Chelsea FC/APFA

High Performance Academy Coach &

Head of European Operations 2011 - 2014


Ibrom was headhunted to New Zealand to take up the role of High Performance Academy Coach and Head of European Operations.  His role whilst in New Zealand to support the coordination of the high performance program overseeing the full time international academy playing group.  Ibrom covered all elements of elite player development under the guidance of the Director of Football Giovani Fernandes and Chelsea FC.  Due to this fruitful relationship Chelsea professional staff would spend time with the academy and its staff in New Zealand.


With the late Dermot Drummy Chelsea U21 Head Coach in 2012. 


Ibrom visits Cobham Surrey on a regular basis to observe academy to senior teams in training

International Recruitment


Promotional material in Cancun in 2012


Ibrom pictured at trial event in Monclova, Mexico in 2013


Interview in Monclova, Mexico in 2013 with Mexican State TV


Monterrey Mexico 2012

Reto Deportivo Newspaper 2012

Elite Academy in New Zealand


Ibrom with two players that had been recruited from Mexico to New Zealand


Ibrom instructing to Academy Scholars pre training


Ibrom working with an elite player from Japan 2012

Changing Room for academy scholars

Chelsea FC Study Visit 2015

One of four changing rooms at the academy

Chelsea/Asia Pacific Football Academy based in New Zealand