Over 2,000 Israelis – men, women and children –play American football in Israel. In partnership with Robert Kraft and the Kraft Family, American football is rapidly becoming one of Israel’s most popular team sports. As it attracts players and fans from all walks of life, American football is helping to unify Israeli society. Players and fans are drawn from all economic levels, ethnicities and religions.
Our flag football teams are among the finest in the world. Our national women’s team ranks third in Europe and sixth worldwide. Our national men’s team is fourth in Europe and fifth worldwide. Now we have taken on the challenge of forming Israel’s national tackle team, which we believe can achieve the same heights as our flag teams. Beginning in 2016, our best players will begin competing in the International Federation of American Football
As we grow the Kraft Family Israel Football League and compete internationally, we cherish the principles that have inspired our people and our nation. American football inspires mutual respect, team spirit and good sportsmanship. We also encourage our players and fans to give back to the community. They serve as volunteers and supporters of partner organizations like Nefesh B’Nefesh, Schneider Children’s Hospital, Yeshivat Darkaynu (a gap-year program for special education students), the Michael Levin Lone Soldier Center and others.
With Israel ahead of the curve, the dream of American football in Israel is coming true.