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Crown backs new head coach

By Darren Witcoop, June 4, 2015

Cliff Crown has backed Brentford’s bold move to overhaul their management team for next season.

The Bees chairman formed part of the boardroom’s shock decision to revamp the club’s structure.

Mark Warburton, who masterminded Brentford’s march to the Championship play-off semi finals, has moved on with Dutchman Marinus Dijkhuizen replacing him as head coach.


Ben Haim returns home to Maccabi Tel Aviv

By Simon Griver, June 4, 2015

Tal Ben Haim has signed a two-year deal with Maccabi Tel Aviv.

The 33-year-old defender and Israel national team captain is returning to the club that he left in 2004 to launch his successful Premier League career in England.

He said: "I feel that now is the right time to come home and to come back to Maccabi.


Bridge players must raise their game, says Jacobs

By Danny Caro, June 4, 2015

David Jacobs admits Team Maccabi GB's Bridge players must put itself back on the map ahead of next month's European Maccabi Games in Berlin.

Sports Chair Jacobs will spearhead a squad of four players - Irving and Joy Blakely are preparing for their first EMG, while Jeffrey Morris and Stuart Shalom hope their experience of 2011 in Vienna will stand them in good stead.


London Maccabi Vale win CVL opener

June 4, 2015

London Maccabi Vale made a flying start to the Chess Valley League season with a seven-wicket victory over Long Marston.

Early morning rain put the start time back at Rowley Lane in a match reduced to 40 overs-a-side.



Israel rugby on track for Euros, says Feld

June 2, 2015

Jon Feld believes Israel can build on their recent series against London Pumas at the European Sevens Championships in Croatia.

The travelling Pumas team came away with a credible 2-2 draw against Israel’s national rugby team and Development XV at Park Hayarkon in Tel Aviv.


Euro golfers can bring home gold, says Green

June 2, 2015

Ben Green insists Team Maccabi GB Golf can maintain their winning formula ahead of next month's European Maccabi Games.

TMGB will send squads in the Open and Masters competitions in Berlin, led by player-managers Ben Brownson and Russell Nathan.

One player who hopes that history repeats itself is Zak Talbot, who won the Men’s Open Handicap Gold medal at the 2011 EMG in Vienna.


Guttman names 25-squad for Bosnia test

By Simon Griver, June 2, 2015

Israel manager Eli Guttman has named a 25-man squad for next week's vital Euro 2016 qualifier away to Bosnia.

Defeats against Wales and Belgium in March have left Israel with an uphill task to gain automatic qualification in Group B.


Medal flurry for Hurleys

By Brian Sacks, June 1, 2015

The three younger members of the Hurley family each won medals and set personal bests at the Hertfordshire Championships in Watford.

Jessica Hurley’s victory in the under-17 400m, in 59.29, saw her climb to ninth in the UK U17 rankings.

Rebecca won silver in the U20 400m hurdles in 71.64, while Greg took bronze in the U15 300m in 41.39.


England FC win Olim Cup

June 1, 2015


Terry Newman described England FC's cup final success over Inter Tel Aviv as a "remarkable achievement" after they rounded off a superb second half of the season with a commanding victory.

The win saw England add another trophy to their cabinet after returning the Pesach Cup to Israel.


Maccabi Masters review: May 31

By Jeremy Silverstone, June 1, 2015

Mike Lax helped Waldaf Town pip HMH to third place in Division One of the Maccabi Masters Football League.

A solitary effort from Lax ensured Waldaf clinched the points in the final match of the MMFL season in a game where Scrabble Harmen's stand-in goalkeeper Paul Gelernter produced a series of heroic saves.