Bern wins top MSFL accolade

By Danny Caro, June 14, 2011

Daran Bern has been named JC MSFL Player of the Season.

Bern, 24, was a key figure as Redbridge Jewish Care A claimed the Premier Division title for the first time before going on to seal the double with victory in the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup final against Hendon.



Maccabi Junior Football League end of season report

By Danny Caro, June 14, 2011

MJFL league chairman Laurence Thorne looks back on the season.


Gold: Key defenders were our star men

By Danny Caro, June 10, 2011

London Lions manager Tony Gold praised his "defensive rocks" after Guy Morris and Adam Myeroff were recognised for outstanding achievement at the club's end-of-season awards.

Morris was voted Players' Player of the Year and Myeroff Manager's Player in a season where the club ventured into the South Midlands League for the first time and won the Herts FA Centenary Cup.

Gold said: "Myeroff was


Trip of a lifetime

June 10, 2011

A team of Jewish footballers swapped their north London base for Ukraine this week.

In a ground-breaking visit, organised by World Jewish Relief (WJR) and London Maccabi Lions, the club played a youth team from Dynamo Kiev as part of a trip aimed at fostering links between young communities in the UK and Ukraine.


Fabulous Fernandez

By Simon Griver, June 10, 2011

Luis Fernandez, the Israel manager, has been given a contract extension following Israel's victory over Latvia which kept alive their Euro 2012 qualification hopes.

First-half strikes from captain Yossi Benayoun and defender Tal Ben Haim kept Israel in contention for next year's finals with a 2-1 success in Riga.

Victory for the top two mean that Israel remain in third place in Group F, a po


Ben Haim keeps Israel in contention

By Danny Caro, June 5, 2011

A penalty from Portsmouth defender Tal Ben Haim keep alive Israel's Euro 2012 qualification hopes after they beat Latvia 2-1 in Riga on Saturday evening.

Israel forged ahead after 17 minutes when captain Yossi Benayoun finished off an excellent passing move with a powerful drive.


England FC win Olim World Cup

June 2, 2011

Danny Newman, player-manager of England FC, praised his squad after they retained the Olim Seven-a-side World Cup in Israel.


Lustigman calls for fresh blood

By Danny Caro, June 2, 2011

The Maccabi Masters Football League is relaxing its age restrictions in a bid to boost numbers.

The decision was made as Hendon Harriers, who joined the league last season, look set to drop down into Division Two leaving the league a team short in the top division.


Like Utd, I missed Messi

By Danny Caro, June 2, 2011

During my early years, I drove my parents mad trying to get the autographs of some of my sporting heroes.

I felt like a kid in a sweetshop when I bumped into some of the Liverpool greats along with members of various national cricket teams.

Well, old habits die hard. I tried but failed to track down Lionel Messi ahead of the Champions League final. My son was desperate to meet him.


Northern Team of the Year

May 27, 2011

Akiva Lieberman
(Sporting JLGB)
The outstanding goalkeeper in the MJSL this season and a key part of the Sporting side which won the Tony Cohen Memorial Trophy.

Dan Ross
(Leeds Maccabi)
The club's Players Player of the Year by a country mile. A strong and determined leader at the heart of the team's defence.

Michael Sacks