The Maccabi Games (Maccabiah) is an international, Jewish, athletic event similar to the Olympics, held every four years in Israel under the auspices for the Maccabi Federation, a part of Maccabi World Union. It is sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee and World Federation of Sports, and stands as one of the five largest sporting events in the world by level of participation. It is considered a Regional Games by the International Olympic Committee. Israel Netball will be hosting the netball tournament of the Maccabi Games this July when two Israeli teams (Juniors and Open) will be competing. Teams from Australia, Great Britain and South Africa will be joining us.
In addition to the netball tournament of the Maccabi Games, Israel Netball is sending their Junior team to the World Youth Netball Championships in August that will be held in Scotland. Twelve Junior players, already in training for the Maccabi Games, have signed up for the trip
Continuing the successes we recorded in 2012 (such as becoming full members of the International Netball Federation and the Federation of European Netball Associations), we have started new junior groups in Yad Binyamin and Tel Aviv and we have many more ambitious plans for the future.