SOCCER TEAM “UNITED COLOURS OF GALILEE”
participated in the CONOSCIAMOCI 2007 Tournament.
Shalom, friends. We want to tell you a little about the events of
the Beresheet LaShalom Foundation.
Among the foundation’s activities and projects, the soccer team for
the children of the region took part this year for the second time
in the CONOSCIAMOCI (“Let’s Get Acquainted”) tournament in Italy.
The tournament is unique – its emphasis is on children from
different countries and varied cultures getting to know one another;
the leading idea is making acquaintance and meeting together in a
common experience for all. All the players participate in the game,
and not just the best, as usually happens – for the purpose is to
have all take part in this popular sport.
Educationally, the idea fits the vision of the foundation and the
spirit of the team as a hand fits a glove. This is also the occasion
to thank Fabio Kenig, who is coaching the team for the second year,
with great success. The boys came home after a memorable experience,
having made special ties of friendship with young people from
Australia, Spain, Belgium and more…
Here is a fascinating encounter during our trip: Our bus from the
airport also picked up the team that had arrived from Melbourne,
Australia. One of their escorts was a Christian Arab woman, born in
Haifa, whose grandson was playing in the tournament. She started a
lively conversation in fluent Arabic with the children from Gush
Halav, to their great surprise! Moreover, most of the Australian
players were students at the King David School, sons of the members
of the Jewish community in Melbourne. The connection was immediate
We look forward to participating in next years tournament !
Yehuda Calò Livné, Team Director.
Sasa Alon (Bulletin), July 23, 2007