The Haifa Real Housing Underdogs
is an amateur American football
team based in Haifa, Israel
, playing in the Israeli Football League
Haifa Underdogs was established at 2005
, the year that the IFL was established. In 2007
team became a part of the IFL which was at the time joined under the AFI
The 90's and 2000's - Unofficial games
has been played weekly since the 90's
and in the turn of the century
, was mainly located at Haifa's "Sportec" field. The games were unofficial, and gathered players from Haifa, Krayot
, Ein HaShofet
, and from other places in the North of Israel. Parallel to those games, similar games took place at Tel Aviv
's "Sportec" field played by the residents of Gush Dan
. Once a month or so, friendly games were scheduled between the Haifa's players and Tel Aviv's players. Most of those games ended with the victory of Tel Aviv's team, which in turn lead to the Haifa's team name, the Underdogs, reminding the players that the team's place and respect must be earned each time they take the field.
2005-06 Season - The Israeli Football League
In 2005 the club was established as Haifa's first and only representative in the Israeli Football League
. In the season of 2005
, the club won the first ever IFL championship. In the finals, that took place at the Baptist village
, on June 23 2006
, the Underdogs defeated the Tel Aviv Pioneers
by the score of 37-14.
2006-07 Season - First fully equipped......