The Under-15 regular season came to an end two weeks ago where Maccabi “Eldad” Tel Aviv won the Central District Championship. However, unlike the U17 and U16 leagues where there is one main competition, the Under-15 leagues are divided up into districts and at the end of the season a Champions Cup tournament is held with all of the top teams from every district to crown an overall champion.
The tournament took place at the American School in Even Yehuda with 8 teams battling it out for the Champions Cup. The Yellow & Blue were the best team in the competition and ended up taking the title with Bar Lin winning the MVP award.
The teams that took part included:
Maccabi Tel Aviv
Agudat Sport Ramat Eliyahu
Maccabi Petah Tikva
Hapoel Kiryat Shmona
The first match saw Maccabi defeat Maccabi Netanya 2:1 thanks to goals by Bar Lin and Oral Bahia. Following the victory, Ori David’s side dropped Ramat Eliyahu 3:0 on goals by Ilay Tomer, Lior Aloni and Liad Ramot. In the last match of group play, Maccabi drew with Tubruk 0:0 which handed the Yellow & Blue first place.
Maccabi met Hapoel Hadera in the final and took home a 5:2 win on goals by Oscar Glock, Bar Lin, Ido Mizrahi, Lior Aloni and Oral Bahia to end the season on a high note.
Head Coach Ori David summed up the tournament: “This was an excellent tournament for the team. We played our football according to the club’s philosophy and we had the upper hand throughout the competition and we were no doubt the best side. The guys deserved to be the winners of the Champions Cup and they ended a terrific season perfectly. I’m very proud to coach such a group.”