Mansfield Town will head to Amendoeira, Portugal, for an intensive week of pre-season training on Monday, the Stags are pleased to confirm.
Stags’ first team squad will set off for southern Portugal on Monday 02 July, returning on Monday 09 July.
As part of a move by boss David Flitcroft to further strengthen links between the senior team and academy, Mansfield Town’s youth team will travel to the same destination on Sunday 01 July until Friday 06 July.
The manager told www.mansfieldtown.net: “The week’s training camp will give us the opportunity to work on base-level fitness which is the foundation to having a successful season, as well as instilling attacking and defensive principles into our squad.
“The environment enables us to have 24 hour control of the players as we prepare them physically and mentally in every aspect: technical, tactical, physical and social.
“As part of the club’s long term vision, it is important that the first team and youth team are intrinsically linked. This training camp gives us the perfect opportunity to begin this process.
“We will further instil Mansfield Town’s values into our players in a clear, defined and open way, so everyone knows exactly what is expected of them.”
The first team will participate in a training match against Portuguese Primeira Liga outfit Vitória FC at the home of Guia Football Club in Albufeira at 11.15am local time on Saturday 07 July.
Stags were originally set to face Scottish Premiership side Dundee United on the Saturday, but due to unforseen circumstances, our friendly game had to be cancelled.
The full address for the stadium is: Complexo desportivo Arsenio Catuna, Guia, Albufeira.
The new venue for the stadium has a capacity of approximately 600, with a seating and refreshment area.
Furthermore, supporters will be able to watch Stags’ players in an open training session at the aforementioned venue on Wednesday 04 July at 6.00pm local time.
The club will be providing daily updates to supporters from the heart of the Stags’ training camp via its official website, iFollow Stags and official social media platforms.
Full address of Amendoeira Golf Resort, Sports Club:
Morgado da Lameira, CX Postal 361-L
8365-302 Alcantarilha - Portugal Algarve