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Our Purpose

The purpose of the North of England Football Academy is to provide the very best education and football programme for players (and coaches) to give them the best opportunity to improve knowledge, develop ability and stay in the game we all love, for as long as possible.

Why are we unique?

NEFA’s programme mixes top quality coaching (all senior coaches are UEFA A-License) with a development programme designed from using best practice from around the globe. That mixed with leading analysis, feedback, mentorship and industry partnerships the NEFA programme is widely regarded as the elite development education and football programme in South Yorkshire, outside of the professional game.

How we achieve our purpose:

  • Work to a set of key principles which can be seen here

What we do:

  • Fulltime education and football programmes for 16-18 year olds, UK degree level students and international students
  • Coach and Player development partnership work with national federations and clubs
  • Free to access football education webinars, podcasts and blogs