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Madeira Option South Africa 2010

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Presents Madeira Island to the football national teams, as the ideal place for training and conditioning regarding FIFA 2010 South Africa World Cup

Presents Madeira Island to the football national teams, as the ideal place for training and conditioning regarding FIFA 2010 South Africa World Cup

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  • 1. WORLD CUP FIFA 2010 Participating teams’ pre World Cup training The Madeira Option
  • 2.
    • The climatic conditions and geography of the Island of Madeira are similar to the ones found in the Republic of South Africa;
    the Ideal place
    • The medium to high levels of humidity, to training and living in altitude within the ranges of the Southern African plateau;
    • Our Region is well structured to offer full 1st. world benefits, regarding accommodation, training facilities, health care and relaxation;
    • Madeira is internationally known as one of the safest tourist destinations in the world;
    • Natural beauty, unpolluted environment, and the highest levels of safety and security found anywhere in the world.
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  • 3. The Madeira option Participating teams’ pre World Cup training LOCATION
  • 4.
    • Both Territories, although in opposing hemispheres, are at the same distance from the Equator, in parallel 32, Madeira to the North and South Africa to the South, thus sharing the characteristics of a Subtropical climate ;
    location
    • The difference between time zones of the two countries is only one hour in Summer, eliminating this way the threat of jetlag ;
    • The Island of Madeira is close to the half way mark between Northern Europe, Northern America and South Africa;
    • It is a developed European Region very close to Africa.
  • 5. MADEIRA ISLAND SOUTH ÁFRICA in world
  • 6. The Madeira option Participating teams’ pre World Cup training CLIMATE
  • 7.
    • Madeira presents a variety of micro climates that provide a wide choice of conditions for specific training needs;
    climate and altitude
    • Subtropical climate with Ocean facing escarpments and interior plateaus with similar altitudes;
    • Plateaus famous for the sunny days, with low temperatures and at times with high levels of humidity;
    • Similar atmospheric pressure values at sea level – 1000 hPa, and in altitude, close to the 1600 meter mark – 800 hPa;
    • The temperature variations in the coastal towns in both territories, in the given months, range from 10º C and 21º C.
  • 8. Madeira 0º 0º South África l sub - tropical climate
  • 9. Climate comparative data – Madeira (May) – South Africa (July)
  • 10. cities and villages Cape Town Port Elizabeth Durban Ribeira Brava Funchal Machico SOUTH AFRICA MADEIRA
  • 11. flowers from both lands
  • 12. The Madeira option Participating teams’ pre World Cup training S PORTS FACILITIES
  • 13.
    • in the last few years, several sports infra-structures were built;
    sports facilities
    • with special incidence on football fields, uniformly distributed practically by all Island districts;
    • some of the sports facilities belong to local clubs;
    • indoor pools can be found in all districts and an Olympic Swimming Pool in the capital city of Funchal;
    • three golf courses – Santo da Serra, Palheiro Golf and Porto Santo;
    • 3 recreation sea marinas.
  • 14. Maritimo sports center – alt. 350 meters
  • 15. Ribeira Brava sports center – alt. 50 meters.
  • 16. Nacional sports center – alt. 700 meters
  • 17. Camacha sports centres – alt. 850 meters.
  • 18. Swimming pools
  • 19. The Madeira option Participating teams’ pre World Cup training ACCOMMODATION
  • 20.
    • Madeira has a famous history as a tourist destination spanning the last 200 years;
    accommodation
    • The majority of the hotels in the Island belong to well known national and international chains;
    • 2/3 of its territory is classified as a Nature Reserve, protected by UNESCO;
    • we have witnessed the development of high quality mountain resorts and inns.
  • 21. the teams can stay here – Funchal alt. 700 meters
  • 22. … or here in Funchal – alt. 1100 meters
  • 23. … and more Funchal
  • 24. or at Monte – alt. 600 meters
  • 25. or at Ribeira Brava – alt. 1000 meters
  • 26. or Santo da Serra - alt. 700 meters
  • 27. and the families can stay here - Funchal
  • 28. or here … - Funchal
  • 29. … and more beautiful Funchal!
  • 30. for journalist … also at Funchal
  • 31. Ponta do Sol
  • 32. Santa Cruz
  • 33. The Madeira option Participating teams’ pre World Cup training LEISURE
  • 34.
    • WALKING TRAILS - Very popular among foreign visitors allowing them to access the most remote and beautiful landscapes in the island, walking trough indescribable natural beauty;
    leisure and recreational activities
    • GOLF – The all year round mild climate, allows playing golf throughout the year. The breathtaking scenery enjoyed from the 3 courses make them extremely popular among our visitors and families;
    • SPA – WELLNESS - The Island of Madeira is rich in healthy natural elements. These are used to provide the ingredients for invigorating and healthy therapy of the body and mind;
    • CULTURE – The Madeira archipelago has a rich cultural heritage with the capital city Funchal the staging point between Europe, Africa and the Americas. The ensuing prosperity produced a legacy of beautiful well preserved manor houses, small palaces, monuments, churches and monasteries;
    • SPORTS & OUTDOOR– Due to the privileged prevailing weather, with mild temperatures all year round, the practice of sports is well ingrained into the population of Madeira and its visitors.
  • 35. walking mountain trails
  • 36. golf courses
  • 37. landscape and views
  • 38. beaches and natural sea water pools
  • 39. boats trips and cruises
  • 40. cultural heritage
  • 41. and other activities
  • 42.
    • Firstly, we have faithfully demonstrated the similarities between the climatic conditions, and other equally important elements, found in Madeira and in the South African locations, where the finals matches of the World Cup will be played;
    in conclusion
    • Secondly, we have demonstrated that Madeira offers a wide range of high quality infrastructures, both sports and accommodation, very adequate to the needs of the pre training of any national team;
    • We also believe that the natural beauty of the Island of Madeira combined with a healthy and very safe environment, will undoubtedly contribute to the welfare of the players and consequently to a top quality training time.
  • 43. we welcome you to Madeira ! YOU CAN WIN!

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