Winter football training season at La Manga Club enters its final stages

La temporada de invierno de fútbol en La Manga Club entra en su recta final

Now that the international women’s football tournament at La Manga Club has come to an end the winter season enters its closing stages, with the arrival of more than 20 both male and female Norwegian teams in the last fortnight of March.

La Manga Club, 10th March 2016. The month of March at the sports and golf complex La Manga Club is synonymous with football. The winter season is entering its final stages with the arrival of more than 20 Norwegian, both male and female, teams who will take to the pitches during the remaining weeks of March.

Men’s and Women’s Norwegian football

After the international tournament amongst the u19 and u23 teams of Holland, England, United States, Norway, Italy, France, Denmark and Sweden during the first week of March at La Manga Club, it´s now the turn of the Norwegian teams who will be arriving at the resort during the last two weeks of the month.

Teams such as Kristiansund, Kongsvinger, FK Bryne and KFUM Oslo as well as women´s teams like Vaalerenga, Sandviken or Kolbotn have chosen La Manga Club as their base for winter training. From 7th – 14th March the men’s teams will be in action, with the women´s teams playing shortly after from 15th – 22nd.

Friendlies between the teams will start this afternoon with KFUM Oslo against Kristiansund at 16hrs and Jerv facing Fredrikstad at 19hrs. You can see all the friendly matches that will take place at La Manga Club in our Agenda section of the website or on our events section on Facebook.

Winter training at La Manga Club

Over the first few months of this year, over 80 European clubs and national teams have come to La Manga Club for their winter training. If 2015 finished as the best year in the history of football at La Manga Club, then 2016 is set to surpass it with an estimated 5000 international players training at this sports resort in Murcia.

Over a dozen top international club teams have already spent their winter break training and participating in friendly matches at the Football Centre at La Manga Club.

The first to arrive were the Belgian teams STVV, VFR Aalen and RSC Anderlecht along with the Under-16 and 17 National German Squads. Their arrival also coincided with the German Club team Würzburger Kickers and several Norwegian teams. On the grass pitches at La Manga Club Football Centre, it was also possible to see the Women's National Team from Norway, Odd Grenland, Stromsgodset and several sets of referees from Norway and Scotland.

Other teams that have been training at La Manga Club during their winter break included the Bulgarian team Litex Lovech (which was their first visit to the resort), the Croatian team Dinamo Zagreb, who are now a regular sight here at La Manga Club during the winter, and Vaalerenga, one of the most representative teams from Norway.

Male National Under-17 and 19 Football teams

As many as 8 European national teams arrived at La Manga Club to participate in this international tournament which run for five days starting from February 10th. There were two matches played daily and on show in the U19 category were the very talented young players from Norway, Portugal, Slovakia and Poland, while in the U17 category Norway, Sweden, Czech Republic and Turkey were taking part.

La temporada de invierno de fútbol en La Manga Club entra en su recta final

These games are highly valuable both to the players and coaches to test the physical condition of the squads. Also, every year, many scouts take this fantastic opportunity to view new talent and flock to La Manga Club to see theses future European football stars in action.