Nelson Bays Football have announced the appointment of Jess Ibrom as the new Director of Football for the region.
Ibrom has an extensive career developing academies and has coached at International level with the Cook Islands. He carries A licence(s) and will be moving to Nelson asap.
General Manager Nic Foster “ We are very excited to have someone with the background and experience coming to work with our players in Nelson. His knowledge and expertise around the academy space and his International experience make him a perfect fit for the Tasman role.”
Ibrom was employed as High performance Coach with the Asia Pacific Football Academy in association with Chelsea FC and was heavily involved with the inception of the Phoenix Academy.
Foster Our academy space will now deliver one of the best programs in the country and we think the opportunity for young Nelson/Tasman footballers is immense. Our stakeholders are keen to see more locals playing National league and now we have the right person to deliver a program that makes this dream possible”
There was 17 candidates from around NZ and overseas and the process was overseen by the High performance advisory group consisting of Ben Sigmund and Gavin Larsen.
Foster” Having Gavin and Ben involved in recruitment was invaluable. Those two gentlemen understand what it takes to compete at the highest level and they crucially understand High performance. I am very pleased with the robust process and we have the right man for the job.” Ibrom will start the recruitment phase for National League immediately with the view to get a competitive team ready for the ISPSHANDA National League season.