Kiryat Shalom training complex hosted on Friday a football tournament for fans in memory of Ilan Sviatkovsky – a Maccabi supporter who was killed in 2010 in the Gazza strip during his military service in the IDF. The tournament, an initiative of Ilan’s friends and family together with The Maccabi Tel Aviv foundation, was held for the first time and proved to a great success as several hundred fans participated. The winners of the inaugural tournament were “The veterans” who advanced through the qualification phase before winning the final to lift the trophy.
The club also sent a team out containing employees who were strengthened by former Maccabi player and current first team manager Yoav Ziv. The actor, Yossiel Neeman hosted the event with one of the club’s sponsor, Pizza Prego, supplying the refreshments.
Yoav Ziv said during the event: “To commemorate the memory of Ilan in the most dignified manner, with so many fans who turned up to enjoy themselves on the pitch and remember him – is a sacred cause”.