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Doing Sport in Figueira da Foz: A Guide to Physical Activities for the 2023-2024 Season

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With the start of the school year approaching, now is the time of year when families are looking for physical activities, which are so important for their physical and mental health.
In Figueira da Foz , there is plenty on offer for all ages.

MeetFigueira has rolled up its sleeves and created this article as a guide to make the choice easier. We contacted around 30 clubs and associations. Not everyone has replied, but we are of course open to including all the information as it comes in, as well as those that we may have missed, forgotten or not known about. You can do this by filling in the form at the end of the article or by sending an email to geral@meetfigueira.com .

Whatever your club or sport, don’t stop looking for a sporting activity. It’s too important for your present and, above all, it offers tools and habits for a healthy future.
So that you don’t get lost, we’ll start with a map:


Without further ado, follow us on this journey through Figueira da Foz‘s sporting world, sorted alphabetically by sport.

CONTENTS:

BASKETBALL

The sport of basketball enjoys great popularity in the municipality (read our guide to the municipality’s basketball courts ), and has won national titles. It’s a fast-paced sport that offers the opportunity to hone physical dexterity, motor skills, teamwork, collective strategy and individual decision-making.

Gymnasium Clube Figueirense

Ginásio Figueirense is dedicated to boys, from baby basketball (U-6) to U-18.
Training takes place daily at the Galamba Marques Pavilion.
Contact:
ginasiofigueirense@gmail.com, ginasiobasquetebol@gmail.com and 233 418 765

Sporting Clube Figueirense

Figueiredo’s centenary club Sporting Clube Figueirense is dedicated exclusively to women’s basketball with great success. It has around 100 athletes and welcomes girls from the youngest age group up to the under-19 level.

Training times:

To register: simply show up at the places and times indicated for your class and speak to the director present at the training session.

BOXING AND KICKBOXING

Combat sports that combine technical and physical skills, offering a unique training and competition experience, in which practitioners hone their dexterity, endurance and discipline.

Associação Naval 1893 (Kickboxing)

Ginásio Clube Figueirense (Boxing and Kickboxing)

Beginners, maintenance and competition, from the age of 6.
Training takes place daily at the Galamba Marques Pavilion.
Contact:
ginasiofigueirense@gmail.com, gcf.kickboxing1996@gmail.com and 233 418 765 / 969 576 941

CANOING

Navigating the municipality’s waters offers a unique experience, where practitioners of all ages can develop their skills from an early age. With categories ranging from youngsters to veterans, canoeing promotes not only physical fitness, but also a special connection with the natural beauty of the region.

Associação Desportiva Naval Remo

Minimum: from 5 years old and under 9 years old at the time of writing

Minors: turn 9 or 10 in the current season

Beginners: turn 11 or 12 in the current season

Children: turn 13 or 14 in the current season

Cadets: turn 15 or 16 in the current season

Juniors: turn 17 or 18 in the current season

Seniors: turn 19 in the current season

Veterans (A, B, C, D)

A: 35-44 years; B: 45-54 years; C: 55-64 years; D: 65 years and over

How to register?
At the Naval Remo headquarters (Marina de Recreio) or by requesting the registration form and sending it by e-mail to geral@navalremo.pt. Hours: 9am – 1pm; 3pm – 6pm

Prices:
Monthly fee: €40;
Registration (includes medical examination, insurance and Federation membership): €55

DANCE

Dance in Figueira da Foz is an artistic expression that enchants and inspires people of all ages. With a variety of styles, from elegant classical ballet to the energy of contemporary dance and modern jazz, dance is an art form that allows practitioners to explore body movement and creativity.

Kompassos Daya Dance Academy

The academy is based at Assembleia Figueirense, located at Avenida Saraiva de Carvalho nº140, 1ºandar.

