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MIFA Presentation Evening - 2015



 
  • Kamil Grzywaz
  • 18
  • Polish
  • Midfielder
The atmosphere here is great. When I first joined I immediately settled in and felt at home, because of the way people treat each other here. It's a very respectful and professional surrounding, but the group doesn't lack a sense of humour. You can make really good friends here. The schedule organised by the staff is really effective and I think it has already improved me as a player and I'm looking forward towards my further development.
  • Sachin Kumar
  • 16
  • England
  • Striker
The 3 days I was at MIFA was the best experience I have had in my footballing career. The set up of the academy is professional and the training sessions are great, my fitness levels and skills have improved since being at MIFA. The coaches at the academy give you so much support and advise to make you become a better player, also the coaches motivative and give you help not only as a team player but individually and never give up on you. I would definitely recommend MIFA.
  • Paolo Prato
  • 16
  • Italy
  • Winger
MIFA for me has been like a family, with great people and a great environment that helps you develop in to a better person. Thanks to MIFA i spent the best days of my life in England and i hope to continue my journey with them for as long as i can.
  • Harish Venkatesan
  • 22
  • India
  • Midfield
Honestly, it has been a dream for me to play football here. It has been around 20 days I joined and i will certainly say that I have learned a lot and have met a lot of people from different countries. Manchester International Football Academy has great facilities and training methods. The facility is very knowledgeable and very helpful with the overall improvement of players. I am really looking forward to the rest of my time here, i have been having a wholesome and nice experience.
  • Mason Hampson
  • 17
  • English
  • Goalkeeper
I have enjoyed my time at MIFA during my course, it was definitely worth it. The education is great and the coaching is amazing! The thing I have enjoyed most about MIFA is meeting the boys from different countries.
  • Lisa Robertson
  • 0
We would just like to say a really big thank you for all your kindness shown during our visit to Manchester. We really felt like we were at home and Paolo is right when he says you are like one big family. It was so nice to see such a friendly, welcoming and hard working academy where each boy is given equal opportunities and the chance to express himself. All the staff are amazing, hard working and carry out every duty with love, passion and dedication. I really couldn't have sent Paolo to a better place! Thanks again for everything and we wish you all the best for this up coming season. Take care and looking forward to coming to see you again soon
  • Melvin Gambanga
  • 17
  • England
  • Centre Mid
Being at MIFA gave me a great insight into what life is like in a full time football Academy. It offers first class facilities to the players and the surrounding community. We have a well planned daily training schedule to help us condition our bodies and improve our technical skills. Living with a host family makes you feel at home away from home, providing you with the recommended diet, weekly laundry and moral support when needed. Personally I would highly recommend MIFA to anyone ambitious and eager to excel into the football world.
  • Jeff Sargeant (Jack Sargeant)
  • 16
  • Australia
  • Midfielder
This is just a quick note to thank you for the wonderful program you provide. Our son Jack is enjoying himself and is learning quickly from your coaches Chris, Max and Ryan. They are extremely positive and good role models for our son as well as being knowledgeable in football. Sarah who looks after your office functions has been efficient and helpful. I would highly recommend to anybody who is currently overseas and looking for a starting point in the UK for their football to give MIFA a go. There are plenty of academies asking for high weekly fees, but until you get here you really don't know what level you may be at and these costs could be wasted. MIFA's fees are very reasonable and in less than 2 weeks our son Jack has been given great opportunities to play against academy teams and against some clubs of high standard. He has also been given the opportunity to train with a professional academy team. In summary everything you promoted on your website has been accurate and I thoroughly recommend this to any other parents looking to help their son pursue the footballing dreams. Thanks for making this opportunity available, now its up to Jack.
  • Koanda Douada
  • 20
  • Burkina Faso
  • Striker
Q- Why are you enjoying your time at MIFA? A - Everybody is friendly, like a family, the training is better than being at the previous academy I was at in London. Q - What do you like the most about being at MIFA? A - the group of people, everyone is so friendly. I feel at home. the training is very good, the atmosphere is very good, the coaches and staff are excellent. Q - if you had to describe MIFA in one word what would it be? A - excellent!!! Q -What would you say to your friends back home that are thinking of coming to MIFA? A - You've got to come because the coaching is so good I have learnt so much whilst I've been here, in such a short period of time! Q- what do you think of your host family accommodation? A - I like my bedroom it is very comfortable. I have my own space. I get to watch the TV, mainly the football!
  • Moa Spindari
  • 18
  • Norway
  • Forward
I’ve been at MIFA for the past 8 months and the reason I enjoy it so much is because the academy allows you to train everyday so I improve and develop as a player. The coaches at MIFA really spend time with the individuals and help you set targets and reach them. Being able to play for the MIFA squad also gives me the needed game time to express my talents and try new things. I would definitely recommend any young aspiring footballer to come to MIFA as it teaches you all you need to know about the English game.
