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Bangkok, Thailand, March 24, 2015 – Somporn Chaibangyang, who was re-elected president of the Thailand Volleyball Association on Tuesday, has vowed to devote himself for the development of both Thailand and South East Asian volleyball.

A 65-year-old Somporn made a perfect sweep of 50 votes during the TVA’s General Assembly at Alexander Hotel in Bangkok, which saw more than 100 local journalists attend the meeting on Tuesday.

This is the successive three president’s terms of a dedicated Somporn, who is also the president of the South East Asian Volleyball Association. He served as the TVA’s president for the first time in 2011. After serving for the two-year term, he was re-elected to the presidency in 2013. With Somporn at the helm, the TVA have markedly shown outstanding development including the stunning victory of the Thai women’s volleyball team in the 2012 AVC Cup and the 17th Asian Senior Women’s Championship in 2014.

A total of 50 volleyball club members out of overall 53 joined the meeting and Somporn was the only candidate proposed for the TVA presidency. All club members raised their hands to support Somporn for a clean sweep victory in the TVA presidential election.

“I’m glad to be re-elected. I promise that I will do my best in moving the Thailand and South East Asian volleyball ahead. However, it’s not easy to handle all tasks alone. If we cooperate well, I’m convinced any target can be accomplished. As far as I’m concerned, the volleyball standard in our region is still a far cry from the rest of the continent. Therefore, we have to help improve our level to meet the desired standard established by strong teams from the other zones,” Somporn said in an interview with Thai journalists on Tuesday.

Photo: Somporn Chaibangyang re-elected the TVA president for successive three terms.