The Club’s Youth Department season has begun and the first team to begin training is the Under-19 squad, Maccabi “Shachar” Tel Aviv. Head Coach Guy Tzarfati conducted the first session along with his staff and next month the club will head to Kiev for an extended training camp in order to continue their preparations for the 2017/18 campaign.

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The Under-19 squad is composed of both veterans and newcomers that moved up from the Under-17 club that won the Double last season while last month five players from the Youth Club took part in the First Team’s training camp in Austria. Patrick van Leeuwen, Raymond Atteveld and Robin Verheul were also present at the opening training session of the campaign.

Head Coach Guy Tzarfati, who is beginning his second season with the Under-19 led the session and commented: “It’s always a good feeling to get back onto the pitch and I always have the passion to be the first one to arrive at the facility and get to work. We are beginning the year from a good point due to the work that was done last season from an organizational point of view, squad, work plan and the quality of play. I believe that we can continue to improve this season and develop even more players and make the club into a winner. The training session went well and there was a good atmosphere. We will try to keep this up for the whole season.”