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Who says Jewish football is dead?

By Danny Caro, April 29, 2010

There were goals galore at the Maccabi GB Primary League finals at Wingate & Finchley on a day when the results all went the way of the form book.

Seven teams lined up for the junior football showpiece that separated the men from the boys.

The finals took place a year after the future of the Jewish youth game in London looked in doubt following the demise of the AJY League. Since then, a number of players joined the revamped Maccabi league with supporters treated to a real sporting spectacle at the Abrahams Stadium.


Norstar held by last minute Glenthorne goal

By James Martin, April 29, 2010

Glenthorne United boss David Blitz is predicting a bright future for his side as they finished off a dramatic season for the club by grabbing a last-minute equaliser to keep alive their automatic promotion hopes against fellow high-flyers Norstar.

Facing a five-way tussle to go up from the JC MSFL Division Four, it looked like a season which has seen Glenthorne's A team fold from the Premier League, would end in defeat for Blitz's men, after an 82nd minute strike by Nick Benson put Norstar ahead.


FC Team in contention for promotion

April 29, 2010

Goals from Laurence Judah, Neil Weyman and Richard Salmon guaranteed FC Team a top four finish in the Middlesex County League Division One.

Speaking after the 3-1 win over Regents Park, manager Mitch Young said: "With three games remaining, we are now in a realistic position to secure promotion to the Premier League."


Four Brits part of winning Israel American Football

April 29, 2010


Four olim have helped Team SWAN clinch the Women's American Football Israel League.

Tammy Hammer and Tali Stemmer from Hendon, and Daniella Kon and Leora Fidler from Golders Green – were key players for the squad set up last summer. Little was expected from them at the beginning of the season but they lifted the league trophy in front of a capacity filled Kraft Stadium in Jerusalem.


Maccabi Water Polo promoted

April 29, 2010


Maccabi Water Polo UK have been promoted from the Men's Winter League Division Two as champions.

Victory was confirmed in the final game of the season where they beat Blue Marlins 10-7, pipping West London Penguin to the title.


Can one club make us super?

By Danny Caro, April 29, 2010

The collapse of the Maccabi Sunday League has been on the cards for some time. The standard of the league has seen a rapid decline with the top teams and players having moved to the Middlesex Sunday League.

Players are dropping out for a variety of reasons with the key factors including work and family commitments for a sport that on average, cuts into a large chunk of the weekend.


Birmingham City target Israeli Awat

By Simon Griver, April 29, 2010

Birmingham City have reportedly made enquiries about Real Mallorca goalkeeper Dudu Awat.

Indications are that Awat is available for £1.7 million if Birmingham are unable to extend Joe Hart's loan deal from Manchester City. But with Mallorca in fourth place in La Liga and well placed to qualify for the Champions League, Awat would be reluctant to leave.

Hapoel Tel Aviv moved into pole position to clinch their first Israeli Premier Division title for 10 years after beating long-time leaders Maccabi Haifa.

Maaran Lala's winner lifted Hapoel above Haifa on goal difference.


Richard Goodman wins World Cross Country

By Brian Sacks, April 29, 2010


Richard Goodman overcame the twin setbacks of a broken wrist and a 36-hour coach journey to win the World Schools Cross Country Championships in the Slovak Republic.

Taking over the lead at the halfway point, Goodman spent the remainder of the 5.1 km race in isolation, winning by a 30-second margin.


Jewish cricket plans shake-up

By Danny Caro, April 29, 2010

Radical plans to shake up Jewish cricket in London were being discussed this week after Maccabi Cricket chairman Richard Mitchell stepped down from his post.

A new committee will be set up in an attempt to resurrect the sport. Michael Ziff, (inset) chairman of Team GB cricket at last year's Maccabiah, has discussed his vision with Maccabi GB Head of Sport Daniel Collins.

Ziff's plan is based on the establishment of a Jewish super-club, using the model of London Maccabi Vale, whose Rowley Lane base houses a thriving colts section.


London Lions close in on HSCL title

April 28, 2010

London Lions’ title hopes were given a major boost on Tuesday night when they moved to within two points of top spot after thumping Bovingdon 5-0 in the Herts Senior County League Premier Division.

Goals from top-scorer Adam Stolerman (2), James Gershfield (2) and David Soutar saw them close the gap on Wormley Rovers who were beaten 1-0 by the Met Police.

Tony Gold’s men, who have two games in hand on Rovers, were further boosted by news that title rivals Baldock Town Letchworth were deducted three points for fielding a suspended player in the 5-0 win over Codicote March 13.