The New Jersey-Israel Commission, in partnership with St. Benedict’s Preparatory School, is facilitating a visit by the Under-19 team of Maccabi Haifa Football Club to New Jersey. The team will play friendly matches against Under-19 teams of the Philadelphia Union, New York Red Bulls, and St. Benedict’s Prep/Cedar Stars, in addition to community engagements that will promote diversity, inclusion, and tolerance.
The Under-19 team of Maccabi Haifa F.C., known for its diversity, is made up of players from all strata of Israeli society and is a symbol of unity and inclusion. The team will play friendly but competitive soccer matches highlighting sports diplomacy.
On Friday, June 10, at 4 p.m., the team will play at Chapel Avenue Park, 2030 Chapel Ave., in West Cherry Hill, against Philadelphia Union’s Under-19 team.
On Sunday, June 12, at 2 p.m., it will play against the New York Red Bulls’ Under-19 team at the New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Lubetkin Field at Mal Simon Stadium, 100 Lock St., in Newark. Parking is at 42 Wisley St.
For information go to nj.gov/state/njic.shtml.