Modalities for children:
Classical ballet
Contemporary dance
Modern jazz
Classic tips

Grades:
Mini (from 3 to 5 years old)
Children (6 to 8 years old)
Primary (from 8 years old to 11 years old)
Intermediate and advanced (from 12 to 18 years old).

Modalities for adults:
Classical Pilates
Salsaerobics

Registration:
They can be done at the head office, between 9am and 5pm on weekdays at the secretariat, and from 5pm to 8pm with the janitor.

Prices:
They vary depending on the bracket, ranging from 28 to 47.5 euros per month, twice a week.

Timetable:
Monday: ballet mini 18h-18h45
Tuesday and Thursday: children’s ballet 18h-18h45 | intermediate ballet 18h30-20h00
Wednesday and Friday: primary ballet 18h-18h45 | advanced ballet 18h30-20h00

KlasiKa – Figueira da Foz Ballet Academy

Lessons:

– Classical Ballet, which includes creative dance, choreographic composition, preparation for Royal Academy of Dance exams, traditional Eastern dances and preparation for the annual show;

– Ballet for adults;

– Progressing Ballet Technique (fusion of ballet and Pilates);

– Floor bar and stretching (strength and flexibility work);

– Classical repertoire and preparation of choreography for competitions.

Students are assigned to classes according to their age and level of knowledge, and we accept children from the age of two and a half.

Tuition fees:
From €15, depending on the type of course and the student’s level.

It offers a 1-month trial period with no obligation (with the exception of adult students) to see if the children like it and adapt, especially as it receives very young children, for whom this trial period is essential.

Registration: free online after the month of the offer, or after the first trial lesson for adult students.

Timetable:

Posters:

FOOTBALL

From the youngest who are taking their first steps on the pitch to the most experienced, soccer promotes not only physical fitness, but also camaraderie and team spirit.
The country’s king sport enjoys equal popularity in the municipality, and as such we have clubs and offers for all tastes and shapes.

Naval Association 1893

Big Foot

For children aged 3 to 16. It takes place in the pavilion of the Cristina Torres School on Tuesdays and Fridays from 18:30 to 20:00.

Registration takes place on site. For more information: 962449052.

Gambo Sports Club

Founded four years ago in Bom Sucesso, Clube Desportivo Gambo is located in Parque Desportivo das Lagoas and has the following levels: Petizes, Traquinas, Benjamins and Infantis.

How to register: clubedesportivogambo@gmail.com,+351 930 592 625, https://www.facebook.com/CDGambo or in person at training times;

Timetable: Boys and girls on Tuesdays and Fridays from 6.30pm to 7.30pm + Saturday afternoon and Boys and girls on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6pm to 8pm + Saturday morning.

Prices: Membership fee Petizes 15/month and the remaining levels 25/month.

Clube Recreativo da Praia da Leirosa

At Clube Recreativo da Praia da Leirosa, the only active sport is youth soccer (3, 5, 7, 9 and 11).

The club was distinguished last year by the FPF as a 2-Star Training Entity and by the IPDJ with the Flag of Ethics.

For the 2023/2024 season, there will be soccer 3 (U7), soccer 5 (U9), soccer 7 (U10, U11 and U12), soccer 9 (U13) and soccer 11 (U15 and U19).

Entries can be made via theFacebook or Instagram pages or by contacting 968681233 / 968681214 or email.

Timetable:

The days and times of training may still change.

Prices:

Registration – Free
Medical examination – 10€

Tuition fees
U7 and U9 – 10€
U10 to U17 – 15€
Training kit – 15€ (t-shirt, shorts and socks)

Apart from soccer, there are several dance groups in the community from the age of 3 to 50.

Gymnasium Clube Figueirense

From boys to juniors, training takes place daily at the Galamba Marques Pavilion and the José Bento Pessoa Sports Complex.
Contact:
ginasiofigueirense@gmail.com, ginásio.futebol.formacao@gmail.com and 233 418 765

FUTSAL

Futsal is a fast-paced and exciting game that attracts people of all ages, providing an intense and dynamic experience. It’s a sport that promotes dexterity, ball control and quick decision-making.

