With a 19th place finish in the Primera División (First Division) last season, Union Deportiva Almeria (Almeria Football Club) ‘B’ squad will return to Desert Springs Resort for what is now the fourth year to complete their annual pre-season training camp between Thursday 30th July – Saturday 1st August.
A squad of twenty-two (22) players and six (6) officials from Almeria Football Club will reside at the resort for a 3-day training camp to benefit from the facilities of the renowned Football Academy established at Desert Springs.
During their stay at Desert Springs the Almeria players will benefit from training and coaching on the first class international-size grass pitch complete with; floodlights, shower and changing facilities, a referee changing room, a goal-keeper training and five-a-side games area, and a hard standing area which provides outside space for facilities such as a free weights gym, stretching mats and a medical area.
Simon Coaker, sales and marketing manager at Desert Springs commented:
“It is extremely gratifying for the resort to be approached yet again by the Club, for what is now the fourth year, with the request for Desert Springs to host UD Almeria’s pre-season training camp. As always, we both look forward to welcoming the squad and officials and hope that the work completed will provide a great start to their forthcoming season.”
Speaking of the teams experience at Desert Springs last year, Almeria Football Club Head Coach, Miguel Rivera Mendez remarked:
“Desert Springs Resort is an amazing and beautiful oasis in the desert!
The environment is a paradise to both work and concentrate in, with extremely friendly staff, we will be returning!”
Spectators will also be welcome to visit the Football Academy to watch the training sessions.
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.