Every player's ability is unique; our development pathways are designed to play to a student's own strengths. All students who have a desire to pursue a career in football will be offered an individualised programme to allow them to reach their goals; whether that be within professional football, semi-professional football or coaching, both in the UK and overseas.
As a part of RIFA’s commitment, we will continue to support and represent our students during their transition and beyond into professional football.
Careers in Football
RIFA's Football Academy Partner has, over 30 years, established very strong partnerships with professional football clubs.
Students within the RIFA programme who demonstrate and reach levels required for a potential career in professional football will be provided with the necessary support, guidance and opportunity for trials at professional clubs. As part of RIFA's commitment, we will continue to advise, support and represent our students during their transition and beyond into professional football.
For those students who stay on the RIFA programme to age 18, there are University pathways that can be pursued.
RIFA has strong connections with Higher Education programmes within the UK and USA.
As part of the RIFA programme, students will have the opportunity to visit universities that offer high intensity football whilst studying a top class degree.