Youth Academy

MBUFC’s youth academy is at the core of the Club’s belief that football positively changes lives and society. We take great pride in nurturing our young athletes and developing them into healthy competitors who are a strong and positive force in the community. The Academy is dedicated to cultivating the elite mentality in our athletes, transcending the boundaries of conventional training to shape exceptional footballers and outstanding individuals. Our mission is to provide a holistic developmental experience that goes beyond the pitch, instilling a mindset of excellence, resilience, and leadership in each player.

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Our mission is built on the following principles

Excellence in Training

Cutting-edge training programs designed to elevate technical proficiency, tactical awareness, and physical conditioning. Our coaches, equipped with a wealth of experience, foster an environment where players can push their boundaries and unlock their full potential.

Elite Mentality Development

Beyond the physical aspects of the game, we prioritize the development of mental resilience, discipline, and a relentless work ethic. We believe that a strong mindset is the foundation for success on and off the field, enabling our players to navigate challenges, embrace adversity, and consistently perform at their best.

Character Building

We recognize the importance of character in shaping true champions. Our academy is committed to instilling values such as sportsmanship, teamwork, and respect. We believe that these qualities not only contribute to success on the field, but also lay the groundwork for responsible and impactful individuals in the broader community.

Personalized Development Plans

Each player is unique, and we are dedicated to recognizing and nurturing individual strengths while addressing areas for improvement. Our personalized development plans ensure that every athlete receives tailored guidance, fostering a sense of ownership over their journey to excellence.

Community Engagement

We are more than just a football academy; we are a community. Our mission extends beyond the pitch to engage with local communities, promoting inclusivity, and creating a positive impact. We strive to inspire the next generation of football enthusiasts and contribute to the broader development of the sport in St. James and Jamaica as a whole.


A UEFA B qualified coach with over 11 years of experience coaching and teaching at the professional and high school level, Nunes will lead the development and advancement of MBU FC’s youth program. His experience delivering competitive football programmes include coaching various age groups for the Birmingham City Football Club Academy, coaching youth players for Cheltenham Town and Port Vale FC in League 1 of the EFL and coaching a men’s team in the MFL. More recently, he has coached a University of Birmingham team in the BUCS league.

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