The first ‘’Winter League Convention Hosted by Antalyaspor 2022’’ took place at Calista Luxury Resort, Antalya-Belek, on January 18-21.2022. This unique event with its structure and content was conceived to contribute to sports tourism in Antalya, and more specifically football. Last year’s WL Convention attracted 45 speakers under 3 main forum headings, and was supported by a few key companies in the exhibitor arena. The WL Convention was considered to have been a great success with its quality of speakers and the visitors it attracted each day. More than this, in its first year Winter League and the WL Convention received a total of 230,000 views on YouTube, 18,750,000 visits on Web News and 580,000 Print Media interactions. Following on from the success of this, plans are well advanced for WL Convention 2023, which will be held from 9th to 12th January at Nirvana Cosmopolitan, Antalya. Again the format will be along similar guidelines with expert speakers from all around the world coming to share their knowledge and experiences within the game. This includes many diverse topics including current sports media trends, transfers to scouting techniques, from athlete health to the club-athlete relationship. As well as the more formal WL Convention the opportunity for networking was incredible giving many the opportunity to easily communicate with their peers and in some instances transact business. Something many of the clubs who regularly visit Antalya for training and fitness camps had never experienced here before. This year’s WL Convention is endorsed and supported by the Government of Turkey and aims to establish itself as the major destination for everything related to football.
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Antalya is a fascinating football destination where the sea, sun, history, and nature commune in harmony. Ancient cities, the sea, sun, beach, forest … all are parts of this integrity.
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Turkish Republic, describes Antalya with the phrase “Undoubtedly, Antalya is the most beautiful place in the world”.
Antalya is one of the most visited cities in the world and of course there are dozens of reasons for this. Those who love the sea, sand, and sun, those who want to get lost in nature, and those who want to train for football matches can find dozens of options in Antalya with the city’s 640-kilometer coastline stretching from west to east on the Turkish Riviera, the Toros Mountains surrounding the city parallel to the coast, and quality facilities for football matches.
Antalya is a very popular destination for training camps and private match organizations since in this pearl of the Turkish Riviera summer lasts for three seasons: There is spring and then there are 300 sunny days a year. This makes the city the perfect choice for football camps. Antalya offers early season and mid-season football camps. The outstanding quality of facilities and services will erase all your stress and help you focus on success. Training takes place morning and evening in fields that meet FIFA and UEFA requirements and are 5-7 minutes from your hotel.
There are also many luxury resorts that have their own sports facilities and match venues. Many international football clubs choose Antalya for their training camps as there are nearly 200 grass training fields that are in compliance with UEFA and FIFA regulations. The vast majority of these fields are in Belek. Kadriye, Kundu, Kemer, and Side in Antalya also provide important facilities. There are also Turkish baths, saunas, and fitness rooms that will help you relax and recover from your fatigue after Training in the luxury resorts.
Resorts and local agencies provide all the services you need during your Training camp in Antalya by working on an all-inclusive basis and offering laundry and dry cleaning service twice a day after training, open buffet breakfast, late breakfast, lunch, snack bars, coffee breaks, free wifi, indoor swimming pools, meeting rooms and more. In Isparta and Burdur there have been many new investments in football tourism. These two destinations are also very close to Antalya and which are also popular alternative destinations for football tourism in Türkiye.
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WinterLeague Convention brings together professionals, executives, and organizations from the football industry to discuss, learn and network. The event features keynote speakers, interactive forums, panel discussions, exhibitions, and education sessions on a range of topics, including football, women in sports, sport science, sports media and marketing, and B2B opportunities. The convention provides a unique platform for individuals and companies to connect, exchange ideas and best practices, and explore business opportunities in the world of football. WinterLeague Convention is an essential event for those who want to stay up-to-date with the latest trends, innovations and challenges in the football industry.
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These press launches aim to generate buzz and excitement for the WL Convention and attract attendees from all over the world.
The launches bring together local authorities, football executives, and tourism-related executives to announce the content and speakers of the upcoming event.