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A day free of training but the soccer education continues! The 7th day of the tour is a day of rest from the training grounds for the boys but packed with sights to see and information to gather. The day began at 8:15am with breakfast in the lobby and the bus departing at 9:15am to visit Belem. Belem is […]
A day to remember! Today had many memorable moments for all of the participants in the tour here in Portugal. The first memorable moment for some is that extra sleep was granted and we started the day a little later with breakfast at 9:30AM. So those sleep lovers enjoyed the eggs with their eyes a […]
Training like a Benfica player and a walk through Lisbon! 8:30am was the start for the day with breakfast in the hotel before the group went to the stadium for the day. Training began at 10:00am and they did a similar training from the first day. Creating some familiarity and progression for the week.Aspects of […]
Game Day!The morning began again with breakfast at 8am. The boys are responsible for coming down and meeting at one table as a team. Once all of the players are present they go up to get food at the buffet that has been great so far this week with many different options. Depends on who’s […]
Training at the Benfica stadium complex!First training session with the Benfica academy coaches at the Stadium field was a great way to start the day off. Media conference visit!Before the boys began training, the entire tour was welcomed into the Stadium to visit the media conference room where Rui Vitoria (manager of Benfica) addresses the […]
The first ever JPSA Portugal Tour 2016! – 1st Update from James Palumbo The opening two days in Portugal have started off great with meeting the President of Benfica. Having a training session with two coaches who work in Leiria, Marrazes Academy and Porto de mos and attending the first home game of the new […]