Oundle School footballers are now back in England having completed a successful five (5) days of warm weather football and fitness training between Tuesday 2nd – Sunday 7th January at Desert Springs Resort, Europe’s only international award-winning luxury family resort and championship desert golf course with its very own dedicated Football Academy, in the Almanzora region of Almeria, Andalucía in south-east Spain.
Thomas Galbraith (Oundle School Football Coach) along with four members of supporting staff, accompanied twenty-five (25) players who completed strength and conditioning training and football practice and skills sessions as they stepped up their physical preparations for the upcoming season.
Oundle School Tour Leader, Matt King remarked:
“A very special few days. A huge thank you to everyone. All of our needs were catered for, with so much understanding and flexibility. The football facilities were outstanding and the food was superb. The students were all treated like adults and made to feel like professional elite athletes, which aides their personal development and character no end.”
Oundle School Football Coach, Thomas Galbraith commented:
“Excellent quality football pitch with great changing room facilities, superb food and accommodation!”
The training camp worked on a specific and carefully planned programme covering technical skills, strength and conditioning and both individual and group activity.
Oundle School football players said of their training experience at the Desert Springs Football Academy:
“Facilities matched in its excellence by accommodation and food, epic resort!” George Elborne
“Excellent footballing facilities, and a great surface. Thanks so much, I had a lovely time here!” George Fordy
“Fantastic facilities, really nice pitch and great under floodlights!” Freddie Goddard
“Amazing place and surroundings. Great sports facilities.” Jack Krempel
To view the video of the Desert Springs Football Academy Click Here
Oundle School is one of Britain’s leading co-educational boarding and day schools situated in the charming market town of Oundle, Northamptonshire in the United Kingdom.
The third largest independent boarding and day school in England, Oundle has 860 full boarders and 250 day pupils.
The players and coaches 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 El Torrente Restaurant.
Oundle School Football Squad 2018 Winter Training Camp at The Desert Springs Football Academy
Oundle School set piece training session at the Desert Springs Football Academy