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Saturday 18th & 25th September 2021

£239 per person (3 nights)

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We invite teams aged 35+ and 45+ to compete in the 12th Algarve Veterans Football Festival on 18th September and 25th September 2021.

12th Algarve Veterans Tournament (35+, 11 a side): 18th September

1st Algarve Veterans Sevens (35+, 7 a side): 18th September

3rd Algarve Super Veterans Tournament (45+, 11 a side): 25th September

4th Algarve Super Veterans Sevens (45+, 7 a side): 25th September 




The Algarve Veterans Football Festival 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 and Victoria Beach and Sport Resorts, located by 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


Optional arrival day. 


Meet and Greet at Faro Airport. A 35 minute transfer to the Alfamar and Victoria Beach & Sport Resorts. Relax by the pool or head down to the fabulous beach and Bar Atlantico.  

Rest of day and evening at leisure.



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 Tournament Party with The Trophy Presentations and 'Happy Hour' at nearby bar/restaurant '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.

Albufeira and Vilamoura are popular options today.


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 £40 per person per night.

Price includes:

  • Meet and greet at Faro airport
  • Return transfers Faro¬†airport - Hotel accommodation at Alfamar and Victoria Beach & Sport Resorts
  • Beachfront location, close to Vilamoura and Albufeira
  • 3 nights stay in well appointed twin bedded rooms, bathroom, balcony
  • 1 and 2 bedroom 3* villas in the hotel grounds on request
  • Buffet breakfast basis
  • 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 operating from the UK and Ireland to Faro include:
Airline Departure Airport
Easyjet ( Gatwick, Luton, Southend, Bristol, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Belfast.
Ryanair ( 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 ( 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.  


Return transfers from Faro Airport are only included for teams departing or arriving in groups of 5 or more.
If individuals require transfers, the following supplement applies each way:
1 - 4 persons private transfer  +£40 one way
The Alfamar Beach and Sport Resort is in an impressive location, directly on the sandy beach and surrounded by pine trees.  
Two good quality grass pitches used for the Algarve Veterans Football Festival are within the Alfamar Resort's grounds.
The Victoria Beach and Sport Resort is located nearby within walking distance of the Alfamar, close to the sandy beach, and with a few bars and restaurants nearby. 
One good quality grass pitch is available within the Victoria Resort's grounds.   

The combined sport and leisure at the Beach and Sport Resorts 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 hotels have several bars and restaurants, including poolside and 'Atlantico' beach bar. A souvenir shop, hairdresser and supermarket complete the resort's facilities.

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

Villa accommodation may also be available in the grounds of the hotel. These consist of 1 bedroom apartments sleeping 2 persons, and 2 bedroom apartments sleeping 4 persons are available. Facilities include private bathrooms, kitchen, lounge area, balcony and terrace.  

Optional supplements - Extra nights are available at £40 per person.  Sea view rooms are available at £7 per person per night. Single room supplement is £20 per person per night. Half Board - £8 per person per night, 'eat as much as you want buffet' including mineral water and half bottle of wine or half litre of beer. 

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



The 12th ISL Algarve Veterans 35+ Football Tournament and 3rd ISL Algarve Super Veterans 45+ Football Tournament are 11 a side competitions and will be played on Saturday 18th September 2021 and Saturday 25th September 2021 respectively, on professional standard grass pitches within the grounds of the hotels. In between matches there's time to cool off in the hotel's pool. Games will be 1 x 25 minutes and teams will play minimum 4 games, maximum 6 games.

The 1st ISL Algarve Veterans Sevens and the 4th ISL Algarve Super Veterans 45+ Football Tournament are 7 a side competition played on Saturday 18th and Saturday 25th September 2021 on smaller pitches with smaller goals at the same location.


2021 Participants

12th ALGARVE VETERANS 35+, 11 a side, Sat 18th September 2021
2. SHIFNAL TOWN Shropshire
3. AYLESFORD   Kent 
5. FC FERREIRAS   Portugal

1st ALGARVE VETERANS 35+, 7 a side, Sat 18th September 2021
1. GUIA Portugal
2. MELLOR FC England
3. CORFE CASTLE   Dorset
4. ORANGEFIELD OLD BOYS  Northern Ireland
5. MOLESEY   Surrey 

4th ALGARVE SUPER VETERANS 45+, 7 a side, Sat 25th September 2021
2. EAST ALGARVE Portugal
3. FAT BOYS  Kent
4. MALCOLM FC London
5. SHIFNAL TOWN Shropshire
6. BURY RANGERS A  Suffolk
7. BURY RANGERS B  Suffolk
9. BMFT  England

Roll of Honour

ALGARVE VETERANS (35+) - 11 a side 
Year Winners  Runners up
2019 SHIFNAL TOWN (Shropshire) OLD ALBANIANS (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)

Year Winners Runners up
2019 BANBRIDGE EVOS (Northern Ireland) MALCOLM FC (London)
2018 BANBRIDGE EVOS (Northern Ireland)  APMS AGADIR (Morocco)

ALGARVE SUPER VETERANS (45+) - 11 a side
Year Winners Runners up
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!) 



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



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.

ISL Football Tours
32 The Coppice
Hants PO8 9PL
Tel: 02392 230 023
Email Stuart

Malcolm Ward
19 Harvey Street
Tel: 01204 465058
Email Malc

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