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Dateline: 12th March 2012
Source: The Almanzora Group Ltd
Subject: Football Training Camp
Title: Bryne FK return for the fourth consecutive year for Warm Weather Winter Training at Spain's Desert Springs Resort
   

 

Bryne Football Club Team Manager Tommy Bergersen, five coaches and his squad of 23 players – 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.

Speaking of the teams experience at Desert Springs, Bryne Football Club Team Manager Tommy Bergersen remarked:

“As always, the resort accommodation was excellent and very comfortable, the quality of the food was perfect and special thanks for the “Special Dinner Menu” 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!”

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 resort’s executive chef was 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.

 

Additional information
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 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.

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.

 

 

For further information contact: The Almanzora Group
Email: tag@almanzora.com
Telephone: +44 (0) 1242 680 299

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Pictured during warm weather football training at the Desert Springs Football Academy are players from Norway’s first division Bryne Fotballklubb.

 

 

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Players training at the Desert Springs Football Academy.

 

 

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Tommy Bergersen, Bryne Fotballklubb Team Manager

 

 

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Apartments at Las Sierras used for accommodating Bryne Football Club


 

Testimonios


DESERT SPRINGS RESORT & GOLF CLUB

 
From: Daniel Charlton
Date: Saturday, 10th March, 2012
Subject: Reporting on the visit of Bryne Fotballklubb for their official Warm Weather Winter Training Camp.
 

Bryne Football Club Team Manager Tommy Bergersen, five coaches and his squad of 23 players– 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 daywarm weather winter training programme between Tuesday 06th - Saturday 10th March.

I met with Bryne Football Club Manager, Tommy Bergersen, for an informal meeting to receive his views and opinion on how he felt the visit to Desert Springs Resort had gone.

Speaking of the teams experience at Desert Springs, Tommy Bergersen remarked:

“As always, the resort accommodation was excellent and very comfortable, the quality of the food was perfect and special thanks for the “Special Dinner Menu” 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.

The Resort staff were all very friendly and helpful. Two of us had required medication whilst we have been here and a member of staff has been to the chemist, picked it up and delivered it to us. This is the kind of service that makes Desert Springs so special, and that’s why we come back every year.

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!”

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


DESERT SPRINGS RESORT & GOLF CLUB

 
From: Daniel Charlton, Manager of the Sierra Sports & Fitness Club at Desert Springs
Date: Tuesday, 8th March 2011
Subject: Post Bryne F.K. Visit Report 2011 – Tommy Bergersen, Head Coach

 

I met with the Bryne F.K. manager, Tommy Bergersen, for an informal meeting on how he thought the trip had gone to get as much feedback as possible.

Accommodation
Excellent as always, very comfortable.

Food and Beverage
Again excellent, the menus were perfect and thank you for your flexibility with the meal times.

Resort Staff
Very friendly and helpful.

Football Pitch
Last year the quality of the pitch was excellent, this year it is even better. You simply do not find such high quality pitches to train on anywhere else.

Sierra Club Facilities
More than adequate for what we require.

Other Facilities
A few of us have used the Driving Range and found it very good.

2012 Training Camp
Yes, we definitely would like to return next year; we will contact you after the 2011 season.

To summarize, we love Desert Springs, as it has such a relaxing atmosphere, which makes us want to train and our experience here improves ever year. Everything has been perfect, from the transfers, to the pitch surface,
the staff, the food, the accommodation and also the personal attention we receive. Please send me an introduction letter, so that we can pass it to other teams in Norway with my recommendation.


DESERT SPRINGS RESORT & GOLF CLUB

 
From: Jim Gordon, Manager of the Sierra Sports & Fitness Club at Desert Springs
Date: Sunday, 17/03/2010
Subject: Reporting on visit of BRYNE FK, the Norwegian first division football club for their pre-season training
 

On Friday 12th March I met with the Bryne F.K. manager, Tommy Bergersen, for an informal meeting on how he thought the trip had gone to get as much feedback as possible.

(J) Tommy your first visit to Desert Springs (Bryne’s second) – did you enjoy your stay?

(T) Yes we did everything about our stay was perfect.

(J) Was you accommodation up to standard?

(T) Yes the apartments were first class and nicely furnished making our stay here very comfortable.

(J) How was your dining experience in both restaurants?

(T) All the meals from breakfast to dinner were excellent and all our dietary requests were met.

(J) Were the staff friendly and helpful?

(T) The staff were all very helpful and nothing was too much trouble for them, including you of course Jim.

(J) Did the football pitch meet your expectations?

(T) The pitch was fantastic I have to say and the whole squad agrees it is the best surface they have ever played on. In Norway 70% of football pitches are Astroturf so it was a treat to have a perfect playing surface on grass.

(J) How did you find the rest of the Sierra Club sports facilities?

(T) Excellent a few of the players used the gym which is very well equipped.

(J) Did you use any of the other facilities during your stay?

(T) Not on this trip because we did not have enough time. However next year we would like to come back for a week to take full advantage of the resort and even play a round of golf on your wonderful looking course.

(J) Is there anything we could have done to improve your stay at Desert Springs?

(T) No the whole trip was perfect and being the first time here I was interested to see how good it was because the players that were here last year had such a good time. They did not want to go anywhere else and now I know why and agree.

