The Thailand Sepaktakraw Association (TAT) has recently announced the names of players who have been selected to form the training squad for the 28th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Singapore, held from 5-16 June 2015.

At the 28th SEA Games, all countries are only allowed to send in sepaktakraw teams to compete up to a maximum of 4 categories out of a total of 6. This is not uncommon in major sporting events as seen from the Incheon Asian Games 2o14 and Phuket Asian Beach Games 2014, the idea is to ensure that all countries have a good fighting chance of winning gold for their country.

According to the latest news, the events that Thailand will be participating are the Men team event, Men doubles event, Woman regu and Woman doubles event. The absence of Team Thailand in the Men regu and Woman team event could mean even stronger competition in these categories, as all other countries vie for their shot at gold.

Let’s take a look at the name list of the Men’s team, chosen under the wise leadership of Mr Kamon Tunkimhoung along with his team of trusted staff, which includes the likes of Mr Sompon Saenyabuth, Mr Napha Tangtho and team manager Mr Thawat Kumutpongphanich. Handpicked by the coaches and team managers themselves, these are the cream of the crop. But the question remains, will this list of players remain unchanged or will some players be edged out as they continue to train towards their SEA Games goal?

For the Men’s Team:

Tekong – Siriwat Sakha, Sittipong Khamjan, Kritsana Tanakorn, Thanawat Chumsena, Rattadech Noijaroen and Kritsanapong Nunthakoth.

Striker – Pornchai Kaokaew, Anuwat Chaichana, Supachai Maneenat, Sahachat Sakhonjaroen, Taweesak Thongsai, Suriyon Koonpimon and Treepong Rawangpai.

Feeder – Suriyan Peachan, Pattarapong Yupadee, Somporn Jaisinghol, Assadin Wongyota and Panupong Petlue

For the Women’s team, Mr.Weeras Na Nongkhai, head coach, and his staff which includes Mr.Kumpon Thutsit, Mr.Komkrit Thubkeaw and team manager, Mr.Phiroch Archarung, has chosen not to participate in the Women Team event. Even though they have kept their cards close to their heart, Team Thailand must have a good reason for doing so.

Let’s take a look at the list of female players who made it to the training squad in preparation for the 28th SEA Games:

Tekong – Wanwisa Jankaen, Nipaporn Salupphon, Wiphada Chitphuan and Sudaporn Palang
Striker – ​Payom Srihongsa, Fuengfha Prapatsarang, Somruedee Pruepruk, Sasiwimon Janthasit and Suphawadee Wongkhamchan
Feeder – Massaya Doungsri, Kaewjai Pumsawangkeaw and Priyapat Saton

Here’s bringing you the latest sepaktakraw news on the Thailand Team and the list of players who have gone into intensive training. The Men’s team has been arranged to settle down at the Ongkharak campus in Srinakharinwirot University while the Woman’s team will be preparing for the 28th SEA Games at the National Sport Training center, in Muaklek of Saraburi province.

We can confidently say that Team Thailand is aiming for 4 sepaktakraw gold medals at the 28th SEA Games, but in this new year, will Thailand continue their dominance in the sepaktakraw realm? Or will a new team cause a major upset and leave the gold medal up for grabs?