JCC Games update

By Danny Caro, August 5, 2009

Team GB's JCC Games squad have got their campaign under way in style with an early gold in San Francisco.

A team featuring Daniel Cohen, Joshua Dobias and Yoni Smith won the boy’s table tennis event with Smith

following in the footsteps of his uncle, Maccabiah star Dov Katz, finishing first in their group.

Katz said: "As vice chair of the Maccabi GB Table Tennis Committee, one of my key roles is to select individuals for the JCC Games each year. With the Maccabiah this year, selection for the JCC Games was tough. The boys have done everyone proud with this fantastic achievement. I am delighted for them. On a personal basis for my nephew to win gold is a dream come true."

The largest event for Jewish teen athletes in the world, GB have sent a squad to the JCC Games for the 15th year. The competition features 10 days of sporting and social fun. The delegation features 19 athletes in six different sports - boys Under 14 seven-a-side football, golf, table tennis, tennis, track & field and swimming.

Team GB Squad:

U14 Boys Football: Joshua Ben-Moshe, Zachory Cohen, Anthony Dwek, Saul Green, Michael Kenley, Nirvana Mitchell, James Nagioff, Stanley Offord, Jack Payne, Eddy Wax

Golf: Marc Brenner, James Golten

Swimming: Hannah Nagar

Table Tennis: Daniel Cohen, Joshua Dobias, Yoni Smith

Tennis: Matthew Niman

Track and Field: Zachary Skry, Simon Zeffertt

The athletes will be accompanied by Heads of Delegation, Valerie Herman and Nicholas Parnes and Managers Matt Travers & Ben Travers (football), Allan Bailey (table tennis), Alexis Williams (tennis/golf), Sophie Koehne (track and field), Lori Greenglass (swimming/golf)

    Last updated: 2:22pm, August 5 2009