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Weekends of 17th/18th & 24th/25th September 2022

£249 per person (3 nights)

35+, 45+ and 55+ (NEW!) categories.

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We invite teams aged 35+, 45+ and 55+ to compete in the 13th Algarve Veterans Football Festival on 17th/18th and 24th/25th September 2022.

13th Algarve Veterans Tournament (35+, 11 a side): 17th September

2nd Algarve Veterans Sevens (35+, 7 a side): 18th September

5th Algarve Veterans Sevens (45+, 7 a side): 24th September

1st Algarve Super Veterans Sevens (55+, 7 a side): 25th September 

FRIENDLY MATCH TOURS AND MINI TOURNAMENTS ALSO AVAILABLE

 

Location

The Algarve Veterans Football Festival is played close to Albufeira and Vilamoura and approximately 35 minutes from Faro airport. The event is held on good standard pitches in the grounds of, or close to, the Victoria Sports and Beach Resort, located next to the excellent 8 mile sandy 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 Falesia.

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

Thursday

Optional arrival day. 

Friday  

Meet and Greet at Faro Airport.

A 35 minute transfer to the Victoria Sports and Beach Resort.

Relax by the pool or head down to the fabulous Falesia beach and it's bars.  

Rest of day and evening at leisure.

 

Saturday / Sunday

The ISL Algarve Veterans Football Tournaments, kick-off around 10.30am.

In between games there's time to relax by the beach or pool.

After the football there's the Trophy Presentations and 'Happy Hour'.


Saturday / Sunday

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.

Albufeira and Vilamoura are popular options today.

Monday

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 £45 per person per night.

Tuesday

Optional departure day.

Price includes:

  • Meet and greet at Faro airport
  • Return transfers Faro¬†airport - Victoria Sports and Beach Resort
  • Near beachfront location, close to Vilamoura and Albufeira
  • 3 nights stay in modern, well appointed 1 bedroom apartments:¬†
  • Twin bedded room, private bathroom, balcony or terrace¬†
  • Fully fitted kitchen, dining and lounge area, sofa bed (if required)¬†
  • Air conditioning, wi-fi, flat screen cable TV, safe¬†
  • Fabulous buffet breakfast served daily in restaurant
  • Team registration and entry into the Algarve Veterans Football Festival
  • 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
 
 
Flights
Flights operating from the UK and Ireland to Faro include:
Airline Departure Airport
Easyjet (www.easyjet.com) Gatwick, Luton, Southend, Bristol, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Belfast.
Ryanair (www.ryanair.com) Stansted, Luton, Southend, Bournemouth, Bristol, Newquay, Birmingham, East Midlands, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds-Bradford, Newcastle, Cardiff, Glasgow Prestwick, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Belfast, Dublin, Shannon, Cork, Kerry, Knock.
Jet2 (www.jet2.com) Birmingham, East Midlands, Manchester, Leeds-Bradford, Newcastle, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Belfast, Stansted.

British Airways, TAP Air Portugal, TUI, Norwegian Air also operate into Faro from various UK airports.  

Transfers

One airport transfer from /to Faro Airport is provided in each direction. 

Additionally we will include extra airport transfers for groups of 5 or more.

For 2022 we will be discontinuing transfers for 1-4 persons and shared transfers with other teams due to taxis being readily available at Faro airport and hotels.

Accommodation
The Victoria Sports and Beach Resort is in an impressive location surrounded by Pine Trees, and just a few minutes walk from one of the Algarve's finest beaches. 
The Victoria Sports and Beach Resort is located with a few bars and restaurants nearby and with easy access to Albufeira and Vilamoura.  
Good quality grass pitches are available within the Victoria Sports and Beach Resort's grounds, and nearby.   
 

The sport and leisure facilities at the Victoria Sports and Beach Resort include good standard football pitches, outdoor pool, tennis courts, and golf courses nearby.

Other facilities include track and field athletics, padel courts, gymnasium, fitness centre, jacuzzi, sauna, massage and pool. The hotel has bar and restaurant, including poolside.

Optional supplements:

Extra nights are available at £45 per person. 

Single room supplement is £30 per person per night.  

Football

    


The 13th ISL Algarve Veterans 35+ Football Tournament is an 11 a side competition and will be played on Saturday 17th September 2022 on professional standard grass pitches. Games will be 1 x 25 or 1 x 30 minutes and teams will play minimum 4 games, maximum 6 games, depending on format.

The 2nd ISL Algarve Veterans Sevens 35+, the 5th ISL Algarve Veterans 45+, and the 1st ISL Algarve Super Veterans 55+ Football Tournaments are 7 a side competitions played on Sunday 18th, Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September 2022 respectively on smaller pitches with smaller goals at the same location. Between games there will be time to cool off in the hotel pool.

    

2022 Participants

13th ALGARVE VETERANS 35+, 11 a side, Sat 17th September 2021
1. CLUBE DESTINO DE FUTBOL Portugal
2. FC FERREIRAS   Portugal
3. QUEENS LEGENDS  Northern Ireland
4. CARAGH CELTIC Republic of Ireland
5.. ELBURTON VILLA Devon
6. MONTPELIER VILLA Sussex
7. DIFFUSION  Staffordshire
8. WEST KIRBY UNITED  Cheshire
9. AYLESFORD FC Kent
10. KEW PARK RANGERS  London
11. CHIGWELL VETERANS Essex
12. OLD ALBANIANS London
A maximum of 12 teams can play in this category
If showing full please ask to be placed on reserve list or request 35+ 7 v 7 below
ALGARVE VETERANS 35+ 11 v 11 also available on 4th June

