Israel Footy 9s jumper front
A vibrant Australian-Jewish community, which numbers about 91,000 (2016 census), is an important element of Australia’s relationship with Israel.

There are 9,817 Israeli-born people living in Australia, mostly in Victoria and New South Wales, and about 10-12,000 Australians living in Israel.

Team Israel has previously competed in the Harmony Cup in Melbourne.

If you are of Jewish descent and keen to represent Israel, please join the Team Israel Facebook group.

Zev Aron Footy 9s Israel

Zev Aron

Captain, Team Israel

Playing and captaining Israel over the years in the Harmony Cup has been an honour and is one of the proudest moments of my footy career to date.

Being able to pull on a jumper representing the country we call home was a surreal experience and one I’ll always cherish.

AFI provides a great opportunity to represent our allegiances from overseas despite living in Australia, and it’s something I’ll be forever grateful for.

The opportunity to represent your country doesn’t come along too often, and being able to represent Israel which has always been my 2nd home is something I’ll never forget.