C.R.I.A. – Clube Recreativo Instrução Alhadense

Grades
Toddlers, Infants, Children, Juniors, Youth, Juniors and Seniors

Schedule
From 6:30 p.m. onwards, to be arranged at a later date

Registration:
In person, at the Dr. Joaquim de Carvalho Secondary School pavilion; by contacting 965197537 / 965056551 or by email criafutsal@gmail.com.

Vilaverdense Recreational Group

Training times:

Small children – Wednesday 17:15-18:30

Boys and girls – Monday and Thursday 17:15 – 18:30

Children – Monday 17:45-19:00

Tuesdays 17:00-18:30 // Thursdays 17:15-18:30

Beginners – Tuesday – 18:00-19:30 //

Thursday – 17:45 – 19:00 // Friday – 17:00 – 18:00

Youth – Tuesdays – 18:00-19:30 //

Thursday – 17:45 – 19:00 // Friday – 17:00 – 18:00

BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU

It’s a martial art and combat sport where the aim is to immobilize the opponent on the ground by means of a “finish”.

Smart Shape Training Center

Located in Praceta da Rua Rancho das Cantarinhas 4 r/c Dto, in Buarcos, the Smart Shape Training Center club offers kids classes.

Timetable:
Wednesdays at 6pm and Saturdays at 10am.


Prices:
25€/month if 1 session per week
30€/month if 2 sessions per week
(20€ annual insurance for the first month)

Aero Yoga will also be part of the offer, with timetables to be defined shortly.

SWIMMING

An activity that immerses people in a world of water and health. With classes available for all ages, from babies to adults, swimming is an incredible way to develop physical endurance, improve technique and enjoy the benefits of aquatic exercise.
Very recently we launched our swimming pool route municipality where you can get information on the practice of this sport in the various swimming pools in the municipality.

Gymnasium Clube Figueirense

Training (swimming school), leisure (aqua aerobics and swimming for adults), competition and veterans, from 6 months.
Classes and training sessions take place daily in the gym’s swimming pool.
Contact:
ginasiofigueirense@gmail.com, natacaoginasio@gmail.com and 233 103 337

PADEL

Padel is a fast-growing sport that combines strategy, skill and fun. Played in pairs, this sport is played on glass-walled pitches, which adds a unique tactical dimension. With flexible timetables and the possibility of private lessons, padel is accessible to players of all levels and ages. As well as being an exciting way to keep active, padel promotes social interaction and provides a friendly environment for sports lovers to enjoy their free time.
On the agenda is an exclusive article dedicated to Padel, which already has a significant number of practitioners in the municipality.

Tennis Club of Figueira da Foz

It takes place at the club’s premises, located at Avenida 25 de Abril, nº1, in Figueira da Foz.
Timetable:
From 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Friday, Saturdays and Sundays with timetables to be defined, with the possibility of private lessons during the week and at weekends, the timetables of which must be approved by the Technical Coordinator.

The requirements to attend the School are as follows:

a) Register in advance at the club office using the appropriate form (for new students only), by email: geral.tenisclubdafigueiradafoz@com or by telephone: 914837633.

b) Payment on time of the established amounts, in particular the compulsory registration fee.

If you want to become a member of the federation, a medical examination is compulsory. As well as payment of the registration fee to the Portuguese Padel Federation.

When first enrolling at the school, students are entitled to a free trial lesson.

Paddle tennis lessons are regulated differently from tennis lessons, as there are no monthly fees:

Ø Pack of lessons for up to 4 students per lesson, or individual lessons lasting 60 minutes each.

Statutes will be awarded according to the student’s technical level, age and commitment to the sport.

Access the Price List .

