November 30, 2022
  • November 30, 2022
Pacific FC Jamar Dixon

Pacific Captain Jamar Dixon Kicks Off New Front Office Role

By on November 8, 2022 0 532 Views

Former Pacific FC Captain Jamar Dixon may have hung up his boots this year, but that doesn’t mean the 33-year-old has left the setup at Starlight Stadium.

Today saw Jamar announced as Pacific FC’s new Manager of Football and Player Development, where he will support the first team while working to develop young local athletes through the Vancouver Island Wave program.

“Pacific FC has been such a big part of my life and I am excited to continue building the culture and squad, while implementing some of my ideas from a different perspective,” said Dixon in a club statement. “Winning the championship last year showed how capable we are, and I look forward to bringing that energy club across all ages.”

Pacific FC Jamar Dixon
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The Ottawa native had made 62 appearances for Pacific FC since arriving in 2020, serving as the club captain for two years following the retirement of Marcel de Jong. It marked the return to where his football career truly began through the Victoria Highlanders back in 2009, after which he rose through the ranks abroad in Sweden and, later, proved to be a mainstay closer to home with the Ottawa Fury.

With three national team appearances to his name, his leadership and guidance proved pivotal for a Tridents team which won Vancouver Isle its first national championship trophy since 1966, with the captain also helping his side in through its first-ever continental competition this year, too.

“Jamar is passionate about football in Canada and in particular about creating opportunities for young people,” said Pacific FC Managing Director Paul Beirne, who joined the club earier this year. “As a young footballer he had to leave the country to pursue his dreams. He recognizes the opportunity to keep talent on home soil thanks to the development of the Canadian Premier League and will help steward that initiative for our club going forward.”

With Jamar Dixon now set to help a new generation of talent hone their skills out west, the Langford-based club appears to have put itself in a good position to find the next Sean Young or Kamron Habibullah.

The Tridents have confirmed five other players who won’t be back next year.

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