At that time, St. George’s playing field was the site of these sports events, despite its sorry condition. It was a real pity that nothing was done to rehabilitate this field, which was considered the only lung for the sports body in Jerusalem.  Players were recruited and taken care of by Mr. Rimon N. Zabaneh (Abu Tareq), the physical director, who, with the Sports Committee and many qualified staff and volunteers, who supervised, trained, and coached different age groups and teams in football, basketball, volleyball, handball, and table tennis. 
Some clubs imported coaches and trainers who led training courses. Visiting teams often tried to attract some of their players, and a number of them did actually go to the United States. Some remained abroad to study and play for various teams, and others returned. In spite of the limited support and lack of real training and coaching, there were talented players who played extraordinary football.
The sport journalist Wassef Daher describes that period as, “I do not exaggerate when I say that watching Musa Al Toubassi and Hatem Salah, the magnificent players, was a great joy to us all. A few players, however, were not as fortunate as others. They did not have the chance to be chosen by foreign scouts and play abroad. The talent was born and buried here, and deprived of the right to become famous, which could have been advantageous not only for the players themselves but for Palestine as well.”
At the same time, closing the clubs and suspending the football games was considered an egregious mistake committed by the Unified National Leadership of the Uprising (UNLU) at that time. In addition to its national and social importance, football, as well as other games, constituted the ideal means for maintaining good health for the citizens. The situations at that time required the leadership to maintain engagement with the citizens in football and other games. Besides the occupation, the blame has to be put on the national movement, which was not fully aware of the importance of sports and its potent power in improving many life spheres. It might be more nationalistic if the athletic clubs stayed open to their members, so they could maintain their physical abilities and skills.
The West Bank and Gazan strands of Palestinian culture only began to reconnect after the 1967 war, in the unexpected environment of a Jewish state.  After 1967, sports could bring the West Bank and Gaza Sector together, it helped in uniting the Palestinian people together especially cities and villages. Although the biggest obstacle in the development of sports in the West Bank and Gaza Sector was the occupation, the period of 1967 - 1994 witnessed a significant growth in sports compared to that in other Arab countries. Of course, this progress is attributed to the social-athletic clubs, Rabitat al-Andiya and the efforts which were made by the sports leadership in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Al-Rabita was an umbrella that brought all clubs in the West Bank together. Actually, it functioned as a Ministry of Sports. As a nongovernmental institution al-Rabita proved to work and achieve good results. It has been dismantled by the PNA after 1994 and replaced by governmental institutions such as the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Palestine Football Association