Thailand women's national volleyball team

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Thailand
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Association Thailand Volleyball Association
Confederation AVC
Head coach Danai Sriwatcharamethakul
FIVB ranking 16 (as of August 2017)
Uniforms
Home
Away
Third
World Championship
Appearances 4 (First in 1998)
Best result 13th (2010)
World Cup
Appearances 1 (First in 2007)
Best result 10th (2007)
Asian Championship
Appearances 15 (First in 1987)
Best result Gold (2009, 2013)

The women's national volleyball team of Thailand (Thai: วอลเลย์บอลหญิงทีมชาติไทย) represents the Thailand in international volleyball competitions. It is managed by the Thailand Volleyball Association.

The team won a silver medal in the 2016 Montreux Masters, the best finish by any team outside the Americas, East Asia and Europe. Also, the team took a fourth-place finish in 2012 World Grand Prix. And the team took a bronze medal in Summer Universiade in two times, the best finish by any team outside the world.

In Asia, the team won a bronze medal in the Asian Games 2014 Also, the team won a gold medal in the Asian Championship in two times. And, the team won a gold medal in the Asian Cup Championship. The country has also participated in four World Championships, one World Cup, fourteen World Grand Prixs and two World Grand Champions Cup.

History[edit]

Volleyball had spread into Thailand. Since before 1900s. In the past, volleyball was a popular sport among the Chinese and Vietnamese. Until there was competition between the clubs and community associations, sometimes contacted to compete in the Northern region, Northeastern region and The Gold Cup volleyball tournament in the Southern Region.

Since 1934 the Ministry of Education published rules of volleyball by Noppakun Pongsuwan. He was an expert person on sports, especially volleyball. He invited a lecture on how to play, the rules of volleyball to physical education teachers. After that, Department of Physical Education had provide an annual girls' volleyball tournament. For the first time, Department of Physical Education had set course of the central physical education school for girls' student to studied Volleyball and Netball.

In 1957, Nawa Akat Ek Luang Supachalasai, Director of the Department of Physical Education had been established the "Amateur Volleyball Association of Thailand" (Thai: สมาคมวอลเลย์บอลสมัครเล่นแห่งประเทศไทย), with the aim to supported and publicized the progress volleyball and managed a 6 players volleyball tournament and the annual volleyball competition in other government office, such as the Department of Physical Education, University Sports Committee, Bangkok Municipality, Military Sports Council, as well as the Thailand National Games volleyball tournament in women's and men's volleyball.

Home venues[edit]

The Thailand national football team play most of their home matches in Indoor Stadium Huamark in Bang Kapi District of Bangkok. Built for the 1966 Asian Games, the stadium was the largest indoor stadium in Thailand with a capacity of 10,000, all seated. International matches are also occasionally played at Nimibutr Stadium, and Korat Chatchai Hall, etc.

Thailand women's national volleyball team home stadiums
Image Stadium Capacity Location Last match
HuaMak.jpg Indoor Stadium Huamark 10,000 Bang Kapi, Bangkok v   Italy
(22 July 2017; 2017 World Grand Prix)
Nimibutr.jpg Nimibutr Stadium 5,600 Pathum Wan, Bangkok v   South Korea
(3 September 2006; 2006 World Grand Prix)
Chatchai Hall.jpg Korat Chatchai Hall 5,000 Nakhon Ratchasima v   Japan
(21 September 2013; 2013 Asian Championship)
Nakhon Pathom Sports Center Gymnasium 4,000 Nakhon Pathom v   South Korea
(24 September 2017; 2018 World Championship qualification (AVC))
MCC Hall at The Mall Nakorn Ratchasima 800x600.png The Mall Nakhon Ratchasima 4,000 Nakhon Ratchasima v   Japan
(7 October 2008; 2008 Asian Cup)
Thai Japanese Stadium 3330.JPG Thai-Japanese Stadium 3,800 Dindaeng, Din Daeng v   United States
(24 June 2012; 2012 World Grand Prix)

Current squad[edit]

Head coach: Danai Sriwatcharamethakul [1]

