Participating KOVO, such as Eddy and Barsaihan, confirmed AQ players for men and women￼
The Korean Volleyball Federation (KOVO) has closed the application for foreign players to participate in the Asian Quarter (AQ), which will be introduced for the first time this year. The tryout was accepted until the 21st.
KOVO announced the AQ tryout schedule for foreign players on the 22nd. The men’s team will have a tryout at Jeju Halla Gymnasium for 2 nights and 3 days from April 25th to 27th.
On the other hand, the women’s division is held in a non-face-to-face manner. KOVO explained, “It is difficult for players who have applied for AQ안전놀이터 to participate in practice matches during the tryout period due to the schedules of their national teams or their clubs.”
Accordingly, a non-face-to-face draft will be held at the Stanford Hotel Grand Ballroom in Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul at 2:00 pm on April 21st for the women’s division.
In the AQ tryout, there were 32 men (Taiwan 9, Indonesia 7, Mongolia 4, Philippines 4, Japan 3, Malaysia 3, Hong Kong 1, Thailand 1) and women 24 (Thailand 8, Philippines 6, Japan 3, Indonesia 3, Taiwan). 2, Hong Kong 2) submitted an application.
By position, out of 32 men, there are 23 strikers (apposite, outside hitter), 6 middle blockers, 2 liberos and 1 setter respectively. The women’s team has 11 strikers, 5 middle blockers, 3 liberos and 5 setters out of 24 players.
In the men’s division, Bayar Saihan (middle blocker), a graduate of Inha University from Mongolia, Eddie (outside heater), currently attending Sungkyunkwan University, and Issey Otake (apposite), a member of the Japanese professional team Panasonic, are mentioned.
In the women’s event, Thai setters Phonpun Gedpard and Soraya Pomra were on the list of entries.
The annual salary of players selected in the AQ tryout is $100,000 (about 130 million won, including tax) for both men and women. There is no limit to the number of times a contract can be renewed.
In addition, in order to establish fairness between clubs when selecting players, one player can be selected with the same probability of 1/7 per team. KOVO emphasized, “We plan to do everything we can to ensure that the first AQ tryout in the V-League can be held successfully.”