We boast the best qualified coaching team in the UAE with many of our staff holding the UEFA A license.
Nearly all the players that register with us continue to do so year after year.
We train at least 50% more players than the next biggest academy in the UAE.
Established in 2004 by sports professionals, IFA Sport is the largest grass roots sports business in the UAE.
We are a team managed by experts in the fields of coaching, education, marketing, operations and finance. The vision is to be the biggest and best sports facilitator in the MENA region, by providing first class coaching services and facilities.
We've grown to be the organisation that helps people of all ages who love to play sport, learn grow, compete and win.
Our coaching programs have over 1,000 participants attending sessions and junior leagues on a weekly basis across Dubai, ranging from 18-month old Dribblers, through 9-year old recreational Academy players to 18-year old elite Adastra performers. The IFA Girls Academy is also now the largest in the UAE.
We manage and deliver a number of leagues from Under 6yrs to Over 35yrs, with over 500 players participating in competitions for boys, girls, male, female and mixed teams. The IFA Women’s League is considered the biggest and best in the UAE, attracting talent from all over the world. IFA Phoenix ladies often compete against local professional and international teams.
IFA has opened its own sports facilities; IFA Sports Central and Meadows Football Centre; fully floodlit, FIFA accredited artificial grass surfaces, located in Emirates English Speaking School in Jumeirah near Safa Park and Emirates International School – The Meadows. These are available for hire to the general public and for corporate events.
IFA has been proud to be the football academy of choice for the last six years at Dubai Sports World the largest indoor sporting event in the UAE. During this summer event IFA coach over 1,000 children and facilitate football activities for over 4,000 adults on an annual basis.
We maintain an excellent relationship with the UAE Football Association, working in partnership to organize events, most notably UAE National Day and UAE National Sports Day celebrations.
IFA has also run team-building events for blue chip companies including Microsoft and General Motors. IFA managed the Barclays School Program, providing 300 underprivileged children in Dubai access to free professional coaching sessions,
IFA's philosophy is "Sport for All" meaning that we are inclusive rather than exclusive. Everyone irrespective of age, ethnicity, gender, background or ability is welcome at IFA. Our aim is to develop and motivate individuals to reach their potential and be the best they can be.
We at IFA have a passion for sport and our mission is to help more people in the community to learn, improve and play through grass roots sport. Incorporating this with IFA’s own brand of emphasis on fun and enjoyment this makes IFA the most effective and enjoyable sports academy in the UAE.
Our ultimate aim at IFA is to provide an environment in which members can learn new skills and the positive attributes of a healthy lifestyle whilst developing friendships and social awareness to benefit the community as a whole.
The IFA is far more than the UAE’s largest grass roots sport academy, we are a place for all ages to play. We bring together players, children families and friends so that everyone gets more out of sport.