IBK coach Kim Ho-cheol, who nominated ‘Thailand setter’ Phonpun, “I will leave the team management”
Cheers erupted from the table at IBK Industrial Bank the moment I was chosen as the lucky winner.
IBK Industrial Bank obtained the first choice in the 2023 Korea Volleyball Federation KOVO Women’s Asian Quarter Draft held at the Stanford Hotel in Mapo-gu, Seoul today (21st).
It pierced the 14.3% probability of random selection by putting 10 marbles from the 7 women’s teams into the lottery machine.
Ho-chul Kim, director of IBK Industrial Bank of Korea, did not hesitate to appoint Thai setter Phonpun Gedpard.토토사이트
This is the first time a foreign player has played as a setter in the V-League Women’s Division.
Phonpun, the main setter for the Thai national team, is considered the biggest player in this draft for his fast and low toss.
She also led Thailand in last year’s International Volleyball Federation FIVB Volleyball Nations League, defeating the Korean national team with a set score of 3-0.
Coach Kim met with the reporters after the draft and said, “This is a player suitable for the fast-pattern attack that our team pursues.”
He said he highly praises Phonpun’s skills and will give her the freedom to run the team.
Coach Kim said, “I think I have my own volleyball,” and “I think it would be right to leave it alone and ask him to run the team, and then give advice if necessary.”
He explained, “If the coach tries to teach the setter, the setter has no choice but to play rigidly.”
In a video interview, Ponpun lowered his body to director Kim, saying, “Thank you for the nomination. I want to learn the mindset and mental part.”
He said, “As a setter, a lot of skills are required, but I want to quickly adapt to Korea and learn Korean to be friendly with the players.”
The most impressive Korean player was Kim Yeon-kyung.
Hyundai Engineering & Construction manager Kang Seong-hyung, who received the 2nd pick, selected Thai outside hitter Weepawi Sitong, considering the transfer of Hwang Min-kyung and the injury of Go Ye-rim.
Coach Kang explained, “There were only a handful of professional left players, but we decided that the attack was powerful and the receiver was good.”
Wipawi expressed confidence, saying, “I can play well in both positions because I have experience playing both outside heater and apposite spiker.”