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The new season starts here

    Season 2013/14 starts on September 1 and managers up and down the newly-sponsored Maccabi GB (Southern) Football League have been busy strengthening their squads ahead of the big kick-off. Forty-one teams start the season and they have been speaking to JC Sports Editor Danny Caro about their hopes for the campaign.

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    JC TIPS FOR THE SEASON

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    PREMIER DIVISION

    BRADY MACCABI A

    NEW SIGNINGS (so far): Ben Goldberg, Lee Cash, Michael Kenley

    HOPES FOR THE SEASON: To do better than last season

    CAPTAIN: Jon Ellis

    SPONSOR: Jewish Care Scotland

    HOME GROUND: Rowley Lane

    MANAGERS: Joel Nathan and Josh Rosenfeld

    EMAIL:JNathan@bgcpartners.com

    FULL TEAM PROFILE HERE

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    CAMDEN PARK

    HAVE YOU MADE ANY NEW SIGNINGS? No, we feel our current squad has enough quality to compete. We are quite an exclusive club in the sense that we have all grown up together and all close friends therefore we don’t tend to bring in new players unless they fit that criteria

    HOPES FOR THE SEASON: As it’s our first season in the Premiership since we took over running the club from the ‘old guard’ two seasons ago, our aim at the moment is to become an established Premiership club.

    CAPTAIN: Max Saunders - he’s back from a long injury lay-off just in time to replace the outgoing Guy Fenton at Centre Back

    SPONSOR: FifaCoinsOnline – watch out for FIFA14, purchase your coins for fantastic prices!

    MANAGER: Josh Marks

    EMAIL:Josh.Marks@knightfrank.com

    FULL TEAM PROFILE HERE

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    FAITHFOLD A

    NEW SIGNINGS (so far): Ben Ellis

    HOPES FOR THE SEASON: To do better than last year

    CAPTAIN: Alex Levack

    SPONSOR: Vapelux

    HOME GROUND: Chase Lodge

    MANAGER: Zuriel Solomon

    EMAILZuriel@cellphoneconnect.co.uk

    FULL TEAM PROFILE HERE

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    FC TEAM A

    NEW SIGNINGS: Lorian Madanes and James Stanley from London Lions, Dean Barnett from Brighton

    HOPES FOR THE SEASON: We want to be challenging for the title and silverware

    CAPTAIN: Jon Breger

    SPONSOR: Guardian Inheritance - www.guardianinheritance.com

    HOME GROUND: We return to Old Camdenians, Burton Hole Lane, Mill Hill

    MANAGER: Mitch Young

    EMAILmitchyoung10@hotmail.com

    FULL TEAM PROFILE HERE

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    HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB A

    NEW SIGNINGS: Paul Bentley, Avi Korman, Tali Nevies, Yishai Last

    HOPES FOR THE SEASON: If we do not win at least one trophy it will have been a disappointing season

    CAPTAIN: The evergreen Josh Lipman

    SPONSOR: Kisharon Charity are our shirt sponsors

    HOME GROUND: Hadley (we were unbeaten there last season)

    MANAGER: David Garbacz

    EMAILDavid.Garbacz@ig.com

    FULL TEAM PROFILE HERE

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    LONDON MACCABI LIONS A

    MANAGER: Eilon Kennet

    HOME GROUND Rowley Lane

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    LONDON MACCABI LIONS B

    MANAGER: Jamie Kyte

    HOME GROUND Rowley Lane

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    NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS A

    NEW SIGNINGS: Jake Doffman

    HOPES FOR THE SEASON: We'd like to enjoy a few more victories in both the league and cup and worry more about who is above us than below

    CAPTAIN: David Rhodes

    SPONSOR: Harris Balcombe

    HOME GROUND: Ark Academy/Brunel

    MANAGER: Phil Peters

    EMAILphil.peters@i2a.co.uk

    FULL TEAM PROFILE HERE

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    OAKWOOD A

    NEW SIGNINGS: Harvey Kaye and Alex Koslover move down from Manchester

    HOPES FOR THE SEASON: We are aiming for silverware which will come with greater consistency at both ends of the pitch

    CAPTAIN: Adam Levine

    SPONSOR: Jacob and Joseph Ltd.

