“Building Community in the Holy Land through Football”.
The game of football is one of the greatest teachers, and meritocracies, in the world. Hard work and perseverance, discipline and sacrifice, camaraderie and teamwork are just some of the traits these young men and women must refine as they prepare for a football game, as they prepare for their military service and as they prepare for the rest of their lives.
Our main sponsor and benefactor, Mr. Robert Kraft, has brought three separate missions of current and former NFL players to Israel!
Hundreds of shoulder pads and jerseys have been donated over the last 3 years!
The University of Tennessee donated all of their old gear when they switched equipment providers.
FIFL’s Betzalel Friedman reaching out in Texas with Brent Adams and Israeli Consul General Gilad Katz.
FIFL co-founder Coach Eric Cohu came to Karmiel to encourage our expansion high school team
FIFL's Long term Goals
1. Football Fields. The IFL currently plays on rented soccer fields and we are planning for 8 full-size high-school style football fields all over Israel. With matching funds from the Israeli government, each field will cost us approximately $2 million.
2. Twenty Full Clubs. We are building our teams in the European ‘Club’ style. As we spread across the nation, every adult team will have a high school team and pee-wee team under its auspices, for a grand total of 60 teams. The cost of player equipment alone for the entire program is estimated at over $1.5 million.
3. Endowment of $30 million. By building a strong endowment, we can guarantee the financial stability of the league in the long run. Yes, it’s a big dream, but as Theodor Herzl, the founder of modern Zionism, said: ‘’If you will it, it is no dream’’.