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FTIFA looking for new recruits for Education and Football Programme

28 August 2022

Club News

FTIFA looking for new recruits for Education and Football Programme

28 August 2022

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Fleetwood Town International Football Academy (FTIFA) is looking for students from all over the world to take part in their Football Studies Programme at Rossall School.

In a successful ongoing partnership with Rossall School, FTIFA’s Football Studies Programme is offering aspiring footballers from across the globe an opportunity to study at an HMC Independent School with a bespoke curriculum of education, whilst being immersed in an elite football development programme, and also have the ability to train at Poolfoot Farm - the home of Fleetwood Town’s first team.  

In the past, players have joined this programme from 17 different countries, including Russia, Israel, Spain, UAE, Poland, Algeria, South Africa, Thailand, Germany, USA, Brazil, Cayman Islands, China, Australia, Hong Kong, Ukraine, and the U.K.  

Students board and study at Rossall School for either GCSE, BTEC, A-Levels or IB Diploma, alongside training in a full-time coaching and games programme delivered by Fleetwood Town Football ClubStudents are all aged between 15-19 and will be on the programme for 1-3 years, depending on their school year. 

The current programme brings together individuals of all abilities and 39 different nationalities, which creates a unique and motivational learning environment for both players and coaching staff. 

FTIFA Programme Manager, Mick Horsfall said: “The growth of the programme, in terms of numbers as well as the quality of players, is testament to the hard work and dedication of the staff that have worked on it for the past 5-6 years.

The players go through a pre-season period and get the chance to showcase their abilities whilst getting match fit, along with getting to understand the demands of the English game. We are extremely excited for the rest of the season to see how the students grow throughout, as players and as individuals.” 

A student from Dubai, Yacoub Basweidan, is enjoying every minute as a student-athlete, and said: The experience is amazing.

"Theres was a definite increase in the levels of the Football Programme here at Rossall after bringing in new talented players from across the world. The team performed extremely well together during the pre-season, including a well fought match against Fleetwood U16s where Rossall triumphed.  

“If any young aspiring footballer is wanting to gain experience, whilst also studying, this is the programme for you!"

For more information about FTIFA’s Football Studies Programme, click HERE!

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