Maccabiah

GB Maccabiah Junior Netball squad selected

By Danny Caro, May 2, 2013

Maccabi GB has selected 11 athletes who will represent Team GB’s Junior Netball squad at this summer’s 19th Maccabiah Games.

The side has a relatively new feel to it, with all the Netballers playing in a Maccabiah Games for the first time.

The group will be lead by Team Manager and Netball coach, Gemma Caplan, who won silver at the 2009 Maccabiah Games in this competition.

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Donne names 21 to defend Maccabiah gold

By Danny Caro, April 26, 2013

Team GB has named a 21-man Over-45’s football squad for the 19th Maccabiah Games.

GB manager Brian Donne has called-up a number of Maccabiah newcomers in his side. However, those who are returning to Israel this summer have a wealth of experience between them as they attempt to defend the gold medals they brought home from the 2009 Games.

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GB names 14-man junior cricket squad

By Danny Caro, April 25, 2013

Maccabi GB have selected 14 players who will make up Team GB’s Junior Cricket squad for this summer’s 19th Maccabiah Games.

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GB Maccabiah Track & Field squad unveiled

April 19, 2013

Maccabi GB has named its Track & Field squads for this summer’s 19th Maccabiah Games in Israel.

The Open and Junior Squads are made up of 10 athletes, competing in events ranging from Javelin and High Jump to 100m sprint and the 3,000m race.

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Jogger recovering after dog bite attack

By Marcus Dysch, April 8, 2013

A music teacher and Maccabiah Games team manager, is recovering from a testicle-saving operation after being bitten in the groin by a dog.

Joel Goodman, 28, was attacked while out jogging and underwent emergency surgery to save his testicle.

He said the brown and white dog, thought to be an English Bull Terrier, had pounced without warning.

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Pollacks boosts Maccabiah football squad

April 4, 2013

Team GB Open football manager David Pollack has added two players to his squad that will compete at the 19th Maccabiah Games in Israel in July.

Goalkeeper Tomer Sherman played for Hapoel Haifa during their Liga Leumit Championship-winning season of 2008-2009.

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Israel prepares for star-studded Maccabiah Games

By Simon Griver, March 14, 2013

Amir Peled says this summer’s Maccabiah Games in Israel will be the biggest and best after confirming that a number of Olympic stars will take part.

American gymnast Aly Raisman will be the star performer at what will be the largest-ever gathering of athletes at the Jewish Olympics.

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Team GB unveils Maccabiah table tennis squad

March 4, 2013

Maccabi GB have selected the GB Table Tennis Squad for this summer’s Maccabiah Games in Israel.

The squad is made up of four teams – Junior Boys, Junior Girls, Open Men and Masters – and is spearheaded by multi-medal winner and Maccabiah stalwart Dov Katz, also co-chair of the Maccabi GB international table tennis committee.

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What would you give to go to Israel?

By Danny Caro, March 1, 2013

It’s virtually impossible to put a price on what the Maccabiah Games means to most Jewish sportsmen and women, but the $1m donation from Stuart Weitzman is simply jaw-dropping.

For some, the cost of the Games has spiralled out of control and one can only salute the generosity of the man who has made his millions in the shoe industry. What a mensch.

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Team GB Maccabiah tennis squad announced

February 5, 2013

Team GB will take a 20-man tennis squad to Israel for the 19th Maccabiah Games in Israel.

Chaired by Jan Feldman, the junior squad features previous medal winners, tournament finalists and ranked players. ITF national ranked starlet Joshua Paris will captain the junior squad which also features Aegon Schools team national finalists Max Benaim and Gabriel Freedman.

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