English football team Sheffield Wednesday, simply known as Wednesday, travelled to Portugal for pre-season training at the Amendoeira Sports Club which is based at Oceânico’s Amendoeira Golf Resort in the central Algarve. Their five night training camp ran between 18th and 23rd July 2015. This training camp and friendly matches were arranged by Gary Hobson (FIFA and UEAFA match agent).
Portuguese trainer Carlos Carvalhal was focusing on getting the team in the best shape possible ready for the start of the championship league.
Wednesday played two friendly matches while on the training camp against Farense and Sporting de Braga. The first game, against Sporting de Braga resulted in a 2-1 loss for the English team, in Ferreiras stadium. The match against Farense was held in Estádio de São Luís, in Faro and ended in a 0-0 tie.
The players, management and medical team stayed in luxury two bedroom apartments at the Amendoeira Golf Resort. The training camp ran smoothly under the supervision of the experienced Amendoeira Golf Resort team with regard to transfers, training, meals and accommodation.
Other teams who have hosted their training camp at the Amendoeira Sports Club include Aston Villa FC, Reading FC, NEC Nijmegen, AGF Aarhus, Queens Park Rangers FC, the Republic of Ireland U19s Men’s football team, the Kerry footballers and Dublin Hurlers. A host of other professional teams have also trained on the pitch and many friendly matches have been held there.
In addition to the football pitch, there are two 5-a-side football pitches, a Technogym equipped gymnasium, six tennis courts, and sports bar all situated at the Amendoeira Sports Club. The on-site golf courses are the Oceânico Faldo Course designed by Sir Nick Faldo, the Oceânico O’Connor Jnr. course designed by Christy O’Connor Jnr., and the 9 hole, par 3 Oceânico Academy course.
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. Luxury accommodation is available in spacious two bedroom apartments and three bedroom villas: the two bedroom apartments are situated in private village complexes with large communal swimming pools and the villas have their own pools. Meals are catered for professional sportsmen and are served at the stunning clubhouse which overlooks the golf courses.
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.