Football Camps

This summer at Desert Springs, ‘Fútbol’ will be the key word!

Unión Deportiva Almería (Almería Football Club) have selected the Desert Springs Resort to be host to their pre-season training camp between Monday 18th – Saturday 30th July.

A squad of 24 players and twelve officials from Almería Football Club – which currently competes in Liga Adelante (Spanish Division Two) are following in the footsteps of other teams such as Bryne, Honefoss and Shrewsbury Town Football Club, all of whom have previously benefited from the facilities of the Football Academy established at Desert Springs.

During a thirteen-night stay at Desert Springs the Almería players will benefit from training and coaching on the first international-size quality grass pitch in Almería. Since it was inaugurated by Sir Bobby Charlton and Sir Geoff Hurst in 2004, floodlights, shower and changing facilities and a referee changing room have been added.

More recently, in response to requests from visiting teams, a new hard standing area provides outside space for facilities such as a free weights gym, stretching mats and a medical area. The players will also be able to make use of the recently introduced goalkeeper training and five-a-side games area.

Simon Coaker, sales and marketing manager at Desert Springs, said that the wide range of facilities available in the resort influenced the decision by Almería Football Club to select Desert Springs for its training camp.

“Slowly but surely the reputation of the quality of the Football Academy, allied with the resort and its facilities available is getting around the footballing community,” said Simon.

Spectators are welcome to visit the Football Academy to watch the training sessions which are scheduled as follows:

Monday – Friday 09.00hrs – 11.00 hrs & 19.00 hrs – 21.00 hrs
Saturday – 09.00 hrs – 11.00 hrs

During Football Training Camps, players can make full use of the 18-hole Indiana golf course and enjoy opportunities to swim, play tennis and use the gymnasium, trim trail, jogging tracks, paddle tennis and beach volley ball courts. They also have access to the resort’s Private Reserve which incorporates a spa, private sauna and jacuzzi suite, personal fitness workout room, games room with bar, and a home cinema.

Accommodation for the players and officials is in some of the privately-owned apartments normally reserved for holidays and short breaks at Desert Springs.

The resort’s executive chef will be on hand to cater for the special dietary requirements of individual players dining in the resort’s two restaurants – the award-winning El Torrente and the Croc Restaurant, part of the family-friendly Crocodile Club.


For further information contact: The Almanzora Group Ltd
Telephone: +44 (0) 1242 680 299