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Fri, 1st May 20

Curtis Mason – Q&A with IFA’s Head of Strength & Conditioning

Curtis Mason joined the IFA as an 18 year old in 2014 and spent 3 years on the futsal programme here in Loughborough. Curtis achieved great things while on the programme and since his graduation in 2017 has gone on to forge a successful career in sports and to represent his country in the sport he so… View Article
Mon, 30th Mar 20

Insights from an IFA finalist

Nathan Riches is now in his final year of his degree at Loughborough and with the IFA. Nathan reflects on his time with us and gives some sound advice for those starting with the programme this coming September. You are now in your last season with the IFA and finishing your Degree in Loughborough, how… View Article
Fri, 20th Mar 20

A message from the IFA Team

Following the advice from Public Health England and the Football Association we have taken the difficult decision to suspend all face-to-face IFA activity.  However, our staff team are working to support our student-athletes to provide an alternative ‘virtual’ timetable of activities during these unprecedented times and while we are all asked to socially-distance ourselves.  For… View Article
Sat, 7th Sep 19

Recent IFA graduate Nathan Davis trains with ABC Nelas in Portugal

The International Futsal Academy (IFA) prides itself on growing and developing young futsal talent and Nathan Davis is a great example of a recent huge success of the programme.  Nathan joined us in 2016 from Bristol City’s Community Trust programme. Whilst always a natural talent, Nathan’s passion, determination and sheer grit has seen him capitalise… View Article
Thu, 2nd May 19

IFA Open Day 19th May 2019

Here at The International Futsal Academy in Loughborough we’re confident we have the best Futsal and Education programme in the UK, and we’re opening our doors for you to come see this first hand. Spend the day with us on 19th May 2019 to experience what it’s really like to be part of our unique… View Article
Sun, 17th Feb 19

IFA lead the way on Women’s Futsal in the UK

As Portugal and Spain warm up for the first ever UEFA Women’s Futsal Euro Finals tonight at 19:30 CET (6.30pm GMT) the world of Futsal is finally seeing a huge leap forward in the women’s game.  Women’s Futsal has been making great strides internationally and here at the International Futsal Academy (IFA) we want to… View Article
Tue, 13th Jun 17

How the youngest team in the National Leagues qualified to the FA Futsal Cup Finals

Loughborough Academy, the team that serves as competition programme for International Futsal Academy players, are making history after becoming the first ever Development squad to reach the FA Futsal Cup finals.  And they did it in style, after beating one of the powerhouses in the FA Futsal Super League, Genesis Futsal Club. If you haven’t watched the game… View Article
Wed, 24th May 17

Loughborough Students miss on a second consecutive BUCS gold

Loughborough Students Futsal Club BUCS 1s, including many IFA players and coaches, travelled down to the Copper Box Arena in the London 2012 Olympic Park on the 10th May to play Cardiff University in the BUCS Final, with hopes of making history in a fantastic sporting arena which hosted events such as Handball in the Olympics… View Article