Jonny Cohen, manager of the Maccabi GB Open futsal squad, is targeting a medal after naming the squad for next year's European Maccabi Games in Vienna.
Under Cohen, MGB have competed at two Maccabi European Futsal Trophies in Madrid and Torremolinos as well as last year's Maccabiah Games in Israel. He believes that the nine-man squad has the best possible chance of bringing home silverware.
"I feel ready to put these experiences to best use this summer in Vienna," said Cohen who will utilise the services of Brazilian futsal coach James de Rossa, who manages National League futsal team London United.
The management team trio is completed by assistant player-manager Daniel Sugarman of Redbridge Jewish Care.
Cohen said: "The squad represents an excellent blend of youth, experience, flair, ability and character. We have been training for several weeks and having spoken to each player individually, it has been established that there is deep-rooted belief and a collective goal to bring back a medal. In addition to which, the entire squad is determined to prepare in the most professional fashion, and with captain Motti Colman setting the standards the team has the best possible chance of achieving this goal.
"From a personal point of view, I am equally determined to come back with a medal and, at the same time, I am also extremely keen for the squad to enjoy a hugely enriching Jewish cultural experience that these games represent."
Squad: Daniel Sugarman (assistant- player-manager - Redbridge), Motti Colman (capt – London Maccabi Lions) Danny Berliner (London Lions & North London Raiders), Adam Joselyn (North London Raiders), Lee Bibring (London Maccabi Lions), Jonathan Green (London Maccabi Lions), Sam Arghebant (London Maccabi Lions), Adam Klein (North West Neasden), Russell Goldstein (Ilford FC), Ben Sollosi (Redbridge)