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New chairman for Team GB

By Danny Caro, November 25, 2009

The GB Maccabiah and European Organising Committee have appointment of Darryl Lee as chairman and Adam Solomons as vice-chairman of both the European and Maccabiah Games GB football teams.

In addition Maccabi GB announced that the pair will hold the same positions for the GB football teams at the Pan American and Australia Games.

Lee and Solomons will be responsible for overseeing the management and coaching of teams for the selected international Maccabi competitions concluding with the 19th Maccabiah Games in Israel in 2013.


London Lions maintain top spot

By Danny Caro, November 25, 2009

London Lions maintained top spot in the Herts County Premier League with a 4-1 win over Lemsford.

Daniel Stanton, a brace from Adam Stolerman and young Ben Ellis ensured another three points were secured.

Lions manager Tony Gold was once again without several regulars which meant handing Adam Hakimi his first team debut at the heart of defence.


FC Team edge closer to London FA Junior Cup

By Danny Caro, November 24, 2009

FC Team cruised into the last 16 of the London FA Junior Cup after beating Racing Chiswick 3-0.

After receiving a walkover in the previous round, FC Team came into the game seeking a victory that would put them into the last 16 of the LFAJC for the first time. They were up against a team in form in the shape of Racing Chiswick - who were on a unbeaten run stretching back to February in the West End AFA Premier Division – so were under no illusions as to the size of their task.


Salita targets Khan’s ‘vulnerable chin’

By Danny Caro and Mike Sinclair, November 24, 2009

The big fight might be over a week away but Dmitry Salita has started the mind games after saying that he intends to take advantage of Amir Khan's vulnerable chin ahead of the WBA light-welterweight title fight on December 5.

Ukrainian-born Salita wants to follow Breidis Prescott's example from 2008 by knocking out Khan in the bout at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle.

"His chin is definitely an area of vulnerability," Salita said. "It's not just because of Prescott that he's vulnerable. He has been knocked down a whole bunch of other times.”


Top Northern Jewish Cricket League award shared

By Danny Caro, November 23, 2009

Simon Williams and Akiva Lieberman are the joint winners of the Northern Jewish Cricket League’s Senior Player of the Year.

The top junior award went to Andrew Williams.

The accolades were presented at the league’s AGM where chairman Jonny Wineberg, the Vice-President of the Jewish Representative Council, stepped down after four years. Steven Glicher, the co-captain of South Manchester Jewish, is the league’s new chairman.


Andy Ram makes winning start at ATP finals

November 23, 2009

Andy Ram and Max Mirnyi made a flying start at the Barclays ATP World Tour finals at the 02 Arena in London.

The Israel-Belarus team beat brothers, Bob and Mike Bryan of America 6-4, 6-4.


Maccabi GB appoints three new directors

By Danny Caro, November 23, 2009

Michael Bibring, David Kyte and Gary Phillips have been appointed directors at Maccabi GB.

A former player at Wingate and in the MSFL, Bibring brought home gold and silver in cycling and the triathlon from the 18th Maccabiah Games. He is strategically involved in the MWB Group Plc hotel operations, and is also a Partner in the Alternative Hotel Group, owners of the De Vere and Village Hotel brands.


Zaki snubs Portsmouth over Israelis

By Danny Caro, November 23, 2009

Portsmouth target Amr Zaki did not join the Premier League club because it was run by Israelis, reports claim.

The Egyptian striker was close to joining the South Coast strugglers but has since gone cold after Avram Grant took over as Director of Football.

The Zamalek striker, who impressed in the first half of the 2008-09 season with Wigan, has long been a target for Portsmouth shareholder Sulaiman Al-Fahim.


Shock win for Highgate and Muswell Hill

By Danny Caro, November 19, 2009

Highgate & Muswell Hill Under 18 were top of the shocks after they dumped Premier Division London Maccabi Lions B out of the Peter Morrison Trophy with a 3-2 victory at Rowley Lane.

Avishai Kestenbaum (2) plus one from Josh Hirschowitz set up a second round clash against North West Neasden B for the youngest team in the competition. Jonathan Green bagged a brace for the Lions but it was not enough to stop the Watford Friendly League outfit.


North London Raiders go top of League 2

By James Martin, November 19, 2009

Elliot Espinoza proved the matchwinner as North London Raiders B went top of Division Two following a see-saw encounter against London Maccabi Lions C at Rowley Lane.

With his side trailing to an early volley from Sam Rosenthal, Espinoza delivered the first of three moments of magic, levelling on 17 minutes with a stunning 25-yard volley after Lions had failed to clear their lines.