Established in 2004 by sports professionals, IFA Sport is the largest grass roots sports business in the UAE.
We’re a team of over 30 individuals including a management team of football experts and experts in the fields of 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.
We coach more children in more places than any other academy in the region. We run and organise leagues for all ages throughout the UAE and manage sports facilities.
The academy currently has over 1,000 participants attending coaching sessions and junior leagues on a weekly basis across, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah it also has over 600 players competing weekly in the Dubai Premier Youth League (DPYL), which was established by IFA in 2009. The IFA also runs adults leagues in Dubai and Abu Dhabi which have over 500 participants.
IFA has opened its own sports facilities, IFA Sports Central and Meadows Football Centre which are fully floodlit, FIFA accredited astro turf surface, located in the Emirates English Speaking School in Jumierah near Safa Park and Emirates International School – The Meadows. These are available for hire to the general public and for corporate events. IFA also manage facilities at Uptown School Mirdif – IFA Mirdif Football Centre comprising of 6 fully floodlit astro turf 7 a side pitches.
IFA has been the football academy of choice for the last three years at Dubai Sports World the largest indoor sporting event in the UAE. During this summer event IFA have coached over 1,000 children and facilitated football activities for over 4,000 adults.
IFA has also run team building events for blue chip companies including Microsoft and General Motors.
IFA managed the Barclays School Programme to provide 300 underprivileged children in Dubai the opportunity to be coached for free by English qualified coaches.
In 2006 and 2008 IFA was chosen by “SoccerEx” the world’s leading event provider for the global football industry, to help organise its football festival, a significant part of the 5 day convention. IFA’s scope of work included organizing beach football events, football coaching sessions and 5-a-side games in Mall of Emirates Dubai.