TFA Football Academy

The football academy is a fully licensed football academy delivering education through the beautiful game of football. Over the past four years, we have expanded our TFA program from senior football to junior football, and more recently, Little Boots for toddlers.

TFA Senior Team

While introduced to game intelligence and tactics, our players are encouraged to work on their fitness levels as well as adopt a healthy diet and lifestyle. TFA’s methodology of coaching football at this level aims to help young players on and off the pitch. For the most determined amongst them, TFA has put in place a unique sports scholarship placement program allowing youngsters to continue playing soccer at the highest level once in college.

TFA Junior Team

For our young and fast-evolving players, we concentrate on teaching the essential technical skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting, ball recovery, and so on. Our qualified coaches’ understanding of the physical and mental development needs of young players combined with the years of experience allow us to deliver diverse training sessions that evolves around the capabilities and needs of our players

Little Boots

With our unique approach, specially developed for children from the age of 3 to 6 years old, we aim to help the little ones grow strong, fast & more agile while playing GAMES and having FUN. Our “Little Boots” program is designed to teach the FUNdamentals in Football.

Pride & Passion Meets Success

From inception, the success of The Football Academy has been built on the quality of our coaching. We truly believe that football isn’t a one-dimensional game, so we combine different philosophies when it comes to teaching our students the principals of soccer.

Our coaches come from different parts of the world, equipped not only with the relevant professional certifications they all contribute with their diverse coaching and playing experience to deliver rich, full-scale soccer learning curriculum.

TFA provides the best football coaching in Dubai through its team of professional FA & UEFA qualified soccer coaches.

Ali El Jishi

Head Coach
Palestinian - British

Naoifal El Boumeshouli

Assistant Coach - Senior Team 17s
Dutch - Moroccan

Coach Keith Maisey

Assistant Coach - Senior Team 16s

Coach Fouad Hafid

Head of TFA Juniors
French - Morrocan

Coach Osama Shahin

Senior Coach U9 - U15

Coach Anita Caro Salve

U13 Girls Coach

Ricardo Panton

Senior Coach U11 - U14

Samir Al Husseini

Coach U7 - U10

Alberto Gutiérrez Nieto

Coach U6

Sohail Pedari

Goalkeeper Coach
Swedish - Iranian

Our Mission

The Football Academy was formed to provide the opportunities for youth elite soccer players to train and compete in Dubai and internationally.

Our mission is to develop soccer skills, as well as maintain an environment that embodies the core values of integrity, leadership, perseverance, respect, and teamwork while enhancing self-esteem, promoting self-confidence and cultivating a life long passion for the beautiful game of soccer.

While our teams strive to compete at the highest levels of competition, TFA is fully committed to player development.

We believe that a commitment to player development establishes a solid technical and mental foundation for which to continue building upon at TFA and beyond.

We intend to accomplish the mission with the experienced coaching staff that represents the most effective and comprehensive club soccer program in Dubai.