Young athletes who wish to represent Great Britain at next summer’s JCC Maccabi Games in Fort Lauderdale can now apply to take part.
MGB will be looking to build on the success of this summer’s Games, where the Delegation returned from Cherry Hill, New Jersey, with a record-breaking 142 medals, for next year’s tournament which takes place between 6-17 August.
Applicants who fall into the U13-U16 category and who want to represent Team Maccabi GB are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as the demand for places is high. GB will be competing in the following disciplines – football (girls and boys), lacrosse girls), swimming (girls and boys), tennis (girls and boys), table tennis (girls and boys) and dance (girls and boys). The delegation is also looking to recruit coaches/managers for each squad, all of whom must be over the age of 21.
Brian and Helena Green have been selected to head-up the Team Maccabi GB Delegation, the duo will be overseeing their sixth consecutive JCC squad, having first been appointed to the role in 2010.
Helena said: “It is an absolute honour for Brian and I to be Heads of Delegation for the next JCC Maccabi Games. We always aim to give as many Jewish kids as possible an opportunity to represent Team Maccabi GB in an international sports tournament, where they can get a taste of sporting competition, meeting other young, Jewish athletes from other countries and create memories that they will cherish forever.”
Head of Operations, Ashley Lerner, added: “The JCC Maccabi Games is one of the cornerstones of our International calendar. It is unique in that it gives many young athletes their first taste of sporting competition outside of the UK, and also provides them with countless Jewish experiences and friendships with fellow Jewish young people from across the world which they will always remember.”