Maccabi Tel Aviv’s girls’ team made their debut in the State Cup on Sunday and faced Hapoel Tel Aviv winning 19-0 to reach the last eight of the competition.

The girls’ league is still in its infancy but Maccabi have already laid down a good foundation and have set up three age group teams. Sunday’s win was achieved by the girls’ team aged between 12-14. The youth team already compete regularly in the league, while the younger sides participate in various tournaments and training matches.

The female academy is run according to a programme prepared by performance director Patrick Van Leeuwen, and Dana Nissenboim has specific oversight of the girls teams. She is assisted by a team of coaches and support staff.

The girls’ academy is divided into three age groups according to year of birth: Youth (2001-05), Girls (2006-08) and Youngsters (2009-11).

Training includes three soccer sessions, physical fitness, video analysis, diet, mental coaching and medical assessment.

Girls interested in joining the club should call Dana Nissenboim on 050-6300-890.