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RIFA Football Academy

Welcome to RIFA

The Rishworth International Football Academy (RIFA) is an integral part of Rishworth School, offering students a truly unique programme combining; high quality education with professional football coaching programmes at the standard of English Premier League football academies.

RIFA is a partnership between Rishworth School and the Street Work Soccer Academy. Street Work has a 30-year track record of delivering top quality football coaching programmes in England, and around the globe, enabling and supporting young people of all abilities to fulfil their full potential.

Rishworth School combines a 300 year history with up-to-the-minute innovation to create an atmosphere in which not only are traditional values cherished, but in which invention and exploration is encouraged. Rishworth has high expectations of students’ behaviour and work ethic, but recognises that all students have individual strengths that we can celebrate and develop. Learning is about living at Rishworth, as our motto reminds us: ‘Res Non Verba’ - ‘Deeds not Words’. We are firmly rooted in the security of the spectacular Yorkshire countryside, but as a thriving boarding school we have a truly global outlook.

RIFA offers a unique service that not only develops young people’s sporting skills, but also focuses on them developing a sense of self-belief, self-discipline and self-worth that can be communicated through all aspects of their lives. RIFA offers a clear and unique pathway for students with opportunities into the professional football arena through the quality of the programme, and strong partnerships with professional football clubs globally.