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Rifa Testimonials


‘The school’s emphasis on sporting and academic achievement enabled me to reach my full potential. RIFA offers a very special football programme leading to positive life changing experiences, especially in helping to successfully develop football skills and competitive awareness.’

Abdullah Alkhater - Former Al Jazira Academy Player, Manchester City Academy Player, Emirates Club Player and Ambassador for the Rishworth International Football Academy.

"My time at Rishworth School was truly amazing. I learned so much about British football and culture, and it enabled me to have a life changing experience that I would have been unable to get back in my home country. The football coaching programme was a vital part of my development as a professional footballer, while the teachers were a great support in me achieving my academic qualifications – they really treated me like I was part of the family.”

Brighton, 13 - Current RIFA Player

"I'm grateful for the chance to pursue my passion and turn it into a potential career. It's not just about the game; it's about the life lessons, discipline, and dedication I learn here."

Simon Davies - former Manchester United Player and Head of Coaching at Manchester City Academy. Previously coach to young footballers attending Rishworth School.

- UEFA Pro Licence Holder
- FAW Mentor
- Academy Manager Licence
- Former U16 and U23 Coach for Manchester City FC
- Former Head of Coaching Manchester City FC
- Former 1st Team Coach RSC Anderlecht

"The Rishworth International Football Academy is an elite opportunity for young footballers to experience a top quality football coaching programme combined with excellent educational provision. RIFA students will be guaranteed an outstanding football experience."