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Weekends of:

21st/22nd September 2024 (35+) 

28th September/29th September 2024 (45+, 55+)

Victoria Sports and Beach - £285 per person (3 nights)

Patio Suite Hotel - £325 per person (3 nights)

We invite teams aged 35+, 45+ and 55+ to compete in the Algarve Veterans Football Festival on 21st/22nd September and 28th/29th September 2024

15th Algarve Veterans 11s (35+, 11 a side): 21st September

4th Algarve Veterans 7s (35+, 7 a side): 22nd September

7th Algarve Veterans 7s (45+, 7 a side): 28th September

3rd Algarve Super Veterans 7s (55+, 7 a side): 29th September

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.

The 4* Victoria Sports and Beach and 4*+ Patio Suite Hotel will host our teams in 2024.

Outline Itinerary

Thursday

Optional arrival day. 

Friday  

Meet and Greet at Faro Airport.

A 35 minute transfer to the 4* Victoria Sports and Beach or the nearby 4*+ Patio Suite Hotel.

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 10am.

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.

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 extra cost.

Tuesday

Optional departure day.

Price includes:

  • Meet and greet at Faro airport
  • Return transfers Faro¬†airport -¬† Algarve Veterans Football Festival Hotels
  • 4* Victoria Sport and Beach or 4*+ Patio Suite Hotel
  • Near beachfront location, close to Vilamoura and Albufeira
  • 3 nights stay in modern, well appointed 1 bedroom apartments:¬†
  • Twin bedded bedroom, 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 6 or more.

Shared transfers for individuals with other teams on same flights may be available.

Accommodation

For 2024 we will be featuring the 4* Victoria Sports and Beach and the nearby 4*+ Patio Suite Hotel, both located next or near to the main football venue and the glorious 8 mile sandy beach at Falesia, between Albufeira and Vilamoura.

All teams and players must take an accommodation package as a condition of entry to the Algarve Veterans Football Festival.

The Victoria Sports and Beach is in an impressive location surrounded by Pine Trees, and just a few minutes walk from one of the Algarve's finest beaches. 
The hotel has a poolside bar and snack bar, restaurant and lounge area.
The hotel 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  grounds, and nearby.   
The sport and leisure facilities at the hotel 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 (charges may apply).

Optional Supplements / Reductions:

Extra nights are available: + £60 per person.

Single room supplement: + £60 per night.

3 persons sharing apartment: - £10 per person per night.

The Patio Suite is a superior 4* hotel located a 10 minute walk from the tournament venue.
The hotel is located in Acoteias, near to glorious Falesia Beach and the fishing village of Olhos de Agua, and just 15 minutes from Albufeira and Vilamoura.
Two swimming pools, two pool bars, snack bar, cafe, bistro, restaurant. 
Adjacent to Pine Cliffs golf course and the resort of Acoteias with it's many bars and restaurants.

Optional Supplements / Reductions

Extra nights are available: + £80 per person

Single room supplement: + £60 per person

3 persons sharing apartment: - £15 per person per night 

Football

    

The Algarve Veterans 35+ Football Tournament is an 11 a side competition and will be played on Saturday 21st September 2024 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 Algarve Veterans 7s 35+, the Algarve Veterans 45+, and the Algarve Super Veterans 55+ Football Tournaments are 7 a side competitions played on Sunday 22nd, Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September 2024 respectively, on smaller pitches with smaller goals at the same location. Between games there will be time to cool off in the hotel pool.

