• Simon Nudd

Ibrom joins A League Club Wellington Phoenix

Ibrom asked to establish the first professional academy in New Zealand for the Wellington Phoenix in the Hyundai A League

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Jess Ibrom has been tasked with establishing and developing the first professional academy in New Zealand under the Wellington Phoenix who compete in the Hyundai A League.

Recruited by current Head Coach Ernie Merrick Jess's task will be to recruit, develop and accelerate players though to the first team. Already there's been great progress with Alex Rufer signing a 3 year professional contract from the academy into the first team.

The initial intake is 18 elite players that have been recruited from not only New Zealand but also Mexico, Thailand, Japan and Hong Kong to name but a few.

Players will go to one of the most respected private schools in New Zealand, Scots College as well taking part in a full-time holistic residential academy.

Graphic courtesy of Wellington Phoenix

Academy Director Jess Ibrom had this to say

Since we had the opportunity to

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