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup.