The Grupo Académico Juventude de Alcochete (GAJAlcochete) since the moment of foundation has always bet on youth training in several ways.


Football (sport that made rise the Club), Field Hockey and Skating, Basketball, Gymnastics, Handball and Indoor Football (recent years) have been introduced to youngsters of the town of Alcochete and other populations around. Those are the sports with which GAJAlcochete has been known.


The excellent and extraordinary work developed by Professor Cosariu Vasile in senior and competition training in Gymnastics should be mentioned. The athlete Telmo Pereira is a reference due to his participations in the National Team of Trampolines.


Handball was the sport where GAJAlcochete most stood out, both by the titles won in the different ranks, male or female, and the athletes trained and selected for the several District and National Teams. Sandra Correia, Nicola Pereira and Hugo Figueira (current keeper of the National Team and Sporting CP) are some of the athletes that we can mention.


The GAJAlcochete holds annual tournaments in Handball, Indoor Football and currently Football (7 and 11), targeted exclusively to youth levels, for both sexes. National teams and Clubs from different parts of Europe and the World have participated in tournaments, such as Spain, Denmark, Norway, Poland, China, Brazil, South Korea, among others. National Teams from China and South Korea, FC Barcelona, Atlético Madrid, ABC Braga, SL Benfica, Sporting CP, FC Porto are some of the teams that have participated.


High level competition Tournaments are also organized regularly, having already participated the teams of Emmerson Varese / Italy (European Basketball Champion), Teka Santander and Ciudad Real / Spain (European Handball Champion), SL Benfica, Sporting CP, FC Porto, ABC Braga, Belenenses, among others. At Indoor Football tournaments we can highlight the participation of FC Barcelona.

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