    HOME GROUND: Brunel (grass)

    MANAGER: Ric Blank and Alex Schock

    EMAILric.blank@gmail.com

    FULL TEAM PROFILE HERE

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    DIVISION ONE

    BRADY MACCABI B

    NEW SIGNINGS (so far): We have added a few to the squad whilst still retaining the core that has served us so well over the last two years

    HOPES FOR THE SEASON: Every team will go into the season with the hopes of winning the league so I don't expect ours to be any different

    CAPTAIN: Samuel Frohlich

    SPONSOR: Impex Russell

    HOME GROUND: Rowley Lane

    MANAGER: Josh Dagul

    EMAILjosh@thepaddocks.com

    FULL TEAM PROFILE HERE

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    CHIGWELL ATHLETIC

    NEW SIGNINGS: Steve Summers, Craig Sandford, Raanan Firmin, Hadley Silver, Ryan Cole, Elliot Bloom

    HOPES FOR THE SEASON: To be challenging for the title plus some good cup runs, but enjoyment has always been the name of the game for us too

    CAPTAIN: Paul Lenchner

    SPONSOR: Richman Junior

    HOME GROUND: Peter May Sports Centre

    MANAGER: Richard Slater

    EMAILchigwellathletic@live.com

    FULL TEAM PROFILE HERE

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    HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB B

    NEW SIGNINGS: Yisroel Lewis, Shloime Friedman, Parys Hammond and Len Bloom

    HOPES FOR THE SEASON: Challenging for promotion

    SPONSOR: Kisharon

    HOME GROUND: West Hendon Playing Fields

    MANAGERS: Chaim Gothold and Aryeh Goldring

    EMAILaryehgoldring@gmail.com

    FULL TEAM PROFILE HERE

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    LOS BLANCOS

    NEW SIGNINGS: Nick Grosse, Darren Russell, Matt Keston, James Joseph, Sam Cramer, Jono Gaon

    HOPES FOR THE SEASON: Always aiming high and hoping we can adjust to the demanding Division One quickly. If we finish above mid-table then that would be a satisfying result

    CAPTAIN: Adam Waters

    SPONSOR: Cohen Arnold Chartered Accountants

    HOME GROUND: West Hendon playing fields

    MANAGER: Adam Hersh

    EMAILadamhersh86@googlemail.com

    FULL TEAM PROFILE HERE

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    NORTH WEST NEASDEN

    NEW SIGNINGS: We have had to build a whole new squad. Every player on our books is a new signing

    CAPTAIN: James Lee

    SPONSOR: Moerans Solicitors based in Edgware

    HOME GROUND: Hadley FC

    MANAGER: Andrew Goldman

    EMAILnorthwestneasden@gmail.com

    FULL TEAM PROFILE HERE

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    SHIRLEY PARK

    HOPES FOR THE SEASON: There’s at least 2/3 teams in Division One capable of finishing first and we’re one off them. Realistically we're well-equipped for the title this season and that's the target for the team

    NEW SIGNINGS: We've added a few familiar faces including, Josh Franklin and Adam Klein

    CAPTAIN: Si Shelley

    SPONSOR: Bushell Investments, Vita Properties and Life Financial Solutions

    HOME GROUND: Norseman FC - the home of the brave

    MANAGERS: Dave Lusman and Saul Conway

    EMAILdlusman@hotmail.com

    FULL TEAM PROFILE HERE

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    SOUTHGATE HARMEN

    HOPES FOR THE SEASON: Our minimum expectation is promotion to the Premier Division. We are also looking to have a good cup run in one of the competitions. The league title will be the cherry on top

