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
The Chinese National Football Squad arrived last week in Seville to take part in their pre-season training football camp in the Cartaya area of southern Spain.
On the 14 January the team had their first friendly match against DSC Arminia Bielefeld from Germany. The Germans dominated the Chinese in the first 30 minutes, however in the last period the Chinese had the advantage; an exciting game that finished in a 1-1 draw. Two days later saw the Chinese team competing again against another German team this time Borussia Mönchengladbach, however, the results were not quite so even with the Germans taking an early 4 goal lead and with the final whistle seeing a 4-0 victory for the Europeans.
Despite their defeat on the 16th January the Chinese team enjoyed a hugely successful training camp.