Maccabiah

GB Masters to send the A-team

November 20, 2008

Team GB have named a 19-man Over 35s Masters squad for next year's 18th Maccabiah Games Chai.

The squad includes Oldham Athletic managing director Simon Corney and seven players from London Maccabi Lions. Faithfold contribute four players with another four from in and around Manchester.

Manager Darryl Lee said: "The GB Masters team has finished fourth in each of the three Maccabiah Masters competitions that have been held in 1997, 2001 and 2005. There has been a hard luck story every time but put simply, we have not been quite good enough.

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Maccabiah could feel crunch, GB chief warns

By Danny Caro, November 6, 2008

David Pinnick, the head of delegation of Team GB, fears that top-class athletes could be lost to next year's Maccabiah Games because of the credit crunch.

Representatives from the 57 competing nations will meet at the next Maccabiah plenum in Israel in February. It is then that the number of participants from each delegation will be recorded, although Pinnick warns: "We won't know what is around the corner between February and the start of the Games in July. In 2001 we had the intifada but the event went ahead, albeit on a much smaller scale.

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GB names junior futsal squad

October 27, 2008

Sammy Carr and Rob Richman are really looking forward to the next nine months until the Maccabiah games to start.

They have chosen a great group of players, and already they can sense a great team spirit and togetherness amongst the boys.

For the players this is an amazing opportunity to experience Israel as many won't have seen it before and at the same time compete in the third largest sporting global event.

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Team GB rugby squad announced

October 27, 2008

Maccabi GB has selected the Open Rugby Squad that will travel to Israel next summer as part of Team GB for the 18th Maccabiah Games.

The squad is as follows: Ben Allin, Jonathan Brasse, Sam Castle, Benjamin Chamberlain, Andrew Cooke, Neal Fetterman, Jonathan Fienberg, Mike Filson, Simon Filson, Matthew Frankfurt, Andrew Gillman, Haydn Hertz, Jonathan Jacobs, Samuel Katz, Ryan Kaye, Aaron Liffchak, Dean Miller, Jake Norman, Mark Pettit, Aaron Radley, Samuel Rhodes, Robert Seltzer, Nathan Taylor, Guy Tyler, Saul Zulman.

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Team GB rugby squad announced

October 27, 2008

Maccabi GB has selected the Open Rugby Squad that will travel to Israel next summer as part of Team GB for the 18th Maccabiah Games.

The squad is as follows: Ben Allin, Jonathan Brasse, Sam Castle, Benjamin Chamberlain, Andrew Cooke, Neal Fetterman, Jonathan Fienberg, Mike Filson, Simon Filson, Matthew Frankfurt, Andrew Gillman, Haydn Hertz, Jonathan Jacobs, Samuel Katz, Ryan Kaye, Aaron Liffchak, Dean Miller, Jake Norman, Mark Pettit, Aaron Radley, Samuel Rhodes, Robert Seltzer, Nathan Taylor, Guy Tyler, Saul Zulman.

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GB players fly the flag

October 17, 2008

Team GB have named an 11-man youth futsal squad ahead of next year's 18th Maccabiah.

A number of the players helped England Under 16s win gold at the 2007 European Maccabiah Games.
Manager Jonathan Cohen said: "We have selected some wonderfully talented players who, as well as possessing excellent individual skills and desire, have shown the correct aptitude and attitude in the trials process which is a vital ingredient in order to be a success."

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Junior stars looking to set the world alight at Jewish Olympics

October 10, 2008

Maccabi GB, have named the junior football squads that will be travelling to Israel next year as part of Team GB for the 18th Maccabiah Games Chai.

The Under 16 management team of Neil Collins, Joel Nathan and Johnny Davis whittled down almost 100
applicants nationwide into a squad of 17 players.

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Kestenbaum calls up the big guns

By Danny Caro, October 3, 2008

Maccabiah Team GB is to name a provisional 23-man open football squad for next year's 18th Maccabiah Games in Israel, we can reveal.

Manager Jonathan Kestenbaum, together with his coaching team of Michael Stone and Ben Winston, will reduce the squad to 18 players with five non-travelling reserves working as a unit for the first get-together in November.

And it promises to be one of the strongest squads to represent Britain for many years.

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Brits look for a first-class return

By Danny Caro, September 25, 2008

Three first-class players will spearhead Team Great Britain's open cricket challenge at next summer's Maccabiah Games in Israel.


Manager Nigel Rothband has named a 13-man squad. Under Rothband, GB claimed bronze in the 2005 Games and he is confident that they can push holders South Africa and Australia all the way. The third place finish was GB's first cricket medal for 16 years.

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Scotland go it alone

September 12, 2008

Scotland is taking its own team to compete in the Maccabiah Games for the first time.

Until now, Scottish athletes had been selected as part of the Great Britain team but the delegation is looking forward to lighting up the opening ceremony in their kilts.

David Shenkin, head of Scottish delegation, said: "This is my seventh Maccabiah and over the years I have seen the number of participating countries grow, and my wish has always been for Scotland to be one of them.

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