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Four Brits part of winning Israel American Football

April 29, 2010

AMERICAN FOOTBALL

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.

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Maccabi Water Polo promoted

April 29, 2010

WATER POLO

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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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Richard Goodman wins World Cross Country

By Brian Sacks, April 29, 2010

CROSS COUNTRY

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.

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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.

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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.

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Wingate & Finchley’s promotion hopes dashed

By Danny Caro, April 28, 2010

Wingate & Finchley’s hopes of reaching the Ryman League Premier Division came to an end on Tuesday night when they were beaten 3-2 by Enfield Town in the Division One North Playoff semi-final.

With the team’s meeting three days after they played out a goalless draw in their final league game, the visitors virtually had the game wrapped up, scoring early three goals at the Abrahams Stadium.

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NJCL round-up

By Zevi Saunders, April 27, 2010

Champions South Manchester Maccabi started the Northern Jewish League title defence with a hard fought victory over Bury & Whitefield.

Put into bad on a wet pitch, South’s openers put on 40 for the first wicket and were looking comfortable. After eight overs, Adam Shogger was introduced to the attack and struck with his first ball and again four balls later. This brought Bury back into the game and when Dave Ross took two wickets with his first deliveries in a Bury shirt the came was even. South finished on 117-9.

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