IBK Industrial Bank of Korea selected Thai national setter Phonpun Gerpard in the first Asian Quarter Draft.
IBK Industrial Bank nominated Ponpun with the first choice in the 2023 Korea Volleyball Federation Women’s Asian Quarter Draft held at the Stanford Hotel in Sangam-dong, Seoul on the afternoon of the 21st.
Phonpun is a setter who is currently playing for the Thailand national team, and even before the draft, teams in need of a setter drew great attention. Director Kim Ho-cheol of IBK Industrial Bank, who has a weakness in the setter position, stepped up to the podium without hesitation and called Fontun.
Hyundai E&C nominated Thailand’s outside heater Wipawi Sitong, and KGC Ginseng Corporation named Indonesia’s Apogee Spiker Megawati Puttywi. The Korea Expressway Corporation nominated Thailand’s Apogee Spiker Tanacha Soksot. Pepper Savings Bank joined hands with MJ Phillips, a middle blocker with dual citizenship in the Philippines and the United States. GS Caltex recruited Indonesia’s outside hitter Medi Yoku, and Heungkuk Life Insurance recruited Japan’s Reina Tokoku.
On this day, the draft decided the order through an equal probability lottery regardless of last season’s ranking. A total of 70 marbles were drawn, 10 for each team. The first team to be selected was the IBK Industrial Bank of Korea, among the winners of the lottery by Shin Moo-cheol, secretary-general of the federation. Subsequently, Hyundai E&C obtained the second place nomination. KGC Ginseng Corporation won the third nomination, followed by Korea Expressway Corporation, Pepper Savings Bank, GS Caltex, and Heungkuk Life Insurance. 토토사이트
The federation introduced the Asian Quarter for the first time this year to improve the club’s efficiency in managing players, arouse interest in the league, and develop the Asian market. Due to the schedule of each country’s national team, the women’s division was replaced with a video draft, and a total of 23 people participated and 7 people were selected.
Asian Quarter players nominated in this draft receive an annual salary of 100,000 dollars (approximately 130 million won) including tax.
The men’s team will conduct a face-to-face tryout in Jeju from the 25th to the 27th.