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Saturday 24th September 2016

£195 per person (3 nights)

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We invite teams aged 35+ to compete in the 8th ISL Algarve Veterans Football Tournament.


The Algarve Veterans Football Tournament is played close to Albufeira and Vilamoura and approximately 30 minutes from Faro airport. The event is held on professional standard pitches in the grounds of the 4* Alfamar Beach and Sport Resort, located directly on the excellent 8 mile sandy mile beach of Praia de Falesia.

Albufeira is the busiest resort on the Algarve and has a very lively nightlife scene centred on the Old Town and 'the strip'. Albufeira is approximately 15 minutes from the Alfamar.

Vilamoura is the sporting capital of Portugal and is well known for it's international standard golf courses. The resort's busy marina is surrounded by a huge range of restaurants, bars, luxury hotels, designer shops and casino. You can reach the resort in 15 minutes with transport, or via a 45 minute walk on the glorious sandy beach of Falesia.    

The Algarve's seemingly endless coastline includes some of Europe's best beaches and watersports facilities, and is home to some  of the world's finest golf courses. When the sun goes down you'll find the busy resorts of Albufeira and Vilamoura are just a few minutes away.

Outline Itinerary

Fri 23rd Sept:

Meet and Greet at Faro Airport. Transfer to Alfamar Beach & Sport Resort. Rest of day and evening at leisure.


Sat 24th Sept:

The 8th ISL Algarve Veterans Tournament, kicks-off around midday. In between games there's time to relax by the beach or pool. After the tournament there's the trophy presentation and 'Happy Hours' at nearby bar 'Euphoria'.

Sun 25th Sept:

Free time for relaxation, sunbathing, sightseeing. If you're still feeling active play a round of golf on an international standard course, or play an additional friendly football match.

Mon 26th Sept:

Return to Faro airport for your flight back to the UK, you can also extend your stay at a cost of £30 per person per night.

Price includes:

  • Meet and greet at Faro airport
  • Return transfers Faro airport - Alfamar Beach & Sport Resort Hotel
  • Beachfront location, close to Vilamoura and Albufeira
  • 3 nights stay in well appointed twin bedded rooms, bathroom, balcony
  • 1 and 2 bedroom villas in the hotel grounds also available
  • Buffet breakfast basis
  • Team registration and entry into the Algarve Veterans Football Tournament
  • Official Referees and assistant referees
  • First aid assistance
  • Complimentary mineral water
  • Trophies including winners and runners up, goalkeeper and golden boot
  • End of tournament presentation including happy hour at the bar
  • ISL Football Tours assistance throughout including pre tour and in resort
Special offer for early bookings - 'Eat as much as you like' buffet dinner, mineral water and half litre of wine included free of charge for the duration of your stay. Available with villa accommodation only.

Airlines operating direct from the UK and Ireland to Faro include: 
Airline Departure Airport
Easyjet ( Gatwick, Luton, Southend, Bristol, Liverpool, Newcastle, Glasgow, Belfast.
Ryanair ( Stansted, Bournemouth, Birmingham, East Midlands, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds-Bradford, Glasgow Prestwick, Edinburgh, Dublin, Shannon, Cork.
Jet2 ( East Midlands, Manchester, Leeds-Bradford, Blackpool, Newcastle, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Belfast.
Monarch ( Gatwick, Luton, Birmingham, East Midlands, Leeds-Bradford, Manchester.
Return transfers from Faro Airport are included for teams departing or arriving in groups of 4 or more.  The following supplements apply each way:
3 persons +£10 per person, 2 persons +£15 per person, 1 person +£30


The 4* Alfamar Beach & Sport Resort is in an excellent location, directly on the beach and surrounded by pine trees. The sport and leisure facilities include professional standard football pitches, outdoor and indoor pools, 15 tennis courts and 5 golf courses within 12 miles.

Other sports and leisure facilities include track and field athletics, volleyball, basketball, badminton, table tennis, fitness room, jacuzzi, sauna, massage and snooker.

The hotel has several bars and restaurant, including poolside and 'Atlantico' beach bar. A souvenir shop, hairdresser and supermarket complete the resort's facilities.

The 264 spacious rooms are twin bedded with bathroom, satellite T.V, radio, safe, air conditioning and balcony. 

3* Villa accommodation is also available in the grounds of the hotel. 1 bedroom villas sleeping 2 persons, and 2 bedroom villas sleeping 4 persons are available. Facilities include private bathrooms, kitchen, lounge area, balcony and terrace. Meal package is half board. 

Optional supplements - Extra nights are available at £30 per person.  Sea view rooms are available at £10 per person per night. Single room supplement is £20 per person per night.

For a map of the hotel showing it's location and sports facilities please click here.


The 8th ISL Algarve Veterans Football Festival is an 11 a side competition and will be played on professional standard grass pitches within the grounds of the hotel. In between matches there's time to cool off in the hotel pool. Games will be 1 x30 minutes and teams will play 4 games.

6. STEPPING HILL Stockport
7. SHIFNAL TOWN Shropshire
8. STC ELTHAM London
9. HOLYPORT Berkshire
10. ZEUS FC Southend
12. JS CAMPINESE Portugal

Roll of Honour

Year Winners Runners Up
2015 Shifnal Town (Shropshire) West Wickham (London)

Shifnal Town / St Allys (liverpool) TIE

2013 Clube de Destino Futbol (Portugal) Bank of England (London)
2012 Newport (Isle of Wight) Clube de Destino Futbol (Portugal)
2011 Clube de Destino Futbol (Portugal) Tunes (Portugal)
2010 Shifnal Town (Shropshire) Falla Alemania (Spain)
2009 Nalgo FC (Liverpool) Ferreiras (Portugal)

Post Tournament

Following the tournament is the presentation of the trophies and Happy Hours in Euphoria, a typical Portuguese bar adjacent to the hotel. Free beer and tapas included. You're welcome to stay until the beer runs out, or the end of the evening (often the same thing!) 


We can arrange transport to and tee off times a special prices to many of the Algarve's golf courses. Please ask for details. Sample prices.

Salgados - E75, O'Connor -  E95, prices per person including return transport from Alfamar Sport and Beach Resort, guaranteed tee off times, use of pro practice area, and buggy.

In Our Opinion

An enjoyable weekend in the Portuguese sunshine before winter sets in. The tournament is played on good quality pitches by the Alfamar hotel and beach, and is followed by the trophy presentation and a very sociable happy hour, or three with the other teams. The Alfamar is beautifully set in a quiet location by the beach, but you're also within easy reach of the nightlife of Albufeira and Vilamoura. Your weekend can be as relaxing or as hectic as you want it to be.

What they said....

''We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves again. Great weather, Hotel Alfamar was excellent, tournament organisation spot on. We hope to be back again next year''. Pete Budden, Stepping Hill

''We are once again attending the tournament in Portugal, as we had such a great time last year. We hope to improve on our lovely wooden spoon"! Dave Wellington, Eight Bells.

Further Information

Please contact your nearest ISL Football Tours office for more information.  Deposit requirements are £30 per person or initial payment of £400 with balance of deposit within 28 days. Balance of tour is due 8 weeks prior to departure.

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Tel: 02392 230 023
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Malcolm Ward
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