GB appoint Maccabiah Futsal managers

February 3, 2012

The management teams for Junior, Youth, Open and Masters Futsal at the 2013 Maccabiah Games in Israel have been announced by Maccabi GB, in partnership with UJIA.

The Junior (Under 16) squad will be managed by Laurence Myers and Scott Warren. The pair represented GB at the Maccabiah Games in 2009 and bring with them a wealth of managerial experience that will stand the young squad in good stead as they prepare for Israel.

Sammy Carr and Jonny Blain will lead the Youth (Under 18) squad. Carr and Blain successfully led the Junior Futsal squad at the European Maccabi Games in Vienna last summer, surpassing all expectations by bringing home the bronze medal.

Jonathan Cohen has been named manager for the Open Futsal squad. Cohen was recently named manager for the Maccabi GB Futsal team that is currently performing well in the National FA Futsal League Division Two.

He has played a key role in recent years in getting the sport recognition and has plenty of experience under his belt. Cohen was part of the Maccabi GB Masters futsal team that competed at the 2008 European Maccabi Football Trophy, and then led the Masters team to gold in the 2010 EMFT in Torremolinos. He also led the Open Futsal team to Silver in Vienna at last summer's European Maccabi Games.

Adam Lustigman and Max Radford will lead the challenge of the Masters squad. Lustigman managed the Masters' squad at last summer’s EMG, steering them to silver, whilst Radford represented MGB both at the 2009 Maccabiah Games and the 2011 European Maccabi Games.

David Pinnick, General Team Manager of Team GB, commented: "We received a number of applications for the managerial positions and are confident that we have chosen the right men for the job.

"Each and every manager we have selected has experience at International Maccabi GB Games level and they will pass this experience on to their respective squads.

"In recent months Maccabi GB have put a real focus on developing Futsal within the community and we will go to Israel next summer expecting to win medals as opposed to hoping."

Last updated: 11:44am, February 3 2012