The team GB squad for this summer’s JCC Maccabi Games in Fort Lauderdale, Florida has been announced.
The squad consists of 65 athletes – 50 of whom will be representing British Jewry for the very first time – as well as an 11-person management team, which will once again be overseen by Heads of Delegation, Helena and Brian Green, and assisted by Janice and Ian Aarons.
Boys U14 Football:
Managers: Liam Stein & Liron Mannie
Girls U16 Football:
Managers: Alex Elf & Nicole Sawdaye
Manager: Natalie Sawdaye
Manager: Emma Gibbor & Sophie Conway
Manager: Philip Benson
Manager: Clare Dorset-Purkiss
Delegation Heads: Helena & Brian Green
Assistant Delegation Heads: Janice & Ian Aarons
Welfare Manager: Ben Travers
Media & Communications: Gilah Samuels
Speaking about the selection, Boys U14 Football Manager, Liam Stein, said, “It is an incredible experience to represent Team Maccabi GB at a JCC Maccabi Games. Each host city does a fantastic job putting on a great games and I’m sure Fort Lauderdale will be no different. We have an extremely talented squad who have already begun preparations for August. The athletes can expect intense competition mixed with plenty of exciting events with their host families and other young, Jewish participants from around the world.
“The unique element of the JCC Maccabi Games is the kindness the hosts show in welcoming our athletes into their homes and ensure they have as much fun as possible during the trip. I know our Delegation will have an incredible time and do British Jewry proud.”
The tournament takes place between 6-17th August.