Archives for November, 2010
 Olympus World
 Nov 26th, 2010

The annual Sportsman's Dinner held at the Leeming Wells Hotel in aid of Manorlands Hospice was a great success last week with thousands of pounds raised for charity.

The guest speaker was Rugby League star Barrie McDermott pictured below centre  with Ivan (right) and Tony Rhodes (left) of Club Olympus.

Prop-Forward Barrie played for Oldham, Wigan and the Leeds Rhino's.

He played in 2 Grand Finals, 3 Challenge Cup Finals and a World Club Challenge. He won 1 Grand Final winners ring , a Challenge Cup winners medal and a World Club Challenge winners medal. Barrie played 283 games for Leeds scoring 40 tries including 1 hat-trick.

Barrie is currently the head of youth development at Leeds Rhino's. He gave a very inspiring after-dinner speech at the Olympus Headquarters, Leeming Wells in the UK. He was great company and is looking forward to coming out to Tenerife for his hols.

He's a right lump isn't he? (Barrie I mean)

 Olympus World
 Nov 16th, 2010

One of our Club Olympus members, Francis Patterson (pictured below with Tanya from the bar), promised to bring Ivan a serious haggis from his local butchers in Peterhead, Scotland..........................and then forgot!

He was informed that there would be regular posts on the Olympus blog to ensure that when he returns, he doesn't forget to bring Ivan a haggis. If you see him, please remind him to bring a haggis out to Tenerife on his next visit!!

 Olympus World
 Nov 16th, 2010

Club olympus are very pleased to support the International Soccer Sevens Tournament again here in Tenerife.

The tournament begins on Friday evening (19th November) in Adeje and continues on Saturday and Sunday. It's an 'over 30's' competition with teams from the UK, Spain and Tenerife. Many of the players are ex-pro's and CD Tenerife are sending a veterans team to compete.

Pictured above are Ivan and Tony of Club Olympus with the Carlsberg All-Stars, winners of last years tournament. Some notable names in that team were Ally Mauchlen (Leicester and Celtic), Naim (Spurs) and Nicky Summerbee (Man City).

This year Club Olympus have their own team made up of ex-professional players called the "Club Olympus Select" although we should really call them The Club Olympus Scottish Select!

The team features such great names as Darren Jackson (Celtic and Scotland), Tommy Johnson (Derby, Celtic and England), Dave McPherson (Rangers and Scotland), Bobby Russell (Rangers and Scotland), John McDonald (Rangers and Scotland), Dave Bowman (Dundee United and Scotland) and Marcus Gayle (Wimbledon).

The event is organised by Martin Tierney of Soccer Experience pictured below (Photo courtesy of 'Island Connections' Newspaper)

Martin played professional football in the Far East and runs Soccer coaching camps in the UK, Malaysia and Spain. He is a passionate lover of football because of its uniting influence and positive impact on young peoples lives. Martin is well-known throughout Asia as a TV soccer pundit. He is also known for his drive, energy and infectious enthusiasm. He is a pleasure to work with and we at Olympus enjoy being a part this fun event.

Ray Karlsen, In-House team manager (Pictured below right, with Hedley Rhodes) will be representing Club Olympus at the event along with our In-house team members.

More news of this exciting tournament will be featured over the next few days and a number of the star players are staying at Club Olympus.

 Olympus World
 Nov 11th, 2010

Another reminder to check out the website of the RDO (Resort Development Organisation). This Organisation was previously known as the OTE. They act as a Watchdog for members of the Organisation and have a strict code of conduct. They also keep everybody up-to-date with the latest scams and problems that are often visited upon timeshare owners.

Another website worth checking regularly is the GoTimeshare website sponsored by the RDO

Here below is a picture of Jodie Rhodes of Club Olympus (left) with Nikkie De Waal of the RDO at the recent RDO1 event held in Marbella.

Jodie Rhodes is the UK Director of Travel and Customer Services at Club Olympus and  Nikkie De Waal is the Director for Membership & Executive Coordination at the RDO

 Club Olympus are founder members of the OTE now the RDO and are proud to be associated with this organisation.

Here below is a quick shot of Ivan at the same event.

We are not sure what he is doing but there are certainly lessons to be learned.

 Olympus World
 Nov 2nd, 2010

As many of you know, Club Olympus is involved in sponsorship at Leeds United. We particularly sponsor one player and that is Johnny Howson pictured below (courtesy of Leeds United's website)

22 year old midfielder Johnny has had 3 sensational years at Leeds and it was noteworthy that he scored a hat-trick against Scunthorpe this last weekend. Johnny also scored the crucial equalising goal against Bristol at the end of last season (seen below) which led onto promotion for Leeds from Division 1 into the championship.

We hope that Johnny continues his great form throughout the season and we thoroughly enjoy sponsoring this terrific young player and wish him all the best.

All major sporting events can be seen in the Club Olympus Poolside Bar at the resort.

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