Aviation Football Cup
AFC Portimão 2024
Date: 25th-28th April, 2024.
Place: Portimão, Algarve (Portugal).
Registration Deadline: 15th March, 2024.
Payment Deadline: 18th March, 2024.
Portimão, Algarve (Portugal)
Portimão is one of the destinations in the region of Algarve, in southern Portugal.
Has a coastline cut out by orange and ocher cliffs, with crystal clear green sea and golden sands. The city mixes historical and cultural attractions with modern and cozy areas, a marina and a great natural beauty with the best beaches in Europe. The city center, located 2 km from the sea, but on the banks of the Arade River, offers beautiful settings.
Praia da Rocha (Rocks beach) owes its name to the rocks that lie between the sand and the sea. It is one of the most famous in the Algarve, if not in the entire country. Every year, during the summer, the beach is filled with tourists from all over the world. Next to the beach, there are several restaurants and bars that attract a large number of tourists, both during the day and at night.
You can expect very pleasant temperatures during the day in April.
The average maximum daytime temperature in Portimão in April is19.9°C (67.82°F).
The average minimum temperature goes down to around 12.3°C (54.14°F) (often the minimum temperature is noted at night).
Portimão is located 280 Km south of Lisbon and 70 Km from Faro International Airport
Thursday, 25 APRIL 2024
Arrival at Faro Airport (FAO)
Transfer to the hotels
19:30 - 20:00 » Captain’s Meeting + Competition Draw
20:00 - 21:30 » Dinner at the hotel
Friday, 26 APRIL 2024
07:00 - 08:30 » Breakfast at the hotels
09:00 - 12:00 » Games
12:00 - 14:00 » Lunch at the fields
14:00 - 18:00 » Games
18:00 » Free time
Saturday, 27 APRIL 2024
07:00 - 08:30 » Breakfast at the hotels
09:00 - 12:30 » Final Phase Matches
12:30 - 14:00 » Lunch at the fields
14:00 - 20:00 » Free time
20:00 - 21:30 » Farewell Dinner + Awards Ceremony
(at Penina Hotel & Golf Resort)
Sunday, 28 APRIL 2024
07:00 - 09:00 » Breakfast
Transfers to Faro Airport (FAO) all day
Oceano Atlantico Hotel Apartment ★★★ sup.
(50 rooms available)
These contemporary apartments on the Algarve coast boast designer furnishings and balconies with city or sea views. Portimão city centre and Praia Da Rocha Beach are both a 5-minute drive away. Each apartment comes fitted with a full kitchenette. The units are spacious and equipped with a flat-screen TV, washing machine and a private bathroom with tub and amenities. Facilities at this 4-star accommodation include an outdoor swimming pool a furnished sun deck and an indoor swimming pool. At Restaurant Oceano Atlantico guests can sample the chef's signature specialities for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Cocktails and light meals are served at Oceano Atlantico Bar. Portimão Railway Station is 3 km from the Oceano Atlantico Apartamentos. Parking in a garage is available for a surcharge. Alto Golf Course is 1,5 km away. The football fields are just behind Oceano Atlantico Apartments.
Turim Estrela do Vau Hotel Apartment ★★★★
(25 rooms available)
Located 900 metres from Praia Do Vau beach, the Turim Estrela do Vau Hotel offers apartments with balconies around a landscaped pool garden. It features tennis courts and Alto Golf Course is only steps away. All air-conditioned apartments at Turim Estrela do Vau Hotel are bright and spacious. They have modern furnishings and include satellite TV and a fully-equipped kitchenette with a refrigerator and microwave. The Turim Estrela do Vau Hotel has a buffet restaurant, and a pool bar that provides refreshing beverages. Live music performances are held during the summer months. Guests can relax on sun loungers by either of 2 available pools, or rent a bicycle and explore Praia do Vau. Turim Estrela do Vau Hotel is just a 10-minute drive from the lively city centre of Portimão. Parking and Wi-Fi access in the lobby area are free.
