Maccabiah

Collins and Nathan given lead roles for EMG

By Danny Caro, September 13, 2013

Maccabi GB have appointed Daniel Collins as Head of Delegation and Joel Nathan as General Team Manager for Maccabi GB at the forthcoming European Maccabi Games in Berlin in July 2015.

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Maccabiah tales from a proud parent

By Danny Caro, August 22, 2013

Sue Gordon, the mother of Hong Kong head of delegation Daniel Gordon, relieves her experiences of the 19th Maccabiah Games in Israel.

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Maccabiah athletes did Hong Kong proud, says Gordon

By Danny Caro, August 22, 2013

Daniel Gordon has described Hong Kong’s 10-medal haul at the Maccabiah Games as a remarkable achievement.

Swimmer Ana Scherer was the delegation’s standout performer, bringing home four gold medals and two silvers.

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The non-Jewish brigade who lifted Team GB

By Danny Caro, August 19, 2013

Just over a year ago David Nash began his association as a cricket coach with Maccabi GB by promising "to bring home the bacon".

It was perhaps not the most diplomatic expression to use in the circumstances, but the sentiment was well meant and in the end proved to be correct.

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GB cricketers pass the test of time

By Danny Caro, August 19, 2013

Jonathan Lederman believes the future of Jewish cricket is in safe hands after Team GB’s Open and Junior squads returned from the Maccabiah with medals.

Simeon Cohen was the outstanding performer with the ball for GB Juniors. He finished with an economy rate of 1.06 as they finished the three-team competition with silver after going down to South Africa in the final.

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Maccabiah Games in brief

August 19, 2013

Israel won gold for the first time at a Maccabiah after crushing defending champions Australia 13-0 in the Men's Open final at Wingate Stadium. In the region of 2,500 witnessed history being made as Israel followed up their semi-final win over GB with a flawless performance.

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Maccabiah memories

By Danny Caro, August 19, 2013

"Each time the Maccabiah comes around, I am reminded of a scene in a classic film ‘Airplane’ when one of the passengers on the flight turns to the air stewardess and politely asks if she has any “light reading”. The stewardess disappears up the aisle and returns a short while later with a very small pamphlet in her hand. It is entitled ‘Famous Jewish sportspeople!’

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Masters save face against Samba boys

August 19, 2013

Team GB’s Masters 35’s brought home the senior football squad’s only medal of the 19th Maccabiah Games after winning the bronze medal match against reigning Pan-Am holders Brazil.

Under the stewardship of Dan Jacobs and Jamie Cole, the squad came through a gruelling schedule of seven matches in just 11 days.

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All's gold for GB netball juniors

By Danny Caro, August 19, 2013

Gemma Caplan says she is proud of her history-makers after they beat Australia to win gold in the Junior Netball competition in Israel.

Team GB reached the final following convincing victories over Israel and South Africa in a double round robin competition that Australia finished with a 100 per cent record following a pair of wins over GB.

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Pollock shattered by defeat

By Danny Caro, August 19, 2013

David Pollock believes his Team GB Open football squad ran out of luck in Israel, despite posting a special message at the Wailing Wall before the competition.

Pollock arrived in Israel confident of leading a team to a third consecutive gold medal after masterminding the Masters 45+ to victory four years ago and assisting Ben Winston’s title-winning side at the 2011 European Maccabi Games.

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