    NEW SIGNINGS: Ben Weinberg (Brixton Old Boys), Jordan Segal (Brixton Old Boys), Mitch Green (free agent), Ben Kaye (free agent), Joseph Marsh (free agent), Ricky Rinder (UJIA), Jordan Grant (NLR), Adam Simon (NWN)

    CAPTAIN: Jonathan Morris

    SPONSOR: London and District Housing

    HOME GROUND: Chase Lodge

    MANAGERS: Sam Castle and Joel Alterman

    EMAILsam@londonanddistrict.com

    FULL TEAM PROFILE HERE

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    SPEC FC

    New signing: Simon Bagel. The best name in Jewish football, and a fine centre back

    Hopes for the season? We’re looking for a third successive promotion. This time … to the big time …. The PREMIER LEAGUE. We could also really do with a cup run to boost finances having just had planning permission approved to build the ‘Adam Lenz Memorial’ stand (he’s not dead, just immortalised)

    CAPTAIN: Ashley Burns

    SPONSOR: Challenge Sport & Education (CSE)

    HOME GROUND: Split between Brunel University & The Ark (Wembley)

    MANAGER: Laurence Conway

    EMAILricky_lawrence88@hotmail.co.uk

    FULL TEAM PROFILE HERE

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    WOODFORD WANDERERS

    HOPES FOR THE SEASON: To complete our fixtures

    MANAGER: Tony Charles

    FULL TEAM PROFILE HERE

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    DIVISION TWO

    AC MILL HILL

    NEW SIGNINGS: We have brought through some youth players from the U21 squad and hope this will add depth and pace to our 1st team squad

    WHICH OF YOUR SIGNINGS EXCITES YOU MOST? Keeping Ben Zloof was the biggest coup of the season. Luckily Perez has gone after someone called Gareth Bale instead!

    HOPES FOR THE SEASON: We are still working on our four-year plan to win the Premiership and therefore will once again be aiming for the title or promotion

    CAPTAIN: Rob 'Ray Liota' Kleinman

    SPONSOR: Richard Anthony & Co – Chartered Accountants

    HOME GROUND: Chase Lodge

    MANAGER: Joe Levy

    EMAILacmillhill@gmail.com

    FULL TEAM PROFILE HERE

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    BLIZZARD STORM

    NEW SIGNINGS: Adam Levene, Louis Taylor, Simon Levene, Alex Rubin, Dan Vandermolen.

    HOPES FOR THE SEASON: Top two finish, its never going to be easy – it’s a division packed full of competitive teams but I want us to deliver this season and be right up there in the mix

    CAPTAIN: Adam Speck – the best skipper in the MSFL

    HOME GROUND: Hertwood School, Borehamwood

    MANAGER: Simon Linden

    EMAILsilinden55@hotmail.co.uk

    FULL TEAM PROFILE HERE

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    FAITHFOLD B

    MANAGER: Rob Shooman

    HOME GROUND Chase Lodge

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    FC TEAM B

    NEW SIGNINGS: Paul Savitz, Adam Savitz, Ben Radstone, Matt Davis, Jon Franks, Max Graves

    HOPES FOR THE SEASON: To have an enjoyable season and push for promotion. With the experience in this team I believe it would be disappointing if we were not challenging for the top two

    CAPTAIN: Mitch Lassman

    SPONSOR: Guardian Inheritance

    HOME GROUND: Old Camdenians in Mill Hill

    MANAGER: David Gordon

    EMAILdavidgordon83@hotmail.com

    FULL TEAM PROFILE HERE

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    FC TEAM C

    NEW SIGNINGS: James Joseph, Matthew Cohen, Jeremy Julius and Andrew Hurwitz

    HOPES FOR THE SEASON: We are here to win it. We have a squad capable of winning and the boys are hungry. If you’re not first, you’re last

