#WhyIJF | "This is my 4th year in Dubai and I have played for a few different teams but my overall favourite is IJF because it gives you more than an opportunity to learn football but to make new friends. IJF also delivers a great time at their training with some of the best of the best. The coaches are kind and love the kids so if you are nervous all you need to remember is that there is a wonderful team of coaches who will encourage you to go beyond expectations" - Joseph Massingham Call 055 909 4809 or email
to join Joseph at one of our many venues across Dubai.
⚽ Meet the Team: Sid Choudhary - Business Operations Manager and FA Level 2 Coach Sid is a Graduate of New York University, where he completed his Bachelor of Science in Sports Management at their campus in Manhattan. Having grown up in the UAE, he brings with him vast experience of Dubai football. Call 055 909 4809 or email
to join Coach Sid at one of our many venues across Dubai.
Only a few spaces remain to begin your journey as a Football Coach with the FA Foundation Course running from 10th -17th October UEFA A Licensed Coach and FA Educator Taff Rahman will be the Head Tutor for the entirety of the course and we are delighted to welcome him back to Dubai. To register call 055 909 4809 or email
Develop your Goalkeeping skills with our @IJf_Goalkeeping Programme that focuses on handling, footwork and all the technical aspects of being a top class Goalkeeper. Call 055 909 4809 or email
to join Coach Ben at one of our many venues.
Thanks to @dgpro_sports_management for an entertaining and competitive pre-season friendly for our Under 10’s this evening!
📍 Check out our Future Players and Academy Squads' Schedule for the new term at GEMS Wellington Academy, Al Khail. Call 055 909 4809 or email
to join our UEFA and FA certified coaches at GEMS Wellington Academy, Al Khail.
⚽ Meet the Team: Ben Smith - Head of Development and Goalkeeping Ben has played at every level of English Football and has been a goalkeeper since the age of 6. He has played for numerous professional clubs including Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Leeds United, Doncaster Rovers and Shrewsbury Town. This included promotions from the English Football League One and Two and set him in great stead going into his coaching career. Ben joined IJF in 2018 and is eager to pass on his expertise to the next generation of goalkeepers. Call 055 909 4809 or email
to join Coach Ben for our @IJF_Goalkeeping sessions.
Last spaces left on the FA Foundation course in October. Aged 16 or over and you can register to take your first step onto the coaching ladder.
What a fantastic morning of pre-season football @jasportscentre! With well over 100 players at various age groups attending, it was an incredible way to start the years games programme!