Cook Islands FA

Technical Director

2016 - 2018

In July 2016 Ibrom signed a two contract with the Cook Islands FA to become Technical Director for the Country.  Ibrom would be based on the main island and capital Rarotonga with a population of a mere 17,000.  The Cook Islands being the second smallest Member Association out of the 211 currently operating under FIFA.  The Cook Islands is made up of fifteen islands covering a geographical radius the size of western europe.  

Cook Island U17 Women pre New Zealand in a World Cup Qualifying fixture in Apia Samoa in 2017

Rarotonga the Main Island of the Cook Islands

Primarily Ibrom was asked by the President to develop national elite academies aligned to future OFC and FIFA International Competitions.  Alongside this developing coach education on the main island of Rarotonga and its neighbouring islands. 

Elite National Academies

Cook Islands U16 & U17 Boys Squads in 2016

Cook Islands U14 & U15 Boys Squads in 2016

Drone footage of the Cook Islands FA National Academy

Technical Director Ibrom overseeing the CIFA National Academy Trials

Across an 18 month period Ibrom was able to develop 6 national academies encompassing over 100 boys and girls from the ages of 8-17 years old.  All players resided on the main island of Rarotonga and were identified through the local national domestic competition. 

World Cup Qualification 

Cook Island U20 mens team face the camera in Luganville Vanuatu in 2016

Cook Islands U20 forward Conroy Tiputoa in action against New Zealand

Cook Island U20 Captain Samuel Cox taking on New Zealand

Ibrom instructing at a national training camp in Rarotonga Cook Islands 2016

Their was many achievements at the International level for Ibrom including International teams qualifying for the highest placing in World Cup qualifying tournaments.

Coach Education

Ibrom pictured with participants on the FIFA Youth Coaching License in 2016

Ibrom pictured presenting a Senior C License Certificate to a participant with Patrick Jacquemet OFC Technical Director

CIFA launches the first OFC Education Centre in the Oceania Region in 2017

Ibrom pictured with participants on the FIFA Grassroots Coaching License in 2016

Under Ibrom's leadership a number of coach education courses took place in the Cook Islands.  The first ever Senior C License Coaching Course took place as well as the pilot launch for the first Education Centre in Oceania in 2017.

Jess Ibrom

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