Thai national representative Phonpun Gedpard (30) was held in the arms of IBK Industrial Bank as the first in the first women’s professional volleyball Asia Quarter Draft.
Ponpun was selected by IBK, who picked the first ball in the 2023 Korean Volleyball Federation (KOVO) Women’s Asian Quarter Draft held at the Stanford Hotel Grand Ballroom in Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul on the 21st.
This is the first time that a draft for Asian players has been conducted since the launch of professional volleyball. Foreign player tryouts (selection of open players) with no nationality restrictions will be held separately in Turkiye next month.
As a result of a lottery, 7 teams each put 10 marbles, a total of 70 marbles, and the blue marble of IBK Industrial Bank was selected and assigned the first order. Next, Hyundai E&C with purple beads was assigned second place, and KGC Ginseng Corporation with red beads was assigned third place.
Korea Expressway Corporation ranked 4th, Pepper Savings Bank ranked 5th, and GS Caltex ranked 6th. Heungkuk Life Insurance, whose marbles were not drawn, automatically ranked 7th.
The first IBK coach, Kim Ho-cheol, who was the first to step on the podium, nominated Phonpun without hesitation.
Phonpun is the main setter leading women’s volleyball in Thailand, and is a popular star player in Thailand. BK, who had been weak as a setter, alleviated her worries by recruiting Ponpun.
Next, Hyundai E&C selected Thailand’s outside heater Wipai Sitong (24), and Ginseng Corporation in third place picked Indonesia’s apositive spiker, Megawatti Puttywi, respectively.
In the 4th place, the Korea Expressway Corporation selected Tanacha Soksot (23), an apositive spiker from Thailand. Pepper Savings Bank in the 5th place selected MJ Phillips (28), who has dual citizenship in the Philippines and the US, and GS Caltex in the 6th place selected Medy Yoku (24), an apositive spiker of the Indonesian national team. 먹튀검증
In the last order, 7th place, Heungkuk Life Insurance chose Reina Tokoku (24), an apologetic spiker from Japan.
As a result, the nationality of Asian players in the V-League Women’s Division next season consisted of three Thais, two Indonesians, one Filipino, and one Japanese.
The annual salary of the players selected in this Asian quarter tryout is $100,000 (including tax) for both men and women, and there is no limit to the number of renewals.