Following on from the success of their inaugural training camp in 2011, Union Deportiva Almeria (Almeria Football Club) who last season achieved promotion to the Primera División (First Division) have selected Desert Springs Resort to be host once again to the pre-season training camp of their ‘B’ Squad between Monday 5th – Thursday 8th August.
A squad of 24 players and six 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 international-size quality grass pitch in Almeria 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, remarked that the Club’s ‘B’ Team experience during last year’s inaugural training camp at the resort influenced their decision to return this year.
“At the completion of last years training camp the Club’s Manager was so enthusiastic about the caliber of the resort, its football pitch, other sports facilities, restaurants, accommodation and staff, that he pledged for the team to return,” said Simon.
UD Almería 'B' Team Manager, Francisco Rodríguez commented, “Before being a manager, I had played football professionally for 15 years, and out of all the Resorts where I have travelled for Pre-Season Training Camps, Desert Springs is second to none,”
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.
For further information contact: The Almanzora Group Ltd
Tel: +44 (0) 1242 680299