Rexdale Volleyball, formerly known as NACI Volleyball, was founded by Fei Chan. He is affectionately known as “Chan” by his players and alumni. Born out of his love for volleyball and a desire to use sports to create new opportunities for his students and those in the neighbourhood, Chan began developing the NACI program in 2012. For the past 8 years he has added to the program, recruiting and partnering with local teachers and coaches with the goal of making volleyball more accessible to the Rexdale community regardless of racial and socio-economic backgrounds, and the sporting season.
As the program has grown and students have moved on to bigger and brighter opportunities, alumni and prior participants continue to return to the program as volunteer coaches and guest speakers – hoping to pass the legacy onwards.
The main thrust of Rexdale Volleyball is to provide equitable opportunities in the Rexdale community. We believe with increased opportunities, our youth would enjoy successes similar to other young people in different neighborhoods. Over the years, we have accomplished the following:
Engaged 200+ youth participants
Activated 20+ volunteers
Partnered with 5 local schools and 2 not-for-profit organizations
1 alumnus went on to play for the Canadian National Men's Beach Volleyball Team
As the African proverb goes, "it takes a village to raise a child". We are happy to have a role in the "village" of our youth. We understand that our contribution is not the only reason why our youth will succeed. Here, we celebrate our people wherever their endeavors may take them!
Current programs are suspended due to COVID19. Please stay tune for updates.
Congratulations to Jaskarn Kalsi from Rexdale and the Humber Men’s Volleyball Team for becoming OCAA champions | Humber College. Well done Jaskarn for getting the start for the championship match - some heads up plays! Congratulations also as the silver mentalists at the CCAA National Championships.
Congratulations to North Albion CI for being our 2019-2020 Senior Boys AA Volleyball City Champs | TDSB. Well done Chan, Coach J, and the team for becoming City Champs and qualifying for OFSAA for the first time!
Congratulations to Jaskarn Kalsi from Rexdale for making the Humber Men’s Volleyball team and taking 2nd place in the OCAA championships.
Jaki Ellis, a former professional volleyball player who played overseas in Finland and Belgium, with the Canadian Volleyball Women’s National Indoor and Beach Teams, and with the University of Alberta, conducts a volleyball clinic with our Rexdale youth. We ended the session with Jaki gifting away one of her national jerseys!
Jamal Senior performs at the Rogers Cup in Toronto! Well done Coach J, way to showcase the saxophone skills!
NACI Volleyball successfully carries out the city of Toronto’s GAME-ON grant. Together with our local partners, we have accomplished the following:
Engaged 70+ youth in active living through events and programming
Employed 2 Rexdale residents for outreach and coaching
Hosted events and programs in 5 locations
Strengthened local partnerships with 5 schools and 2 not-for-profit organizations
Grade 5 Boys Volleyball Team from John D Parker JS won City Championship
Grade 6 & 7 Boys Volleyball Team from Smithfield MS won City Championships
Senior Boys Volleyball Team from North Albion CI became Western Champions
1 participant awarded a private scholarship to a neighboring volleyball club and participates in the Ontario Volleyball Association tournament circuit
NACI Volleyball is awarded $10,000 from the city of Toronto’s GAME-ON grant | City of Toronto. The funds will support the promotion and growth of NACI volleyball’s grassroot initiative in the Rexdale community. Thank you to the countless supporters who voted for our idea. Without your support we would not have been successful!
Thank You to our Partners
First Book Canada
Thundercats Volleyball Club