Top talent back Sacks Award

By Brian Sacks, July 7, 2011

The JC is renewing its search for the community's young athletic talent, as the JC Daniel Sacks Award for Outstanding Athletic Achievement enters its second year.


Katz: Brit pack will do the business

June 23, 2011

Dov Katz is confident that the Team GB table tennis squad will turn on the style at next month's European Maccabi Games.

Team manager to a group of players, including several who are nationally ranked, Katz believes that his troops have what it takes to go all the way in Vienna.

"We are sending arguably the strongest ever GB table tennis squad to a European Games," Katz said.


How little Mark and his pals aim to be a big hit in Denver

July 15, 2010

Maccabi GB's 44-srtrong squad is completing preparations ahead of a trip to Denver for the JCC Maccabi Games.

The delegation features 36 athletes and eight managers. There are high hopes for golfer Marc Brenner, 14, who is currently number two for his age in the county. Brenner is also the youngest junior vice-captain at Abridge Golf & Country Club. The Essex county squad member will become junior captain in October. The squad departs on July 29.

The delegation features 36 athletes and eight managers including Neil Taylor, the Manchester based athletics manager who was born in Belfast.


Team GB run riot in final EMFT warm-up

By Danny Caro, May 26, 2010

Preparations remain on track for the defence of the European Maccabi Football Trophy after another comfortable victory, this time at the hands of Premiership opposition in the shape of London Maccabi Lions B at Rowley Lane.

Man-of-the-Match Nicky Woolf went one better than his four goals on Sunday with a five goal salvo, perfectly exploiting Lions high back-line in a 9-0 success.

Woolf's first goal came after two minutes after Joel Lassman won the ball out wide and played the in-form striker through to hit home from the tightest of angles.


Maccabi GB unveils Games management team

May 11, 2010

Maccabi GB have named the management team that will lead Team GB at next summer’s European Maccabi Games in Vienna.

Daniel Collins and Jonathan Green will front the senior team while the juniors will be led by David Jacobs and Brian Green.


Team GB names Futsal management team

April 13, 2010

Sammy Carr and Rob Richman will manage the Team GB Junior Futsal squad at next year’s European Maccabi Games in Vienna.

The pair helped GB finish fourth last year’s Maccabiah Games, the highest placing of any European team in the competition.

Jason Goldstein will coach the squad.


New chairman for Team GB

By Danny Caro, November 25, 2009

The GB Maccabiah and European Organising Committee have appointment of Darryl Lee as chairman and Adam Solomons as vice-chairman of both the European and Maccabiah Games GB football teams.

In addition Maccabi GB announced that the pair will hold the same positions for the GB football teams at the Pan American and Australia Games.

Lee and Solomons will be responsible for overseeing the management and coaching of teams for the selected international Maccabi competitions concluding with the 19th Maccabiah Games in Israel in 2013.


Kestenbaum: 'It's time to take a break'

By Danny Caro, September 2, 2009

Jonathan Kestenbaum, the man who led Team GB to its first Maccabiah Open football medal for almost 50 years, has decided to take a sabbatical from all football duties in the coming season.

Kestenbaum came within seconds of steering GB to gold in Israel two months ago before losing the final on penalties against Argentina. He has also relinquished his duties as manager of the JC MSFL Rep Team.

“It was a difficult decision,” he said. “But for the moment, the right one. I feel extremely fortunate to have had an extended association with Jewish football.”


Table top service

August 3, 2009

Team GB Table Tennis manager Robin Ashleigh rounds-up his squad's achievements in Israel.

After many months of practice as a team, and for some individuals, four years worth of preparation since the last Maccabiah Games, the Great Britain table tennis team finally set off to compete in the 18th Jewish Olympics.


Maccabiah dorm 'had bugs and live wires'

By Marcus Dysch, July 30, 2009

Athletes from Britain’s medal-winning Maccabiah Games youth team have described their shock at finding cockroach infestations and live electric wires in the bedrooms of their Israeli accommodation.

The teenagers were due to stay at the Neveh Hadassah youth village, near Netanya, for the duration of the tournament but were relocated to a five-star hotel by Team GB bosses after just 24 hours due to health and safety concerns.