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Amendoeira Golf Resort Welcomed Fulham FC for an intensive pre-season training

Amendoeira Golf Resort Welcomed Fulham FC for an intensive pre-season trainingProfessional Football Club Fulham FC choose the Amendoeira Sports Club as their training camp in the Algarve, Portugal.

Amendoeira Golf Resort welcomed Fulham FC for an eight night pre-season training camp. 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 UEAFA 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 and a tie for final score.

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 the Fulham FC) ended his tour squad on a high in a hard-fought pre-season victory over Aston Villa by 3:1.
It was Kit Simmons first time in Amendoeira Golf Resort with his team and his comments are really positive: “On behalf of myself, the staff and the players of Fulham Football Club, we wish to extend our gratitude to everyone who has made our stay at the Amendoeira Golf Resort a pleasant and rewarding one. From the facilities at the training center and gymnasium, to the excellent condition of the pitch, the quality of the catering, and the warm welcome from all of the staff, the service we have received throughout the week has been first class.”

Fulham FC trained on the natural grass football pitch at the Amendoeira Sports Club
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 Kit Simmons, First Team Manager for the Fulham FC.
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.

About Oceânico Group

Oceânico Group is one of the leading property developers and golf and resort operators in the Algarve. The Group consists of Oceânico Developments, Oceânico Golf and the two resorts Oceanico operates: Belmar Spa & Beach Resort and Amendoeira Golf Resort.

Oceânico Developments specializes in high quality property developments in the Algarve. Over the last decade Oceânico has created a number of luxury four star beach, golf and leisure resorts for the holiday home, relocation and investment markets. The company’s fully completed developments include: Amendoeira Golf Resort in the district of Silves, Belmar Spa & Beach Resort, overlooking Porto de Mós beach, Lagos, Baía da Luz and Estrela da Luz in Praia da Luz, Jardim da Meia Praia near Lagos Marina, and Quinta do Monte Funchal on the prestigious Funchal Ridge, Lagos.www.oceanicodevelopments.com

Oceânico Golf operates the Group’s impressive golf course portfolio. This currently includes the Oceânico Faldo Course and the Oceânico O’Connor Jnr. Course and Oceânico Academy course at Amendoeira Golf Resort, near Silves, and five renowned courses in Vilamoura, Oceânico Victoria (host to the Portugal Masters since 2007), Oceânico Old Course, Oceânico Pinhal, Oceânico Millennium and Oceânico Laguna. www.oceanicogolf.com

Oceanico Group provides an unforgettable holiday experience for all: holidaymakers, golfers, large groups, professional sports teams can choose a tailor-made holiday at Belmar Spa & Beach Resort, Lagos (www.belmarresort.com) or Amendoeira Golf Resort, near Silves (www.amendoeiraresort.com). Oceanico prides itself on its personal bespoke customer service that ensures a truly memorable holiday from the start.

For more information visit www.oceanicogroup.com

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