The Maccabi Tel Aviv youth academy on Tuesday organised a tournament for boys from the 2008 age group as it endeavours to expand contacts with clubs with which it holds ongoing ties.

Teams of nine players competed against each other in the day-long event at the Kiryat Shalom complex. Participating were Beitar Tel Aviv-Bat Yam, Hapoel Hadera, Ironi Gedera, Holon FC, Maccabi Ashkelon, Beitar Ramat Gan, Ramle SC and Maccabi Tel Aviv south and north clubs who entered boys born in 2009.

The final was contested by the two latter clubs, Maccabi Tel Aviv south and north, after they won all their preliminary matches and the southern team emerged as winners following a penalty shoot-out.

During the event, cooperation agreements were signed with clubs as Maccabi strives to share knowledge its system and philosophy. The project’s long-term aim is to bring the most talented youngsters to Maccabi and to continue to expand its contacts with other clubs throughout the country.