   

2024 Participants

ALGARVE VETERANS 35+, 11 a side, Sat 21st September 2024
1. BERKHAMSTED (provisional) Hertfordshire
2. US ST FLOURS (provisional) France
3. FC FERREIRAS (provisional) Portugal
4. CLUBE DESTINO DE FUTBOL (provisional) Portugal
5. JOLLY FC (provisional) Essex
6. QUEENS LEGENDS (provisional) Northern Ireland
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A maximum of 12 teams can play in this category

ALGARVE VETERANS 35+, 7 a side, Sun 22nd September 2024 
1. WIRRAL A (provisional)  Cheshire
2. WIRRAL B (provisional) Cheshire
3. ORANGEFIELD OLD BOYS (provisional) Northern Ireland
4. AIR FRANCE ROISSY FC (provisional) France
5. HEBDEN BRIDGE (provisional) Yorkshire
6. VIRY 74 (provisional)  France
7. WEST KENSINGTON KINGS (provisional) London
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A maximum of 16 teams can play in this category

ALGARVE VETERANS 45+, 7 a side, Sat 28th September 2024 
1. PSE (provisional) Shropshire
2. CURRAGH CELTIC (provisional) Ireland
3. TORONTO BEACHES (provisional) Canada
4. CONTINENTAL (provisional) London
5. WINCHMORE HILL (provisional) London
6. BURY RANGERS WHITE (provisional) Hertfordshire
7. BURY RANGERS RED (provisional) Hertfordshire
8. BANBRIDGE EVO LEGENDS (provisional) Northern Ireland
9. HARPENDEN (provisional) Hertfordshire
10. MANCHESTER WOLVES (provisional) Manchester
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A maximum of 16 teams can play in this category.

ALGARVE SUPER VETERANS, 55+ , 7 a side, Sunday 29th September 2024
1.  PSE (provisional) Shropshire
2. TORONTO BEACHES (provisional) Canada
3. CONTINENTAL (provisional) London
4. WINCHMORE HILL (provisional) London
5. HARPENDEN A (provisional) Hertfordshire
6. HARPENDEN B (provisional) Hertfordhire
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A maximum of 16 teams can play in this category

Roll of Honour

ALGARVE VETERANS (35+) - 11 a side 
Year Winners  Runners up
2023 DIFFUSION (Shropshire) DESTINO FUTBOL (Portugal)
2022 DIFFUSION (Shropshire) QUEENS LEGENDS (Northern Ireland)
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
2023 HORNMINSTER (Essex) AIR FRANCE ROISSY (France)
2022 MELLOR FC (Cheshire) JK LAMBISATS (Estonia)
2021 ORANGEFIELD O.B. (Northern Ireland) CORFE CASTLE (Dorset)

ALGARVE SUPER VETERANS (45+) - 7 a side
Year Winners Runners up
2023 BANBRIDGE EVOS (Northern Ireland) BURY RANGERS (Hertfordshire)
2022 BANBRIDGE EVOS (Northern Ireland) SHIFNAL TOWN (Shropshire)
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 (55+) - 7 a side
2023 PSE (Shropshire) CONTINENTAL SUPER VETS (London)
2022 HARPENDEN FC (Hertfordshire) SHIFNAL FC (Shropshire)

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)

Trophy Presentation and Happy Hour

 

Following the football is the Trophy Presentation and Happy Hour, pitchside at Victoria Sport and Beach.

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 and pizza are included. You're welcome to stay until the beer runs out.

  

Golf

We can arrange transport to and tee off times, golf club hire, buggy, pro practice area,  and special prices to many of the Algarve's golf courses. Please ask for details. Sample prices.

Balaia - E65, Salgados - E95, O'Connor - E115, approx prices per person.

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 when the price is out for next year'' Scott Enever, Hornminster

''Thank you for a fantastic weekend. Everyone really enjoyed it and the faciltity was ideal'' John Cheesewright, Sungate

''We liked the location very much as well as the organisation of the tournament'' Ilario Mordenti, Alld Friends Italia 

''Thank you and your partners once again for a really fantastic tournament'' Erki Kade, JK Lambisats, Estonia

''Thank you very much for the Algarve tournament, it was fantastic and all our guys really enjoyed it'' Chris Veal, Harpenden 

     

Gallery

For additional photos (524) 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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