Hotels With Football Academies
Children from five to 14 years old get two hours of football tuition a day on the tree-shaded Astro Turf pitch at this villa and hotel resort which offers other sports, a spa, a 7km long beach and marina. The Worldwide Kids Company football academy camps run between May 25th and September 1st. The camps cost €35 a day and if you do five days, the sixth is free. Doubles from €126 a night.
Forte Village, Sardinia, Italy
While the rest of the family play in the sea, keen footballers will be taught by coaches from Chelsea. If your offspring want to catch like Cech, run like Ramires or tackle like Torres they can seek advice from the Stamford Bridge coaches. The academies, for ages four to 14 years, run through the summer and last for a week. Seven nights half board from €282 each (pps) including football, spa and other activites.
Martinhal Resort, Algarve, Portugal
From the land that bred Cristiano Ronaldo comes a football academy pitched at four to 18-year-olds that covers the field from basic fitness to technique. The Martinhal’s Football Academy runs at this Algarve resort, which offers plenty of other activities including dolphin watching, during main school holidays. Football from €25 a session. Doubles from€190 a night.