Following a successful trip to San Francisco last year, Maccabi GB has selected a 35-man squad that will travel to Denver for the 2010 JCC Maccabi Games in August.
Team GB has participated in the event for 16 consecutive years with more than 1,000 young people taking part in the largest event for Jewish teen athletes in the world.
As the motto More than Just Sport explains, the event encompasses other key aspects’. They aim to promote the health, physical fitness and the well-being of Jewish youth through their participation in recreational and athletic activities. The social aspect is also high on the agenda as sports-minded youngsters are hosted at families. Off the pitch, athletes will also have the opportunity to learn about cultures of different Jewish communities.
Team GB Delegation Head Brian, who leads the squad alongside wife, Helena, said: “We are absolutely delighted with the quality of the squad and management team which includes participants from Glasgow, Belfast, Birmingham, Manchester and London.
“We are confident of returning home with a haul of medals and, more importantly, plenty of new friends.”
7-a-side Football: Oliver Donne, Greg Feld, , Taylor Gershon, Adam Gold, Teddie Levenfiche, Joe Perl, Kayne Rayner, Jake Rinsler, David Seitler, Oran Sheldon, Sam Zerovabeli. Managers: Matt Travers and Rob Richman
Swimming: Naomi Ayrton, Joshua Bekhor, Chloe Egelnick, Annie Hyman, Hannah Nagar, Alex Plehn, Jon Luke Summerfield. Manager: Abbi Pinnick
Tennis: Laurence Greenberg, Max Goott, Todd Heller, Sam Lewis, Jordan Mizrachi, Sam Phillips, Zac Skry, Oliver Tuch. Manager: Debra Silver
Track and Field: Natasha Collins, Nirvana Mitchell, Jamie Nagioff, Stanley Offord, Joe Ross, Jack Stern, Simon Zeffert. Manager: Neil Taylor
Golf: Marc Brenner, James Golten. Manager: Claire Richman