HOST CITY NAKHON RATCHASIMA CONFIRMS READINESS FOR 6TH AVC CUP FOR WOMEN
Bangkok, Thailand, September 10, 2018 – Confirmation has been made by Nakhon Ratchasima for its readiness to host the 6th AVC Cup for Women at the Chartchai Hall between September 16 and 23, with a strong field of 10 teams vying for the top honour.
The readiness was confirmed in the Monday’s press conference at the Golden Tulip Sovereign Hotel, with Thailand Volleyball Association President Mr Somporn Chaibangyang and AVC Secretary-General Mr Shanrit Wongprasert jointly presiding.
In his opening speech, Mr Somporn has guaranteed that the TVA are fully-prepared for the staging of the AVC Cup for Women.
“To make sure that everything is ready for the tournament, We the TVA have already prepared not only the competition venue and the officials’ and teams’ hotel, but also well-trained staff and highly-experienced officials who had been named to officiate at major international competitions,” Mr Somporn said.
He added that 10 teams have confirmed their participation in the tournament. They comprise Japan, Korea, China, Vietnam, Chinese Taipei, Kazakhstan, the Philippines, Iran, Australia and hosts Thailand.
Mr Shanrit said that this is the tournament which was initiated by the AVC with an aim of giving top senior women’s teams of Asia a chance to sharpen their skills ahead of the Asian Senior Women’s Championship the following year. He added that the AVC Cup remains in the AVC competition calendar for the next two years, but it’s likely to be competed with either an adjusted format or the change in amount of participating teams.
Meanwhile, Mr Panich Sinsuk, Director of the Sports Authority of Thailand in Nakhon Ratchasima, confirmed that all is set for the eight-day tournament.
“Chartchai Hall in Nakhon Ratchasima has been used as main venue for major volleyball competitions in several occasions. In 2013, it was used for the FIVB Volleyball Girls’ U18 World Championship in July and the Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship in September. Early this year, the venue also served as the battle ground for the Women’s Volleyball Nations League. Therefore, Chartchai Hall, which has a seating capacity of 5,000, is in perfect condition to host the 6th AVC Cup for Women. We, as the host city, intend to do our best we can with what a great experience we have. On behalf of Nakhon Ratchasima, I promise that we won’t let you down. We will make all participating teams, officials and all visitors immensely impressed,” Mr Panich said.
Mr. Rojanasit Meenidsinn, Assistant Director of Business Development of Thai Beverage Public Co Ltd, disclosed that the AVC Cup serves as a tune-up tournament for the Thailand women’s national team ahead of their tougher task at the forthcoming FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship in Japan between September 29 to October 20, 2018. To create entertainment ideas for fans, we will hold fun activities at booths in front of the Chartchai Hall. Fans can join those activities to win prizes.
Mr Prajaya Chaiyakam, Managing Director of SMM Sport and Multimedia Business, confirmed that the top-flight competition will be televised live through SMM TV and Thairath TV in Thailand and more than 20 countries across the continent.
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