No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2018–19 club
1 Wipawee Srithong 28 January 1999 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 288 cm (9 ft 5 in) 266 cm (8 ft 9 in) Thailand Chonburi
2 Piyanut Pannoy 10 November 1989 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in) 62 kg (137 lb) 280 cm (9 ft 2 in) 275 cm (9 ft 0 in) Kazakhstan Altay
3 Pornpun Guedpard 5 May 1993 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 63 kg (139 lb) 288 cm (9 ft 5 in) 279 cm (9 ft 2 in) Thailand Bangkok
4 Thatdao Nuekjang 3 February 1994 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 308 cm (10 ft 1 in) 296 cm (9 ft 9 in) Thailand Khonkaen Star
5 Pleumjit Thinkaow (c) 9 November 1983 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 67 kg (148 lb) 303 cm (9 ft 11 in) 283 cm (9 ft 3 in) Thailand Bangkok
6 Onuma Sittirak 13 June 1986 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 304 cm (10 ft 0 in) 285 cm (9 ft 4 in) Thailand Nakhon Ratchasima
7 Hattaya Bamrungsuk 12 August 1993 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 71 kg (157 lb) 292 cm (9 ft 7 in) 282 cm (9 ft 3 in) Japan JT Marvelous
8 Watchareeya Nualjam 22 July 1996 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 64 kg (141 lb) 292 cm (9 ft 7 in) 279 cm (9 ft 2 in) Thailand Chonburi
9 Jarasporn Bundasak 1 March 1993 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 291 cm (9 ft 7 in) 283 cm (9 ft 3 in) Thailand Bangkok
10 Wilavan Apinyapong 6 June 1984 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 294 cm (9 ft 8 in) 282 cm (9 ft 3 in) Thailand Chonburi
11 Soraya Phomla 6 August 1992 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in) 60 kg (130 lb) 280 cm (9 ft 2 in) 270 cm (8 ft 10 in) Thailand Chonburi
12 Tapaphaipun Chaisri 29 November 1989 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 295 cm (9 ft 8 in) 276 cm (9 ft 1 in) Thailand Khonkaen Star
13 Nootsara Tomkom 7 July 1985 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in) 57 kg (126 lb) 289 cm (9 ft 6 in) 278 cm (9 ft 1 in) Brazil Osasco Voleibol Clube
14 Chitaporn Kamlangmak 17 March 1996 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 290 cm (9 ft 6 in) 282 cm (9 ft 3 in) Thailand Khonkaen Star
15 Malika Kanthong 8 January 1987 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 292 cm (9 ft 7 in) 278 cm (9 ft 1 in) Thailand Chonburi
16 Pimpichaya Kokram 16 June 1998 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 62 kg (137 lb) 293 cm (9 ft 7 in) 283 cm (9 ft 3 in) Thailand Nonthaburi
18 Ajcharaporn Kongyot 18 June 1995 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 298 cm (9 ft 9 in) 287 cm (9 ft 5 in) Brazil Praia Clube
19 Chatchu-on Moksri 6 November 1999 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 58 kg (128 lb) 298 cm (9 ft 9 in) 290 cm (9 ft 6 in) Japan PFU BlueCats
20 Supattra Pairoj 27 June 1990 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in) 58 kg (128 lb) 275 cm (9 ft 0 in) 265 cm (8 ft 8 in) Thailand Chonburi
21 Kullapa Piampongsan 17 March 1991 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 60 kg (130 lb) 280 cm (9 ft 2 in) 274 cm (9 ft 0 in) Thailand Khonkaen Star
22 Hathairat Jarat 9 February 1996 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 286 cm (9 ft 5 in) 277 cm (9 ft 1 in) Thailand Khonkaen Star

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name
Head Coach Thailand Danai Sriwatcharamethakul
Assistant Coach Thailand Nataphon Srisamutnak
Assistant Coach Thailand Chamnan Dokmai
Assistant Coach Thailand Wanna Buakaew
Doctor Thailand Pichet Yiesiri
Physiotherapist Thailand Tibparat Kaewsai

