In total 14 athletes will be undertaking the training in the Algarve. Normally this training would be undertaken at the Benfica Campus - Sport Lisboa e Benfica Training Centre, in Seixal, but due to the current pandemic the players were forced to return to their original locations.
To respond to the current pandemic context Benfica has developed an Intervention Plan to carry out training internships in two parts of the country: one in the North and another in the South, in the municipality of Lagoa.
This unprecedented initiative aims to continue the process of individual development of athletes, maintaining the proximity between the players, the structure of the club, and its framework of guidelines.
Luís Encarnação, president of the Municipality of Lagoa, said that he welcomed the choice of SLB, recalling that one of the strategic axes of the Municipal Sports Plan is to reinforce sports tourism, to combat the region’s seasonality. “This is another opportunity for the country to know the excellent conditions that the municipality has for sports”, he concluded.