The IFA partners with Portuguese University to offer placement opportunities

The International Futsal Academy (IFA) are proud to announce a new partnership with Universidade da Beira Interior (UBI), a top university in Portugal.  The partnership aims to provide top level working placements for Masters students from the Portuguese University, whilst also enhancing the experience of our IFA student-players with high quality coaching and technical support from one of the best futsal nations in the World.

Miguel Martin is the first Masters student who joined us at the end of August.  Miguel is in his final year of a Sports Training Masters, having completed a degree in Sports Science.  Initially his main role within the IFA programme will be to assist Joao Almeida (Head Coach) in training sessions, provide individualised analysis on player performance and to provide analysis on the competition (our opposition better watch out for Mr Martin!!).

Miguel has settled well into his new role in the UK and he is looking forward to adding value to the IFA programme.  He states that his aim is to “help the IFA’s student-players grow in all directions as players and also as people too”.

We look forward to working with Miguel and the UBI on this exciting partnership.





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