Fleetwood Town International Football Academy

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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FTIFA take on Under 18s at Poolfoot Farm

Fleetwood Town International Football Academy (FTIFA) took on Town’s Under 18s in a friendly match at Poolfoot Farm on Wednesday afternoon. On Wednesday afternoon, FTIFA and Fleetwood’s Under 18s went head to head in a match at the club’s training complex, Poolfoot Farm. With the match played in great spirit – there was plenty of …

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FTIFA head to Hong Kong to showcase international academy

Fleetwood Town International Football Academy (FTIFA) will be expanding their horizons this summer as they pack their bags for a week in Hong Kong. Mick Horsfall (Operations Manager) and James Ward (International Partnership Manager) will be spending a week working with local schools, and football clubs to deliver assemblies, seminars and practical sessions with a …

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