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Development Groups

Developing technical excellence

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Our 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. Our staff provide guidance and support to players who have a real aptitude to learn and develop their skills.

We're currently full at all of our Development Centres but you can add players to the short waiting list below.

Every Wednesday (17:00 - 18:00)
Great Notley Discovery Centre
Great Dunmow
Every Monday (18:00 - 19:15)
Great Dunmow Leisure Centre
Every Wednesday (17:45 - 19:00)
Moulsham High School
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All players receive

  • Weekly sessions ranging from ball mastery, small group play and tactical game play scenarios
  • FA/UEFA qualified and ex-pro coaches
  • Fixtures against other grassroots clubs
  • 12 weekly performance reviews

Each player who trains with M.R.F.A., whether at the Advanced Academy or Development Groups, will be given the opportunity to play fixtures and put into practice what they learn in training!


XtraTime is our online training platform giving players 24/7 access to technical skill sessions on a 1:1 basis.

Every month, members receive:

  • Up to SIX new technical football sessions delivered by a UEFA A coach
  • Session topics ranging from ball mastery, finishing, dribbling, passing and receiving
  • Exclusive access to Q&As with the coach, live football sessions and special guest interviews

Start with a 14 day FREE trial and then a huge 45% off for M.R.F.A. players after the trial (RRP £18 per month).

Find out more here


Our Development Centres are led by UEFA B qualified coach, Ben Andreos. Ben joined M.R.F.A. in October 2021 – he is incredibly passionate about supporting players in their development and helping them get to where they need to be. Alongside his role at M.R.F.A., Ben also works for Colchester United, working with their U11s-U16s.

If you have any questions regarding our Academy, please contact Ben.

Ben Andreos
Head of Academy


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