Pattani, Thailand, June 20, 2015 – The Volley All Festival took place at the Benjamararachutit Pattani School in Pattani,with more than 500 school kids from three southern border provinces which consist of Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat participating in an event providing a fun, enjoyable and competitive environment.
Leading the fun-packed activities on Saturday in Pattani, a southern province with an estimate distance of 1,061km from Thai capital city Bangkok, were Thailand national senior team players.
The one-day event was being held for successive five times in Thailand by the Thailand Volleyball Association in conjunction with the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB), aiming to give the TVA an occasion to concentrate in one annual event which combines volleyball promotion, youth interest and media at local and international levels.
Aside from a large number of young kids, more than 1,200 people including players, families, sponsors, organisers and people from all walks of life in the province were involved in the activity to create a real universal event.
The TVA threw their full support in the activity as board members including TVA honorary president Mr Shanrit Wongprasert, TVA Secretary-General Mr Jaksuwan Tocharoen, Thailand national team head coach Kiattipong Radchatagriengkai and his players joined the event.
TVA’s President Mr Somporn Chaibangyang, who presided over the opening ceremony, said that the development campaign will bring happiness to children and peace to the three southern provinces.
“This is the second time that the TVA have brought national team players to join the Volley All Festival activity in the south of Thailand. Three years ago, we went to Yala and this time we arrived in Pattani. We hope to bring back happiness to the kinds in the three southern border provinces apart from creating an inspiration for them to be fond of sports and play any kind of sport when they have leisure.
“In addition, this activity is also aimed at creating unity and strengthening cordial friendship among children by means of volleyball. We brought the national team players here to be their inspiration in an effort of following their successful footsteps when they grow up. With the national players being their idols, I believe the children will have a bright prospect and be the next generation for volleyball,” he concluded.
The festival had a great atmosphere as all the participants and audience had a fun-filled volleyball weekend experience in Pattani.