To become a member of the club, all you have to do is fill in a form available from the secretariat and pay the half-yearly fee of €30 or the annual fee of €60.00, which includes the owner, spouse and underage children. Enjoy better prices with the Club.

REMO

With categories ranging from young rowers to veterans, promoting physical fitness and a deep connection with the water, rowing is a sport with a great tradition in Figueira da Foz, from where numerous national titles are won every year.

Associação Desportiva Naval Remo

The rowers are divided into seven age categories. The ages to be considered are those reached on December 31st of the current year.

  • Benjamins – up to 9-10 years old
  • Children – Rowers aged 10 and 11;
  • Beginners – Rowers aged 12 and 13;
  • Youth – All rowers aged 14 and 15;
  • Junior – Rowers aged 16 and 17;
  • Senior – Rowers aged 18 and over.

There is a Veterans category that encompasses various ages. A veteran rower belongs to the age class corresponding to the one they reach during the current year:

  • age of: 27 years as a minimum;
  • average age: 36
  • average age: 43;
  • average age: 50
  • average age: 55;
  • average age: 60
  • average age: 65;
  • average age: 70

The average age of the veterans is calculated without taking into account that of the helmsmen, who must also not fall below the minimum age set.

How to register?
At the Naval Remo headquarters (Marina de Recreio) or by requesting the registration form and sending it by e-mail to geral@navalremo.pt. Hours: 9am – 1pm; 3pm – 6pm

Prices:
Monthly fee: €40;
Registration (includes medical examination, insurance and Federation membership): €55

Gymnasium Clube Figueirense

From the age of 8, training takes place daily at the Nautical Center of the Gymnasium – Fontela.
Contact:
ginasiofigueirense@gmail.com, ginasiocfremo@gmail.com and 233 418 765

RUGBY

It’s an exciting sport that combines strength, strategy and camaraderie. Played in teams, rugby offers a challenging physical and mental experience. From youngsters to adults, rugby promotes character building, team unity and respect for opponents.

Gymnasium Clube Figueirense

From the age of 16, training takes place on Mondays and Wednesdays at the José Bento Pessoa Sports Complex.
Contact:
ginasiofigueirense@gmail.com, ginasiorugby@hotmail.com and 233 418 765

STAND UP PADDLE

It’s an exciting water activity that offers a unique experience of balance and connection with nature. Gliding through the waters of the Mondego while standing on a board, SUP combines physical exercise with aquatic tranquillity.

Gymnasium Clube Figueirense

Training takes place at weekends at the Centro Náutico do Ginásio – Fontela.
Contact:
ginasiofigueirense@gmail.com,ginásio.sup@gmail.com and 233 418 765;

SURF and BODYBOARD

From beginners learning to catch their first wave to experienced surfers looking for the perfect wave, this sport offers a unique connection with the sea and an unparalleled adrenaline rush. With local surf schools and a vibrant surf community, Figueira da Foz is the perfect place to have fun on the waves of the Atlantic Ocean.

ABFM – Foz do Mondego Bodyboard Association

Avenida dos Pescadores nº10, Praia da Cova Gala 3090-667 Figueira da Foz, Portugal
(Rua do Mar, 3090-667 Figueira da Foz, Portugal)
(+351) 233 011 236
figueirabodyboard@gmail.com

Buarcos Surf Academy


Av. Dom João II
3080-874 Buarcos
TLM 918 202 121

Dude Surf School

iSurf Club

Surfing Figueira

T: +351 918 703 363 (mobile network call)
Email: geral@surfingfigueira.com
Rua do Cabedelo, 36
3090-731 Figueira da Foz

Surf’scool Figueira

TABLE TENNIS

Ping Pong is a popular sport in Portugal and is played by at least two clubs in the municipality of Figueira da Foz. This fast and dynamic sport promotes not only hand-eye coordination, but also concentration and a competitive spirit. From beginners to experienced players, table tennis offers the opportunity to hone skills and compete in a friendly and welcoming environment.

