The FDA Academy
A proud member of the Lancashire FA Under 21's Football League. The FDA Academy is
aimed at players aged between 16-21 years old & provides professional UEFA coaching,
competitive league/cup fixtures & the opportunity to play in trial matches verse
professional football clubs. Please click 'FDA Academy' for more details.
About the Football Development Agency
Request an FDA scout
If you are a semi professional football player (Non-league) or the parent of a child playing
junior football (Saturday/Sunday league, school team or county representative teams) you
can request an FDA scout to come and watch your game. The FDA will provide a full player
analysis report, constructive feedback & most noticeably we can offer several additional
services which create a pathway into the professional game.
Please click 'Request a scout' for more details.
Independent professional football scouting
At the request of professional / semi professional football clubs the FDA will complete
an in-depth report on future opposition. In addition to this the FDA also complete player
specific analysis reports on potential transfer signings.
Please click 'Independent scouting' for more details.
The Football Development Agency (FDA) is based in the North West of England & provides several specific services all of which form the foundations for progression in football. Please read the summery of each FDA service below and click on the specific link for more details.
Football Development Agency - Passion for progression
Founder of the Football Development Agency (FDA)
Professional football scout. Member of the Professional Football Scouts Association (PFSA) & qualified in 'Level 2 Talent identification, player / team assessment & a holder of the sports coach UK child protection certificate' (National accredited qualification by NCFE).
Professional FA Registered Intermediary (Football Agent)
Ten years experience playing football at a semi professional level
BA Honour's Degree in Sports Studies
Holder of an Enhanced DBS check (Previously known as CRB check).
Fully qualified in emergency first aid
Covered by 'Professional Public Indemnity Insurance' & 'Public Liability Insurance'.
Ian Flannery profile
Football Development Agency
The Football Development Agency works in association with:
FA Registered Intermediary (Football Agency)
As a registered FA Intermediary the FDA have the capacity to legally represent
players/football clubs. Whilst representing professional football players/clubs
throughout the football pyramid the FDA also have an ethos & remit to scout semi
professional footballers. The FDA focuses on identifying players within semi professional
(Non-league) football and providing them with representation to professional football
clubs. Please click 'FA Registered Intermediary' for more details.