Maccabiah Games will be tougher, says Kyte

By Danny Caro, July 21, 2011

David Kyte believes Team GB can build on their success from the European Maccabi Games at the 2013 Maccabiah Games.

Kyte, the head of the GB delegation in Vienna, led a 240-man team that brought home 78 medals including 32 gold.


MSFL still thriving, says Wolff

July 21, 2011

David Wolff, chairman of the Maccabi (Southern) Football League, has confirmed that six new teams will be joining the league for the 2011/12 season.

Athletic Finchley, Brady Maccabi B, Brixton Old Boys B, Boca Jewniors, FC Team C and SPEC will join Division Four, taking the league up to 51 teams.

Pinner JFC, Real Life and Zig Zag have withdrawn.


Haifa progress in Champions League

By Danny Caro, July 20, 2011

Maccabi Haifa cruised into the third qualifying round of the Champions League with a 7-4 aggregate win over Borac on Wednesday night.

Leading 5-1 from the first leg in Israel last week, the Israelis fell behind after nine minutes when Branislav Krunić struck for the Bosnians at the Gradski Stadium.


US businessman buys Beitar Jerusalem

By Jessica Elgot and Simon Griver, July 15, 2011

Israel’s most controversial football club has been sold to two American businessmen, one of whom is well known for his left-wing activism.

Dan Adler and Adam Levin bought Beitar Jerusalem from Arkady Gaydamak in London yesterday. The California businessmen were in the UK to buy several British high-tech companies.


Medals galore for Team GB

By Danny Caro, July 14, 2011

Team GB produced an astonishing record-breaking performance at the 13th European Maccabi Games in Vienna .

The 220-strong delegation won a mammoth 71 medals of which 31 were gold, 23 silver and 17 bronze.

The three-man swimming team of Trevor Pears, Hollie Singer and Naomi Ayrton claimed 19 medals between them.

Wonder kid Zak Zilesnick swept the board in Table Tennis, winning the singles,


Roll of honour

July 14, 2011


Badminton: Junior Boys - D Garcia

Football: Open and Junior Team

Golf: Gross Individual – N Harris

Masters scratch: M Lerner

Open Net Individual: Z Talbot

Team Gross – Open

Ladies Open Scratch: LTarn

Ladies Handicap – T Capal

Open - Female team

Table tennis: Junior team

Boys doubles

Boys singles - Z Zilesnick


Brad's silver lining

By Danny Caro, July 14, 2011

Brad Solomon was bursting with pride after GB's Women's team claimed their first-ever football medal.

A 3-1 victory over Germany saw them take silver and finish as the top European side in a three-team event.

The event started badly for GB who were crushed 7-0 by runaway winners USA in their opening match.


Futsal stars pay the price

By Danny Caro, July 8, 2011

Team GB experienced mixed emotions on the opening day of the European Maccabi Games.

The Open futsal team went down 4-3 in a thriller against the much-fancied Australians.


Smell of history has Britain's stars dreaming

By Danny Caro, July 7, 2011

There has been a great buzz around the Team GB camp over the first couple of days in Vienna, where I'm covering my fourth European Maccabi Games.

Goalkeeper Matt Davis was relieved to get through customs after losing his passport on the plane.


Israel looking good for 2003

By David Gold, July 7, 2011

Ronen Hershco believes Israel can host a successful European Under 21 Championship in 2013.

Hershco, the director of the national teams department at the Israeli Football Association, attended the recently concluded Under 21 finals in Denmark.