The Football Academy

TFA (The Football Academy) was created by head coach Ali El Jishi in January 2016. The idea of coaching the talented players in the UAE to take the next step on the ladder to the highest level of soccer possible.
We believe every player has his own footballing DNA. These are formed by many factors psychological, physical and even cultural.
We like to identify and nurture each players playing style and improve it. What we do as coaches is remove the bad habits of each player while encouraging the natural playing technique therefore improving every player individually but allowing them to play within their natural style.
The skill is there after putting all the players together to form one team that utilities the style of each player with in the teams own playing style.

The various programs that currently we are offering for various age groups -

This age group is the core of TFA, and many of our strongest players play U18. We are looking for students born in year 2000 and after.


This age group is our youth players who are the future talent of the senior squad. Those players must be very well established technically but looking to improve physically and tactically. We are looking for players born in year 2002 and after.

For this age group we are looking for young and passionate football players who want to improve technically, tactically and physically. Players born in 2004 and after will be considered.

Girls Team

TFA Belles. Football is the fastest rising sport among girls across the world and in the UAE. For our Belles team we are looking for young girls who love soccer and want to play it too! Players born in year 2000 and after are accepted.

Some Highlights as to why The Football Academy (TFA), Dubai


Runners Up Dubai Junior League
Semi finalists Super cup 2016


Winners Dubai Sport council league
Finalists AST CUP 2017


Winners Dubai Sport council league
Quarter finalists super cup 2018