Spotted By Football Academy

Play the SBFA way

We are a private club academy based in Manchester, offering some of the best coaching in the UK to junior players – whether they are new to the game or already perform at an elite level.

Our philosophy here at SBFA is simple, and is founded on the cornerstones of modern football – attacking play, technical ability and most importantly enjoyment.

All of our SBFA club teams (from U7-U15) compete in the East Manchester Junior Football League. The most promising players from these teams will also have the opportunity to represent SBFA in academy matches against professional clubs.

Our coaches are all FA/SFA qualified with the relevant FA safeguarding checks in place. Some of our coaches are ex players, having worked at the highest level of the professional game, and all are dedicated to providing quality, value for money,  specialised coaching in the form of Team Training,  1-to-1 classes and more.

For all the above and much more, join us at SBFA today and experience one of the UK’s leading football academies!

We work with the biggest clubs in the world

We take the best of grassroots and combine it with a professional elite academy environment
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SBFA Teams

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1-2-1 Coaching

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Team Coaching

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Football Philosophy

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How we make great experiences

At SBFA, we pride ourselves on creating the best experience and environment possible for our players to grow and fulfil their potential. Many of our coaches have been in the players’ boots before, and so we know what it takes to make it at the highest level of the game.

Striking the balance between fun & challenging, our sessions are delivered with the core principles of the Spotted By Football Academy in mind; educational sessions that develop a player’s skill-set, but also ensure that they are comfortable in-game and have the confidence to grow as an individual, a team player and a great footballer.

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