Coaches Corner | Coach Interview: JESS IBROM

ETS would like to introduce you to JESS IBROM (previous Technical Director for the Cook Islands and Coach Instructor to deliver Oceania and FIFA coaching courses). JESS will be starting a new journey in football very soon and we are very excited for him and wish him all the best. This week on THE COACHES CORNER, Coach Jess shares some insight into his coaching journey so far.

Q: CAN YOU PLEASE GIVE US A BRIEF INTRO ABOUT YOURSELF PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE:

I hold the prestigious UEFA A License and USSF A License respectively. I also acted as a Coach Instructor to deliver Oceania and FIFA Coaching Courses. I'm a dedicated and passionate soccer professional with 18 years experience across a variety of roles in the football industry mostly at the elite level. Throughout my career I have demonstrated excellent skills that have been invaluable when working with presidents, directors, CEO’s, coaches, scouts, players and the media. As a result I have achieved many successful outcomes over my coaching career to date. I have worked in the United States, United Kingdom, Mexico, New Zealand and now the Cook Islands as Technical Director for the Country. In my previous role of Head of Academy for the Wellington Phoenix I successfully established the clubs first professional academy as well as recruiting the initial intake of players from Asia, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand. There was huge growth from 21 players to 34 across an 18-month period as well as over 150 players attending trials throughout this period. Two academy players signed professionally with the first team in 2015. Previous to this I worked at a residential elite football academy in association with Chelsea Football Club in New Zealand with elite players from around the World aged 11-16. My role saw me travel extensively throughout Europe, Latin America, Asia & the USA identifying elite players and has resulted in me building a substantial network of contacts internationally. I've been fortunate to visit Chelsea FC on numerous occasions and see first hand how the club operates from academy to first team. My philosophy is built on being professional, an excellent communicator and alwa