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FTIFA welcomes aspiring players from across the world onto their Football Studies Programme

FTIFA welcomes new and returning students from all over the world as their Football Studies Programme gets back up and running at Rossall School. In a successful ongoing partnership with Rossall School, FTIFA’s Football Studies Programme offers aspiring footballers from across the globe with the opportunity to study at an HMC Independent School with a …

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Talent spotting in Finland

Fleetwood Town International Football Academy have just returned from Oulu, Finland after their latest mission to create pathways for aspiring Finnish players. James Ward, FTIFA’s International Partnership Manager, was put in touch with JS Hercules President Mikko Perälä through a mutual contact, after finding out the football club were on the hunt for links in …

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FTIFA back on home soil after successful week in America

Fleetwood Town International Football Academy (FTIFA) representatives recently travelled over to the United States for a networking and player pathways trip – which was a huge success. The first stop for was to Baltimore, Maryland, and this consisted of a three-day visit to the United Soccer Coaches Convention – an event which is one of …

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New fitness partnership supports FTIFA’s elite player development programme

Fleetwood Town International Football Academy has joined forces with Fortitude Fitness, allowing players to enhance their game off the pitch within state-of-the-art facilities. As well as having access to the gym at Fleetwood Town’s £10m training complex, Poolfoot Farm, all FTIFA players now benefit from two sessions per week at Poulton-based fitness centre, Fortitude Fitness, …

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FTIFA build partnerships in Portugal and Qatar

Fleetwood Town International Football Academy (FTIFA) coaches have been travelling through Europe and beyond in order to build partnerships for the international programme based at Poolfoot Farm. Mick Horsfall (Operations Manager), James Ward (International Partnership Manager) and Rob Smith (FTIFA coach) recently spent time with third-tier Portuguese sides and Qatar-based academy, Evolution, as they look …

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FITFA swap the grass for the indoor arena for Futsal match

Fleetwood Town International Football Academy (FTIFA) turned their skill on to the futsal courts on Sunday afternoon as they teamed up with local futsal providers, Fylde Coast Futsal to face Lancaster University. FTIFA coach, Mick Horsfall gave the players at FTIFA the opportunity to showcase their skills on the courts, with many experiencing this style …

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FTIFA held to a draw at Cardinal Newman

Fleetwood Town International Academy (FTIFA) were held to a 2-2 draw against Cardinal Newman on Wednesday afternoon. FTIFA’s efforts on Monday against Global Soccer Network looked like they were taking their toll on the players and the squad in the match, with a number of changes being made by the FTIFA management. The players brought …

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FTIFA make it nine straight wins after late drama

Fleetwood Town International Football Academy (FTIFA) recorded their ninth straight victory after beating Global Soccer Network (GSN) 3-2 at Poolfoot Farm. In a tight contest, goals from FTIFA’s Joel Sabalbarro and Ayo Akinwade ensured they picked up the win over their opponents on Monday afternoon. It wasn’t straight forward with the away side scoring two …

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