    CAPTAIN: Jamie Breslaw

    SPONSOR: Guardian Inheritance

    HOME GROUND: Old Camdenians in Mill Hill

    MANAGER: Michael Myers and Ben Gilbey

    EMAILmjmyers90@gmail.com

    FULL TEAM PROFILE HERE

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    LONDON HAROLDEANS

    NEW SIGNINGS? Many of the team are new to the fold. Ones to watch are Bobby Abrams and Paul Harris, veteran striker Oliver Joseph, centre backs Jamie Isenwater and Ali Marks

    HOPES FOR THE SEASON: I'm cautiously optimistic about it. We've got a strong squad, who will grow as the season progresses. With a good blend of youth and experience, promotion is not beyond us

    CAPTAIN: Alistair Marks. James Abrams is club captain

    SPONSORS: ELS Legal LLP and Buchanan Bond Real Estate Ltd

    HOME GROUND: White City Tiger Turf at Burlington Danes Academy

    MANAGER: Jonathan Abrams

    EMAILabrams.jon@gmail.com

    FULL TEAM PROFILE HERE

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    NORTH LONDON RAIDERS B

    NEW SIGNINGS: With the merging of North London Raiders and Norstar, most of the players have come from one of the two clubs

    HOPES FOR THE SEASON: As we are essentially a new team we'll be looking to establish ourselves and win more games than we lose. Much will depend on how quickly we gel

    CAPTAIN: Josh Fineman, with Adam Posner Vice Captain

    SPONSOR: HarrisBalcombe the market leading Insurance Claims Management Services provider

    NEW KIT LAUNCH

    HOME GROUND: The Ark/Brunel

    MANAGER: Jonathan Adelman

    EMAILjonathan.adelman@btinternet.com

    FULL TEAM PROFILE HERE

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    OAKWOOD B

    NEW SIGNINGS: Mike Silverberg, Jamie Lyons

    HOPES FOR THE SEASON: Promotion. It's my last season at Oakwood before I return to Manchester to rejoin my boyhood club South Manchester. I want to go out on a high

    CAPTAIN: Club Captain - Stefan Isaacs, Team Captain - Eric Lewis

    SPONSORS: Israeli-betting company Jewbetcha sponsor training ground, Woody 'Woody's' Grill our kits

    HOME GROUND: I think Brunel although not yet confirmed. Somewhere in alishvatz yoren no doubt

    MANAGER: Ian Tussie

    EMAILtussie84@hotmail.com

    FULL TEAM PROFILE HERE

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    REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE B

    SECRETARY: Richard Bronzite

    HOME GROUND Fairlop
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    DIVISION THREE

    AC WHETSTONE

    MARQUEE SIGNING: Laurence Swerner

    HOPES FOR THE SEASON: Every season since we formed in 2004 we have had the same two objectives: that the boys want to play again the next season and that they improve. It's the same this year

    CAPTAIN: Alex Woffenden

    SPONSORS: We are talking to various parties to see if they can remain solvent long enough to pay for some kit!

    HOME GROUND: Chase Lodge

    MANAGER: Clive Nathan

    EMAILclive.nathan@sky.com

    FULL TEAM PROFILE HERE

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    CATFORD & BROMLEY

    NEW SIGNINGS: Gabriel John, Reuben John, Gidi Matlin, Ben Swart, Sean Preston

    HOPES FOR THE SEASON: Promotion in our 50th year since the formation by our now Honoury Club President Melvyn Windsor would really be the icing on the cake

    CAPTAIN: Adam Luria

    SPONSOR: Furnitubes International

    HOME GROUND: Norsemen

    MANAGER: Lester Jacobs

    EMAILlester@sclprint.com

    FULL TEAM PROFILE HERE

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    FAITHFOLD C

    NEW SIGNINGS: Dan 'Flash' Gordon, Lewis Maleh

    HOPES FOR THE SEASON: To win the league

    CAPTAIN: Ben Simons

    SPONSORS: Vapelux

    HOME GROUND: Chase Lodge

    MANAGER: David Garson

    EMAILdavidgarson19@yahoo.co.uk

    FULL TEAM PROFILE HERE

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    HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB C

    NEW SIGNINGS: We have been very active over the summer. We have brought in a number of new players, though I am keeping a few names close to my chest as they have not quite completed their transfers yet!