Competition history[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

     Champions       Runners-up       Third place       Fourth place

Olympic Games finals record
Year Round Position GP MW ML SW SL Squad
Greece 2004 Did not qualify
China 2008
United Kingdom 2012
Brazil 2016
Japan 2020 Future event
Total 0/13

World Championship[edit]

     Champions       Runners-up       Third place       Fourth place

World Championship finals record
Year Round Position GP MW ML SW SL Squad
Japan 1998 15th place 3 0 3 0 9 Squad
Germany 2002 20th place 6 1 4 2 15 Squad
Japan 2006 Did not qualify
Japan 2010 13th place 9 4 5 13 18 Squad
Italy 2014 17th place 5 1 4 3 12 Squad
Japan 2018 Qualified
Total 4/17 23 6 16 18 54

World Cup[edit]

     Champions       Runners-up       Third place       Fourth place

World Cup finals record
Year Round Position GP MW ML SW SL Squad
Uruguay 1973 Did not enter
Japan 1973
Japan 1981
Japan 1985
Japan 1989 Did not qualify
Japan 1991
Japan 1995
Japan 1999
Japan 2003
Japan 2007 Round Robin 10th place 11 2 9 11 29 Squad
Japan 2011 Did not qualify
Japan 2015
Total 1/12 11 2 9 11 29

World Grand Champions Cup[edit]

     Champions       Runners-up       Third place       Fourth place

World Grand Champions Cup record
Year Round Position GP MW ML SW SL Squad
Japan 2009 Round Robin 6th place 5 0 5 3 15 Squad
Japan 2013 Round Robin 5th place 5 1 4 5 13 Squad
Japan 2017 Did not qualify
Total 2/7 10 1 9 8 28

World Grand Prix[edit]

     Champions       Runners-up       Third place       Fourth place

World Grand Prix record
Year Round Position GP MW ML SW SL Squad
Hong Kong 1993 Did not enter
China 1994
China 1995
China 1996
Japan 1997
Hong Kong 1998
China 1998
Philippines 2000
Macau 2001
Hong Kong 2002 8th place 9 0 9 4 27 Squad
Italy 2003 10th place 5 1 4 3 13 Squad
Italy 2004 10th place 9 1 8 8 26 Squad
Japan 2005 12th place 9 0 9 2 27 Squad
Italy 2006 11th place 9 1 8 7 26 Squad
China 2007 Did not enter
Japan 2008 11th place 9 1 8 10 26 Squad
Japan 2009 12th place 9 4 5 15 21 Squad
China 2010 10th place 9 2 7 8 23 Squad
Macau 2011 Final Round 6th place 13 6 7 21 25 Squad
China 2012 Final Round 4th place 14 9 5 30 21 Squad
Japan 2013 13th place 9 3 6 11 20 Squad
Japan 2014 11th place 9 2 7 11 24 Squad
United States 2015 9th place 9 3 6 11 21 Squad
Thailand 2016 Final Round 6th place 12 2 10 7 32 Squad
China 2017 10th place 9 3 6 16 18 Squad
Total 15/25 143 37 106 154 350

Nations League[edit]

     Champions       Runners-up       Third place       Fourth place

Nations League record
Year Round Position GP MW ML SW SL Squad
China 2018 15th place 15 2 13 17 41 Squad
Total 1/1 15 2 13 17 41

Montreux Masters[edit]

     Champions       Runners-up       Third place       Fourth place

Montreux Masters record
Year Round Position GP MW ML SW SL Squad
Switzerland 2016 Final Runners-up 5 4 1 12 9 Squad
Switzerland 2017 7th place 4 0 4 4 12 Squad
Total 0 Titles 2/34 9 4 5 16 21

Asian Games[edit]

