Who we are
The Sports Organization for Olim and Diaspora
Inter Aliyah Club was created to facilitate the integration of Olim into israeli society through sports and to serve as a continuous bond between the diaspora community and the State of Israel. Our club already provides a unified identity to hundreds of Olim residing in Israel.
Aliyah Club is envisioned to give an opportunity to those athletes in the diaspora that would like to come to Israel and play professional sports. Currently our project has four football teams and one basketball team actively playing, including the Israeli fifth division of soccer (Liga Gimmel) in the Tel Aviv region.
Our network of olim athletes and sportsmanship is rapidly growing and more is to come.
We shall serve as a home for incoming Olim to Israel, where they will be able to adapt to the culture, learn the language, achieve education and further develop as professional athletes.
We will develop strong and continuous relationships and support with the diaspora communities in order to grow Aliyah Club's infrastructure.
August 2014 - Inter Tel Aviv created
April 2016 - Inter Tel Aviv crowned champions of the Olim League
June 2016 - Inter Aliyah president Ricky Horvath makes Aliyah
August 2016 - Inter Aliyah Club created
September 2016 - First Liga Gimmel game; a 3-2 away win over Beitar Ezra
January 2017 - Ariel Peretz video goes viral
March 2017 - Long-serving goalkeeper Sam Friedman plays his final game for the club, after signing for Madrid-based side Aluche
April 2017 - End the 2016/17 Liga Gimmel season in 10th position and captain Sam Sank named Player of the Season
July 2017 - Various Inter Aliyah players compete in the Maccabiah Games
September 2017 - Compete in the first-ever Domestic Cup game and win
October 2017 - Sam Sank ends a 37-game run of playing every single minute
January 2018 - ‘’Despacito’’, the Inter Aliyah version
April 2018 - End the 2017/18 Liga Gimmel season in 8th position and Sebastian ‘Ita’ Israel named Player of the Season
May 2018 - Jerome Katz and David Schuman step down as head coach and assistant coach respectively after four seasons in charge
June 2018 - Inter Aliyah B created, consisting of former A team players, to compete in the International Football League of Israel (IFLI)
July 2018 - Awarded special award for contribution to Olim community in Israeli Parliament
August 2018 - Eli Mashan hired as head coach
January 2019 - Inter Aliyah Women’s Team, Inter Banot, created
February 2019 - Israeli President Ruvi Rivlin poses with Inter Aliyah shirt and announces his support of the project
April 2019 - Finish in 6th place in Liga Gimmel for the 2018/19 season - the highest place to date, scoring over 100 goals
May 2019 - Inter B finish 8th in the IFLI and David Prusa named Player of the Season
August 2019 - Matt Keston replaces David Kanoff as Head Coach of Inter B
September 2019 - Meeting with Avigdor Lieberman, who declares his support for the club
February 2020 - Sam Sank becomes the first player to play 100 games for the club
March 2020 - Finish in 6th place in Liga Gimmel for the 2019/20 season, which is cut short due to Coronavirus
June 2020 - Inter B finish 5th in the IFLI Division 2 and reach the quarter-finals of the Cup
July 2020 - David Martane hired to replace Eli Mashan as Head Coach
May 2021 - Inter B finish in 6th place in the IFLI Division 2, David Benarroch and David Hovav are named Players of the Season
June 2021 - Inter Aliyah finish in 4th place in Liga Gimmel for the 2020/21 season, Roey Sartov named Player of the Season
June 2021 - Inter Aliyah Basketball is created, with AJ Mitnick hired as Head Coach and Ronnie Levi as General Manager as the team enters Liga Bet for the 2021/22 season
July 2021 - Inter White, managed by Zequi Lubocki, is created (our 3rd men's team) and Inter B becomes Inter Blue, with Matt Keston continuing as Head Coach
August 2021 - Former pro footballer, Facundo Arguello, is hired as Head Coach of Inter A for the 21/22 season. Facu would later return to Argentina due to personal reasons, leaving Sebastian Israel to coach the team until the end of the season.
October 2021 - The first-ever INTERCLASICO takes place as Inter Blue and Inter White face off in an IFLI league fixture. Inter Blue would win the derby 4-0, before going on to take the spoils in both INTERCLASICO II and III
February 2022 - Inter Banot draw 3-3 in their first full friendly match
April 2022 - Inter A finish in 3rd place in Liga Gimmel, narrowly missing out on the promotion playoffs. Evgeny Kart is named Player of the Season
April 2022 - Ariel Peretz and Gaston Hilman join the 100 club, after making a century of appearances in Liga Gimmel for Inter
May 2022 - Our basketball team ends the season on a 12-0 run, finishing 2nd in Liga Bet in just their first year as a team
May 2022 - Inter Blue finish 7th in the IFLI2 and reach the semi-finals of the IFLI Cup, with Facu Cervigni named as Player of the Season. Inter White finish a respectable 9th in their first season as a team, and Ben Mordukhovich is voted as Player of the Season.