Peters and Slavin appointed EMFT managers

By Danny Caro, February 1, 2012
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Phil Peters and Jamie Slavin have been retained as managers for the Maccabi GB Open Football team competing at the forthcoming European Maccabi Football Trophy in Marseilles.

The Norstar duo will help the Maccabi GB's Open Football team defend the trophy at the end of April.

The sixth EMFT will take place in Marseilles from April 29 to May 1 and will see teams from a number of Maccabi organisations all over Europe take part in a festival of football.

Peters said: "Jamie and I were delighted to be asked to defend the European Maccabi Football Trophy which we won in Torremolinos in 2010.

"The chance to go and represent Maccabi GB in Marseille was just too good to turn down and we will go to France with the intention of bringing the trophy home once again.

"Like last time, we'd love to hear from players throughout the MSFL and the MJSL who might be interested in getting involved.

"We had a fantastic group of players last time spanning the five divisions of the MSFL.

"This might not be the Maccabiah Games but it is an opportunity to represent your country in an international Maccabi competition and fly the flag on the continent."

Daniel Collins, the Maccabi GB Vice-Chairman and Head of Sport, said: "To have the opportunity to represent Maccabi GB in Europe is really exciting for everyone involved.

"With the management team we have in place, I am confident that the Open team can retain the trophy and more importantly, enhance the reputation of Maccabi GB around Europe."

Maccabi GB, in partnership with UJIA, will hold trials in London and Manchester on the evenings of February 12 and 19.

Update: The first EMFT trial is being held at Rowley Lane this Sunday, from 6-7.30pm. Anyone interested should email: philipjpeters@gmail.com.

If you are interested in representing Maccabi GB in Marseilles, contact Daniel Morris on 020 8457 2333 or email: enquiries@maccabigb.org.

Last updated: 4:28pm, February 8 2012