Thursday, 30 March 2017
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Rugby FestivalIn April, Browns Sports & Leisure Club – Vilamoura will be hosting the “Algarve Rugby Festival 2015”, which will include the participation of world-class teams including the British Army (Forces World Champions), Worcester Warriors XV and a Portuguese Premiership Team.

All games will be held on Browns' official pitch located on Caminho dos Golfes in Vilamoura. With Free Entrance, the event will promote rugby in Algarve by providing fans a unique opportunity to watch top class rugby matches.

Some of the American fansUnder a beautiful blue Algarve sky, this years final featured regular finalists The USA and the new kids on the block France.

Before the 4pm kickoff a minutes silence was held to remember the French athletes who had lost their lives so tragically in Argentina this week.

footballGibraltar have sacked manager Allen Bula four games into their European Championship qualifying campaign.

Gibraltar, who joined the UEFA as a full member in May 2013, has lost all four of their Euro 2016 qualifiers, conceding 21 goals and scoring nil, and are bottom of Group D.

Soccer Olhão Strollers (SOS) on the 21st FebruaryWalking Football for the over 50s is gaining more and more interest among Algarve Residents.

After the Olhanese Strollers competitive game against the Cove Rapidly Ageing Pensioners from Farnborough (Hamsphire) in the first ever International Walking Football Competition held 21 February, the Strollers went to Browns for an open sessions to show the “vilamoura crowd” what it's all about.

Angolan Kabuscorp return to the Amendoeira Golf ResortAngolan football team Angolan Kabuscorp have returned to the Amendoeira Golf Resort in the Algarve for the second year running. 
The new manager Ljubomir Ristovsk "Risto" has brought his team for intensive pre-season training in the Algarve, Portugal.

Algarve Pirates V Algarve Sharks In the first ever league encounter between two American Football teams in the region, the Algarve Pirates and the Algarve Sharks met last weekend at Pirate HQ in Mehilhoeira Grande near Portimão.

This was the second time the teams had actually played, with a friendly jogo amigável being played at the end of 2014, but this time it was for real, with league position being at stake.

golfThe Algarve, Europe’s leading golf destination, is celebrating after being awarded the prestigious title of ‘Best Value Golf Destination’ in the 2015 Today’s Golfer Travel Awards.

The award, which is voted for by the readers of Today’s Golfer magazine, returns to the Algarve for the third time in four years, following previous wins in 2012 and 2013.

SC Olhanense and KF Laçi at the Amendoeira Golf Resort for a Friendly MatchPortuguese premier league team SC Olhanense (see comment from Chris Wright, below)  played Albanian Super League KF Laçi in a friendly match on Thursday 15th January resulting in an unexpected 0:0 tie.

Amendoeira Golf Resort welcomed football teams SC Olhanense and KF Laçi to the Amendoeira Sports Club at the Amendoeira Golf Resort near Alcantarilha in the Algarve, for a friendly match on Thursday 15th January at 11am.