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New Surf School Rules and Regulations in the Algarve

Surf SchoolAfter 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.

Gibraltar match dates at the Faro Stadium

Gibraltar in the Euro 2016 Football ChampionshipWith Gibraltar in the Euro 2016 Football Championship and using Faro Stadium as its base, here is the fixture list for 2014/2015...

Winners of the 2014 Atlantic Cup train at Amendoeira Golf Resort

FC Copenhagen 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.

National Speed Skating Team practice at International School Algarve

 Portuguese National Speed Skating Elite TeamThe 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.

Top training destination for International Football teams

Cascade Performance Football Academy 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.

Angolan Champions Kabuscorp FC hold Pre-season Training at Amendoeira Golf Resort

 Kabuscorp Sport Clube do PalancaHead 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.

Octogenarian Jim Brownlow rows into the record books

jim BrownlowFor most retirees living in the Algarve, you might think turning 80 would represent a time to reach for their pipe and slippers. Not so for long-time Lagoa resident Jim Brownlow, an enthusiastic and active member of the Algarve Hash House Harriers and Algarve Wednesday Walkers group.

The former Trinity College Dublin and London Rowing Club oarsman is the current British indoor rowing record holder over 2000m for the 75-79 age group (in a time of 7:32.6 minutes – a record set in 2008 and yet to be beaten). For Jim, turning 80 meant moving up an age group and the chance to set some new records.

Alex Lowes and Eugene Laverty the fastest in the Superbike trials at Portimão

Alex LowesYesterday saw the end of the five-day trials for the World Championship Superbike and Supersport at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve.

The tests were dogged by unstable weather but nothing got in the way of the performance of the teams and drivers with Alex Lowes (Suzuki GSX-R1000 K14), the WSB rookie, fastest on the Autodrome track with a time of 1:42.5 closely followed by teammate Eugene Laverty with 1:42.6.