Roux to take-up County role12 Mar 2020
Otago Volts Assistant Coach, Anton Roux, has accepted a position with English County Cricket Club, Nottinghamshire and will commence his new role in early April 2020.
Roux, in his fourth season with the Otago Volts, has been part of a formidable coaching team working alongside Head Coach Rob Walter. He has been recognised by New Zealand Cricket as a talented professional coach, having worked with national representative teams in recent years including his time as NZA assistant coach in the most recent series against India.
Simon Forde, OCA Manager of Performance and Talent reiterated the importance Roux has played in the continued improvement in our professional men’s programme. “Anton will be missed at Otago Cricket. He has played a significant role in the growth of the Otago Volts over the past several years and we will always be grateful for his involvement. He is a quality man and a quality coach, and he will be missed by the Volts playing group and support staff. He has brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role which will be very hard to replace”.
Roux himself leaves Dunedin with fond memories and with the Otago Volts environment in a good place. “My time with the Volts, and Otago, has unfortunately come to an end but what a journey it has been. To be able to coach cricket in this beautiful part of the world has truly been an honour, and the relationships that have been created with players and people around NZ is something very dear to my heart. But all journey’s come to an end. Working closely with Rob (Walter) has been special to say the least and hopefully somewhere down the line our coaching paths cross again. Rob has been magnanimous in the turn around for the Volts, of which we are not done with just yet, and to have been a part of that journey has been nothing short of memorable. Thank you to Otago Cricket, and New Zealand Cricket, for the opportunity to work with some wonderful players, and for welcoming a guy who just wants to coach cricket and add value wherever I go, with open arms. I will undoubtedly miss Otago but have plentiful fond memories to look back upon. I will forever be a supporter of the Volts and look forward to seeing this team grow into something special.”
Volts Head Coach Rob Walter says Roux will be sorely missed. “Having Anton as my second in command has been nothing short of outstanding. His knowledge of the game and passion to create significant change and development of our Volts players has been prevalent from day one and any successes that have been achieved by this group of players can be largely attributed to his inputs and insight. No doubt this passion and infectious personality will be missed in the changing room. Whilst this is a loss for the Volts, I have no doubt he will make a great success of this next phase in his cricket journey. He has been a wonderful assistant and an even better friend to me along the way”
Roux will take up the role of Pathway Coach at Trent Bridge, working closely with the next generation of Notts players. He will also work as skills coach, alongside first team head coach, Peter Moores.