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Feihaber makes World Cup bow

By Danny Caro, June 18, 2010

Benny Feilhaber came off the bench to help the USA come from 0-2 down to draw against Slovenia at the World Cup on Friday afternoon.

Having missed out in the 1-1 draw against England last weekend, the former Derby County and Maccabiah star was thrown on at the start of the second half by coach Bob Bradley, replacing Robbie Findley.

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Israelis handed tough draw at Wimbledon

By Danny Caro, June 18, 2010

Shahar Peer’s hopes of reaching the world’s top 10 received a blow when she was given a tough first round match against former No. 1 Ana Ivanovic at Wimbledon.

Seeded 13 for the grand slam, which starts on Monday, Peer will be looking to avoid her second consecutive first-round defeat following her elimination from the ATP AEGON tournament at Eastbourne.

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Newman for Redbridge at London Youth Games

June 17, 2010

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Josh Newman has been selected to represent Redbridge at the London Youth Games in July.

Newman trialled against youngsters aged five plus and was picked with three other competitors all at national level.

Newman recently won the Under 13 E grading competition in Ipswich which should see him through to the final grade before he can compete at nationals.

Newman will be competing at the new Under 13 national C grade.

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Bruck takes gold at Veterans Championships

June 17, 2010

Roger Bruck completed his second hat-trick of victories in the Southern Counties Veterans Championships.

Having won the British Masters Indoor Pentathlon in January, Bruck went on to win the sprint, high jump and long jump in the indoor meeting at Lee Valley.

Competing in the same championships but outdoors at Ashford, Bruck repeated his victories in the same three events.

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Halter takes five golds at Middlesex Masters

June 17, 2010

Susan Halter won five gold medals at the Middlesex Masters Championship at Southbury Leisure Centre in Enfield.

Competing in the 80-84 year age group, Halter won the 50m freestyle, 50m backstroke and 200m freestyle to help Camden Swiss Cottage come home first in two relays.

Halter, a former Olympian, will next be in action at the British Masters Championships in Glasgow on June 20.

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Pinner confirm deal with two clubs

June 17, 2010

Preparations for Pinner JFC's 25th anniversary season are gathering momentum after the club confirmed tie-up deals with two Football League clubs.

Having joined the club in 2001, chairman Les Conway has ensured that the club has kept pace with the leading lights of the amateur game. He set an objective to guarantee that Pinner impacted in the same way as many of its peers, and particularly from what he had seen on the non-Jewish circuit.

His philosophy is simple. "If you stand still, you'll go backwards and eventually a club like ours will be no more," he said.

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English flounder in Holland

June 17, 2010

We Hate Arsenal Football Club (WHAFC) finished 15th at the Jom Havoetbal competition in Amstelveen, Holland.

The only English team at the event after South Manchester Maccabi withdrew, they failed to win a match in a tournament won by local team Maccabi Tennis, who last won the title in 1993.

Adam Lustigman's men went down to a controversial penalty in the opener against LJG Rotterdam. Eventual runners-up Laromme put the north Londoners to the sword 4-0 in the next match. The final group match ended in a 3-1 defeat against Ark Van Tof with Ben Simons grabbing a consolation.

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Maccabi GB post-season reflections

June 17, 2010

Players, manager and parents reflected on a job well done at the Maccabi GB National Primary League end-of-season awards .

Laurence Thorne, the league chairman, congratulated all participants for playing their part in ensuring that long-term future of Jewish football in London is alive and kicking.

Presentations were made to Brian Yershon, for his services to Jewish football, and former treasurer Geoffrey Levene, who are retiring as founder members of the league set up in 1988. The pair will be made Honorary Vice-Presidents of the league at next week's AGM.

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Cricketers helped by Maccabi GB

June 17, 2010

Following the demise of the Maccabi Cricket Committee, a working party has been set up to safeguard the future of Jewish cricket in London.

Maccabi GB have helped reaffirm plans to run the T20 and National Knockout Cup competitions.

The T20 will be held on July 11, with holders MAL looking to defend the title against Belmont & Edgware, Chigwell & Hainault and Southgate. Favourites MAL have been drawn against BECC in the semi-finals with Southgate meeting Chigwell.

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Maccabi Vale deal with Israeli firm

June 17, 2010

London Maccabi Vale's three-year plan received a timely boost after they clinched a deal with Israel's largest financier, Bank Hapoalim Private Banking.

Based at Rowley Lane, LMV, who share the ground with London Maccabi Lions FC, recently unveiled plans to include an outdoor net and covers.

Speaking about the deal, Saul Zneimer, head of Business Development at the bank, said: "We're extremely excited to be working with Vale. They have a good development plan and are a very forward looking club.

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