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Who We Are

Here at IJF Academy, we are passionate about providing children and young adults with a comprehensive football programme which nurtures, challenges and supports them on their football journey - wherever they are on it when they join us.

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Our Philosophy

What makes what we do so unique is our player pathway programme, designed in detail to provide progression and development no matter what level or ability our players are at. From tots and beginners sessions all the way through to high-performance training at elite standard, we have some of the most highly qualified and experienced coaches on hand ready to support all players through their IJF Academy journey.

Meet Our Team

Paul Collins

Paul Collins

Academy Manager

Alan Young

Alan Young

Head of Football Operations

Lee Mannion

Lee Mannion

Head Coach

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What People Say

My son has been with IJF Academy since he was four years old and I can't have asked for a better environment for him to develop his love for football. The coaches are outstanding and we've been so impressed with his development each term. Thank you IJF!

Yasmin Atul

Both of our children were introduced to IJF Academy through their schools and then have continued into their academy programmes. Everything is so well organised and the kids really enjoy the structure of the sessions. I'd recommend to any parent looking for an outstanding football provider in Dubai!

Mark Bain

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Established in 2003, Sportz Village’s philosophy is pillared on improving the health and fitness of children and getting everyone to experience the magic of sports. Sportz Village has four specialised verticals under its umbrella that cater as sports enabling platforms through the stages of a child’s development.


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