Former local pro footballer to nurture new talent

| 15/04/2014

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) has appointed Renard Moxam as director of national teams. Moxam was the first professional football player from the Cayman Islands when he signed for Toronto Blizzard In 1979 and played in the North American Soccer League. He will now oversee the design and implementation of programmes aimed at identifying the best national talent the country has and improving standards of play. Jeffery Webb, CIFA president and boss of the regional body CONCACAF, said that Moxam brings three decades of experience in nurturing and coaching local youth players.

“We are certain, that Mr Moxam’s vast experience and passion for the game will strongly benefit our aim of developing a world class national programme,” said Webb. “Mr Moxam’s achievements inspired me and an entire generation and we know he will shape the future of generations to come.”

Thanking CIFA and Webb for the official opportunity to make a positive contribution and shaping the lives of young people in the game, Moxam spoke about the challenges ahead.

“There is a need for improvements in standards of play from technical, tactical, physical and mental perspectives in order for our country to acquire equal regional recognition, as a footballing country,” he stated at a press conference Monday announcing his appointment.

“To accomplish this objective, we have to build a positive dynamic footballing culture wherein a high level of conduct consistently exists, there is an overall sense of responsibility, and a positive atmosphere for character development of our young people is prevalent,” he added.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations Renard, 

    CIFA must be commended for giving you our fellow  caymanian the opportunity to chart a new course for our national sport. Hope you have the vision and forthrightness to change the culture that has plagued local football for so many years, and that is what football can do for me, not what I can do for football. Make sure you don,t fall into the trap of insularity and inclusiveness which is rampant in most of cayman sporting disciplines.

    The Watchman

  2. Anonymous says:

    Ok…

    Here we go again.

    Back-track to 1989-91…Mr. Webb is an ex-player turned administrator and takes over CIFA presidency.

    Mr. Moxam is player/coach of Cayman National Bank FC….one of the top teams in a thriving, competitive football league…and then…

    It all falls apart in 1996/97…the league falls to a standard so low as to no longer be called competitive…and Cayman's football has gone down-hill ever since.

    And now, what is Mr. Moxam to do ?

    Miraculously revive a 'dead horse' ?

    Mr. Webb will not accept that you cannot lose 20 years of growth and development and expect to recover it..regardless of who you hire as 'technical director'….

    And, this is not the first time that Mr. Moxam has had this role in Cayman's football..just under a different name.

    Good luck to him, all the same.

  3. Rosemary Moxam says:

    Why do would we have to look elsewhere for someone to do this job? I'm tired of our own people putting each other down when we should be building each other up.

    Renard is my brother-in-law and if anyone knows him will know he has worked very hard to get where he is today and no one deserves this position more than him.  Congratulations Renard I am very proud of you and I have no doubt you can work very well with our footballers!

    Rosemary Moxam

  4. Anonymous says:

    Typical figureheads & namedropping… so where will this get us?

    Why is the SALARY not mentioned?

    Anyone could have searched from here to Atlanta and found many more suitable people for Cayman football – locals or expats.

     

  5. Anonymous says:

    Just more bags of fluff!

    …Cayman  has no Mens Team, the youths have to wash cars to raise funds for trips, the Referees have to have fish-frys to buy uniforms (just this month they held one).

    And..there are many private sponsors of teams as well as governmend and the public has to pay to see third-rate games!

    So –  where is all the cash going, Mr. CONCACAF?

     

     

  6. Anonymous says:

    Really Toronto Blizzard? 1979? 

  7. Anonymous says:

    Congrats Renard. Good to see a Caymanian at the helm.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Great choice Jeff. Congrats Renard.