The Minister of Culture and Sports, Hili Trooper, hosted representatives of the Handball Association this morning (Thursday) – Avi Kahlon, Dudi Pelach and Arik Deutsch, in order to promote the handball industry. The Knesset member was given a detailed overview of the national projects of the Israeli handball teams and their participation in the European Championship for Youth and Youth, which will be held in January.
At the same time, the minister and CEO of his office, Raz Froelich, were asked by the Ministry of Sports to help provide a handball safety net in the wake of the Corona crisis, which would allow the season and leagues to open. Trooper Commented on this: “I am happy about the meeting, very important things came up. We see great importance in the handball industry and we will try to help as much as we can.”
The union officials also sounded optimistic: “There was a good introductory meeting with the minister, who was exposed to handball and expressed his desire to be considerate. He clarified about previous decisions made and asked to check about the existing criteria and how to help. To examine the Ministry of Sports regarding the reduction of subsidies, regarding the establishment of new criteria and support for the promotion of the Israeli player, as given to football and basketball. ”
“Also, the outline is clear – whether the league can be opened, because it is a full, semi-professional contact industry, and its players can not be placed in isolation throughout the season. In this matter, the Ministry of Sports will hold a meeting with the Ministry of Health “The youth leagues, in handball and in other industries. Another thing that the union wanted to adopt was an outline for the release of foreign players during the isolation period for training, in separate capsules, similar to football. Consent in principle was expressed, and clarifications will be given in the coming days.”