Development News

Bangkok, Thailand, November 6, 2017 – Fifty-one candidates from 12 national federations attended the Level I FIVB Coaches Course at the FIVB Development Centre in Bangkok, Thailand, with Mr Somporn Chaibangyang, President of the Thailand Volleyball Association, presiding over the opening ceremony on Monday.

The development course, which is being held theoretically at the FIVB Development Centre and practically at the Ramkhamhaeng University Gym between November 6 and 10, is conducted by FIVB Course Instructor Mr Albertus Johannes Rudolf (Appie) Krijnsen from the Netherlands.

A total of 51 candidates from 12 nations comprising Australia, China, England, Finland, Hong Kong, Iran, Japan, Malaysia, Oman, the Philippines,Singapore and Thailand took part in the five-day course. Thailand’s superstar spiker Pleumjit Thinkaow also joined the seminar.

The main objective of the course is to improve knowledge and competence of coaches and volleyball teachers so that they may gain recognition as AVC and FIVB coaches in the near future apart from helping present the most recent trends of the modern game of volleyball and exchange some ideas and experiences among all participants.


“It is my great pleasure and honor to be invited as chairman of the opening ceremony of the FIVB Coaches Course Level I at the FIVB Development Center in Bangkok, Thailand, which will be held from November 6 to 10, 2017,” Mr Somporn delivered his speech during the opening ceremony.

“I would like to extend my friendly and warmest welcome to the Course Instructor and all participants. I sincerely wish all of you a very happy and pleasant stay in Bangkok during this course. My sincere appreciation also went to the staff of Ramkhamhaeng University and the FIVB Development Center for their very kind hospitality and an excellent preparation for this course.”


Mr Shanrit Wongprasert, Secretary-General of the Asian Volleyball Confederation, and Mr. Jaksuwan Tocharoen, Secretary-General of the Thailand Volleyball Association, also took part in the Monday’s opening ceremony as guests of honour.


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