Masters on a mission

October 19, 2011

A group of footballers will travel to Israel next month in a trip dedicated to the Fogel family.

Stuart Lustigman will lead the seventh Maccabi Masters football tour, which runs from October 24 to November 1.

Remembering the five Fogel victims who were murdered by Arab terrorists in Itamar in March, Lustigman said: "Sadly, many evil acts against Israelis are forgotten in the passing of time and I wanted the three surviving children, and those affected by this heinous crime, to know that we in the diaspora acknowledge the part that Israelis play in defending Israel whether as soldiers or as citizens who are innocent victims.

"As always, our tour is linked with our chosen charity One Family and we will be having a special event to honour those who died and to support those who survived."

The team will play three matches against an Israel XI, FC Zenit - the Soviet Union champions in 1984 - and an Anglo-Israeli XI.

The squad includes: Nigel Conway, Jonathan Holman, Simon Lawrence (EDRS Stonegrove), Brian Cowan, Gary Grant, Stuart Lustigman, Gary Swerner (Glenthorne United), Steve Brower (Temple Fortune), Brian Deal (CPC), Brian Donne (Brady Maccabi) and Jon Lauffer (Ashlodge), together with guest players in Israel.

Last updated: 12:45pm, October 19 2011