Amendoeira Golf Resort welcomed Fulham FC for an eight night pre-season training camp in the Algarve. The players and management team stayed in the luxurious accommodation at the Amendoeira Golf Resort and enjoyed exclusive use of the training facilities including a full size natural grass football pitch.
Whilst on a warm weather training camp in Portugal, the English football team Fulham FC had some friendly matches arranged by Gary Hobson (FIFA and UEFA match agent) for extra preparation. The first was against another English team Millwall and took place on Tuesday 7th July with an 11am kick off, at Amendoeira Sports Club. The heat shortened the match to a 60 minute game, which ended in a draw.
On Saturday 11th July with a 6.30pm kick off Fulham played Aston Villa FC at the Estádio da Nora, in Ferreiras, Algarve. Kit Simons (First Team Manager for Fulham FC) ended his tour on a high in a hard-fought 3:1 victory against Aston Villa.
Between friendly matches, Fulham FC trained on the natural grass football pitch at the Amendoeira Sports Club, with the gymnasium and free weights areas available for their exclusive use to ensure privacy. Meals were specifically catered for in-line with the team’s nutritional requirements at the stunning clubhouse overlooking the two championship golf courses: the Oceânico Faldo Course and Oceânico O’Connor Jnr. course. The experienced Amendoeira team was on hand to ensure the training camp ran smoothly, including training, accommodation, meals and transfers to the matches: “Special thanks go to the Sports Supervisor, Marco, who has gone beyond the call of duty, day and night, to ensure all of our needs were met in a responsive, efficient and, above all, friendly manner”, quoted Simmons.
In addition to the full size football pitch, the Amendoeira Sports Club has a fully equipped gymnasium, a pitch side marquee for free weights and fitness training, changing rooms, massage room and sports bar for refreshments.
Professional warm weather training packages are available for football and Gaelic football. Amendoeira Golf Resort tailor-make each warm weather training package to suit the client, focusing on training, meals and transfers, and can also arrange off-site excursions and team building activities.
Amendoeira Golf Resort has already played host to a variety of top teams including Blackpool FC, Reading FC, Queens Park Rangers FC, French National Women Team, Silkeborg IF and the Dublin Hurlers. Several events have been held at the club including matches between Dutch Premier League teams Ajax FC and Groningen FC.
Amendoeira Golf Resort provides luxury accommodation in spacious two bedroom apartments and three bedroom villas. Apartments are situated in private village complexes with large communal swimming pools and the villas have their own pools. To complement the accommodation and sports facilities The Amendoeira Golf Resort also boasts two championship golf courses, one designed by Sir Nick Faldo and one designed by Christy O’Connor Jnr., the floodlit, 9 hole par 3 Oceânico Academy course and the Amendoeira Golf Academy & Fitting Suite, including: a driving range, a putting green and a long and short game practice area.