FTIFA Dubai Hero

Expression of Interest

PATHWAY TO PRO

  • Fleetwood Town International Football Academy
  • Calling players aged 18-24 years
  • First class facilities, coaching & education
  • Pathways into PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL
  • Around the world
  • Limited spaces available

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BENEFITS OF PATHWAY TO PRO:

  • Pathway to Professional Elite Football within the Fleetwood Football Group and Partner Clubs.
  • Mirroring Fleetwood Town’s already established 1 st team, academy & international football programme.
  • Players formally registered on the FIFA TMS system, which will establish a transfer market value for the player.
  • Opportunity to play professional first team football with Fleetwood United.
  • The support of analytic data and analysis to track and collate athletic input and improvement.
  • Guest lecturers from the professional game giving an insight into the football industry both on and off the pitch.
  • Maximum opportunity of turning pro by utilizing the Fleetwood Football Group.
Our PATHWAY TO PRO programme offers aspiring players opportunities in the UAE, to work with world class coaching in unbelievable facilities offering a first hand experience of the professional game and an amazing opportunity to sign a pro contract.

THE STRUCTURE UAE 2023:

  • Fly to Dubai (Included in the price).
  • Players will arrive in Dubai to our partner accommodation,The Manor Hotel by Ja.
  • They will begin training full time and playing games with Fleetwood United, and stand the chance to be selected for the Fleetwood United FC first team or u23s for the 2023/24 season.
  • Fleetwood United 1st Team Squad the 2023/24 season.
1-4 MONTH PROGRAMME 2023
  • Players can arrive from September 2023.
  • Depending on when you arrive, you will either have the opportunity to train with the Fleetwood United FC first team in their pre-season preparations, or potentially with them during their in-season training schedule.
VISA FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:
  • Our Pathway to Pro programme will also assist players in gaining the relevant VISA access to the UAE for the duration of their enrolment on our course. The VISA situation in UAE is dynamic and our expert team will help you navigate the process.

FLEETWOOD FOOTBALL GROUP

OPERATING WORLD CLASS FOOTBALL PROGRAMMES:
  • Our Pathway To Pro programme will offer a genuine opportunity for players to gain a direct pathway to becoming a professional football player. Unlike other programmes, we offer unique opportunities in the UK, UAE and South Africa which include world class facilities and UEFA qualified coaching.
DIRECT LINKS TO PROFESSIONAL CLUBS IN DUBAI, UK AND SOUTH AFRICA:
  • Being part of the Fleetwood Football Group provides direct access to professional football around the globe.
  • From the world wide appeal of English Football in the UK, the growing professional set-up in the UAE, and the established football opportunities in South Africa- we have the right option for everyone.
A CLUB GROUP WITH PROVEN TRACK RECORD:
  • Fleetwood Football Group has a proven track record of developing talent around the world, and offering genuine pathways to professional football. While many talk about the possibilities, our guaranteed pathway makes our whole setup unique.
PREMIER LEAGUE ACADEMY CURRICULUM:
  • All of our programs follow the English Premier League Academy curriculum.
  • Our coaches are all qualified to follow the standards set by the English Premier League.
  • World class full-time football training & access to a football-specific gym & activation sessions. Players tracked on Catapult and matches recorded on Veo. International scouting opportunities and the chance to compete in the UAE FA 2nd Division

DEVELOP THE PERSON. CHALLENGE THE PLAYER.

CHASE YOUR DREAMS.

JAMIE VARDY

PREMIER LEAGUE WINNER

Jamie Vardy joined Fleetwood Town from semi-professional side Halifax Town in 2011 on his first professional contract. He went on to score 36 goals in 31 games for the club, helping FTFC gain promotion to the Football league in 2012.

Sold to Leicester City in a deal worth £1.7m in 2012, Jamie famously went on to win the Premier league and play for England’s national team on numerous occasions  including at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

FTFC, Leicester City FC & England.

JAMES HILL

RISING STAR Defender James Hill joined Fleetwood Town’s academy at the age of 14 and worked his way through the age groups. James made his first team debut in 2018 at the age of 16 and played 33 times for the first team. He received a call up for the England U20 national team in September 2021, captained and scored for them in October 2021 before being promoted to the U21s. James was sold to Bournemouth in January 2022 for a club record £1.4m and is now playing Premier league football. Bournemouth and England U20s

PHOENIX PATTERSON

WATERFORD TO FTFC

Spurs Academy graduate and junior Scotland International, Phoenix has moved to FTFC from sister club Waterford FC after having a big impact and impressing in their successful 2021-22 League of Ireland First division campaign.

KYLE ROSS

SOUTH AFRICA TO DUBAI After spending his junior years at the Ajax Cape Town Academy, Kyle moved to Western Cape Fleetwood playing in the Third tier of SA football. After a successful 2021-22 campaign he gained a transfer to Dubai sister club, Fleetwood United, where he’s now starting and scoring regularly in the 1st team and on the verge of signing his first professional contract.

Fleetwood United FC

Fleetwood United Football Club is our newly formed professional football club. After achieving a brilliant promotion in our debut season from Division 3, we finished just outside of the promotion places in our first season in the UAE 2nd Division.

Players enrolled on the FTIFA PATHWAY TO PRO programme make up the bulk of the squad, offering direct pathways to professional football careers in the UAE. The vision is for the club to play at the highest level possible in UAE and provide a key stepping stone for players on the Fleetwood Football Group development pathway