In 2012, Liam decided to arrange a soccer match between the two schools to highlight that, despite their different religious backgrounds, they had a lot in common, especially on the sports field.
Since then, Liam’s sports day, which was called Interfaith Day grew to include Bishops Diocesan College as well , thus bringing Jewish, Muslim and Christian boys together for the love of sport. He saw it as a way to unite through sport.
Rohan played in a few of these Interfaith days when he was still at Herzlia, and before his diagnosis. He excelled in whatever sport he played, and soccer was no exception.
After Rohan passed away, Liam approached Rod, Rohan’s dad, and asked if he would agree to renaming the Interfaith Day after Rohan, who had clearly left his mark and a very deep impression on the game. Rod was very moved and instantly agreed, as it would help keep Rohan’s legacy alive.
And so the Rohan Bloom Interfaith Day was born and has become synonymous with school children playing sport and coming together despite religious differences and in honour of those fighting cancer. Just as Liam showed the players that religion doesn’t divide or distinguish them, neither does cancer.
The Rohan Bloom Interfaith Day has now expanded to include netball, chess and debating and Liam has also invited Springfield Convent For Girls to join Herzlia, Islamia and Bishops.
The Rohan Bloom Interfaith Day is a celebration of Rohan’s life and passion for sport and at the same time brings children together regardless of their backgrounds, religious beliefs or differences.
The Rohan Bloom Interfaith Day has become an annual event for the Foundation, and is a day which we are very proud of. A day which honours not only Rohan, but the love and power of sport to unite all children.