Development Groups are designed for players with all abilities and anyone is welcome to come along and discover their strengths and enjoy becoming a part of our team. We take our players and their development seriously and we will always put our best coaches forward, as well as provide guidance and support to players who have a real aptitude to learn and develop their skills. Each player that trains with M.R.F.A., whether at the Advanced Academy or Development Groups, will have the opportunity to play fixtures against grass-roots and professional teams.
We run three development groups, one in Chelmsford and one in Dunmow – these sessions are for both male and female players between the ages of 5-16. Our third group is girls only, which is held in Braintree. The reason for girls only is to allow players to gain confidence in their ability without feeling pressured by what others are doing around them, and it will generate the stepping-stones they need to be further in their development.