For the first time in women’s professional volleyball history, a foreign setter was born.
IBK Industrial Bank won the first pick in the 2023 KOVO Women’s Asian Quarter Draft held at the Stanford Hotel in Mapo-gu, Seoul today (21st) and nominated setter Ponpun Gedpard (Thailand).
Phonpun, who is 173 cm tall, is currently the main setter for the Thai national team and was considered the biggest player in this draft.
This is the first time a foreign player has played as a setter in the V-League Women’s Division.
In the men’s division, there is Vlado Petkovic, who played for Woori Capital in the 2009-2010 season.
Hyundai E&C, which won the second place nomination, selected 174 cm tall outside heater Wipawi Sitong (Thailand).스포츠토토
3rd place KGC Ginseng Corporation selected Megawatty Puttywe, an apositive spiker for the Indonesian national team.
Korea Expressway Corporation nominated 180cm tall Apogee Spiker Tanacha Soksot (Thailand) in the 4th place, and Pepper Savings Bank in the 5th place named MJ Phillips (Philippines), a middle blocker with a height of 182cm.
In the 6th place, GS Caltex selected Indonesian national team outside hitter Medi Yoku, and in the 7th place, Heungkuk Life Insurance selected Japanese striker Reina Dokoku, respectively.
The order of nominations on this day was determined by an equal probability lottery method in which 10 marbles from 7 teams are randomly drawn in a random lottery machine.
Apart from the existing foreign player system, which contracts one player per team, the Asian Quarter recruits players from a total of 10 countries, including 4 East Asian countries (Japan, Mongolia, Taiwan, Hong Kong) and 6 Southeast Asian countries (Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Myanmar). It is a new system that selects one person per team as a target.
As a result, 3 people from Thailand, 2 people from Indonesia, and 1 person each from Japan and the Philippines were selected.
The annual salary of players selected for the Asian Quarter is 100,000 dollars.
It is excluded from the total amount of domestic player remuneration.