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ABOUT US

M.R.F.A. was founded by ex-professional football player, Michael Richardson in 2013.

With just a vision and a passion, M.R.F.A. is now one of the largest providers of football coaching and sports education in Essex, overseeing the development of thousands of children every single week.


 

WHAT WE DO

We offer football coaching programmes for all age groups of children and young people, from 2 years old all the way up to 18. We have helped numerous players sign for professional clubs over the years.

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.

We pride ourselves in our team of coaches that includes six team members that are UEFA B qualified or higher – more than most professional football academies.

See our football programmes here

OUR MISSION

TO USE SPORT TO CHANGE THE LIVES OF YOUNG PEOPLE

M.R.F.A. understands the huge impact sport has in many lives. Our ethos has been the same since 2013 and one that we live by everyday when teaching young people; to use sports to change the lives of young people.

M.R.F.A. is a place where parents know that, regardless of the level of success achieved in football, players of all ages and abilities will gain invaluable education and advice. This will provide them with a starting platform into the sport they love.

CAREERS

We’re always looking for ambitious staff to join our team. We will help you develop, thrive and be the best you can be. We are proud of the fact that we create space in the business for those passionate and driven team members.

Join our team and help us to use sport to change the lives of young people.

See our roles here

M.R.F.A. TEAM

Michael Richardson

Founder & Academy Director

Rosie Richardson

Head of Marketing & Operations

Ben Andreos

Head of Academy

Sarah Smith

Head of Girls Football

Jack Payne

Assistant Manager

Luke Balls-Burgess

Holiday Course Lead

Jamie McLaughlin

Academy Coach

Jack Connolly

Content Creator

Bruno Malheiro

Academy Goalkeeping Coach

Peter Falco

Academy Coach

Will Fordham

Academy Coach

George Glock

Academy Coach

Ryan Richefond

Academy Coach

Sophie Thomas

Girls Development Coach

James Fitzgerald

Academy Coach

Scott Fitzgerald

Academy Coach

Paul Brush

Academy Coach

Matt Talman

Devl Centres Goalkeeping Coach

Harvey Farmer

Assistant Coach

Sam Robinson

Academy Coach

Josh Antoniou

Academy Coach

 

Our Partners

 

Why choose M.R.F.A?

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.

Success Stories

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.

Who are M.R.F.A?

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 2 years-old to 19 years-old. Our website will guide you through what M.R.F.A. can provide you with to aid your development as a player.