Maccabiah Games live blog, Day 2

All the action from Israel as it happens


Lacrosse team cause a stir

Team GB caused a major shock in beating hosts Israel 17-15.

The junior team make history by winning its first match after a tense finale following extra time.

Opening ceremony, preview:

Joel Nathan will be bursting with pride when he walks out at Jerusalem's Teddy Stadium tonight for the Opening Ceremony at the 20th Maccabiah Games.

Bernard Davidson, Brian Green and Jack Mattey have the honour of being named as Team Maccabi's Great Britain flagbearers.

But Nathan, part of the delegation of 385 athletes, managers and coaches, admits it will be his highlight of the Jewish Olympic Games.

The Team GB general manager said: "The events are special when you give your all against rival teams, trying to ensure Maccabi Great Britain's name is at the forefront.

"But at the Opening Ceremony we are as one. 

"Every Jewish athlete  coming together to celebrate this brilliant event.

"It will be one of my highlights for sure. We are at the third biggest sporting event in the world. You can't forget that.

"There's been a lot of hard work involved behind the scenes.

"So walking into that stadium will be spine tingling.

"I will feel great pride in walking behind Bernie, Brian and Jack who represent everything that Maccabi GB stand for."

Assistant team manager Green, who first became involved with the Maccabi movement aged 21, has held managerial roles at the 11 International Games with Maccabi Great Britain.

Almost half of his appointments have been with wife Helena as Delegation Head of MGB’s JCC Maccabi Games squads.

Green said: "I was humbled to be given the opportunity of carrying the Maccabi GB flag. 

"I will be so proud to represent this great organisation and country."

12.35 U18 Football

Nate Case and Joe Leslie on target as Simon Zamet's side come from behind in the 2-1 win over Spain.

Couple of pictures from yesterday's Futsal:

11.30 -  U16 Football

Jamie Green continues his fine form with a hat-trick in the 4-0 demolition of Italy.

9.16 Lacrosse

Team GB's first ever Lacrosse team make history by winning their first match, beating Israel 17-15.

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