  • Ola Sunmolah
  • 19
  • England
  • Forward
I have been at MIFA for 7 months, travelling in and out of London between training courses. The reason I keep returning to the academy is my passion for football and the support MIFA give me to help me reach the level of football I want to play at. What I like about the coaches is that they are so motivating, they never put anyone down and they never give up on you. If I have a specific area that I would like to work on individually they are there to help me. We get experience training on 3G and grass pitches and the rest of the facilities are great, including the gym, café and studio where we meet up to talk together and learn as a team. I’ve been living with my host family since the first day I arrived and he is so welcoming, he is always glad to have me back. I think that Manchester is a great place to be, everybody around here is so friendly. It is always easy to travel around but it’s different from London where we have Oyster cards, here they still use tickets!
  • Vincent Dheshi
  • 19
  • England
  • Centre Forward/Left Wing
I like how professional the set up and football training sessions are at MIFA. Since being at the Academy my fitness levels have improved which is vital for my overall development. I was injured for the majority of last season so my main aim was to get my fitness back. My sharpness and other areas of my game have also automatically improved. I see myself making a living from being a professional footballer so the main thing I aim to achieve at MIFA is to become a professional footballer at the best standard that I can and have trials with clubs.
  • Marinath Jeevanatham
  • 22
  • Indian
  • Central Defender
Q - Why are you enjoying your time at MIFA? A -The professionalism of the academy, how interactive and friendly everyone has been and I've only been here for a week. Q - What do you like the most about being at MIFA? A - The knowledge the coaches have, and the way the knowledge is passed on to us is fantastic. We are urged to think for ourselves as well. Q -What would you say to your friends at home that are thinking of coming to MIFA? A -I would tell them that you can learn the English game, and the level of football here in England is so much higher than that of the level in India. Your own game is going to improve, individual enhancement of your performance as well as enhancing the way you play in a team. It teaches you to be a leader on the pitch. Q - If you could describe MIFA in one word, what would it be? A - Galvanising Q - What do you think of your host family accommodation? A - I really like the way the house has been set up. Facilities are really comfortable. You have the facility available to you to cook your own meals every day. I like the freedom that has been given to me, nothing has been restricted. The family is very friendly, they have made me very welcome. I like staying with Koanda he is a great guy. I like that the house is close to the academy and all the local stores and facilities.
  • Mario Hoxha
  • 20
  • English
  • Central defender
Q - Why are you enjoying your time at MIFA? A - the football is very enjoyable. The atmosphere is brilliant, everything links together to make it enjoyable. Q - What do you like the most about being at MIFA? A - playing football everyday. Time well spent developing different skills. Q - What would you say to people back home, that are thinking of coming to MIFA? A - if you're looking to develop your football career, then you should definitely come here. Q - If you could describe MIFA in one word, what would it be? A - Family Q - What do you think of your host family accommodation? they are good people, they are very friendly, they welcomed me straight away.
  • Rudra Pratap
  • 13
  • Indian
  • Right Winger
Q -Why are you enjoying your time at MIFA? it's excellent, everyone is friendly with you and the coaches are very nice over. The facilities are outstanding. Q - What do you like the most about being at MIFA? the coaches, they are very nice to you and the pitches are brilliant they're so much better than an India. We have a library and an Internet connection to stay in touch with people back home. Q - What would you say to people back home, that are thinking of coming to MIFA? A - you need to come here you will improve as a player. It's a different type of football than in India, it's very technical, physical and systematic. Q - If you could describe MIFA in one word, what would it be? A - world-class Q - What do you think of your host family accommodation? A - they are very good they provide everything, good food, comfy bed, provide me with play station and TV to relax, they are very friendly and I feel part of their family.
  • Sakib Islam
  • 18
  • English
“Training under professional coaches helped me gain a lot of experience, throughout my time here I have enjoyed and learnt a lot as a player and as a person, all thanks to my coach at MIFA. He not only taught me a lot about football but also about life, he never gave up on me!”
  • Vlad Kosovac
  • 18
  • Australia
  • Winger
I came to MIFA to enrol on a 4 week training and conditioning course. I wanted to try and improve myself as a footballer, so I came with an open mind not really knowing what to expect from the Academy. During the first week I struggled a lot with my confidence as a player, but this is something the coaches really helped me with. They worked with me individually to improve my mental and physical abilities as a player. The coaches are really great and really care about getting out there to make you a better footballer. They have great character about them and I will leave MIFA as a better player, more confident and with a great attitude. I hope to one day be back soon.
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