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SJEB Rush and English Pro Club Fleetwood Town FC's International Academy have announced an affiliation that will benefit our U15-U18 Boys teams. We have a designated FTIFA page on our website: with up to date information.

SJEB Rush Boys Director Of Coaching Scott Middlemass has been appointed Fleetwood Town International Football Academy (FTIFA) Ambassador and Scout for the East Coast Region. Coach Middlemass arrived in South Jersey to play for South Jersey Barons Pro team 20 years ago and has been an integral part of our clubs growth ever since.

Coach Middlemass and Technical Director John Thompson produced an information video below to explain in more detail how the relationship between our two clubs will work:

Fleetwood Town have invested $13 million into their new facility and was Jamie Vardy's last club before signing for Leicester City FC in the EPL.

Coach Middlemass will oversee the following:

  • Scouting at SJEB Rush Games for the FTIFA USA training sessions.
  • Bi-Weekly FTIFA training sessions for identified players.
  • Player Pathway to FTIFA experience at Poolfoot Farm in England to train with academy age groups or the FTIFA team.
  • Coach Education and shared practices.
  • Player exchange opportunities between SJEB Rush and the FTIFA Pro Experience.
  • Playing opportunities pre-college and during college of season at FTIFA in the England.