“21ST PRINCESS CUP” 3RD AVC WOMEN’S CHALLENGE CUP SET TO GET OFF THE GROUND IN NAKHON PATHOM ON JUNE 24

“21ST PRINCESS CUP” 3RD AVC WOMEN’S CHALLENGE CUP SET TO GET OFF THE GROUND IN NAKHON PATHOM ON JUNE 24

Nakhon Pathom, Thailand, June 21, 2022 – After hosting a successful 14th Asian Women’s U18 Volleyball Championship early this month, Nakhon Pathom, a city with an approximate distance of 56km from Thailand’s capital Bangkok, will play host to another AVC event, the “21st Princess Cup” 3rd AVC Women’s Challenge Cup Volleyball Championship, between June 24 and 29, 2022 at Nakhon Pathom Sports Centre Gymnasium.

The recent Asian Women’s U18 Championship takes place at the competition venue here in Nakhon Pathom

The six-day competition will be contested by the bottom ten senior women’s national teams of the AVC affiliated members to sharpen their skills and adapt their learning strategies in order that they can improve volleyball tactics and create more opportunities in participating in future major international events.

In fact, the first two editions of the AVC Women’s Challenge Cup were due to take place in Hong Kong, China, but due to unforeseen reasons, the first edition in 2018 could not be held, while the second edition two years later was also cancelled due to grave concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 AVC Women’s Challenge Cup is made the 3rd edition because the tournament needs to be aligned with the AVC Men’s Challenge Cup, which has been held for two consecutive times. The third edition is due to be held between August 28 and September 3, 2022 in Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan.

The giant Phra Pathom Chedi, one of the most important landmarks in Nakhon Pathom

In Nakhon Pathom, six teams consisting of Uzbekistan, Malaysia, India, Singapore, Hong Kong, China and hosts Thailand Women’s U20, in their final preparation for the July 4-11 21st Asian Women’s U20 Volleyball Championship in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, will vie for top honour and the prestigious Princess Cup at stake.

However, in terms of the AVC Women’s Challenge Cup, the host side cannot join the fray as performances of only the five visiting teams will be taken into account for the eventual Challenge Cup winners.

Contesting the 3rd edition of the biennial competition, Uzbekistan and Malaysia set up the curtain-raiser on Friday, June 24 at 12.00pm, followed by the next two matches between India and Singapore at 2.30pm and Thailand and Hong Kong, China at 5pm.

After completion of the single round-robin competition on Wednesday, June 29, all the participating teams will be ranked according to their performances throughout the whole tournament and the best-ranked team will be crowned champions to land the prestigious Princess Cup. The second- and third-ranked teams will also join the podium celebration.

At the same time, excluding Thailand Women’s U20 squad, the best team among the five participants will capture the AVC Women’s Challenge Cup.

All six teams have already arrived in the city, while the preparation task for the six-day event is expected to be in full swing on Wednesday when the Control Committee and the local organisers will assemble in the Joint Meeting to thoroughly check readiness for the AVC Women’s Challenge Cup to ensure that all is set ahead of the start of the competition on June 24.

After that, the venue and hotel inspection will be made at the competition venue, two training gymnasiums and Whale, the official hotel, while the preliminary inquiry will be first conducted in the evening.

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