Welcome to M.R.F.A.

Welcome to M.R.F.A.’s website!

Who are we?

M.R.F.A. is a football company based in Essex where we provide elite football coaching to young, aspiring male and female footballers, ranging from 5 years-old to 16 years-old.  Our website will guide you through what M.R.F.A. can provide you with to aid your development as a player.

What are our aims and ethos?

One of our main aims is “to use sport to change the lives of young people”.  We use positive ethos as a tool to develop discipline, confidence and knowledge.  We adopt a holistic approach to our coaching, which means our learning and development methods can adhere to players of all ages and abilities.  It allows us to ensure everyone is given the opportunity to reach their full potential in the sport that they love.

Who are our coaches?

All of our coaches are FA/UEFA qualified and have solid experience in both playing and coaching football.  Having this previous experience enables our coaches to fully empathise with our players and understand how important good, honest coaching is and having a good support system.

What’s our history (and present)?

M.R.F.A. was set up in 2013.  We now operate with nine schools in Essex, providing a number of P.E. lessons and school clubs. Alongside this, we run Development Groups for players of all abilities, Soccer Camps at 2 locations, Birthday Parties, 1:1’s and the Advanced Academy which is invitation only for our most elite players.  We’re also in association with Baddow Spartak FC, Dunmow Rhodes FC, Epping Youth FC and Springfield FC, where we coach for all age groups.


Our Advanced Academy is invitation only to our most elite players.  Players asked to join the Advanced Academy will have shown potential, progression and technical ability to play at a professional club and our goal is to support and guide those players through their development.


Our Development Groups are open to all female and male players aged between 5-16, with all abilities, who want to develop their skills in football, while improving and learning new things at their own pace and enjoying being a part of our team.  We offer a one month’s FREE trial at our development groups.


After lots of requests from parents and players, we are now running goalkeeping specific sessions!  These sessions will be led by Jack Cope, a specialist goalkeeping coach with plenty of experience in the field.


Here you can read some great examples of what some of our players have achieved through training with us, and who have then gone on to be signed by professional clubs.

Professional Credits