The Invitation  programme was established in 2013 as a way to train talented young football players who are excelling within their Sunday League environment, have been released from professional clubs, or have experienced unsuccessful trials with professional clubs. 


The Invitation programme rivals the kind of development provided at many leading academies and is based on a blueprint all staff and players buy in to - the Unique Model of Development.  This essentially focuses on the technical aspects of a young player’s development as well as the psychological aspects of a young player’s cognitive growth.

All sessions are meticulously pre-planned with specific learning outcomes in mind and the tactical and physical aspects of a young players development are incorporated in sessions in a global approach to learning.

Video Analysis  

ALL training sessions are filmed and ALL members have the unique opportunity to use our partner software to not only analyse their own performance during training but also produce individual clips of themselves playing.  We provide each member with their own player highlight reel in addition to player reviews, of which individual targets are set.

Participants in the Invitation Programme are not only educated as young football players but the wish of Unique FA is to instil the life-long skills of humility, dedication, honesty and pride within a Unique FA academy players make up.

A desire to succeed and be proud of your achievements is encouraged and players are encouraged to celebrate their strengths, whilst improving their weaknesses.

The players are coached by UEFA A & Pro-Licence Coaches & have access to all the tools young professionals enjoy today, with the latest technology including GPS monitoring & Video Analysis as well as the detailed training sessions taking place on the pitch.



As a ‘training academy’ firstly and foremost, our primary focus on this programme is working with elite players on the training pitch. We have a strong team of experienced youth coaches; analysts; conditioning experts; sport therapists; position-specific coaches and much more. To find out more about the technical team please click HERE.

All members of the invitation programme at Unique FA receive an oral mid-season review to discuss their progress with parents and senior academy staff. Action plans are put in place and with the use of the latest technology and science, our players have the opportunity to review their progress with objective evidence in front of them, which supports the more subjective approach provided by the coaching staff.

Success Stories

Since launching the Invitation programme numerous members have gone on to sign with professional clubs and academies.  To find out more about just a few of their stories, click HERE.

Who is the Invitation Programme for?

Participation in the Invitation Programme is for players age 8 - 16 and is by invitation only.  If you feel your child would be suitable to take part in the Invitation programme please email us at to discuss.