Algarve Casino Hotel ★★★★★
(25 rooms available)
This 5-star hotel in Portimão offers free Wi-Fi, and picturesque views of the Atlantic Ocean and golden sands of Praia da Rocha beach. It is a 5-minute walk from Portimão Marina. Many of Algarve Casino Hotel’s rooms lead onto furnished balconies and have spacious living rooms. Each has cable TV and a minibar. Luxurious amenities include 2 outdoor pools amid lush gardens, a hot tub and massage treatments. For children, Algarve Casino Hotel features a children's playground and a games room. Guests can keep fit at the fitness centre and, then, unwind in the sauna or Turkish bath. During the summer, water activities can be enjoyed at the beach, steps away from Hotel Algarve Casino. The elegant Amendoeiras Restaurant serves regional and international dishes made using fresh, local products. Zodíaco Snack Bar offers snacks and light meals by the pool. Silves and Lagos are both less than 30 km from Algarve Casino Hotel. Alto Golf Course is 3 km away from the property.
Staff & Referees
Cups & Trophies
250€ (elite cup)
200€ (friendly cup)
* Prices per person for players, staff and guests from 25 to 28 April 2024.
Prices only include bus transfers for groups with +9 people. Transfers for small groups (up to 8 people) or individual transfers are not included in this price and may have additional costs or may not be provided.
** Triple room : 1 double room + 1 sofa bed (living room)
*** In order to get the early bird prices, packages must be paid until 31.DEC.2023
Prices can increase up to 100 € if the payment is not made before the 18th March 2024
**** Extra-nights upon request
***** Bus Transfers Lisbon Airport » Portimão costs:
Bus (16 seats) - 750€ / bus / one way
Bus (30 seats) - 900€ / bus / one way
How to get
Faro International Airport (ATH) is the largest international airport in the south of Portugal being the main gateway to Algarve. It is located 75 km from Portimão.
Some of the airlines that perform flights to/from the Faro International Airport:
TUI Thomson UK
This tournament is open to all football amateur teams related with aviation business (Airlines, Airports, ATC - Air Traffic Controllers, Handling, Cargo, Catering, Travel Agencies - Sales Agents, Partners / Suppliers or others).
All players must be aviation employees (or former employees), however each team is allowed to bring up to 2 players outside aviation (but non professional football players).
During the registration process, the organizational committee can ask teams to present Company ID Cards confirming that the players belong to the aviation business or that are not professional football players.
Non-aviation amateur teams are allowed to participate.
The organization can provide wild cards and this decision should be taken by the organizers.
Teams can apply unlimited players, staff or guests.
Elite Cup » + 18 years old
Friendly Cup » + 18 years old
Friendly Cup » + 35 years old
Teams that want to play against the strongest teams and the main purpose to participate is to win the competition.
Friendly Cup (1)
Teams that just want to have fun, make new friends and play football no matter what the final score in each game will be.
- In the Friendly Cup there is no individual awards (Best Player, Goalkeeper and Scorer) and the teams only receive participation cups.
- No points will be awarded for the AFC Ranking.
To participate at this tournament the organization provides 4 packages:
- Executive package;
- Economy package;
- Basic package;
- Low-cost package.
To apply, participants must accept all the services included in each package.
Other packages with less services WILL NOT be provided to participants. More services can be included in each package with extra costs.
To be part of the tournament, the packages must be requested to the organizational committee.
Anyone who doesn't book a package with the organizational committee will not be considered as a participant at AFC and cannot be part of a team.
The captain / manager of each team is responsible to collect the money from the whole team and make the payment of the packages, by bank transfer, to the organizational committee.
Individual payments by bank transfer are not accepted. Individual payments are only accepted when made with a credit card, where a 5% fee will be added to the package price. Please contact the organizing committee if you want to pay by credit card.
We have limited availability for each package and also limited rooms available at each hotel.
For this reason, we will give priority to teams that send us full payments on time on a "first come, first served" basis.
On the other hand for teams that do not make full payments or payment is made after the deadline, we can not guarantee them the requested package or even a spot in our tournament.
The package price can increase up to 100 € if payments are not made before the payment deadline.