The first game of the “Algarve Rugby Festival 2014” was held at Browns Sports & Leisure Club, Vilamoura on Saturday 5th April with the British Army winning 26-22 against Russian opposition, Krasny Yar.
Krasny Yar set the game off with the first two tries but British Army soon followed, ending the first half with a four point advantage (Half time score: 14-10). Twenty-three minutes into the first half, British Army was up 26-10. Krasny Yar managed to score 2 more tries and conversions bringing them up to a close final score of 26-22.
USA v Denmark at Albufeira on March 10th - The game started with what could only be said as slow, the USA looked and acted as if this would be a formality although the Danes were operating a deep offside tactic which constantly frustrated the Americans. The first shot on goal didnt come until the 10th for the US and 15th for the Danes. The game remained a midfield affair until the 23rd when the Danes broke fast and caught the US defence sleeping with a superb shot from 20 out that hit the right post and went in off. Silence ensued from the US fans and the players looked just as stunned.
After nearly 18 months of negotiations between ASMAA (Algarve Surf and Marine Activities Association), the AESCV (Associacao de Escolas da Costa Vicentina) and Lagos Capitania, a more fair licence process has been established in 2014 for the issuing of licences to any interested Surf Schools in the Western Algarve.
With Gibraltar in the Euro 2016 Football Championship and using Faro Stadium as its base, here is the fixture list for 2014/2015...
FC Copenhagen based their team at the Amendoeira Golf Resort during the tournament and the excellent training facilities were put to full use between matches.
FC Copenhagen participated in the 2014 Atlantic Cup in the Algarve, Portugal which ran between 4th and 13th February 2014. During the tournament, the team stayed and trained at the Amendoeira Golf Resort near the town of Silves.
The Portuguese National Speed Skating Elite Team were on a training session at the International School of the Algarve this weekend, February 15/16th. The National Team is preparing itself for this year’s European (Germany) and World (Argentina) championships.
In operation since 2011 and headed by Sven-Göran Eriksson, the Cascade Performance Football Academy has gained a huge reputation in the international football scene for offering first class year round practice facilities in an ideal climate and private environment.
Top quality natural grass football pitches, accommodation of the highest standard, transportation, full-board, and friendly matches, as well as a gym and spa are available on site within a minute’s walk. The resort has all the necessary infrastructure to welcome both the players and their technical team in comfort and privacy.
Head Coach Eduard Eranosian brings the squad to the Algarve, Portugal, for Intensive Team Training.
Between 14th January and 1st February 2014, Kabuscorp Sport Clube do Palanca from Luanda in Angloa conducted their pre-season training at the Amendoeira Golf Resort near the town of Silves in the Algarve.