The Israel Football Association signed Nora Haeuptle yesterday to two-year contract with an option for an additional two years to become the first ever technical director of women's football in Israel. Haeuptle, who is originally from Switzerland will begin the position on December 1 and will be responsible for the development of women’s football for all age groups, as well as appointing the professional staff for the various teams, coaching the senior team, managing the centers of excellence and academia for women and leading training and coaching courses in women’s football.
Yossi Sharabi, CEO of the Football Association: "We are committed to promoting, developing and nurturing women's football, which we believe has enormous potential in Israel, and the appointment of Nora Haeuptle is game changer. The Football Association has invested a lot of resources in the arrival of a senior, professional figure with an impressive resume to lead the women’s football. I have met Nora several times and the impression is that she is a first-rate professional. We are not afraid of revolutions, we are ready for a long and orderly process and we believe that Nora will make a great contribution to the change that we all long for and do for his benefit".
Nora Haeuptle: “I’m very satisfied that I’ve signed with the IFA and enthusiastic to represent Israeli football and its outstanding values as the new oach of the Women´s National Team and Technical Director. I thank the IFA leaders for the confidence they have placed in me and I’m looking forward to starting together a successful journey with my new staff and team. I see a lot of potential for the Israeli Women’s Football and I’m very excited to develop an ambitious new vision following the announced “Israeli Way”. All together we can create a bright future based on the development and empowerment of the Israeli Players, Coaches, Referees, Functionaries and Clubs.”