With IJF Academy

Dubai & Abu Dhabi's leading football academy with a unique player pathway to cater for all ages and abilities.

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Who We Are

IJF Academy is a leading football academy in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Providing children and young adults with a comprehensive football programme which nurtures, challenges and supports them on their football journey.

Our Programmes
PLAY. DEVELOP. COMPETE. A football journey for everyone.


Perfect for little ones from four years upwards who are ready for an introduction to our beautiful game! A fun, relaxed and non-pressured environment exploring the basics and discovering a passion for football. 



Our dedicated goalkeeping academy provides skill specific training and technical development for this specialised position.

Private training

“Private training”

Led by our highly qualified and experienced coaches, our 1:1 sessions are extremely popular and beneficial for players wanting to take their training to the next level. Providing fast-tracked development, skill specific training and custom-made physical fitness programmes.

Girls academy

“Girls academy”

We're passionate about providing a football journey accessible for everyone and are proud to introduce our dedicated girls only programme, perfect for budding players aged four and upwards. 



Represent IJF Academy in competitive fixtures whilst training in a holistic performance programme tailored to support our most promising players to reach their full potential. 



Develop through our comprehensive football development programme designed to nurture, challenge and support every player with the aim of progressing further up the pathway. Ideal for players aged seven and upwards.

Meet the Team

Our coaches are some of the very best the region has to offer. The team all has extensive experience within professional footballing environments and notable qualifications including UEFA A and B.

Paul Collins

Paul Collins

Academy Manager

Alan Young

Alan Young

Head of Football Operations

Lee Mannion

Lee Mannion

Head Coach


currently dribbling across our venues


making up our outstanding team


located in fantastic locations across Dubai 


designed in detail for all ages and abilities

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