    HOPES FOR THE SEASON: It's hard to predict how strong some of the new teams in the division will be, but I'd be disappointed with anything less than a top three finish, and I am quietly confident we can put up a challenge for the title

    CAPTAIN: TBC. We have been experimenting with various options in friendlies

    SPONSORS: Kisharon

    HOME GROUND: West Hendon Playing Fields

    MANAGER: Adam Glekin

    EMAILadamglekin@hotmail.com

    FULL TEAM PROFILE HERE

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    JEWDINESE

    WHICH NEW SIGNINGS WILL EXCITE THE FANS THE MOST? Zack Collins, Ben Berrick and Grant Reingold

    HOPES FOR THE SEASON: We aim to finish in the top five and hopefully go on a good cup run

    CAPTAIN: Brad Dryer - he bleeds black and white

    HOME GROUND: Morris Playing Fields, London Colney

    MANAGER: Darren Lawrence

    EMAILjakeyerlich@yahoo.co.uk

    FULL TEAM PROFILE HERE

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    KINGS CROWN

    HOPES FOR THE SEASON: Title/promotion/mid-table

    CAPTAIN: Daniel Navisesh

    SPONSOR: We're still looking for one!

    HOME GROUND: Ludgrove Playing Fields, Oakhill Park

    MANAGER: Jacob Kadoch

    EMAILjacobkadoch@hotmail.com

    FULL TEAM PROFILE HERE

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    L'EQUIPE

    NEW SIGNINGS: Richard Fogelman, Dan Gray, Craig Draper, Gavin Rhodes

    HOPES FOR THE SEASON: One aim and that's to win the division

    CAPTAIN: Mark Singer

    SPONSOR: We don't have a sponsor. We are a one team, self-sufficient club who live and breath the clubs colours

    HOME GROUND: West Hendon Playing Fields

    MANAGER: Daniel Cordell and Josh Lewis

    EMAILdcordell@humancapitalsearch.com

    FULL TEAM PROFILE HERE

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    LOUGHTON ORIENT

    NEW SIGNINGS: Dan Shafron, Dave Levy

    HOPES FOR THE SEASON: To hit the ground running and be challenging for the title. Pre-season has gone well and we look very solid at the back and dangerous going forward

    CAPTAIN: Ryan Kissin

    SPONSORS: Soccer Scene and A-List Flyers who will be on our second strip this year

    HOME GROUND: Peter May Sports Centre

    MANAGER: Dan Curtis

    EMAILloughton_orient@hotmail.co.uk

    FULL TEAM PROFILE HERE

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    NORSTAR LONDON RAIDERS C

    NEW SIGNINGS: We've brought in a decent number of new faces to improve our squad

    HOPES FOR THE SEASON: We expect to challenge for promotion and the title

    CAPTAIN: Jonny Samuel

    SPONSOR: Harris Balcombe

    HOME GROUND: The Ark/Brunel

    MANAGERS: Zack Gothelf and David Domb

    EMAILzackgothelf@hotmail.com

    FULL TEAM PROFILE HERE

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    TEMPLE FORTUNE

    NEW SIGNINGS: We have signed or are going to sign a few players to add to what is essentially last season's B team, but until we see the forms and fees coming in I cannot be more specific!

    HOPES FOR THE SEASON: Our primary aim is to get Temple Fortune back on track after an unenjoyable 2012/13 season, mainly caused by the indisciplined A team

    SPONSOR: We will be using the same playing kit originally sponsored by Daniel Stewart & Co,

    HOME GROUND: Roger Bannister Sports Centre

    SECRETARY: Jonathan Cohen

    EMAILinfo@tffc.co.uk

    FULL TEAM PROFILE HERE

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