|Pictured are players from Shrewsbury Town Football Club using the warm weather football training facilities at Desert Springs which have attracted a Norwegian football club to book a four-day training camp.|
Norwegian football club is the latest to sign up
Expansion of the warm weather football training facilities at Desert Springs in the Almeria region of south-east Spain has attracted a Norwegian football club to book a four-day training camp.
Norway’s second division Bryne Fotballklubb established in 1926 will visit Europe’s only international award-winning luxury family resort and championship desert golf course in March for coaching on the first international-size quality grass pitch in the Almeria area. 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.
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.
This month the first green shoots of newly-sewn dwarf rye grass are gaining strength from Europe’s warmest winter temperatures to provide additional space for goal keeper training and five-a-side games.
The wide range of resort facilities available influenced the decision by Bryne FK to select Desert Springs for its football training camp.
During their stay players will be able to 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 will 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 will be in the privately-owned apartments, cottages and villas which are available 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.
Already well-known as a resort specialising in family holidays, Desert Springs is gaining popularity as a centre for warm-weather training for golfers and cricketers, as well as footballers. For details call +44 (0) 1242 680116 or visit the website, www.almanzora.com
For further information contact: The Almanzora Group
Telephone: +44 (0) 1242 680 299