"This will be a dream come true" - Eliad Benari
Eliad Benari is originally from Israel and moved to New York City four years ago following his wife’s career. He works as a real estate broker in the most competitive market in the world, and provides strategic advice to startups planning to operate in New York City.
A ‘lethal’ right winger, a devoted father, and fierce competitor, Eliad has been an important player in New York City HC successes.
Your handball career before moving to New York City? (when did you start playing, who did you play for, best memories and achievements)
Eliad Benari: I started playing when I was 13 years old. I played for Netaya, later Raanana and for the Israeli National team from age 14-19. My best memory was to be part of Israel being the first time to qualify for the European competition for groups till the age of 19 as well as traveling around the world with the Israeli National team.
Your handball ‘career’ with NYC HC?
Eliad Benari: I started playing for NYC HC very soon after moving to NYC and participated in the Pan American Club Championships in 2016. It’s been amazing to play with the team in Canada, Argentina and practicing every year at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid.
What does it mean to you being a part of The World’s Handball Club?
Eliad Benari: It’s an amazing opportunity to play alongside such great players and feeling at home so far away from home.
First ever to qualify to the Super Globe from NorCa region. What do you think about it? What are your chances to qualify to the Super Globe?
Eliad Benari: This will be a dream come true it’s a great opportunity for us all to stand up to the highest level of players.
By qualifying to the Super Globe 2019 you would become a part of a group to represent a USA club for the first time in a large global event like this. How does this notion keep you motivated?
Eliad Benari: It’s exciting and definitely going to be an amazing memory. In this phase of my playing career gaining memories and experiencing new things is my main motivation.