Pictured during warm weather football training at the Desert Springs Football Academy are players from Norwayâ€™s first division Bryne Fotballklubb.
Bryne Football Club Team Manager Tommy Bergersen, five coaches and his squad of 23 players â€“ which currently competes in the first division of the Norwegian Football League, returned to the Desert Springs Football Academy established at the Desert Springs Resort in Almeria, south east Spain for their fourth consecutive year, to complete their 4 day warm weather winter training programme between Tuesday 06th – Saturday 10th March.
During their stay at the Desert Springs Resort the Bryne players have benefited from training and coaching on the Football Academies world-class international-size grass pitch.
An exterior hard standing area provided space for the use of facilities such as a free weights gym, stretching mats and a medical area. The players also made use of a specifically designed grass area for goal-keeper training and five-a-side games.
Players training at the Desert Springs Football Academy.
Tommy Bergersen, Bryne Fotballklubb Team Manager.
Speaking of the teams experience at Desert Springs, Bryne Football Club Team Manager Tommy Bergersen remarked:
â€œAs always, the resort accommodation was excellent and very comfortable, the quality of the food was perfect and special thanks for the â€œSpecial Dinner Menuâ€ on our final evening and also the special attention given for the two birthdays that were celebrated during our stay!
The quality of the football pitch was as we have come to expect, excellent, and the introduction of the new portable goal was very useful.
The new layout of the gym facilities at the Sierra Sports Club is a great improvement as it has allowed us more space for floor exercises for the players.
We definitely would like to return next year and we will be in contact with you towards the end of the year for a quotation. I am also aware that Carmen has contacted a number of other teams in Norway and they have been in contact with me personally asking my opinion on the Resort and facilities. I believe that you will have enquiries from them for 2013 Training Camps!â€
Apartments at Las Sierras used for accommodating Bryne Football Club.
The Bryne players and officials were accommodated in some of the privately-owned apartments normally reserved for holidays and short breaks at Desert Springs and the resortâ€™s executive chef was on hand to cater for the special dietary requirements of individual players dining in the resortâ€™s two restaurants â€“ the award-winning El Torrente and the Croc Restaurant, part of the family-friendly Crocodile Club.
Clubs opting for warm weather training packages 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 resortâ€™s Private Reserve which incorporates a spa, private sauna and jacuzzi suite, personal fitness workout room, games room with bar, and a home cinema.
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 footballers, as well as cricketers.
For enquiries call the Cheltenham-based Almanzora Group +44 (0) 1242 680116 or visit the website.
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For further information contact: The Almanzora Group
Telephone: +44 (0) 1242 680 299