Shafron and Tannenbaum to lead Maccabi GB at EMFT


Daniel Shafron and Daniel Tannenbaum have been appointed as the squad managers for Maccabi GB’s respective Open Football and Futsal squad at this summer’s European Maccabi Football Trophy in Spain.

Shafron, who manages MGBSFL first division side Real Sosobad, has selected a cross-section of players from the league for the biennial competition.

He said: "This is an incredible opportunity to represent Maccabi GB at international level and all the boys are raring to go.

"We are preparing well and are delighted with the enthusiasm, commitment and drive from the players.

Great Britain have a proud history in this competition - they won the Open Football event in 2010, came second in 2014 – on home soil – and won the Open Futsal tournament the same year.

Shafron said: "They are an excellent, talented group and as long as they continue working hard, trying hard and have belief going in to each of the games, we will have a great chance of bringing home gold."

Futsal manager Tannenbaum believes the Open Futsal competition will be a "good stepping stone for next year’s Maccabiah Games in Israel.

"The squad firmly believes that this is our version of Euro 2016 and we will give 100 per cent when we are out there,” he said.

"Whilst we have a small team, we make up for it in heart and plan to savour every minute we are on that court playing for Maccabi GB.

"After competing in Marseille at the EMFT in 2012, I have seen first-hand that the camaraderie from this tournament is fantastic, with the opportunity to make some really great friendships, and this will no doubt be a great stepping stone next year's Maccabiah Games in Israel."

Joel Barnett (FC Team A)
Josh Bharier (Blizzard Storm)
Rob Blackman (Harmen)
Elliot Espinoza (Scrabble)
Dovi Fehler (Hendon Utd SC A)
Svi Freedman (Los Blancos)
Daniel Garfinkle (Redbridge JC A)
Zak Mcleod (Scrabble FC)
Ben Myers (SPEC FC)
Zack Neiman (SPEC FC)
Josh Pugh (Athletic Bilbaum)
Grant Waissel (GK) (NL Raiders)
Scott Waissel (NL Raiders A)
Jake Yudelowitz (NL Raiders)
Adam Zaidman (FC Team A)
Ethan Zone (Hendon Utd SC A)
Manager: Daniel Shafron (Real Sosobad)
Assistant-Manager: Josh Hambling (Real Sosobad)

Leor Harel
Jonathan Horwitz
Daniel Warwick
Matt Stock
Grant Waissel (GK)
Player-Manager: Daniel Tannenbaum

Head of Delegation
David Wolff

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