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David Bogen wins four Taekwon-Do medals

April 22, 2010

TAEKWON-DO David Bogen won four medals at the European Taekwon-Do Championships in Italy.

A former JFS pupil, Bogen brought home two silver and two bronze in both individual categories and team events in a competition featuring 700 participants from 29 countries. Bogen, 31, is a 5th degree black belt and an international instructor and examiner in the martial art.

Bogen said: "The competition was extremely fierce. I was up against European and World champions and am extremely proud of my medal tally."

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South Manx win their cup final

By Danny Caro, April 22, 2010

South Manx completed a traumatic season in style as they beat last season's champions North West Neasden A 3-1 in the Premier Division.

On the verge of folding a month ago, a brace from Neasden old boy Jonny Haik plus one from Jamie Kent helped them finish the season in style against a side featuring old boys Max Shields, Elliot Stern and Ben Lampert.

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Brady and Faithfold reach cup final

April 22, 2010

This year's Maccabi Masters League Henry Swerner Cup will be contested by Brady Maccabi A and Faithfold who came through their respective semi-finals.

Brady kept alive their double hopes after edging out North London Raiders 3-2 courtesy of a brace from Mark Wagman and a penalty from Nick Collins. Spencer Steinberg and Paul Herszaft struck for the Raiders.

Faithfold booked their place in the May 16 final after bypassing newly-crowned Division Two champions EDRS Stonegrove 5-2.

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Jewish cricket season preview

By Danny Caro, April 22, 2010

London Maccabi Vale have won the first silverware of the season after retaining the Maccabi Indoor six-a-side Trophy in Canary Wharf.

Led by Team GB star Saul Weitzman, LMV won all four matches in the round robin tournament.

The outdoor cricket season starts in earnest on Sunday. Ahead of their CCC trip to Beaconsfield on May 2, LMV have secured a sponsorship deal with Bank Hapoalim Private Banking worth £2,000 for the current year.

1st XI captain Adam Brand will be looking to steer the Rowley Lane team back to the top tier of the Middlesex Sunday League.

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Israel promoted from Euro Nations group

By James Martin, April 22, 2010

Two English-based players were instrumental in helping Israel earn promotion from their European Nations Cup group.

Captain Nimrod Kaplan, who plays for London Scottish and Matan Brosh of Barnes helped Israel run in six tries in a 39-0 win against a Greece side coached by France legend Olivier Magne.

Number eight Kaplan ran in two tries, with number three Brosh scoring once, as Israel moved into the fifth tier out of seven for European rugby-playing nations outside of the Six Nations.

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Nomads pull out of Maccabi League

By Danny Caro, April 21, 2010

Update: Following Nomads' demise, it was confirmed that the Maccabi Sunday League will disband for season 2010.

Casual Nomads, the former Stuart Neils Cup winners, have pulled out of the Maccabi Sunday Cricket League.

The Nomads were expecting to be part of a four-team Maccabi League but their decision to pull out on the eve of the campaign has left the Jewish cricket season in crisis.

Outgoing captain Richard Ferrer said: “The writing has been on the wall for some time now. The final straw came when we realised that only three players were available for the first match.

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London Lions maintain title hopes

April 21, 2010

London Lions maintained their Herts Senior County League title hopes with a hard fought 3-3 draw against Cuffley on Tuesday night.

Playing their fifth match in an exhausting 10-day spell, two goals from top-scorer Adam Stolerman plus another from Dean Nyman helped them move to within five points of leaders Baldock Town Letchworth with three games in hand.

Lions boss Tony Gold said: “The amount of games we are playing is starting to take its toll on players. Not even the professionals play this much football and it's only getting tougher.

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Cohen appointed GB Open Futsal manager

April 21, 2010

Jonathan Cohen will manage Team GB’s Open futsal squad at next year’s European Maccabi Games in Vienna.

Assisted by Dan Kleinman, Cohen was part of the Maccabi GB masters’ futsal team that competed at the 2008 European Maccabi Football Trophy. He will also serve as player-manager of the Masters squad competing for the trophy in Torremolinos.

The pair, who are FA approved futsal coaches, led the under 18 futsal squad at last summer’s Maccabiah Games.

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London Lions overcome Wormley Rovers

April 20, 2010

London Lions boosted their HSCL Premier Division title hopes after securing a valuable 2-0 away win at fellow high-flyers Wormley Rovers.

Goals from Adam Stolerman and James Gershfield did the damage in a stunning first-half display.

Travelling to Wormley two days after the controversial 2-2 draw at Met Police Bushey, the Lions blew the hosts away with an exhilarating display in the opening 45 minutes.

Still missing the injured Rob Glass, Lee Cash, Andy Myers and Jon Ellis, Lions just managed to get 13 players together 85 per cent of whom were playing their third game in five days.

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Faithfold and Brady reach Masters Cup final

By Jeremy Silverstone, April 19, 2010

This year’s Maccabi Masters League Henry Swerner Cup will be contested by Brady Maccabi A and Faithfold who came through their respective semi-finals.

Brady kept alive their double hopes after edging out North London Raiders 3-2 courtesy of a brace from Mark Wagman and a penalty from Nick Collins. Spencer Steinberg and Paul Herszaft struck for the Raiders.

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