The team is young with an average age of 19 years; Waris Thamla-Aied being the youngest member at just 14 years old. Nuttaporn Lasopa is the only player with major international tournament experience, competing as part of the Thailand senior women’s team that competed in the Asian Para Games last year in Jakarta.
This will be the first time that a Thai national women’s wheelchair basketball team will have competed on a world stage at either junior or senior level.
By hosting and participating in the competition, Thailand hopes it will raise the standard of wheelchair basketball and help develop the sport for women in the country, as well as encourage more and more people to play the game.
Thailand U25 Women’s Roster
|Player Name||Year of Birth||Classification|
Ali Arda Ozturk – Head Coach
Tawatchai Jaisin – Assistant Coach
Wootisak Pinwiset – Team Manager
Akapo Kunpradit – Assistant Coach
Erdener Atalan – Assistant Coach
Image courtesy of the Paralympic Committee of Thailand