The Municipality of Portimão seeks to create synergies with the most diverse private and public companies and organisa - tions in order to achieve the objective “More Sport for All”. We count on a strong support of our clubs and sports, social, youth, cultural and recreational associations (as shown on Appendix II), and on our 5 groups of schools regarding Schools Sport.
We also create synergies with private companies and organisations which work in the sports area such as with 11 private gyms and health clubs, 6 health and wellbeing cen - tres, 3 dance academies, 10 pharmacies, 13 sports shops and companies like the Aqua Shopping Centre, the Continente Shopping Centre, the National Postal Services, the Portugal Telecom and others.
Other organisations help us to fulfil our objectives. The IPDJ (Por - tuguese Institute for Sports and Youth), several Algarve Regional Sports Associations, the Universities of ISMAT (Instituto Superior Manuel Teixeira Gomes), University of the Algarve and Piaget Institute, the Private Hospital of the Algarve Group, the Police Force, the Parish Councils of Portimão, Alvor and Mexilhoeira Grande, he Unemployment and Professional Training Institute, the Tourism Association of Portimão and the Algarve Regional Association of Commerce and Services.