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Myers and Nathan join MGB management set-up for next four years

Andrew Myers and Daren Nathan have been confirmed as assistant general team managers for Maccabi GB for the next European Maccabi Games and Maccabiah Games.

    Myers and Nathan join Joel Nathan, who was recently reappointed general team manager for the next four years, ahead of the 2019 EMG in Budapest and 2021 Maccabiah in Israel.

    Myers was one of the very first people to set foot in Brady Maccabi Club and in his own words, has “lived and breathed the Maccabi ethos ever since”.

    He describes Maccabi as “one of the consistent features in my life.”  From his early football days at Brady Maccabi, to his 15 years as player and later captain of Wingate and Finchley Football Club, Myers’s football career then moved to London Maccabi Lions, where he is currently manager of the under-15 team.

    He first competed for MGB at the EMG in 1987, followed by his first Maccabiah six years later. He also represented MGB at the 2007 Pan American Maccabi Games.

    Myers said: "I was so honoured and excited when Joel approached me to be one of his assistants. I have known Joel since childhood and I have represented Maccabi GB alongside him in Amsterdam 1995, as well as having seen just what a great job he did at the last Maccabiah Games.

    “I had no hesitation in saying yes and am so looking forward to working with him and Daren over the next four years and to help build a successful framework for all our Team Maccabi GB athletes.

    The chance to give something back to Maccabi GB and hopefully enable our squads to have the same incredible experiences that we have enjoyed over the years is something I am really looking forward to."

    Nathan found his passion for coaching when he entered into the management role at Maccabi London Lions where he has led junior teams two league titles. His achievement culminated in leading the MGB U16 Boys Football team to gold at the 2015 European Maccabi Games in Berlin, which he describes as his “proudest sporting achievement to date”.

    Nathan said: “I’m proud and honoured to have such a key role in helping MGB prepare for the Games in Budapest and Israel. These tournaments mean so much more than just sports competition.

    “The Games bring together Jewish sports men and women from around the globe and we become united.

    “I want our Team Managers, Athletes and their family's to enjoy their experience as much as I did with my team in Berlin. That happened because of the great support that I received from Maccabi GB's management team and which, I now have the opportunity to give for the European Maccabi Games and Maccabiah Games.”

    General team manager Joel Nathan said: “I could not think of better people to ask to work alongside me as for the next two major international Maccabi events.

    “Andrew has a wealth of Maccabiah experience and that will be a major factor in helping all the squads prepare for the Games and whilst Daren has only managed at one European Maccabi Games, his eye for detail is something I was very impressed with and therefore felt he would be ideal for this role.

    “I know the three of us will work together not only in building on the success of the last two Games but also make sure that we leave no stone unturned as we help prepare the squads for both tournaments so that every manager, coach and athlete has an experience they will never forget.”

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