Phoenix People – Leonard Zammit Munro

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Leonard Zammit Munro is currently our Volleyball Head Coach and sits on Phoenix SC’s Volleyball Committee as the Technical Director for the sports of Volleyball. Let’s meet Leonard…

How long have you been involved in Volleyball?

Since 1980, when the first volleyball team was set up at De La Salle College. After a couple of years I joined Aloysians where I remained, before moving to Brazil.

What is your biggest success and let down in your sports?

My biggest success - let’s say the memory I am most fond of, is receiving the best player award for Aloysians Algipan from a gentleman I admired, MVA President the late John Bugeja in 1987. It was an especially memorable season because I had just come back from a six-month-long back injury.

Biggest let-down – the back injury which I mentioned above, after slipping on a puddle from a leak in the roof at Ta’Qali hangar during warm-up before a match. It was a traumatic experience, I had to work very hard to shake it off and get back to the game…

What is your current position with Phoenix SC?

Volleyball coach and Technical Director for volleyball nursery

What are your main responsibilities?

Coaching Phoenix volleyball teams across all categories, including u14, u16, u18 and seniors. And volleyball technical adviser to the Phoenix SC Committee.

How long have you been a member of Phoenix SC?

This should be my fourth season

What is a memorable moment you associated with your tenure at Phoenix SC?

Every time our girls face older teams, particularly in the senior divisions, and come out with their heads held high…

What is a short term goal that you plan to achieve with Phoenix SC this year?

To achieve the highest ranking possible in each league in which we’re participating.

Where do you see yourself vis-a-vis Phoenix SC in the next few years?

Still on that bench, (well, mostly off it, as I hardly get to sit down during a match…), still working with the kids and still leading the ones we’ve nurtured into the senior leagues, together with Assistant Coach Ritianne Cassar…

Any last comment?

I feel privileged to belong to a proactive and forward-looking club such as Phoenix. When I get into something, I do it for the long-term and I give my 110%…Phoenix shares this same philosophy and that’s why I feel at home in this club.


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