FIVB - Volleyball World Grand Prix

TEAM COMPOSITION


 THA / Thailand

 
Team manager Nuttee, Pisit
Coach Radchatagriengkai, Kiattipong
Assistant coach Srisamutnak, Nataphon
Doctor Thongthai Kansuda
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
  3 Em-Orn Phanusit P Em-Orn 25.03.1988 177 70 302 291 Idea Khonkaen 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
  7 Hattaya Bamrungsuk B.Hattaya 12.08.1993 178 70 290 280 Nakhonratchasima
  8   Sineenat Phocharoen P. Sineenat 19.05.1995 173 53 287 270 Sisaket VC
  9 Chatchu-On Moksri M.Chatchu-On 06.11.1999 175 63 285 275 Ayutthaya A.T.C.C
  C 10   Wilavan Apinyapong A.Wilavan 06.06.1984 174 68 294 282 Nakornratchasima
  11 Jutarat Montripila M. Jutarat 02.10.1986 175 60 290 280 Udonthani 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
  14   Jarasporn Bundasak B Jarasporn 01.03.1993 180 66 290 280 Nakhonratchasima
  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
  17 Kaewkalaya Kamulthala K. Kaewkalaya 07.08.1994 178 66 298 281 Idea Khonkaen VC
  18   Ajcharaporn Kongyot K. Ajcharaporn 18.06.1995 180 66 290 284 Supreme VC
  19 Kannika Thipachot T.Kannika 03.05.1993 167 67 285 273 Ayutthaya A.T.C.C
  20   Soraya Phomla P.Soraya 06.08.1992 169 60 280 270 Ayutthaya A.T.C.C
  21 Wanida Kotruang K . Wanida 29.06.1990 170 61 283 272 Nakhonratchasima
  22   Tikamporn Changkeaw C . Tikamporn 12.12.1984 168 62 260 252 Sisaket VC
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Thailand made their World Grand Prix debut in 2002 and have participated in every one since except the 2007 edition of the competition, when Thailand played host to the World University Games. 

Their best World Grand Prix performance to date came in 2012 when they finished fourth after beating Cuba and China. Last year Thailand finished 13th in the tournament. Between their two Asian Championship wins in 2009 and 2013, they also triumphed in the Asian Cup in 2012. They have racked up 11 victories at the South East Asian Games, where they have taken gold in each of the last seven tournaments.

Since making their World Championship debut in 1998, they have taken part twice more in the tournament and competed at the Grand Champions Cup twice and the World Cup once.

There is a long tradition of successful sports teams in Thailand presenting a member of the country’s royal family with the spoils of their victories, and the women’s volleyball team upholds this ritual. In May they gave a 2013 Asian Championship gold medal to Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. They had previously given her the gold they won in the competition in 2009, and they will be hoping to deliver more royal presents to the princess after their World Grand Prix campaign is finished.

Coach profile

Radchatagriengkai Kiattipong transformed the fortunes of Thailand after being appointed national coach in 2001. He guided the team to their debut World Grand Prix appearance in 2002. They have since competed in the tournament every year except 2007, their best performance coming in 2012 when they finished fourth.

 A Thailand international as a player, Kiattipong mentored his charges to their first ever Asian Championship gold medal in 2009. He repeated the feat in 2013, having led the Thais to an Asian Cup triumph the previous season. His long list of honours also includes three successive Asian Women’s Club Championship titles from 2009-11 at the helm of Bangkok side Federbrau.