Leeds Maccabi FC is the home of football for the Leeds Jewish Community and is a FA Charter Standard Club.

We have teams from U7-11 playing 7 a side in the Keybury Football League, U12-U16 playing in the Harrogate and District League, and three senior teams playing in the Leeds Alliance League.

Our junior section is thriving and all coaches are all minimum level 1, donating their time voluntarily to ensure Leeds has Jewish football, whilst behind the scenes the club is run by a team of committee volunteers passionate in achieving a strong and successful future on and off the pitch.

Football brings children and Jewish families together socially, and plays a huge part in the development and future of a united community. Most Jewish children are at many different schools, so the bonding and friendship the team gives is vital. The club also puts together three annual events, an awards day, a dinner and a Shabbat, which recognises the importance of our Jewish identity. The senior section has been reinforced by the addition of players leaving the junior fold over the last few years, and for the first time they now have continuation of Jewish football in to open age with three teams competing.

The new facilities we are raising money for, with The Zone, would give our youth teams improved facilities and pitches, and a place to socialise and call home for the club. Currently we have four different venues and the club does not have a home, so being part of the project and ensuring we have these facilities to attract families to the area is so important for the future of the community. We visit clubs who have great facilities, and we hope to be able to welcome visitors proudly in the future. Plans are to have changing facilities, refreshments on site, improved playing areas with a larger pitch for the older children, and training facilities later down the line. The pitch regeneration will allow us to fulfil our fixtures in winter, and increase the number of teams playing on site.

Being part of Leeds Maccabi FC is always incredibly rewarding and exciting, and win, lose or draw, has built friendships for life for children and adults alike. Your donations will help keep the club going and build for the future, ensuring football for Jewish children and adults in years to come.

Those walking for Maccabi have asked that their money raised goes towards the redevelopment plans for The Zone which will be encompassing Maccabi and therefore have got the same fundraising page.

Robert ROASTING Selwyn I am 19 years of age and currently studying Economics in Manchester. I am passionate about Leeds United and anything else sport related. I like to be involved within the community and actively help out where ever possible. I play for Leeds Maccabi and think that the plans for the new Maccabi centre are fantastic so think this is a great opportunity to raise some money to help. I like doing different things and firewalking is not something one can do everyday so I am really looking forward to taking on a new challenge.

Please sponsor me!

Joel FRYING Freeman I’m doing this for Maccabi as I have four boys who are all footie mad. They play in various teams for Maccabi so it’s a great opportunity to help raise funds for the new facilities.

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Debbie JALAPENO Jacobs I have decided to do the firewalk for Maccabi as living in a house full of boys the main topic of conversation is football, so I thought if I can’t beat them I better join them. I got involved watching both boys playing football, watching my husband coach the under 10’s and have passed a first aid course to help on match days. The next step for me was to try and help raise money to build a clubhouse for the boys and for the future of Maccabi Leeds.

Please give as much or as little amount of money as you can and maybe come and support me and the others on 30th October.

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Jane TOASTING Tobias I’m 40 years old (just), a qualified personal trainer and have lived in Leeds all my life (good or bad?). I enjoy new, challenging charity events and have climbed ‘three peaks’ and done various 10k charity runs for different charities that I hold ‘close to my heart’!
My son is involved in Maccabi football and my latest challenge ‘Walking on Fire’ is to raise money for the club, to enable them to grow and develop.
Quite looking forward to it actually. 

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Stephen BURNING Baskind I am doing this as a last minute substitute for the injured Adam Kaminsky, as Adam didn’t fancy being the first person ever to do a firewalk hopping! My son plays for Maccabi and I’m up for the challenge so please support me.
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