Hosts of the 2019 Women’s U25 World Championship, Thailand, have named the twelve players that will compete at the Championship, taking place in Suphanburi, Thailand between the 23rd – 28th May.

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
Ratree Tawongsa 1999 3
Pimjai Putthanoi 1995 3
Nuttaporn Lasopa 1995 3.5
Thitirat Pengprasitthipong 1997 4
Saowalak Nanthasombat 2003 4
Warisa Thamla-Aied 2004 3
Weerada Patitang 1999 1
Sabeeroh Leemoh 1996 4
Techinee Duang-In 1996 3
Titinan Anongchai 2004 3.5
Banthita Wongduean 2002 1
Saranjit Kohoudheng 2002 2.5

Team Staff

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