NSW Phoenix Head Coaches for 2024 Mahindra Australian Volleyball Super League

Published Fri 17 May 2024

With the 2024 Mahindra Australian Volleyball Super League season fast approaching, excitement is building for the NSW Phoenix. The second year of the revised competition promises to deliver thrilling matches in a family-friendly atmosphere and captivate a national television audience.

Introducing the Head Coaches of NSW Phoenix

We are delighted to announce the head coaches for the NSW Phoenix Men’s and Women’s teams for the 2024 season.

Antony Rowda Returns as Men’s Head Coach

Leading the NSW Phoenix Men’s team once again is Antony Rowda, a respected figure in the volleyball community. Known  affectionately as "Rowda," his journey in volleyball began after a career-ending injury in junior rugby. Rowda, who works as a commercial lawyer, started his volleyball career with Sydney Uni Volleyball Club, where he continues to be an active m

ember. With 15 years of playing and 12 years of coaching experience, Rowda has been a significant presence in the Australian Volleyball League (AVL) for six years. He made history as the inaugural Head Coach for the Men’s team in the Australian Volleyball Super League. Fluent in four languages, Rowda is driven by a commitment to continuous improvement and a passion for helping others excel.


Chris Todd Takes the Helm Once Again for the Women’s Team

Chris Todd, known as "Toddy," again steps into the role of Head Coach for the NSW Phoenix Women’s team. Toddy, who currently leads the NSW Phoenix Pathway as Head Coach, brings over 20 years of experience in volleyball. He has dedicated the past decade to coaching full-time, boasting 13 seasons as a player and 7 as a coach in the AVL. Toddy’s volleyball journey began as a distraction from studying for exams, but it quickly became a lifelong passion. He draws inspiration from individuals who are passionate about their pursuits and is eager to lead the Phoenix Women’s team to success this season.


Home Games and Community Involvement

This season, the NSW Phoenix will host three home games at Netball Central, Sydney Olympic Park. These events provide fantastic opportunities for fans to witness the Phoenix in action. Stay tuned for more details on the trials and team selection process for both the Men’s and Women’s teams.

Additionally, Volleyball NSW is seeking enthusiastic volunteers to assist with the home rounds. Links to register interest will be available in the coming months, and we encourage community members to get involved.

Join us this season to watch our Phoenix soar to new heights! #ComeWatchOurPhoenixFly