Rio Ferdinand, England and Manchester United legend, announces his return to The Campus at Quinta do Lago in Portugal to host junior summer football camps

Rio Ferdinand, England and Manchester United legend, announces his return to The Campus at Quinta do Lago in Portugal to host junior summer football camps 792 528 Henman Communications

England and Manchester United football legend Rio Ferdinand has announced he will be returning to THE CAMPUS, Europe’s newest five-star multi-sport and wellness hub at Quinta do Lago in the Algarve in Portugal, to host another series of fun and engaging junior football training camps during. Rio will host the camps during the summer holidays from August 5th – 9th and August 12th – 16th for children of all abilities and 5-15 years of age.

Rio Ferdinand will be hosting junior football camps at The Campus during the summer School holidays from August 5th – 9th and August 12th – 16th.

Rio will share his experiences of playing in one of the most famous and successful football clubs in the world and will offer training tips gathered over the course of his amazing playing career.

The Campus is delighted to work once again in partnership with Football Escapes, who run junior football camps at some of the finest and most exclusive resorts around the world. Once again this year the camps will include other current and ex-professional footballers.


Rio says:

I can’t wait to be back at The Campus in Portugal. We will be putting on training sessions that are fun and informative, and focus on learning with a smile! The facilities at The Campus are second-to-none and with the great weather in the Algarve, this is a fantastic opportunity for young players to have an unforgettable football experience.

Sean Moriarty, CEO of Quinta do Lago, says the football camps are a great addition to The Campus as Europe’s premier multi-sport and wellness destination for family sporting holidays.

Sean says:

We are really looking forward to welcoming Rio back to The Campus. The football training camps with Rio and other pro’s and ex-pros have been fantastic and are a once in a lifetime experiences for young football fans. This is a unique opportunity for young players to see what it’s like to reach the highest standards. We are proud to host these training camps over the course of 2019.

Rio is the latest addition of high-profile stellar sports stars adding to a world class level of sports coaching and mentoring who are now partnering with The Campus.

Former Great Britain Federation Cup captain Judy Murray will also be returning to The Campus to host more junior and adult tennis camps. Irish rugby legend Brian O’Driscoll will also continue his partnership with The Campus and will see him host junior rugby camps on the pristine training pitch that has already been used by top Premier League football clubs, German Bundesliga sides and international rugby teams.

Judy Murrey & Brian O'Driscoll

Rio adds:

I am looking forward to working with the kids at The Campus at what is a world class training facility. The quality of the pitch we will be using is as good as anything you will find at a Premier League club and the High Performance Campus is also a top quality facility. We will put on some great sessions and I look forward to seeing your kids there.

The Campus is one of Europe’s newest state of the art sports venue, created for elite athletes, teams and for families as well. The Campus is already becoming popular with Premiership football and rugby teams, Olympic and Para-Olympic squads, performance athletes and coaches who are taking advantage of the perfect training climate and using The Campus as their warm-weather training base.

The recently opened High Performance Campus has added to The Campus’ stellar reputation and cemented its reputation as the outstanding location for holiday makers looking for the ultimate sporting break, with dance classes, yoga, swimming and state-of-the-art saunas, steam rooms and wellness areas adding to the appeal.

The Campus further elevates Quinta do Lago as one of the finest sports and leisure destinations in the world. The beauty of this complex is you don’t have to be a world-class or even professional athlete, as we also welcome guests who simply want to use the facilities at their leisure for fitness or as a hobby.

added Sean Moriarty.


The Campus new €10 million training, fitness and wellness facility designed to cater to both elite athletes and enthusiastic amateurs.

Visitors to The Campus will experience world class tennis and padel courts, a wonderful cycling centre led by Paralympic gold medalist Mark Rohan, as well as a top class swimming facility and a wellness section of the high performance hub that offers all visitors the ideal chance to unwind after an exhausting workout.

Magnolia Hotel

Guests can also stay at the magnificent The Magnolia Hotel, situated on the doorstep of The Campus and Quinta do Lago resort. It has a range of accommodation including 74 luxury rooms, three suites and seven cottages.


The rooms have been recently been fully refurbished and the five-star service will help guests unwind and destress at the end of their day. There is a free shuttle bus service to The Campus for all guests.



– Dates: August 5th – 9th and August 12th – 16th 2019

– Hosted by ex-professional footballer legend Rio Ferdinand

– Open to children of all abilities

– Aged 5-15

– Other UEFA licensed coaches will also assist with the coaching

– Each child will also be provided with full kit: shirt, shorts, socks, a medal and signed certification.

– Places are limited so to avoid disappointment, book your children’s place now!



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