(J) So therefore can we expect that you will be returning to Desert Springs?

(T) Yes as I said earlier we would like to come back and for a week next year finances permitting.

(J) Can you think of anyone you could recommend Desert Springs to?

(T) Yes and I think it would be beneficial to get in touch with all the league clubs in Norway to invite them out to see your facilities here. You can use me for any personal recommendations.

(J) Could you please sum up a description of your training camp stay at Desert Springs for our website?

(T) Yes I would say that Desert Springs is the perfect place to hold football training camps. Everything about the resort is first class from the relaxing ambience, the food being perfect, accommodation very good to the football pitch which was excellent. At La Manga everything is rushed and we have to queue for all our meals. There we have one hour on the pitch at a time and we have to wait for the team before us to finish. There is always a team waiting for us to finish too so after two or three days you feel stressed and tired. This is the complete opposite to how we feel at Desert Springs. At Desert Springs with the first class service and attention to detail we are leaving feeling refreshed as you do a first class job here. The one
thing you will need to have to be careful of is maintaining the standard when you have more teams coming here for training which I’m sure you will have. Eventually you will need more pitches to accommodate the additional teams training here too.

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Noticias

Dateline:  13th January 2010
Source:   The Almanzora Group
Subject: Football Training Camp
Title: More Norwegian Footballers Head South For Warm Weather Winter Training at Spain's Desert Springs
   

 

Shunning the Nordic snow as they head south next month to enjoy the desert micro-climate of south-east Spain will be 25 of Norway’s top footballers.

A squad of 22 players and three coaches from Honefoss Football Club – which currently competes in the Tippeligaen, the top tier of Norwegian football, after promotion at the end of the 2009 season – are following in the footsteps of the country’s pioneering second division Bryne Football Club which last year was the first to benefit from the facilities of the Football Winter Training Camp established at Desert Springs in the Almeria area of Spain.During a four-night stay at the Desert Springs Resort in south-east Spain – Europe’s only international award-winning luxury family resort and championship desert golf course – the Honefoss players will benefit from training and coaching on the first international-size quality grass pitch in Almeria. 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.

And for the first time this year players will be able to make use of a newly-sewn dwarf rye grass area planned specifically for goal-keeper training and five-a-side games.

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

“Clearly the word is getting around in Norway’s football clubs following last year’s visit by Bryne,” said Simon. “That club’s coach, Rolf Teigen, was so enthusiastic about the calibre of the resort, its football pitch, other sports facilities, restaurants and accommodation, that he pledged to spread the word to other Norwegian clubs. Rolf told me: ‘I have lots of sporting connections in Norway and when I return for the new season I will be speaking to them about Desert Springs and its first class facilities.’ Clearly he is as good as his word.”

Simon expects the Bryne Club to return to Desert Springs for more warm weather training “in the not too distant future.”

During Football Winter 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 coaches is in some of the privately-owned apartments normally reserved for holidays and short breaks at Desert Springs.

Simon said that when Honefoss visits next month, 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 further information contact: The Almanzora Group
Email: desertsprings@almanzora.com
Telephone: +34 678 679 387

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Players from Norway’s Bryne Football Club pictured last year at Desert Springs in the Almeria area of Spain where they were the first Norwegian club to benefit from the facilities of the resort’s Football Winter Training Camp


 

Dateline: 27th April 2009
Source: The Almanzora Group
Subject: Warm weather football training
Title: Warm weather football training at Spain's Desert Springs gains popularity with Norway's footballing fraternity
   

 

The warm weather football training facilities at Desert Springs in Spain are the talk of the footballing fraternity in Norway, it seems.

The news follows a visit by Norway’s second division Bryne Fotballklubb to Europe’s only international award-winning luxury family resort and championship desert golf course for four days of training and coaching on the first international-size quality grass pitch in the Almeria area of south-east Spain.

The club’s coach, Rolf Teigen, was so enthusiastic about the calibre of the resort, its football pitch, other sports facilities, restaurants and accommodation, that he has pledged to spread the word to other Norwegian clubs.

He said: “I have lots of sporting connections in Norway and when I return for the new season I will be speaking to them about Desert Springs and its first class facilities.”

Mr Teigen said he was hopeful that the Bryne Club would be back in the resort for more warm weather training “in the not too distant future.”

Additional information
Since the Desert Springs football pitch was inaugurated by Sir Bobby Charlton and Sir Geoff Hurst in 2004, floodlights, shower and changing facilities and a referee changing room have been built.

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. Recently additional space for goal keeper training and five-a-side games has been added.

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 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 players is in the privately-owned apartments, cottages and villas which are available for holidays and short breaks at Desert Springs.

If needed, the resort’s executive chef can 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 footballers, as well as cricketers. For details call the Cheltenham-based Almanzora Group +44 (0) 1242 680116.

For further information contact: The Almanzora Group
Email: tag@almanzora.com
Telephone: +44 (0) 1242 680 299

2009-04-27_1Pictured during warm weather football training at Desert Springs are players from Norway’s second division Bryne Fotballklubb

 

 

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Mountain biking Bryne Fotballklubb players take a break from warm weather football training at Desert Springs where the packages available include a variety of other sporting and leisure activities