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MIFA has strong links to recognised licensed FIFA football agents. Any players requiring the services of a licensed agent will be given the best advice and service. MIFA staff can arrange meetings with representatives at the Academy or another location.

Is my English good enough?

MIFA offers a course in which you will be taught English by teachers certified by the English Speaking Board. These teachers are incredibly experienced and will guide you through English no matter what your speaking level of English is; beginner, intermediate or advanced. MIFA offers tailor made courses designed to suit.

When do the courses begin and end?

The Higher National Certificate in Business Management course is an annual course which enrols between the 28th of August and the 31st of October.

The Football with English course will be ongoing and you can join the course whenever you like. The English Speaking Board's English as a Foreign Language courses are flexible and made to meet the needs of the individual student.

Why choose a Manchester football academy?

Manchester features the two biggest clubs in England, and because of transport links, there are many professional clubs nearby. It is also close by to the Lake District, one of the UK's most famous tourist attractions.

What can I gain from a football academy in England?

There are many advantages to choosing a football academy in England, the biggest advantage is the amount of opportunities that the country can offer. Football is the number one sport in England, and as a result there are many clubs that are constantly looking to find new and better players to add to their squads.

Is there food available at the Sports Village?

Refreshments and light snacks are available at the cafe, however for larger meals there are many shops and restaurants in the nearby Salford and Manchester area.

FAQS for accommodation

Can somebody help to arrange my accommodation?

We have already searched for and found host families in the local area, who are more than happy to have you live with them.

Can I change my accommodation if I don't like it?

We have many accommodation options available so if something doesn't meet your expectation, we can find you something more suitable to your needs.

What if I am placed with a family that I don't like?

If, unfortunately, you and your host family do not get along with each other, then you can ask to be re-homed with another host family.

Have your host families been inspected?

Accommodation officers visit these families to ensure that they are suited to your needs.

Will I have accommodation if I get picked up by a far away club?

We have host families based all around the UK guaranteeing that you will find a home close to your new club.


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Welcome to MIFA, the academy that allows you to train full time in a professional structure. Join a squad of young players from the UK and around the world, moving forwards together.


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