Football Impact – in collaboration with IEC in Sports and Phoenix – is organizing The Copa del Sol football tournament which will offer a unique opportunity for training and match playing to various European teams during the winter break.
With an ambition to become the most interesting tournament during the pre season for teams from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Russia and Ukraine, it offers both a high level training environment and matches against high level international opponents.
We count with the participation of the renowned teams:
Kalmar FF and IF Elfsborg (Sweden)
FC Köpenhamn and Odense BK (Denmark)
Rosenborg BK and Molde FK (Norway)
CSKA Moskva (Russia)
FC Shaktar Donetsk (Ukraine)
There will be live transmission in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Russia and Ukraine from Malaga’s and Marbella’s stadiums where all matches will take place. It will be played in February 2010, one month before the kick-off of the national leagues, which is an optimal window to fine tune form and develop tactics before the opening of the league series.
The tournament offers not only sportive development for these teams during pre season, but also increased revenue opportunities through the considerable prize money.
Football Impact organized the presentation of CD Tenerife team to its fans. It took place on 22/23 of August in the Heliodoro Rodríguez López Stadium. Different acts were organized where new players were presented, as well the equipment for the following season 2009/10.
On August 22nd was held a friendly match between CD Tenerife and NEC Nijmegen (Netherland). The great tradition Dutch club went to Tenerife especially to play this match. Local team offered a good game to its supporters and beat NEC 2-0.
Football Impact has organized the summer training camp for CD Tenerife in Murcia, between 10th and 16th of August. The team was training in the fantastic hotel and sports facilities of La Manga, and preparing the following season by playing 3 friendly matches:
Getafe CF and Real Racing Club Santander have decided, once again, to put in the capable hands of Football Impact the organization of their summer training camp 2009. This year the chosen country by both teams was Germany and the chosen period the second half of July – beginning of August.
During their training camps the Spanish clubs played several friendly games against German 1st and 2nd Division teams:
More than 60 teams have chosen Football Impact to organize their winter pre-season training camps. Important and well renowned clubs from Germany, France, Spain, Russia, Ukraine, Norway, Sweden, Poland, Austria, Romania, China, Switzerland, Armenia, as well as different national teams from England, Ecuador, Norway, Lithuania, Wales and Andorra have enjoyed excellent pre-seasons and friendly games.
We are grateful to our staff, to the hotels and suppliers, and especially to the collaboratiing agencies and football teams who once again put their confidence in Football Impact.
Good weather, an excellent hotel infrastructure combined with carefully maintained football pitches makes Spain the ideal destination for pre season training camps for Professional football teams.
The first team to arrive in Spain was Ajax Amsterdam amateurs, followed by the French professional team FC Sochaux, which spent over four days on the Costa del Sol.
This winter season 2008/9 expects to see approximately 60 professional teams from different countries. Football Impact, along with it’s partners and collaborating agencies abroad, organize big names such as Dinamo Moscow, Rubin Kazan, Legia Warsaw, IFK Gothenburg, Sparta Prague, Wisla Krakow, Young Boys Bern, Red Bull Salzburg, Brann Bergen as well as different National teams pre-season training camps in Spain.
The Chinese team “FC Tianjin Teda” travelled the most miles to enjoy a good concentration in the Alicante area. Good friendly matches with rivals such as VFL Bochum, Steaua Bucharest, FC Basel and FC Alicante made it worthwhile coming such a distance.
Different Spanish Premier League teams such as Real Racing Club Santander, Getafe CF and UD Almeria put their trust in Football Impact to organize their pre-season training camps – not only in Spain, abroad as well.
Racing Santander travelled to Germany where the team played friendly matches with Mainz 05, Waldhof Mannheim and FC Hamburg.
Getafe CF was very satisfied with its last year’s pre-season training camp in Holland (Oosterbeek). Therefore the club has repeted and went to the same area. The team from Madrid has friendly matches against FC Lierse and Vitesse.
UD Almeria carried out the first part of its summer pre-season training camp in Alicante, where the team has played a friendly match against FC Cartagena.
For the second part of its summer training camp, the team travelled to Holland (Oosterbeek). Almeria played 3 friendly matches in six days – against Sparta Rotterdam, FC Twente and Roda JC.
At the same time, stand out other friendly matches which were organized by Football Impact as a part of this season’s presentation:
23.08.2008. CD Tenerife-Roda JC (Heliodoro Rodriguez López stadium-Tenerife)
23.08.2008. Xerez CD-Racing Santander (Chapin stadium-Jerez)
24.08.2008. CD San Fernando-Real Racing Club Santander (Bahia Sur stadium-San Fernando)
During the winter season 2007/8 winter many internationally renowned professional football teams from all over the world had their training camps organized by Football Impact.
Important national teams such as South Korea and China, as well as distinguished teams from all over Europe had avery successful concentrations that should ensure their success in the up and coming competitions.
We are already working on the preparation of the 2008 season with a host of new destinations perfectly suited to every professional football teams’ requirements; with pitches of the highest caliber and first class hotels, as well as a team of professionals on hand to ensure the smooth running of the team´s stay.
Football Impact is organizing its First Football Tournament for Cadets in Marbella with the idea of developing and highlighting the qualities of these talented youngsters and to give them a platform to show off their talents.
Date: SUNDAY, 26.08.2007
Time: 1st game: 11:00 o’clock. Place: MPFS (Marpafut) High performance centre, Marbella (Urbanización La Quinta Golf). Participating teams: Málaga FC, Jerez CD, Vázquez Cultural, Sevilla FC, UD Fuengirola Las Boliches, Recreativo de Huelva
The age of the cadets is between 14 – 16years (highest level cadet). All the teams have been specifically selected as they are high profile teams within Andalucía in an attempt to show off the talent that we have here in this province. We hope to introduce this tournament as a permanent annual fixture and raise its status as yet another positive reference for Marbella.
We would like to thank our sponsors for their invaluable support in this tournament:
H10 Hotel Estepona Palace – Transfers Playas de Huelva – Barceló Costa Ballena – Málagacar – Alhaurin Golf Hotel & Resort – Inmoba Networks – MPFS – Sportland Marbella – Ayuntamiento de Marbella