Please find details below on the Walking Football Tournament in the Algarve that we have registered to attend. I will pay the registration fee from club funds but we will each have to pay for accommodation. I will provide details of this as I get it. I am also looking into organising transport, depending on cost.
At present, the players attending are myself, Keith Samuels, John Wright, Jim King, Alex Ness, Arild Helland, Brian Gregory, Gordon Powell and Eberhard Geller. That is 9 players plus me, so 10. If we get another 5 or 6 then we could field two teams perhaps?
The Eastern Algarve Walking football team (previously Olhao Walking Football Team) are at present organising a 2018 tournament but have decided, even though time is short, to organise a Walking Football Tournament for 2017. The details are -:
- Venue – Olhao, which is 15 minutes from Faro Airport. The tournament will use the artificial surface of Olhanense FC training facility.
- Structure – it will be a 7 a side over 50 tournament open to both sexes. Competition rules will be made available closer to the competition, but will be a 3 touch, no tackling from behind event.
- Dates – The tournament will be over 2 days, 14th – 15th November 2017 with a league scenario on day 1 with a Cup and Plate competition on day 2 . The evening of day 2 will be a presentation evening with the standard Algarvian fare of mixed meat and fish with free beer and wine bar for 15 euro’s. ( to be negotiated but do not expect any problems) We will organise on day 3, 16th November a footgolf competition for those able / willing to participate.
Obviously being based in Olhao we can help with accommodation, transportation and eateries, you only need to ask.
We hope to get a mix of teams from the UK, Portugal and Spain with the tournament played competitively but sportingly.
Finances – we are aiming to break even so are setting the team entry fee at 50 euro’s , which does seem eminently reasonable.