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Lions Ladies ready to roar

By James Masters, June 18, 2012

London Lions Ladies are stepping up their recruitment drive after confirming their entry into next season’s Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire League.

European Maccabi Games star Hollie Springer is helping to mould a squad capable of challenging for success next term, but is keen to add fresh talent over the next few weeks.

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Hartsbourne star after proving Abridge too far

By James Masters, June 18, 2012

Hartsbourne swept the board at Abridge Golf Club as they dominated the Metropolitan Tournament.

With adverse weather conditions forcing players to compete over nine holes rather than 18, it was Hartsbourne who shone brightest amid the gloom.

The Bushey club eased to victory in the men’s and ladies best net and gross as well as the combined ladies and men’s net gross.

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Josh keeps on jumping

By James Masters, June 18, 2012

Joshua Newman continued his golden year after claiming the top prize in the North West National Trampoline Gala in Liverpool.

Newman, who has won four gold medals, two silvers and a bronze in his past six competitions, will now hope to round off his season with victory at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham next month.

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Teddy gets Maccabiah opening

By Simon Griver, June 18, 2012

The Israeli government has announced that the opening ceremony of the 2013 Maccabiah Games has been switched from Ramat Gan to Jerusalem’s Teddy Stadium.

A new stand, which is currently being built, will increase capacity to 31,000 for next summer’s Games as well as the final of the Euro 2013 under -21 championships.

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Team GB eye rugby gold

June 18, 2012

Rugby boss Jon Tyler has set his sights on leading Team GB to a golden summer at the 2013 Maccabiah Games.

Team GB are planning to send open teams for both the 15-a-side and rugby sevens competition as well as under-16 and under-19 squads.

Tyler is expecting over 70 players to make the trip to Israel and is looking to run the rule over the squads at the next training session on June 24.

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Lee to fly the flag

By Simon Griver, June 18, 2012

The Olympic Committee of Israel is expected to name women’s world windsurfing champion Lee Korzits as the Israeli flag bearer at next month’s Olympic opening ceremony.

Korzits, 28, is expected to get the nod ahead of Beijing windsurfer bronze medalist Shahar Zuberi, because the OCI feel it is the turn of a woman to carry the flag.

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Benayoun to decide future

By Simon Griver, June 18, 2012

Yossi Benayoun’s future will be decided in the coming days with the Israel captain looking set to remain in London.

Chelsea have received inquiries from Spurs, West Ham and QPR about the availability of the 32-year-old midfielder, while Arsenal may yet bid to offer Benayoun a permanent contract following his loan spell with the Gunners.

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Hendon boss Garbacz hits back

By Danny Caro, June 11, 2012

The football season may be over but the war of words between two of the JC MSFL’s most prominent figures shows no signs of ending.

Last week, Jamie Cole, the former manager of North West Neasden, played down the claims of Hendon boss David Garbacz who described his treble winning team as “greatest” that the MSFL has ever seen.

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Nyman is top Lion

By Danny Caro, June 11, 2012

Dean Nyman collected two pieces of silverware at London Lions’ end of season awards.

The striker capped an excellent campaign after he was confirmed manager Tony Gold’s Player of the Season. He also received the top-scorer prize.

Defender Kyle Bentwood was named Players’ Player of the Season, while Jordan Nathan was named top young player.

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Rugby joy for Israel

June 11, 2012

The Israel national rugby team has been promoted into Division 2B of the European Nations Cup.

A 15-0 victory against Denmark in front of 1,500 spectators at Wingate Stadium saw them finish the job in style.

First-half tries from prop Matan Brosh and Adrian Reinstein put Israel in command. Reinstein sealed the win with a brilliant solo effort in the second half.

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