About the Israel Football League (‘IFL’)
The ten-year old IFL has 8 adult teams, 11 high school teams and 5 pee-wee teams all over Israel (almost 1,000 athletes!). Over 70% of our players are native born Israelis, and 10% are not Jewish, rather Christian, Muslim or Druze. Football is a great sport, and it’s characteristics enable it to serve as an educational tool unlike any other. Young athletes learn football’s timeless qualities of leadership, responsibility, perseverance, sacrifice, and teamwork. In football there is a place for every child or adult, whether fat or skinny, short or tall. The game can teach you how to win and, maybe more important, how to lose.
Football is a metaphor for life, and our goal at the Friends of the IFL is to grow and foster the growth of this great sport in Israel.