The IFA announce partnership with ABC Nelas of Portugal
The International Futsal Academy are delighted to announce a formal partnership with the Portuguese futsal club ABC Nelas. ABC Nelas are known for their work in developing their academy players, from as young as 6 years old, to go on to become hugely successful players. Their most successful alumni to date is André Coelho, who is not only a European Champion but also has a Masters in Engineering. The Club have spent many successful years in Portugal’s 2nd division and last season were in the promotion battle which went down to the wire and therefore this is a hugely exciting time for us to become an official partner with them.
The IFA continues in it’s pursuit to provide the best futsal and education opportunities for our student-players and with ABC Nelas playing at such a high standard in the Portuguese leagues (and of course not forgetting that Portugal are the current European champions) we are excited about how much our players and staff team will gain from this partnership.One of the most exciting collaborations is that at least one of our highest achieving IFA graduates per season will gain a two week, expenses paid, trial in Portugal with ABC Nelas. Success in this trial will lead to the invaluable experience of a longer period placement/contract with the club. We will shortly be announcing the name of the first of our IFA student-players to travel to Portugal next month.