IC11 Squad - Peace Team back in 2011
Thursday, August 04 2011 @ 08:08 pm ACST
Contributed by: Aaron Richard
The Peace Team are returning down under for the IC11, again bringing a squad of Israelis and Palestinians to play footy and build bridges between the Jewish and Muslim communities.
Coordinated by the Peres Centre for Peace, the team were a widely reported good news story in the Australian media during the 2008 tournament.
The Peace Team faced a steep learning curve onfield at the IC08, finishing 13th overall in a field of 16. Five players from the 2008 tournament are back again this year, including Kamal Abu Althom, Yonatan Belik, Kfir Kol, Abed Abu Raduan and Naseem Almanasra.
Another name in the squad which may be familiar to WFN readers is Doron Zauer, who is a long-term member of the "AFL in Israel" group which organises social footy in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.
2011 AFL International Cup - Peace Team (Israel/Palestine)
|Number||Name||D.O.B.||Height (cm)||Weight (kg)|
|1||Nimrod Vromen||20/05/1982  ||179||86|
|11||Idan Ben David||12/12/1989||178||63|
|14||Abed Abu Raduan||16/04/1987||173||75|
|21||Mohammed Almanasra  ||31/03/1991||175||75|
|24||Kamal Abu Althom||25/02/1984||188||85|