THE LATEST war of words between two Sunday morning football managers is one of the fiercest yet, and while the game is now over, the feud isn’t. Redbridge B manager Jon Jacobs took exception to pre and post-match comments made by Hendon A boss David Garbacz, calling him ‘classless’ and criticising his behaviour. Also not holding back on the state of Hendon’s pitch – or cow patch to quote Jacobs, the Redbridge man is most certainly looking forward to their next meeting next week, promising an ‘East London’ welcome and a door for their dressing room!
HAVING WON her nation’s heart by becoming the first Israel to win gold at the Judo World Championships last year, Yarden Gerbi is now attracting even more adulation and respect. The 25-year-old has auctioned the red backpatch she wore when claiming the title in Rio de Janeiro to raise funds to help fight children’s cancer. Donating the money to the Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv, she said: “A few weeks ago I visited the children’s ward at Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv and met with some amazing children, I will donate the money to the children’s ward …let’s help these kids become champions too.” Taking to Ebay to sell the backpatch, she’s so far raised just over £1,000.
STILL GOING strong is swimmer Susan Halter, who whenever she dives into the pool, seems to comes out at the other end with a gold medal or two. This past weekend was no exception as competing at the British Gas ASA National Masters & Senior Age Group Championships in Sheffield, she claimed another three wins in the 50, 100 and 200m backstroke events. Claiming a fastest finish in two years in the 100m, Halter, who now competes in the 85-90 age group, continues to be an example to us all.