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Saturday 22nd September 2018

£205 per person (3 nights)

NEW! Algarve Super Vets

Saturday 29th September 2018

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We invite teams aged 35+ to compete in the 10th ISL Algarve Veterans Football  Festival (11 a side) on 22nd September 2018, and teams aged 45+ to compete in the 2nd Algarve Super Veterans event (7 a side) one week later.


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 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 


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



The ISL Algarve Veterans Tournaments, kick-off around 11am. 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 'Capri'.


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.


Return to Faro Airport for your return flight to the UK, you can also extend your stay  (before or after your tour) at a cost of £35 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
  • 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.
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 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. 

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 £35 per person.  Sea view rooms are available at £7 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 10th 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 x 30 minutes and teams will play minimum 4 games, maximum 6 games.

The 2nd ISL Algarve Super Veterans Football Tournament is a 7 a side competition played on smaller pitches with smaller goals at the same location.   

A maximum of 12 teams can participate in each event.  

2018 Participants

ALGARVE VETERANS 35+, 22nd September, 11 a side
2. PAULSGROVE FC Portsmouth
5. SHIFNAL TOWN  Shropshire
6. ALDER Liverpool
10. AFC MIDDLEWICH  Cheshire
11. W.PORTSMOUTH Milton Keynes
12. OLD BOLTONIANS (provisional) Lancashire

ALGARVE SUPER VETS 45+, 29th September, 7 a side
4. SHIFNAL TOWN (provisional) Shropshire
5. HARPENDEN B (provisional) Herts
7. FAT BOYS Kent

Roll of Honour

ALGARVE VETERANS (35+) - 11 a side
Year Winners  Runners up
2017 SHIFNAL TOWN (Shropshire) OLD ALBANIANS (London)
2016 HOLYPORT (Berkshire) EFFRA KINGS (London)
2015 SHIFNAL TOWN  (Shropshire) WEST WICKHAM (London) 
2014 SHIFNAL TOWN (Shropshire) / ST ALLYS (Liverpool) - TIE
2013 DESTINO FUTBOL (Portugal) BANK OF ENGLAND (London) 
2012 NEWPORT (Isle of Wight) DESTINO FUTBOL (Portugal)
2011 DESTINO FUTBOL (Portugal) TUNES (Portugal)
2010 SHIFNAL TOWN (Shropshire) FALLA ALEMANIA (Spain)
2009 NALGO FC (Liverpool) FERREIRAS (Portugal)

ALGARVE SUPER VETS (45+) - 7 a side
Year Winners Runners up

Post Tournament

Following the tournament is the presentation of the trophies and Happy Hours in Capri Bar, a typical Portuguese bar near 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 - E85, O'Connor -  E105, approx 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

''Just a quick word of thanks for a great tournament in Portugal. Brilliantly organised and a great weekend'' Guy Spragg, Real Phoenix   

''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.

''Just a quick note to say thanks for putting together last week's trip in Portugal.  We really enjoyed the weekend and the whole package worked for us'' Dave Honeyman, Fat Boys.

''The lads are keen to return next year, please book us in'', Patrick Ward, Corfe Castle

''Thanks for a great tournament at Alfamar Hotel. The guys really enjoyed it'' Gary Palmer, Bury Rangers 

''Just a quick note to say what a great time we had. Will be 100% back next year''. Sav Cinotti, Old Albanians 

Further Information

Please contact your nearest ISL Football Tours office for more information.  Deposit requirements are £40 per person or initial payment of £500 with balance of deposit within 28 days. Balance of tour is due 8 weeks prior to departure.

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Waterberry Drive, Waterlooville
Hants PO7 7TH
Tel: 02392 230 023
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Malcolm Ward
19 Harvey Street
Tel: 01204 465058
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