FIVB - Volleyball World Grand Prix


 THA / Thailand

Team manager Sriwacharamaytakul, Danai
Coach Radchatagriengkai, Kiattipong
Assistant coach Srisamutnak, Nataphon
2nd assistant coach
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
  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 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
  7 Kamonporn Sukmak S Kamonporn 29.02.1988 174 63 285 275 Srisaket VC
  8   Utaiwan Kaensing K Utaiwan 09.07.1988 189 86 310 295 Idea Khonkaen VC
  9 Wanitchaya Luangtonglang L.Wanitchaya 08.10.1992 177 60 300 275 Nakhonratchasima 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
  14   Jarasporn Bundasak B Jarasporn 01.03.1993 181 65 291 283 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
  17 Kaewkalaya Kamulthala K.Kaewkalaya 07.08.1994 178 66 298 281 Khon Kaen Star VC
  18   Ajcharaporn Kongyot K.Ajcharaporn 18.06.1995 178 65 298 287 Supreme VC
  19 Sontaya Keawbundit K.Sontaya 09.02.1991 177 68 290 280 Idea Khonkaen VC
  20   Kuttika Kaewpin K. Kuttika 16.08.1994 168 56 285 268 3BB Nakhonnon VC
  21 Parinya Pankaew Parinya 27.12.1995 170 59 281 269 Supreme Vc
  22   Sineenat Phocharoen P. Sineenat 19.05.1995 173 53 287 270 Sisaket VC
 C = Captain   L = Libero
Team profile

Thailand’s first experience of the World Grand Prix came after they finished third at the 2001 Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship after stunning formidable Japan in the third-place play-off. With their superb form, the FIVB gave the Thailand team the green light to test their mettle in the FIVB World Grand Prix the following year. They have participated in the World Grand Prix every year since then, with the exception of 2007.

Ironically, the year off from the World Grand Prix coincided with Thailand’s first success when they defied all odds to beat South Korea, Kazakhstan and Chinese Taipei to earn third place at the 14th Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship in 2007. In their debut at the FIVB World Cup in Japan that same year, Thailand finished in 10th place following two wins in the top-flight competition.

Then in 2009 the Thai team pulled out a stunning defeat over perennial winners China in the showdown to be crowned Asian champions for the first time ever. In 2010, Thailand finished 13th at the FIVB World Championships but have improved immensely since. The following year Thailand made history by storming into the eight-team World Grand Prix Finals in Macau for the first time, finishing in sixth place before advancing to the six-team 2012 World Grand Prix Finals in Ningbo, China and beating China on home soil for the first time. They also defeated former three-time Olympic winners Cuba to record their best ever World Grand Prix result of fourth before going on to capture the AVC Cup for women in Kazakhstan, which qualified Thailand for this year’s World Grand Prix.

With Radchatagriengkai Kiattipong 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 Apinyaong still in the mix, hopes are high Thailand can continue their record breaking form.

Coach profile

Kiattipong Radchatagriengkai, is a former national player turned coach. Under his leadership the team made history by qualifying for the 1998 FIVB World Championship for the first time finishing 15th overall in the competition. He took the team to another Championship in 2002 where they finished 20th and then again in 2010 where the team finished in 13th-place.

Kiattipong underlined his credentials even more when he led the team to the top of the victory podium at the 2009 Asian Senior Women's Volleyball Championship in Hanoi, Vietnam, where the national team stunned the 11-time champions China. The victory earned Thailand a spot in the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup in Japan.

In 2011, Kiattipong led his squad to the FIVB World Grand Prix Finals for the first time in history, where they finished sixth in Macau. In 2012 he led the women’s team to another Final in Ningbo, China where Thailand finished fourth - their best-ever performance in the tournament. His team also captured the women’s AVC Cup in Kazakhstan that same year.