     Champions       Runners up       Third place       Fourth place

Asian Games record
Year Round Position Pld W L SW SL Squad
Japan 1958 Did not participate
Indonesia 1962
Thailand 1966 5th place
Thailand 1970 5th place
Iran 1974 Did not participate
Thailand 1978 5th place
India 1982 Did not participate
South Korea 1986 Semi Finals 4th place 4 1 3 3 11
China 1990 6th place 5 0 5 0 15
Japan 1994 5th place 5 1 4 3 12
Thailand 1998 Semi Finals 4th place 3 1 2 3 9
South Korea 2002 5th place 5 1 4 3 13 Squad
Qatar 2006 Semi Finals 4th place 7 3 4 10 13 Squad
China 2010 Quarter Finals 5th place 7 4 3 15 10 Squad
South Korea 2014 Semi Finals Bronze Medal 6 4 2 13 7 Squad
Indonesia 2018 Future event
Total 0 Titles 11/15

Asian Championship[edit]

     Champions       Runners up       Third place       Fourth place

Asian Championship record
Year Round Position Pld W L SW SL Squad
Australia 1975 Did not participate
Hong Kong 1979
Japan 1983
China 1987 5th place 7 5 2 ? ?
China 1989 6th place 6 3 3 ? ?
Thailand 1991 7th place 7 4 3 ? ?
China 1993 7th place 5 2 3 6 9
Thailand 1995 5th place 6 4 2 12 6
Philippines 1997 5th place 7 5 2 15 6
Hong Kong 1999 Semi Finals 4th place 5 2 3 8 9
Thailand 2001 Semi Finals 3rd place 6 4 2 13 9
Vietnam 2003 Semi Finals 4th place 7 4 3 13 10
China 2005 Quarter Finals 6th place 7 4 3 14 13
Thailand 2007 Semi Finals 3rd place 7 5 2 15 10
Vietnam 2009 Final Champions 8 6 2 20 9
Chinese Taipei 2011 Semi Finals 4th place 7 3 4 14 12
Thailand 2013 Final Champions 8 7 1 22 6
China 2015 Semi Finals 3rd place 8 6 2 21 6
Philippines 2017 Final Runners-up 8 6 2 21 8 Squad
Thailand 2019 Qualified
Total 2 Titles 16/19 109 70 39

Asian Cup[edit]

     Champions       Runners up       Third place       Fourth place

Asian Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W L SW SL Squad
Thailand 2008 Semi Finals 3rd place 6 4 2 14 8 Squad
China 2010 Final Runners up 6 5 1 15 7 Squad
Kazakhstan 2012 Final Champions 6 6 0 18 2 Squad
China 2014 Quarter Finals 5th place 6 2 4 8 12 Squad
Vietnam 2016 Semi Finals 3rd place 6 5 1 17 5 Squad
Thailand 2018 Qualified
Total 1 Titles 5/5 30 22 8 72 34

Southeast Asian Games[edit]

     Champions       Runners up       Third place       Fourth place

SEA Games record
Year Round Position Pld W L SW SL
Malaysia 1977 Semi Finals Bronze Medal
Indonesia 1979 ?
Philippines 1981 ?
Singapore 1983 ?
Thailand 1985 Final Silver Medal
Indonesia 1987 Semi Finals Bronze Medal
Malaysia 1989 Final Gold Medal
Philippines 1991 Final Gold Medal
Singapore 1993 Final Silver Medal
Thailand 1995 Final Gold Medal
Indonesia 1997 Final Gold Medal
Brunei 1999 Did not competition
Malaysia 2001 Final Gold Medal
Vietnam 2003 Final Gold Medal
Philippines 2005 Final Gold Medal 5 5 0 15 2
Thailand 2007 Final Gold Medal 4 4 0 12 0
Laos 2009 Final Gold Medal 4 4 0 12 2
Indonesia 2011 Final Gold Medal 5 5 0 15 1
Myanmar 2013 Final Gold Medal 5 5 0 15 0
Singapore 2015 Final Gold Medal 4 4 0 12 1
Malaysia 2017 Final Gold Medal 4 4 0 12 0
Total 13 Titles 20/20

Squads[edit]

Asian Championship[edit]

Asian Cup[edit]

Asian Games[edit]

Former major players[edit]

Head coach[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Team Roster - Thailand". FIVB. Retrieved 29 April 2018. 

External links[edit]