Thai setter Phonpun Gedpard (24), who was selected by IBK Industrial Bank of Korea as the first choice, predicted an active performance in the V-League.
Ponpun was nominated by IBK Industrial Bank in the 2023 Korea Volleyball Federation Women’s Asian Quarter Draft held at the Stanford Hotel in Sangam-dong, Seoul on the 21st and joined the V-League as the first choice.
Phonpun is an active Thai national team setter and received a lot of attention even before the draft. He has strong game management skills and skillful play, so teams with a weakness in the setter position showed a willingness to recruit him. Coincidentally, as IBK Industrial Bank of Korea exercised its first nomination right, Ponpun was the first to be named among 23 participants.
Director Kim Ho-cheol, who leads IBK Industrial Bank, was a legend setter who dominated the era during his active career. Since they are in the same position, a synergistic effect is expected.
Phonpun said in a video interview, “I feel very good to be selected. she is grateful She expressed her feelings, saying, “I want to learn the mindset and the mental part well.” 안전놀이터
Ponpun, who also faced Korea in the Volleyball Nations League last year, said, “Korean volleyball and Thai volleyball are similar. I don’t think there is a big difference. I was excited and nervous when I played against Korea,” he said. “I remember Kim Yeon-kyung. Still, volleyball is a team sport,” he said, expressing his thoughts on Korean volleyball.
Ponpun handles the Thai national team schedule during the off-season. It is highly likely that the timing of joining IBK Industrial Bank of Korea will be delayed. Breathing and communication with colleagues is an important setter position, so it can be a variable. “I am always practicing and trying to improve,” said Ponpun. Setters require a lot of competence. I want to learn Korean well and get along well with the players. He likes Korea. He said that he would adapt to the team as soon as possible, saying, “I am looking forward to it.”