With the world being swept by football fever in Russia, the award-winning Amendoeira Golf Resort has scored a unique partnership with Football Escapes to offer soccer camps for children aged 5-15 throughout the summer.
Premier League and UEFA Champions League winners Teddy Sheringham and Rio Ferdinand are the masterminds behind the Football Escapes initiative alongside ex-West Ham striker Bobby Zamora. This is the 3rd season of their increasingly popular summer training camp, which prides itself on providing the most professional training experiences given all of its coaches are fully UEFA licensed and have experience at Premier League clubs.
Whilst Amendoeira is famed for its award-winning golf courses, designed by golfing legends; the late, great Christy O'Connor Jnr and six-time Major Champion, Sir Nick Faldo, the property has plenty more on offer. With pristine UEFA standard full size natural grass football pitches, basketball courts, tennis courts and well-appointed gyms, that sit alongside the renowned golf offering, the array of sports facilities within the private confines of the resort provides an exclusive country club feel.
The immaculately presented pitches are typically reserved only for use by professional sports teams. It has been the training destination of choice for many clubs including Dutch giants Ajax and was the choice of Fulham FC, Derby County FC, Millwall FC who each made their pre-season home in the heart of the Algarve before their 2017-18 campaigns.
"We're delighted to be helping launch the Amendoeira Football Academy this week," said ex-Tottenham, Fulham, West Ham and England Striker, Bobby Zamora. "My old team mate, Carlton Cole and I will be on hand to take the children through their paces as part of a fun-packed week in the Algarve sun here at the Amendoeira Golf Resort. It's really rewarding to be able to teach children one-on-one and this course allows both Carlton and I the chance to pass on some of our experiences from the Premier League, providing tips, tricks and techniques kids can practice back home. We will be around the resort all week so come down, book onto the course and join us."
Chris Howell, of Oceânico Group remarked, "Whether it's our golf courses, sports pitches or gastronomic offerings, we set-out to create a world-class experience for all of our guests. We're delighted that Amendoeira has a strong reputation in the football world, and the fact that legends of the game such as Rio Ferdinand have hand-picked our resort speaks volumes for the facilities on offer."
Football Escapes offers children the unique opportunity to improve their skills under the tutelage of some of the most successful players in the history of the game. Each course runs from Monday-Friday, offering two hours of daily football activity from 10am - 12 noon. Everybody that enrols receives a full training kit and is awarded a signed certificate and medal on completion in recognition of their experience.
The first course runs from 6th August to 10th August 2018. In celebration of this new collaboration, Amendoeira Golf Resort is delighted to offer a limited number of special introductory rates of €350 (EUR) per child, as opposed to the usual £500 (GBP).
Please visit https://www.footballescapes.com/destinations/amendoeira/ for more information. Please use the code AGRPROM18 to receive the special introductory rate.