Having a ball on Mitzvah Day


Tributes have been flooding in following the success of a joint venture between the Maccabi Junior Football League and Kisharon for Mitzvah Day.

"Today, we had the opportunity of welcoming to our football afternoon venture, the Maccabi GB chairman, Michael Ziff, where he was able to see and participate in our Mitzvah Day event which saw us hosting 10 boys and girls from Kisharon where we intergrated them into two football games.
"The players from our league who participated came from Under 8s North West London Jets versus HMH Negev and from the Under 9s Alyth Belsize against HMH Haifa, and can I take this opportunity of thanking all the players and the management (and of course the parents who attended) for making the afternoon session as exciting for the Kisharon players as it was for the participating players from the four teams."
Laurence Thorne (chiarman of the Maccabi Junior Football League)


"May I thank you all for what was a spectacular afternoon. I was humbled by the tremendous work all of you do so ably lead by Laurence and Anita.
"I was so impreessed by the organisation required and the fantastic work and passion and commitment you all have for Maccabi Junior League .
"I was inspired by those involved from Kisharon and the brave girls and boys who joined in.
"You all deserve much success."
Michael Ziff (chairman of Maccabi GB)


"I am so pleased that you were able to visit what is a great piece of work that takes place every week over a three-hour period.
"You should also know that Maccabi are the primary users at The Hive football centre which the MJFL, MSFL and MMFL use four days a week.
"Thanks for your visit on this special day.
"Well done to everyone concerned."
Stuart Lustigman (chairman of the Maccabi Masters Football League)


"Thank you very much for taking so much trouble to arrange the football opportunity for some very special children who are usually looking in longingly but are seldom given a chance.
"You made an enormous effort to accommodate us and I am very grateful. The children themselves had a ball, as did I.
"I had a running commentary from one of the boys all the way back to Kisharon about how he had saved all the goals and what a star he was.
"Another young boy’s father phoned me today to say that "when Adam woke up today, he immediately put on his T-shirt from yesterday and said "football football" which was his way of saying just how much he had enjoyed himself."
Dr Beverley Jacobson (Chief Executive, Kisharon)

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