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International Football Academy Dubai

School name International Football Academy Dubai
Type of institute private school
Curriculum or Student Nationality Sports
Qualifications or Courses
Head of school Darren Balls (Director)
Executive body or owner IFA Sports UAE
Date founded 2007
Number of students (approx)
Number of staff (approx)
School area, location map Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah
Postal address PO Box 21769, Dubai, UAE
Telephone +971-4-3371698
Fax +971-4-3625339
Email info@intlfootballacademy.com
Website www.intlfootballacademy.com
School fees structure
Teacher salary range see general comments
Student satisfaction rating
4 stars from 17 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
5 stars from 5 votes.    
Teacher job satisfaction rating
(by teachers, not about teachers)
3 stars from 9 votes.    

International Football Academy Dubai admissions, reviews, notes

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20 February 2011
  • IFA Sports UAE has launched coaching sessions at 3 new locations in Abu Dhabi - Khalidiya Village, Golf Gardens and Sas al Nakhl, start date 20 February 2011 (press release).
07 February 2011
  • The Barclays International Football Academy (IFA) in the UAE has coaching sessions in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah.
  • First IFA Rugby Academy in the UAE launched beginning 2011.
  • Football (soccer) coaching locations in the UAE include
    • Al Khubairat British School, Abu Dhabi
    • Al Muna Primary School, Abu Dhabi
    • Al Yasmina School, Abu Dhabi
    • Golf Gardens, Abu Dhabi (in association with Khidmah)
    • Khalidiya Village Tennis Courts, Abu Dhabi (in association with Khidmah)
    • Pearl Primary School, Abu Dhabi
    • Sas Al Nakhl / Al Nakheel Tennis Courts, Abu Dhabi (in association with Khidma)
    • Dubai British School, Dubai
    • Green Community East - Gardenia Lane, Dubai
    • Horizon Primary School, Dubai
    • Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS), Dubai
    • JESS Arabian Ranches, Dubai
    • Regent International School, Dubai
    • Lycee Georges Pompidou, Sharjah
    • Sharjah Wanderers Sports Club, Sharjah
  • For football coaching, children aged 3-14 years old accepted. Fees are AED 45 per session (3-4 years old) or AED 75 per session (5-14 years old) for January-April 2011.
  • Barclays IFA Football Academy is not related to the UAE American Football Academy in Dubai.
  • General Manager and Head Coach is Steven Whittaker. Commercial Director of IFA is Jim Reilly. The appropriately named Director of IFA Sport is Darren Balls.
  • Website domain also at www.ifasport.com (not www.ifasports.com as seen in some sources).
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Abacus Quest Point UCMAS      +971-4-3373875   primary  UCMAS  AQPU reviews 
Al Rashid Al Saleh School   1971   +971-4-3376126   K-12  Arabic, UAE UAE 6,850-14,690   
Dubai English Speaking School   1963   +971-4-3371457   primary  UK NC 34,360  DESS reviews 
Dubai Gem School   1973   +971-4-3376661   K-12  Indian, UK A-level, IGCSE, O-level 12,615-22,835  DGS reviews 
English Language School Dubai   April 1978   +971-4-3377503   K-12  Arabic, UK A-level, O-level 3,301-8,774   
IFA Rugby Academy Dubai   January 2011   +971-4-3371698     Sports   
Indian High School Dubai   1961   +971-4-3377475   secondary  Indian CBSE 4,274-8,094  IHSD reviews 
International Concept for Education Dubai   September 2013   +971-4-3377818   primary  French, English French, IB 45,000-73,000   
Lycee Georges Pompidou Ecole primaire Dubai      +971-4-3374161   primary  French 24,360-40,300  LGPEPD reviews 
Pakistan Education Academy   1968   +971-4-3370126   K-12  Pakistan FBISE SSC, HSSC 3,740-6,280  PEA reviews 
St Marys School Dubai   1968   +971-4-3370252   K-12  Indian, UK A-level, IGCSE, GCSE 4,580-9,840  SMSD reviews 
Winchester School Dubai Oud Metha   September 2012   +971-4-3374112     Indian / UK EYFS, NC, AS, A-level 9,377-12,502   


Last update 09 March 2011
General comments - might not apply to International Football Academy Dubai
  • Many popular schools are full for 2018-2019. New schools in Dubai might have places.
  • Allow extra for books, extra-curricular activities, uniforms, trips, etc if not included in school fees.
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