Track and field squad target glory at Maccabiah

Team Maccabi GB will send a track and field team of 11 athletes to next month’s Maccabiah Games in Israel.


Murray Ayrton will oversee the squad who will complete in 24 separate events.

“We have assembled an exceptional team with a great mix of experience and youth,” said Ayrton.

“We have genuine medal contenders in Eden Davis (the current English Schools 100M Bronze medallist) and Lucie Wolfenden (8th at the English National age group championship) so we are excited at the prospects of bringing home medals.”

The team will be led by former Maccabi GB track star, Ellie Edwards who won gold four years ago. Ellie commented: “I am honoured to have competed in the Games four years ago and am looking forward to competing again and managing a great and hopefully successful squad.

“I am very excited for these young athletes to take part in the experiences I had on and off the track.”

The multi-talented Rachel Ayrton won bronze in swimming at the 2013 Maccabiah Games. She said: “I can’t wait to compete again and represent my community.” 

Lucie Wolfenden, the youngest member of the team, said: “I am looking forward to creating lots of memories with the rest of the team and hope we can all be rewarded for training so hard over the past year.

Allana Edwards will be competing at the Games with both her sisters. She said: “This is a really special and a unique opportunity for me.

Tal Pelmont represented MGB at the JCC Maccabi Games in 2014. He said: “Those Games were my first experience of competitive athletics. The experience gave me the impetus to compete further and was the start of my running journey.

“For me, the Maccabiah in Israel is an exciting new stage for us all to compete at the third biggest sporting event in the world. I look forward to representing team GB.”           


Joel Alexander

Rachel Ayrton

Eden Davis  

Allana Edwards

Idan Gal-Shohet

William Levy

Ben Oehley

Tal Pelmont

David Stone

Lucie Wolfenden

Chair: Murray Ayrton

Manager: Ellie Edwards

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