The Independent Football Academy
In official partnership with Plymouth Argyle
First Team Call up
Plymouth Argyle Manager Ryan Lowe with Stuart Henderson and Aaron Cusack with IFA Product Rhys Shirley who is currently in the Plymouth Argyle first team squad 2020/21 season.
Jadore Signs For Argyle
IFA Graduate Jadore Lawson who signed for Plymouth Argyle at Under 14 pictured with Ryan, Stuart and Aaron. Jadore joined the IFA at seven years old.
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Interested in
an IFA trial?

The IFA are always willing to give opportunities for players to come into the Academy, for a period of 2 weeks to work with our staff. The players need to be of a good standard at grass roots level with a desire and enthusiasm for the game to try and achieve the highest standards. If this sounds like an opportunity for you, please put your details into the enquiry form by clicking the free trial button, and a member of our staff shall be in contact very soon.



Academy Manager

Stuart Henderson

FA Level 4 Talent, Strategy and Leadership in Football, FA Youth Award 1&2


Head of Coaching

Aaron Cusack

Senior Lecturer in Sport Coaching and PE, UEFA A, FA Advanced Youth Award, FA Youth Award, FA Affiliate Coach Educator


Lloyd Jones
Cambridge United

As a schoolboy I attended the IFA, in its previous format. The coaching was of a high standard, in a structured manner, with regular feedback on how I was progressing. The IFA is an ideal platform for players wishing to receive academy standard coaching and play games against various professional clubs. The coaches were always really enthusiastic and full of encouragement. The IFA certainly improved my game, as a schoolboy footballer.

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