top of page


M.R.F.A. is excited to announce that we will be launching a brand new Development Centre in Epping IN September 2022!

M.R.F.A. is home to thousands of players and children across Essex, and we’re delighted to be able to expand our training centres to even more aspiring players.

We’ve been delivering Development Centres since 2014 – starting in Dunmow in 2014, adding Chelmsford in 2015 and then Braintree in 2018. Many of our players have gone on to progress into our Advanced Academy, which has seen 30+ players sign/trial for pro-clubs over the years.

Michael Richardson, Academy Director & Founder of M.R.F.A., said, “We’re so pleased to be able to expand our Development Centres into Epping. Having worked with Epping Youth since 2017, we’ve already seen a number of ambitious and technically skilled players in the area. We’re also extremely proud to be creating new job opportunities for talented coaches as well as the players.”

Players who train within our Development Centres gain more confidence, develop their technical skills and enjoy being a part of our team. Some of the huge benefits our Epping players can expect to receive include; UEFA B licensed coaches; fixtures against grassroots clubs; and 12 weekly performance reviews.

Sessions will take place;

Every Monday at 5.45pm-7pm

Epping St John


Essex CM16 5JB

Our Epping Development Centre officially opens in September 2022 but due to limited spaces, you can secure your first 2 free taster sessions now!


“I’m so impressed with the team at M.R.F.A. My son really enjoys the sessions and even if he is feeling under the weather will still be very keen to attend!”

– Development Centre player


“I highly respect your coaching beyond words. Our son has become a better player in a short space of time and I’m incredibly grateful.”

– Development Centre player


“M.R.F.A. has changed my daughters life. She loves being with the other players and she adores the coaches. I honestly can’t thank you enough.”

– Girls Development Centre player

Recent Posts

See All


bottom of page