Gymnasium Clube Figueirense

From the age of 6, training takes place daily at the Galamba Marques Pavilion.
Contact:
ginasiofigueirense@gmail.com, ginasio.tenisdemesa@gmail.com and 233 418 765

Sociedade Boa União Alhadense

Grades:
U11; U13; U15; U19; U21; Seniors and Veterans – Male and Female
from the age of 6.

Timetable:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
19h00 – 21h00

Prices:
Free of charge

How to register:
by contacting 968340411/ 962 675 419
SBUA Table Tennis Facebook page

Additional information:

Federated club since 1995;
The practice can be for competition or leisure;
Coaches certified by the IPDJ/FPTM.

TENNIS

It is an elegant and challenging sport that attracts enthusiasts of all ages, offering a unique physical and mental experience. With classes available for children and adults, this sport promotes agility, coordination and strategy.

Tennis Club of Figueira da Foz

According to the student’s technical level, age and commitment to the sport, classes are divided into:

a) BABY TENNIS
b) Level I (Red Tier)
c) Level 2 (Orange)
d) Level 3 (Green Tier)
e) Level 4 ( Normal Ball )
f) ADULTS (aged 18 and over)
g) COMPETITION

The Tennis School operates at the club’s premises, located at Avenida 25 de Abril, nº1, in Figueira da Foz,

Timetable:
From 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Friday, Saturdays and Sundays with timetables to be defined, with the possibility of private lessons during the week and at weekends, the timetables of which must be approved by the Technical Coordinator.

The requirements to attend the School are as follows:

a) Register in advance at the club office using the appropriate form (for new students only), by email: geral.tenisclubdafigueiradafoz@com or by telephone: 914837633.
b) Medical examination;
c) Payment on time of the established amounts, namely the compulsory registration fee (JOIA = 20 euros).

Registration is considered valid when the registration fee (including the fee for the Portuguese Tennis Federation and sports insurance) and the first monthly fee have been paid.

When you first register at the school, you are entitled to a free trial lesson.

Pricing

To become a member of the club, all you have to do is fill in a form available from the secretariat and pay the half-yearly fee of €30 or the annual fee of €60.00, which includes the owner, spouse and underage children. Enjoy better prices with the Club.

SHOOTING

Shooting is a precision sport that combines concentration, technique and control, offering a unique experience in perfecting the skills of aiming and controlling the weapon.

Gymnasium Clube Figueirense

Training by appointment at the José Lopes Abegão Shooting Range at the Ginásio Nautical Center – Fontela.
Contact ginasiofigueirense@gmail.com and 233 418 765

VOLLEYBALL

It’s a dynamic and exciting sport that attracts players of all ages. Played in teams, volleyball combines physical dexterity, technical skills, strategy and teamwork.

Gymnasium Clube Figueirense

From the age of 16, training takes place on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Galamba Marques Pavilion.
Contact:
ginasiofigueirense@gmail.com and 233 418 765 / 938 192 202

YOGA

It is an ancient practice that offers a journey of balance and well-being for body and mind, promoting flexibility, muscle strengthening and inner peace.

Tao Center

It is a studio, a yoga training center and a wellness space that has been in Figueira da Foz (Rua Manuel Fernandes Tomaz, 15, 1º) since 2005, with a multidisciplinary, professional and dedicated team.

Regular practices:

Hatha Yoga
Yogatherapy
Aero Yoga
Restorative Yoga
Yoga Kids
Meditation
Chi Kung
Biodanza
Body alignment
Women’s Dance


Timetable:
see poster

Tuition fees:
see poster

Registration:
To register or try one of the classes, just go to the Tao Center.

Contact:
tao.centro@gmail.com
914 238 010 | 233 098 537

https://www.taocentroyoga.com/

https://www.facebook.com/taoyogabemestar

https://www.instagram.com/tao.centro/

http://taocentro.blogspot.com/

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