11 - Signed by Colchester United FC
Hugo joined M.R.F.A. after catching our eye at one of our holiday courses back in Summer 2018.
Hugo joined our Advanced Academy as a U9 and was an amazing player to coach. His attitude to developing and learning was amazing coupled with a great work ethic.
Hugo has been involved in numerous games against various professional clubs since his time with us; Leyton Orient, Ipswich, Colchester & Cambridge United to name just a few.
Hugo has recently been working with Academy Director, Michael, combining some 1:1 coaching sessions alongside our new online training platform, XtraTime.
A combination of all this has seen Hugo progress to play at Colchester United where he is now training with their U12s. Nice one, Hugo! A huge achievement and a great demonstration that hard work pays off 🙌🏽 Massive well done!
12 - Signed by Essex RTC
We want to say a massive well done to Lily because she has recently been signed to the Essex RTC for the upcoming season! 🥳
Lily has been a regular player for the last 3 seasons at M.R.F.A., attending our Dunmow Development Centre. She has shown a superb attitude and is always pushing herself to do better!
Lily joins her older sister, Ruby, who will also be playing for the RTC this season again. 🙌🏼
18 - Signed by Saffron Walden FC
Alfie first joined M.R.F.A. back in 2015 where he attended our Dunmow Development Centre as an U12.
Since then Alfie has progressed to our Advanced Academy in 2016 and playing in numerous fixtures representing M.R.F.A. against teams such as Leyton Orient & Cambridge United. Alfie also had the pleasure of attending our very first tour in 2016 to Holland where we played against some top teams from around Europe.
After a short break away from football, Alfie joined our Scholarship Programme in 2019 which saw him continue to work hard and develop his game. He has now joined Saffron Walden Town who play at Step 5 and he is hoping his hard work can see him push into the first team in the not too distant future.
Alfie is a great example of how M.R.F.A. helps young players move and scale through their footballing journey.
14 - Signed by Essex RTC
Ruby started with M.R.F.A. in 2018 as a U9 at our Dunmow Development Centre and she flourished within this group. She really developed her ball mastery through her continuous work and dedication.
This led Ruby to trial with the Essex RTC back in 2020, which is renowned for producing players who move into the WSL (the top women's division). Both us and Ruby were delighted to find out she had been accepted in the RTC and she continues to thrive there now!
U9 - Signed by Leyton Orient
George caught the eye of the M.R.F.A. coaching staff originally whilst at Epping Youth FC, where we offer support to the club. George was invited to attend a number of fixture whilst still a U7 against the likes of Leyton Orient.
From this point onwards George was kept a close eye on by the staff at the O's and was invited in to train with their U9s whilst only being a U8 in September 2018. After impressing during training and games George was offered to sign for the new 2019/20 season as a U9.
We would like to wish George the best of luck with his new club and we cannot wait to see him flourish!
U9 - Signed by Barnet FC
Flynn joined M.R.F.A. after he moved down from North of the border. Having spent time attending our holiday courses, Flynn was invited to join our Futsal Academy in Chelmsford. Flynn has flourished in this session and really worked hard to develop his game.
Having played in a number of fixtures against professional clubs, it was Flynn's performance against the Bees that really shone, his work rate coupled with the range of passing was something that brought Flynn to the attention of the Barnet coaching staff. It wasn't long before Flynn was then asked to permanently sign for the new U9s.
Well done to Flynn who will be a huge success!
U10 - Signed by Ipswich Town
Ben Chivers was signed by Ipswich under 10’s in January 2019.
Ben has trained with M.R.F.A. for the past 3 seasons, his attitude to develop and learn was clear to see and quickly showed his capabilities between the sticks. With impressive displays in training, Ben featured in many fixtures against professional clubs where he caught the eye of a few clubs, it was only a matter of time before he was to move on! Ben first trialled at Leyton Orient FC before moving to Ipswich.
Ben is already highly thought of at the club!
U9 - Signed by West Ham United
Alfie was a regular attendee of our holiday course and shone instantly, showing us his technical ability and 1v1 prowess. Alfie then went on to train in our Development Centre where he trained an age group above himself as we looked to stretch him at every possible opportunity.
Alfie was invited to train with both Arsenal and West Ham and it was the later that Alfie decided to join and he is looking forward to a very bright future at the football club.
Aged 8 - Signed by Colchester United FC
Harry was a quiet player who always listened and work hard in every session. Comfortable dribbling and passing on both feet and despite his size a fierce determination.
Harry had the opportunity to sign for either Colchester United or Ipswich Town having spent time at both clubs, Harry made the decision to sign for the League 2 club and is looking forward to his first full season with the U's.
Aged 10 - Signed by Leyton Orient
Beau was someone who was a pleasure to work with every week, a fantastic attitude which shone through to all those who coached him. Beau was with our Academy for a short while before being given the opportunity to play against the O's, as performance that good he was offered to sign for the club there and then!
Praise indeed as he is now moving up to U11s for the current 2018/19 season.
Aged 13 - Signed by Tottenham Hotspur
Charlie first impressed all at M.R.F.A. with his attitude and technical capabilities which saw him rewarded with a trial at Leyton Orient in 2014. At that stage, no one had yet witnessed his prowess in goal until a Spurs scout invited him to attend a trial at the Development Centre. With an impressive clean sheet against the Academy at Hotspur Way, He was asked to attend training throughout the summer and signed his first contract in October 2015 with the U9’s. Charlie has since gone on to represent the Academy at U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, and U14 age groups and played in prestigious youth tournaments throughout Europe against Manchester City, Chelsea, Ajax and Juventus Academies, to name but a few. With a new two year contract, He has been retained for the 2019-20 and 20-21 seasons.
Aged 11 - Signed by Leyton Orient
Daniel Adams was signed by Leyton Orient FC in July 2015.
Daniel Adams was our first player to sign for a professional football club. He was with us for a short period of time at our Development Group, but was quick to show us what he was capable of and landed a fantastic opportunity with Leyton Orient. His attitude and application towards every session was amazing to see from someone so young and we are very proud!
Aged 11 - Signed by Colchester United FC
Freddie Taylor-Coghill was signed by Colchester United under 9’s in February 2016.
Freddie joined M.R.F.A. in November 2014, starting at our Dunmow Development Group where he straight away caught the eye of all our coaches. With impressive displays in training, Freddie was in M.R.F.A.’s first U8’s team last year, and with a number of superb performances last year with us, it was only a matter of time before he was to move on!
Freddie is looking to have a bright future at Colchester, having signed a 3 year contract with the League 1 side.
Aged 10 - Signed by Leyton Orient
Rohan Tahney-Clarke was signed by Leyton Orient under 9’s in May 2016.
Rohan joined M.R.F.A. in March 2016, straight away caught the eye of all our coaches. With impressive displays in training, Rohan featured in a few fixtures across April where he caught the eye of a few clubs, it was only a matter of time before he was to move on!
Rohan is already highly thought of at Leyton Orient having played in fixtures already a year above himself!