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46 teams enter JC MSFL for season 2012/13

By Danny Caro, July 10, 2012

Forty-six teams will contest a new-look JC MSFL in season 2012/13.

The league, which finished with 48 sides last season, welcomes three new clubs - AC Mill Hill, Loughton Orient and Tottenham Chutzpah, while Oakwood and Norstar have added B and C team respectively.

The revamped four-tier league features 10 teams in the top divisions with 12 in each of the other three.


Glancy Trophy report 2012

July 10, 2012

There was a major surprise at this year's Glancy tournament after Leeds JGS claimed its first ever success to win the main prize.

Leeds edged out host team Whitefield in a thrilling finale in a competition played under the auspices of the Association of Jewish Golf Clubs and Societies.


Golden girls ready for London stage

By Simon Griver, July 9, 2012

In part two of our focus on the 2012 Olympic Games, we look at some of the top female Israeli athletes who will be looking to raise the bar in London

* Jillian Schwartz
Sport: Pole Vaulting
Date of Birth: September 19, 1979
Born: Evanston, Illinois, US
Honours: 2009 Maccabiah Games gold for Team USA


Dream of Rio beckoning for Laetitia Beck

By Danny Caro, July 6, 2012

While Israel’s top athletes are preparing for the 2012 Olympics in London, two young golfers are setting their sights on the 2016 Games in Rio de Janiero.


Hartsbourne sparkle at John Reubens Cup

July 6, 2012

Hartsbourne won the main prize at the John Reubens Tournament, held at Coombe Hill.

Teams of six, with all players being under 21, represent their club with the four best out of six gross scores counting.

Abridge, Dyrham Park, Hartsbourne and Coombe Hill entered teams and faced a strong challenge with an immaculately prepared course made more testing by a strong wind and thick rough.


Sussex star Field shines

By Danny Caro, July 6, 2012

Daniel Field was in scintillating form with the bat as Sussex claimed back-to-back victories in the Blind Cricket Championship.

The former Maccabi GB Sportsperson of the Year blasted an unbeaten 59 from 50 balls in the seven-wicket victory over Warwickshire. He also chipped in with figures of 1-10 with the ball.


Israel net lacrosse win

By James Masters, July 6, 2012

British pair Natasha Kalmanson and Sacha Stout inspired Israel’s lacrosse teams to victory at the EC12 Festival in Holland.

Kalmanson was part of the women’s team which fought back from a four-goal deficit to claim the title.

Manchester-born Stout was also in the thick of the action, helping the men’s team win all 14 games on their way to glory.


Sanford finishes fourth at Euro Athletics Championships

July 6, 2012

Donald Sanford finished a creditable fourth in the men’s 400m following an impressive showing at the European Championships in Helsinki.

Sanford, who received Israeli citizenship earlier this year, came home in 45.91 seconds, finishing just 0.09
seconds short of a medal position.

Olympic-bound Jillian Schwartz, another American-born Israeli, finished down the field in 11th in the final


Wimbledon: week two review

By Danny Caro, July 6, 2012

Jesse Levine’s run ended at the second round stage as he was elimated by David Goffin in the Men’s singles.

In the Ladies Singles, Italy’s Camila Giorgi progressed to the fourth round before she was well beaten by third seed Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland.


Ram and Erlich relishing third Olympics

By Laura Stadler, July 6, 2012

Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram are relishing the chance to compete at Wimbledon for the second time in a matter of weeks at the upcoming Olympic Games.

Erlich said: "It will be our third Olympics,” he said. "It will be nice to be back here in London on this grass. It’s our favourite surface and we have good memories here. That will be an advantage here at the Olympics.