Israeli professional football leagues
The Israeli Professional Football Leagues (IPFL) is the responsible body for the two professional football leauges in Israel. it was founded in August 2014 by the professional clubs of the first division premier league (Ligat Ha’al) and the second division national league (Liga Leumint) in Conjunction with the israeli football association (IFA)
The IPFL is a private company that operates on a non-profit basis. The shareholders of the IPFL are the clubs of the top two divisions, who each season are allocated shares based on the position of the club in the top two divisions. the IPFL board is comprised of 18 members with voting rights based on the position of the clubs represented. in addition, the IPFL operates an executive committee, that is comprised of seven directors, who oversee the ongoing activities of the IPFL. the first IPFL chairman, MR. Yoram Bauman, Chairman of publicis group in Israel, owners of the baumann ber rivnay saatchi & saatchi, publicis, Leo Burnett and Zenith media advertising agencies. The founding CEO was MR. Oren Hasson. The IPFL works in close coordination with IFA and in this respect, is subject to the laws and regulations of FIFA and UEFA, the IPFL is an active member of the European professional football leagues (EPFL).
Among the goals of the IPFL, as expressed in its regulations, is the exclusive responsibility for management and development of the financial and commercial activity of the top two leagues including media rights, advertising and sponsorship, branding and increasing exposure. this responsibility is directly connected to the IPFL’S unending efforts to continually improve the viewing experience for fans of Israeli football, both in stadia and in the media, increasing competition and broadening the base of support of Israeli football, through development of new and untapped audiences, community involvement, emphasis on educational and sporting values and a pro-active approach to fighting, preventing and eventually eradicating any violence and/or racism in the Israeli football environment.