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 ensure we remain at the forefront of the women’s game in the UK.  September see’s us welcome the first women onto our successful Futsal and Education Programme based at Loughborough.

IFA Head Coach Joao Almeida says: “We are so excited to be welcoming our first cohort of women onto the IFA programme this September. It really is an exciting time for the women’s game both globally and locally here in the UK.  The IFA programme has long been successful in developing some big names in the English men’s game – Mark Croft, James Webb, Dylan Malpas, Russell Goldstein, Nathan Davis – only mentioning those who recently travelled to Latvia in England’s successful World Cup qualifying campaign.  So we are hugely excited to be able to play our part in developing the future success stories for the Women’s game too”.

The IFA is a unique Futsal and Education programme designed to provide Further and Higher Education level (degree level) studies alongside elite futsal training programmes. Our programmes not only offer world-class education in partnership with Loughborough University and Loughborough College but also the best futsal coaching in the best sporting facilities in the UK.

High quality coaching and development is the foundation to the IFA programme. All IFA students are supported with additional performance analysis, nutrition, strength and conditioning, and academic support.  IFA players also have the opportunity to play in Loughborough’s successful BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sports) and National Futsal League teams.

The IFA also gives student athletes a wealth of additional opportunities. Amongst many other things all student-players have the opportunity of sponsorship through the FA Futsal Level 1 and 2, regular CPD workshops and seminars, and opportunities to play or coach futsal abroad.

After graduating from the IFA programme and with a qualification from a top class institution your future career and playing opportunities are sure to be endless.

For more information on the women’s IFA programme please contact us at [email protected]




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