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Welcome to MIFA (Manchester International Football Academy)

Manchester International Football Academy (MIFA), the football academy that allows you to train as a full time professional footballer. Our UK based football academy encourages development in football skills, while understanding the need for continued education. We run a variety of football training and study programmes, where football players can gain internationally recognised qualifications.

Our courses will give players the skills they need to be successful throughout life and in the world of work whether that be within professional football or elsewhere.

About us

A flexible learning programme for individuals who want to play football everyday and learn through the vehicle of football.

The programme is run by MIFA a Salford based football academy with a proven track record for helping young people progress to the next level.

MIFA's training programme is for players who are passionate about football and are looking to improve. Our training schedule has been designed by our team of professional coaches to mimic the training of any top professional player. The programme pushes players to reach their peak fitness and skill level and also includes the opportunities to gain vital match experience in our weekly matches against professional and semi professional teams. 



Facilities available

  • 32-station fitness suite
  • Two fitness studios
  • Full size third generation astroturf pitch
  • Seven a side third generation astroturf pitch with shock pad (suitable for rugby training)
  • Four fully enclosed five-a-side astroturf pitches
  • Nine 11-a-side grass pitches
  • Six mini soccer grass pitches
  • Three nine-a-side grass pitches
  • Changing facilities
  • Conference room
  • Meeting room
  • Public library
  • Cafe
  • Free secure parking

Additional support

Manchester International Football Academy is focused on providing an inclusive and supportive environment giving all our players the opportunity to achieve personal, educational and career goals.

We ensure everyone has the correct support for their individual requirements. Players will regularly have one to one meetings with their coaches and tutors, meaning everyone can set their own individual targets so they can acheive their goals. 

Players are taught in small groups from tutors with an extensive experience in football and sports. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact MIFA (Manchester International Football Academy) directly.

Last updated date: 28 July 2016
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