2nd ALGARVE VETERANS 35+, 7 a side, Sun 18th September 2022
1. GUIA Portugal
2. EAST ALGARVE Portugal
3. ORANGEFIELD OLD BOYS Northern Ireland
4. MAGHERAFELT SKY BLUES Northern Ireland
5. WIRRAL VETERANS  Cheshire
6. OLD YORK COSMOS  Yorkshire
7. MELLOR FC Cheshire
8. JK LAMBISATS  Estonia
9. WKK VETS Surrey
10. SHIFNAL TOWN  Shropshire
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16.
A maximum of 16 teams can play in this category

5th ALGARVE VETERANS 45+, 7 a side, Sat 24th September 2022
1. EAST ALGARVE Portugal
2. ALLD FRIENDS   Italy
3. BREIDABLIK Iceland
4. BANBRIDGE EVOS LEGENDS Northern Ireland
5. HARPENDEN A  Hertfordshire
6. HARPENDEN B  Hertfordshire
7. BASILDON TOWN Essex
8. BURY RANGERS A  Suffolk
9. BURY RANGERS B Suffolk
10. SUNGATE Essex
11. BRITISH MEDICAL FOOTBALL TEAM MASTERS A UK
12. BRITISH MEDICAL FOOTBALL TEAM MASTERS B UK
13. SHIFNAL TOWN  Shropshire
14. MALCOLM FC London
15. HEBDEN BRIDGE OLD BOYS (provisional) Yorkshire
16.
A maximum of 16 teams can play in this category.

1st ALGARVE SUPER VETERANS, 55+ , 7 a side, Sunday 25th September 2022
1. EAST ALGARVE  Portugal 
2. BREIDABLIK Iceland
3 SHIFNAL TOWN Shropshire 
4. BRITISH MEDICAL FOOTBALL TEAM  UK
5. FAT BOYS (provisional) Kent
6. FUSILLI CRINITI (provisional) Italy
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Roll of Honour

ALGARVE VETERANS (35+) - 11 a side 
Year Winners  Runners up
2021 SHIFNAL TOWN (Shropshire) AYLESFORD (Kent)
2020                        Event cancelled due to covid restrictions 
2019 SHIFNAL TOWN (Shropshire) OLD ALBANIANS (London)
2018 SHIFNAL TOWN (Shropshire) WANDSWORTH BOROUGH (London)
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 VETERANS (35+) - 7 a side
Year Winners Runners up
2021 ORANGEFIELD O.B. (Northern Ireland) CORFE CASTLE (Dorset)

ALGARVE SUPER VETERANS (45+) - 7 a side
Year Winners Runners up
2021 MALCOLM FC (London) SHIFNAL TOWN (Shropshire)
2020                         Event cancelled due to covid restrictions 
2019 BANBRIDGE EVOS (Northern Ireland) MALCOLM FC (London)
2018 BANBRIDGE EVOS (Northern Ireland)  APMS AGADIR (Morocco)
2017 TREDEGAR BAR FITTERS (Wales) STC ELTHAM (London)

ALGARVE SUPER VETERANS (45+) - 11 a side
Year Winners Runners up
2020                       Event cancelled due to covid restrictions
2019 SC QUARTEIRENSE(Portugal) MESSINENSE (Portugal)
2018 APMS AGADIR (Morocco) FC JAVEA (Spain)

Post Tournament party

  

Following the football is the Tournament Party including the Trophy Presentation and Happy Hour in Capri Bar, a local bar/restaurant near to the hotel.

Team and Individual trophies are presented including Winners, Runners up, Fair Play, Wooden Spoon, Golden Boot and Golden Glove. An occassional surprise award too!

Free beer, pizzas and tapas are included. You're welcome to stay until the beer runs out, or the end of the evening (often the same thing!) 

 

Golf

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 - E95, O'Connor -  E115, approx prices per person including return transport from Alfamar Sport and Beach Resort, guaranteed tee off times, use of pro practice area, and buggy.

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 

''I just wanted to thank you and the team for all your efforts in putting the tournament on again. Please put us down for next year!'' Darryl Lee, Manchester Wolves

''Thanks for a great tournament and we'll be keen to play in it again next year'' Kevin Stanton-King, BMFT Masters

''Thanks for the weekend, all the lads had a really good time and enjoyed every minute of it. Thanks for a great tournament'' Jonathan Smith, FC Javea (Spain)

''Just to say a big thank you to you, Malcolm and team for all your help with the Algarve Veterans Tournament. My guys had a superb weekend and were royally looked after from our transfers to our stay.'' Ken Whan, Banbridge Evos Legends (Northern Ireland)

''I would like to add my gratitude and thanks for organizing and providing a great tournament with lots of fun and in a super location'' Mark Mallett, SDS (Switzerland)

'' Just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and your team. Gary was a star, the referees were excellent, and the tournament ran like clockwork. We're already talking about next year'' Stephen Brady, Hebden Bridge Old Boys  

''Thanks for a great tournament, the knock-out stage made it better as well, please let us know whhen the price is out for next year'' Scott Enever, Hornminster

     

Gallery

For additional photos (239) please see our Algarve Veterans Football Festival facebook page.

Further Information

Please contact your nearest ISL Football Tours office for more information.

Deposit requirements are £50 per person or initial payment of £600 with balance of deposit within 28 days. Balance of tour is due 8 weeks prior to departure.


SOUTH
ISL Football Tours
32 The Coppice
Horndean
Waterlooville
Hants PO8 9PL
United Kingdom
Tel: 02392 230 023
Email Stuart

NORTH
Malcolm Ward
19 Harvey Street
Bolton
BL1 8BH
United Kingdom
Tel: 01204 465058
Email Malc
 

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