Netanya is a city in the Northern Central District of Israel, and is the capital of the surrounding Sharon plain. It is located on the West coast, on the Mediterranean Sea shoreline, 30 km (18.64 mi) north of Tel Aviv, and 56 km (34.80 mi) south of Haifa. The Poleg Stream and Wingate Institute are located in the southern border of Netanya, which has been labeled the City of Sport. It hosts a newly built stadium, home of Maccabi Netanya, one of the most successful soccer teams in Israel. Netanya’s 14 kilometers (8.7 mi) of beaches have made the city a very popular tourist resort. It has a population of about 200,000 citizens and hosts several academic institutions, one of which is the venue of the proposed current congress, the Zinman College of Physical Education and Sport Sciences.
Symposium Venue: The Zinman College for Physical Education and Sport Sciences:
The Wingate Institute was established in 1957. The facility serves as the host facility for numerous Israeli national teams as well as the Zinman College, which is the largest physical education teacher’s institution in Israel. The College offers bachelor’s and master’s programs as well as a wide selection of pre- and postgraduate programs and complementary in-service training courses for instructors and coaches. A yearly turnover of some 3000 persons is currently reported
In June the weather is warm in Israel. Temperatures are typically around 30 degrees Celsius with excellent bathing conditions. All venues and hotel rooms are fully air-conditioned. Air-conditioned bus transportation to and from hotels in the city will be provided in the morning and afternoon.