Thailand women's national volleyball team

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.

Thailand
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AssociationTVA
ConfederationAVC
Head coachDanai Sriwatcharamethakul
FIVB ranking15 (as of 16 November 2022)
Uniforms
Home
Away
Third
World Championship
Appearances6 (First in 1998)
Best result13th (2010, 2018, 2022 )
World Cup
Appearances1 (First in 2007)
Best result10th (2007)
Asian Championship
Appearances18 (First in 1987)
Best resultGold (2009, 2013)

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.

HistoryEdit

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.[1]

Current squadEdit

The following is the 2022 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship[2]
Head coach:   Danai Sriwatcharamethakul

No. Name Position Date of Birth Height Weight Spike Block 2021–22 Club
2 Piyanut Pannoy L 10 November 1989 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 62 kg (137 lb) 280 cm (9 ft 2 in) 275 cm (9 ft 0 in)   Supreme Chonburi
3 Pornpun Guedpard (c) S 5 May 1993 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 288 cm (9 ft 5 in) 279 cm (9 ft 2 in)   Rapid Bucuresti
5 Thatdao Nuekjang MB 3 February 1994 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 308 cm (10 ft 1 in) 296 cm (9 ft 9 in)   JT Marvelous
9 Nattaporn Sanitklang L 14 August 1991 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in) 60 kg (130 lb) 277 cm (9 ft 1 in) 264 cm (8 ft 8 in)   Nakhon Ratchasima Huione QminC
11 Khatthalee Pinsuwan OH 30 October 1994 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 294 cm (9 ft 8 in) 271 cm (8 ft 11 in)   Khonkaenstar
12 Hattaya Bamrungsuk MB 12 August 1993 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 292 cm (9 ft 7 in) 282 cm (9 ft 3 in)   Toyota Auto Body Queenseis
13 Natthanicha Jaisaen S 21 May 1998 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 55 kg (121 lb) 283 cm (9 ft 3 in) 276 cm (9 ft 1 in)   Diamond Food
14 Thanacha Sooksod OP 26 May 2000 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 283 cm (9 ft 3 in) 275 cm (9 ft 0 in)   Okayama Seagulls
16 Pimpichaya Kokram OP 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)   Kurobe AquaFairies
17 Sasipaporn Janthawisut OH 10 June 1997 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 283 cm (9 ft 3 in) 273 cm (8 ft 11 in)   Diamond Food
18 Ajcharaporn Kongyot OH 18 June 1995 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 308 cm (10 ft 1 in) 295 cm (9 ft 8 in)   Sarıyer Belediyespor
19 Chatchu-on Moksri OH 6 November 1999 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 58 kg (128 lb) 302 cm (9 ft 11 in) 295 cm (9 ft 8 in)   Sarıyer Belediyespor
22 Watchareeya Nuanjam MB 22 July 1996 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 67 kg (148 lb) 294 cm (9 ft 8 in) 282 cm (9 ft 3 in)   Supreme Chonburi
24 Tichakorn Boonlert MB 22 March 2001 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 294 cm (9 ft 8 in) 283 cm (9 ft 3 in)   Diamond Food

2023 Results and fixturesEdit

Intercontinental tournamentsEdit

FIVB Women's Nations League

  • Dates: 30 May – 16 July
  • FIVB rankings points: 40 points
Preliminary round Rank
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3
  Ankara, Türkiye   Brasilia, Brazil   Bangkok, Thailand


FIVB Women's Olympic Qualification Tournaments

  • Dates: 16–24 September
  • Host Country:
  • FIVB rankings points: 35 points
Round robin Rank

Continental tournamentsEdit

Asian Women's Volleyball ChampionshipEdit

  • Dates: 2–10 September
  • Host country:   Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
  • FIVB rankings points: 35 points
Preliminary round Second round Final round Rank

Volleyball at the Asian GamesEdit

  • Dates: 29 September – 7 October
  • Host country:   Hangzhou, China


Volleyball at the Southeast Asian GamesEdit

  • Dates: 6–15 May
  • Host country:   Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Preliminary round Final round Rank

Head coachEdit

Former playersEdit

Competition historyEdit

World ChampionshipEdit

World CupEdit

World Grand Champions CupEdit

World Grand PrixEdit

Nations LeagueEdit

Montreux MastersEdit

Asian GamesEdit

Asian ChampionshipEdit

Asian CupEdit

Southeast Asian GamesEdit

ASEAN Grand PrixEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Team Roster - Thailand". FIVB. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Thailand VNL 2022". FIVB. Retrieved 6 June 2022.

External linksEdit