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16th October, 2020

What’s new at M.R.F.A.

At M.R.F.A. we’ve been delighted with the progress we’ve made since emerging from lockdown. We’ve been fortunate enough to reopen all of our centres including our indoor futsal and pre-academy centres and our football season is back in full swing!

Chelmsford Girls Development Centre

Thanks to all the hard work of our coaches, and under the guidance of Michael and our Head of Girls Football, Sarah, we’ve generated enough interest so as to allow us to open up an additional Girls Development Centre in Chelmsford.

We’re hoping to officially open the centre this November and we can’t wait to see all the new faces and give these girls more opportunities to play football. If you know of any girls in Essex hoping to experience UEFA licensed coaching as well as the opportunity to take part in fixtures, please register their interest here!

Younger Ages for Girls at Dunmow

Alongside the opening of our new centre in Chelmsford, we’re also opening up our Girls Development Centre in Dunmow to younger ages for girls in years 1,2 & 3. Getting more girls involved in football has always been an aim of ours at M.R.F.A. and this starts with opening our centres up to younger ages to give these girls their first opportunities to take part in the sport we love.

We’ve already received plenty of interest and in the next couple of weeks, we’ll be welcoming many new faces for the first of their free trials!

Michael Richardson Football Academy Essex Girls

Academy Trials!

Speaking of trials… M.R.F.A. has been looking to add to their academy ranks, particularly at the u7’s and u8’s age level.

If you know of players from Essex with previous academy experience who are looking to join an exciting and growing setup, then please ask them to register their interest here

Michael Richardson Football Academy Essex Trials

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