Grass roots football is ‘Alive and Kicking’ for all ages in the Algarve

in Peoples page · 09-10-2020 01:00:00 · 0 Comments

East Algarve Football Club (EAFC) is keeping the spirit of adult local football alive in this perfect part of Portugal and can accommodate mixed age group sessions to preserve the future of ‘our beautiful game’ at all levels here in the East Algarve.

EAFC started as a side branch of East Algarve Walking Football (EAWF), a club formed over 5 years ago which holds walking football sessions and enters tournaments for the over 50s. EAWF has many members of all nationalities and has achieved 13 competition victories out of 15 entered, playing against opposition coming to the Algarve from all over the world.

Since the recent introduction of normal (running) football sessions to the members of EAWF, EAFC have entered events for various age groups, including a prestigious 11-a-side game played at the stadium of Ferreiras FC against the Welsh National over 55s team. A well fought, equally balanced and exciting game resulting in a 5–4 win for the visitors.

Both EAFC and EAWF are heavily involved in community and charity work throughout the Eastern Algarve, notably during the recent Covid-19 difficulties where the club has provided community and family support for hundreds of families from Vila Real de Santo António to Faro. EAFC and EAWF have also dedicated a lot of time and effort, and raised money through events, donations and contributions, for many charities and good causes.

The demand for both walking football and ‘normal’ football resulted in the clubs running four sessions per week pre-lockdown, spread over two venues in Olhão and Tavira.

For information on both clubs and their current events, sessions and activities (and if you would like to get involved) please visit: (EAFC) or (EAWF)


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