Maccabiah

Five-star GB tear Cheshunt apart

By Danny Caro, July 5, 2013

Team GB warmed up for the Open Football competition at the 19th Maccabiah Games with a 5-2 victory over Cheshunt FC in a friendly.

David Pollock’s troops came from a goal down to run out worthy winners. A Jordan Marks strike was sandwiched in between two Cheshunt goals, but GB then stepped up a gear, with Adam Bolle making it 2-2 after good work from James Gershfield.

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We’re on the top table, says Katz

July 5, 2013

While Team GB has high hopes for Table Tennis at the 19th Maccabiah Games, the event will do well to surpass the 2009 event for Dov Katz.

The joint-manager was going for gold in Israel four years ago, but returned home with much more.
He met his wife, Perry, and they now have a 15-month-old son, James. "These Games will be an emotional one for me," said Katz.

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GB Rugby boys on track for Israel

July 3, 2013

Maccabi GB’s Open Rugby Squad put in a resounding performance to see off Saxons RFC 47-31 on Sunday in their latest warm-up game before the 19th Maccabiah Games.

The side was made up of 16 players who are part of Team GB’s squad for Israel this summer, with five guest substitutes.

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Warner 'ready' for Maccabiah

By Danny Caro, July 2, 2013

Maccabiah-bound Adam Warner finished 25th out of 88 in a high quality field at the international German open water championships in Duisburg.

Competing in the 5k event, Warner produced a strong performance against some of the top swimmers in Europe.

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Aston to lead Israel's Maccabiah cricket challenge

By Danny Caro, July 2, 2013

The Israel squad for the 19th Maccabiah to be held in Israel from July 18–30 has been announced.

Raymond Aston, a veteran of the national team who made his debut back in the ICC Trophy in Kenya in 1994, takes over as captain from Herschel Gutman, allowing the latter to concentrate on his dual responsibilities of player and coach.

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My wildest dream just came true

By Danny Caro, June 28, 2013

I may not have won the £157m Euromillions lottery this week, but being called up to represent Team GB at next month’s Maccabiah Games is simply beyond my wildest dreams.

This all appeared little more than a pipe dream 12 months ago when I was lying on a hospital bed following surgery, but I like a challenge …

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GB going for Maccabiah gold

By Danny Caro, June 24, 2013

Team GB will be going for gold when they line up in the Open Rugby competition at the 19th Maccabiah Games in Israel next month.

The squad will be managed by Jon Tyler, the Maccabi GB Rugby chairman and manager, in what will be his fifth Maccabiah as player or manager.

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USA go for quality and quantity

By Danny Caro, June 21, 2013

Maccabi USA will take a 1,130-strong delegation to next month’s Maccabiah Games in Israel.

Led by general chairman Jeff Bukantz, this will be the largest travelling squad to travel from the country to compete in an International Olympic Committee-sanctioned event.

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GB to start 19th Maccabiah against Germany

By Danny Caro, June 21, 2013

Team GB will face Germany in their opening match in the Open football competition at next month’s Maccabiah Games.

Seeded two in the event, David Pollock’s troops will be aiming to win their first gold medal in the competition for more than 40 years. They face the Germans less than 24 hours after the Opening Ceremony at the Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem.

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Bryant inspires a generation

June 20, 2013

Lord Kestenbaum and 2012 Olympic medallist Karina Bryant were among a number of guests at the Team GB kit day at JCoss in Barnet.

With just over a month to go until the 19th Maccabiah Games begin, more 300 members of Team GB, who will be one of the largest delegations in Israel, gathered together to collect their uniforms.

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