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The Academy aims to identify and recruit talented young players who live locally and who have the potential and desire to play in our first team.

The DIFA Academy is proud of its nationwide reputation for recruiting and developing the top class footballers of tomorrow.

At DIFA we pride ourselves on being the most innovative recruiters in football. Using a range of demographic specific recruitment projects and player development programmes, we work hard to ensure that no stone is left unturned in our pursuit of potential talent.  

Once recruited, every academy player is coached to play the ‘DIFA Way’ – playing out from the back, being clever and creative wherever possible and relying upon a basis of technical excellence across all playing positions. As a result of this consistent and modern approach to the game, DIFA consistently develops youth internationals for our country (and others), and we have produced more amateur internationals than any other academy in each local region over the past twelve months.