||Jan Pruijn - New Head
of Technical Affairs
Ajax Cape Town is proud to announce the
appointment of Jan Pruijn as the Head of Technical Affairs at Ikamva.
He has agreed to a two year contract that will see him at Ikamva until
August 01, 2010.
John Comitis the Ajax CEO said, The minute we realised
the sponsorship of MTN I did not hesitate to secure the services of Jan Pruijn.
He has a vast reservoir of knowledge about the latest developments of football
and his appointment at Ikamva will once again raise the bar within our
There is nothing like having first world input and
experience at your doorstep. Our association with Ajax Amsterdam keeps us
abreast of the developments of the world game but having Jan at Ikamva will
ensure that we continually develop our coaches in accordance with the latest
technical and tactical global developments.
|By educating our coaches we indirectly educate our
players and how better to prepare them for football at a higher level. Jan will
also work with our scouts to ensure that players who come into Ikamva is of a
high quality and fit the profile of an Ajax player.
Jan has worked
extensively throughout the world teaching coaches and we hope to keep him here
for a long time to come, concluded Comitis
Profile: Jan Pruijn
Jan holds a full coaching
badge from the Royal Dutch Soccer Federation (KNVB), which allows him to coach
at any professional level throughout the world. In this capacity, he travelled
throughout the world to observe and work with many countries' most talented
soccer players. Jan recently served as the head of the Ajax International Youth
He was responsible for the establishment and
organizational structure in the AJAX-way for branches in South
Africa, Ghana, and Belgium. He also worked with players and coaches in Japan,
Urawa Reds; China, CFA, Shanghai; Spain, Real Sociedad; Portugal, FC Porto;
Switzerland, FC Basel; and several teams in England.
semi-professional football career, he started coaching at De Treffers F.C in
1985. Since then he has coached with professional clubs N.E.C. Nijmegan,
Helmond Sport, The Royal Dutch Soccer Federation (KNVB), Lebanon F.A. National
Youth Team, and A.F.C Amsterdam.
Jan has a long history and experience
in running soccer camps all over the United States and Japan. At one of these
camps he lectured over 500 coaches from 42 different states as well as
countries like Canada, France, England and the Caribbean who attended the WORLD
CLASS COACHING International Coaching Seminar at the Arrowhead Stadium in
Kansas City in the USA.