Our Programs


We provide players the opportunity to pursue both their academic and footballing goals with potential pathways through the Fleetwood Football Group. Players will be immersed in an environment that is specifically suited to them achieving their dreams. In the classrooms, they will have access to different levels of high schooling, with professional guidance all along their road to graduation.
On the field, the players will follow the FTFC club ethos which aims to improve players technically, tactically, physically and mentally. All FTIFA coaches are existing Fleetwood Town elite academy coaches with a wealth of experience in youth and player development. Individual development will be regularly monitored & discussed with scholars, parents, coaches and tutors.

Our Mission

  • To provide all players with aspirations of playing at the highest level possible with a clear pathway into professional football.
  • To empower players to develop character and provide opportunities to fulfil their potential through a life changing experience.
  • To offer a unique, challenging and motivating learning environment that brings together individuals of all abilities and nationalities.
Picture of the player
Picture of the player

Our Education


The FTIFA Education programmes run for 9 months of the year and learners can begin at any time of the academic year. The following courses are on offer and delivered by SGI who is FTIFA’s registered education provider. Online and Face to Face learning will be available while being enrolled on the course.

Education Programmes

Course Lengths



FTIFA players will train alongside the Fleetwood Town FC first, development and academy teams. The £10m facilities were opened by the legendary former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson on April 2016 & feature the following:

  • Three world class grass pitches.
  • Two FIFA 2-star grade 4G pitches.
  • Air Dome for indoor training.
  • Four FC red 5-a-side pitches.
  • Club Restaurant
  • Ten changing room facilities including showers.
  • First team & academy analysts that FTIFA players will also have access to.
  • Club meeting rooms.
  • Classrooms – Multi-use for analysis sessions, nutrition lessons, upcoming fixture preparation and much more.
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ryan vaughan ftifa UK


Chief Operations Officer (FTIFA) Ryan overseas all our international programmes globally through our Fleetwood Football Group. Ryan is an A Licence Coach with experience Coaching and Scouting for over 12 years at Liverpool FC, Fleetwood Town FC, Preston North End and Blackpool FC. Ryan has a track record of developing and supporting players through there playing journey throughout the years.


Lead FTIFA Coach & Academy Scout. Mike has a wealth of experience in coaching and scouting at various different clubs which include Liverpool FC, Fleetwood Town FC, and Blackpool FC. Mike is currently the Chairman of Kendal Town FC and also holds the UEFA B Licence.

mike oneil ftifa coach
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International Academy Manager & Safeguarding Lead. Mick has 11 years experience of coaching at Fleetwood Town FC. He has worked between the ages of Under 9s to Under 18s while supporting some of our academy graduates. Mick is a UEFA B licence coach in football and futsal with a wealth of experience of working abroad.