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CKO heads to Vicarage

May 2, 2008

Maccabi GB, in partnership with UJIA, have confirmed that Community Kick Off 6 will take place at Watford’s Vicarage Road ground on May 18.

Now in its sixth year, CKO has previously taken place at White Hart Lane, Loftus Road, Craven Cottage, The Reebok Stadium and Upton Park.

This year’s event is cheaper for teams to enter with junior competitions at Under nine, 11, 13 and 15 age groups as well as an Open six-a-side tournament and an 11-a-side Masters match.

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Mosley's not welcome

By Simon Griver, May 2, 2008

Ghaleb Majadle, Israel’s Minister of Sport, has withdrawn an invitation to FIA President Max Mosley to visit the country after informing the organisation that he would not be welcome.

Dotan Olivier, spokesman for Israel’s Minister of Sport, insisted that Mr Majadle had made an innocent mistake. “Mr. Majadle was attending the Jordan Rally and was officially introduced to the President of the FIA. Without knowing about his background, he invited him to Israel to see how we are developing motor racing as a new sports branch.

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Stepping stone for Wingate

By Danny Caro, May 2, 2008

Wingate & Finchley manager Michael Stone reflected on the campaign as “a tricky season” after the blues finished fifth from bottom in the Division One North following a 1-0 defeat against champions Dartford on Saturday. The 29-year-old, who took over from Adam Lee last September, was delighted with his team’s performance in front of more than 2,500 spectators.

“The boys didn’t shrink,” said Stone. “They more than held their own and came away from the game with plenty of credit.”

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Furman’s flying for Smith and McCoist

By Craig Silver, April 25, 2008

It is rare for an Englishman to cut it in Scotland at the beginning of his career, but Dean Furman looks set to break the mould after becoming a regular in Rangers’ first-team squad, just as their treble charge gathers momentum.

Yet to make his first-team debut, the 19-year-old has been an unused substitute in two Old Firm derbies but is confident his time will come.

Born in Cape Town, Furman grew up in Edgware, Middlesex, and was a JFS schoolfriend of Maccabi Herzliya starlet Josh Kennet.

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Stollar ready for Euro test

By Danny Caro, April 25, 2008

Team England manager Gavin Stollar has named a 14-man squad for the forthcoming European Maccabi Football Trophy taking place in Madrid next month.

The delegation, led by JC MSFL chairman David Wolff, will see Oakwood EDRS A boss Stollar assisted by Alex
Gilbert.

England will be up against Russia, Germany and Spain and Stollar has spoken of his pride of leading the team to the Spanish capital in the competition from May 1-4.

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HMH boys clinch title

April 25, 2008

Highgate & Muswell Hill 2-1 Hertsmere

Highgate & Muswell Hill won the Watford Friendly League Under 16 Green Division after beating Hertsmere. They came from a goal down to rally in the second half with strikes from Mitchell Green and Mark Jenkins-Rosen. The title was all the more rewarding after a disappointing campaign last season. Danny Moss — one of the summer signings — has been a revelation this year, linking up and forging a great relationship with 30-goal man Simon Moses.

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Masters ready to shine

April 25, 2008

A Maccabi Masters Football League rep team will play an ex-professional and celebrity Arsenal XI in a fundraising match on June 15. Money raised from the game at Edgware Town FC, will go to Action Duchenne — the main UK charity for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Treehouse — the national charity for autism education. Players must be over 25 and raise £350.

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Barnett serves up a treat

April 25, 2008

Tennis Jonathan Barnett helped the VLTC of Great Britain draw 4-4 with Israel at the inaugural match at Maccabi Zafon in Tel Aviv.

The Maccabiah Games veteran was victorious in a singles match that last more than two and a half hours, winning in a third set tie-break.

The Israeli team included Gabi Dubitski who had previously represented Israel in the Davis Cup. But his big match experience counted for little as he was beaten.

A return match is expected to be scheduled in London within the next 12 months.

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We blew it, says angry Lions boss

By Danny Caro, April 25, 2008

London Lions 2-3 Old Owens

London Lions manager Tony Gold accused his team of “lacking mental toughness” after they missed their last chance of silverware, crashing out of the Potters Bar Charity Cup on Wednesday night.

With the country’s top all-Jewish team leading 2-0 at half-time, Gold could not believe his eyes as they fell apart in the second half with their fate sealed three minutes from time.

“We went to pot in the second half,” said Gold, “I don’t know where it went wrong. I’m speechless, the boys stopped working and it went very flat.

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Saperstein claims third win

By Craig Silver, April 25, 2008

Laura Saperstein maintained her unbeaten record with a points victory in her third professional fight at the York Hall in Bethnal Green.

The former lawyer, 36, was on the front foot throughout against debutant Kristine Shergold of Paignton. She always looked in control of a lacklustre bout, winning three of the four rounds last Friday.

Fighting under promoter Frank Maloney for the second time, the 5ft 5in Australian was frustrated by her opponents’ spoiling tactics.

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