Team GB squad announced for 2014 JCC Games

Team GB squad announced for 2014 JCC Games

Team GB lining up before the 2013 Opening Ceremony

Maccabi GB, in partnership with UJIA, have announced the athletes who will be representing Team Maccabi GB at this summer’s JCC Maccabi Games in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

Heads of Delegation, Brian and Helena Green, along with their 12-person management team, have chosen 73 athletes to compete on behalf of British Jewry. For many of the representatives it will be their first taste of international competition, plus a chance to announce themselves to the Jewish sporting world as potential future European Maccabi Games and Maccabiah stars. Fifth four of the athletes will be competing in their first ever JCC Maccabi Games.

This summer’s JCC Maccabi Games will see over 1300 young, Jewish athletes from around 40 different delegations descend on New Jersey. Maccabi GB will be looking to improve upon the record medal haul of 108 at last summer’s games in Orange County, California.

The announcement comes just a few months after the Management Team was confirmed.


Boys U14 Football
Joshua Klein
Tyler Smith
Ethan Kessel
Jack Mattey
Joe Leslie
Jayden Tomlinson
Saul Fenton
Dylan Bull
Oscar Cohen
Hadley Shapps
Adam Freedman

Managers: Alex Elf & Liam Stein

Girls U16 Football
Elisheva Hersh
Maxine Hotz
Amelia Shiner
Jodie Rich
Maddy Moryoussef
Lili Balkin
Eve Lewis
Shayna Joffe

Managers: Matt Travers & Debra Silver

Anabelle Permutt
Yasmin Fairnington
Kezia Levy
Aimee Rose
Sadie Barr
Charlotte Hurst
Ella Cohen
Georgia Benson
Lucy Botkai
Ellie Berg

Managers: Nicole Sawdaye & Emma Gibbor

Daniel Rinkoff
Alicia Slater
Eden Kramer
Emmanuelle Benjamin
Elisha Kramer
Chloe Jacobs
Daniel Schindler
Talia Slater
Molly Leizer

Manager: Dani Popeck

James Benjamin
George Bier
Jono Mizrahi
Charlie Pentol-Levy
Tamsin Salt
Charlotte Salt
Tali Fraser
Oliver Jacobson
Tash Mosheim
Jack Miller

Manager: Jamie Gibbor

Table Tennis:
Carl Breindel
James Rich
Oliver Weisfeld
Scott Leveson
Nathan Sonn
Jake Bluston
Sammy Kaye
Joe Kaye
Jonathan Stelzer

Manager: Ben Travers

Track & Field:
Alana Jacobs
Francesca Wall
Adam Mizrahi
Benjamin Oehley
Aidan Raphael
Rachel Ayrton
Tal Pelmont
Jessie Wolmark
Isabelle Flitterman
Manager: Phillip Benson

Hannah Grunwerg
Tamar Goldwater
Leanne Poluck
Sophie Katz
Annabel Anisfeld
Darcy Shonn
Daisy Margolis

Manager: Clare Dorset-Purkis

Heads of Delegation: Brian and Helena Green

Welfare Manager: Daniel Broman

Speaking about the selection, Brian Green said: “Helena (Green) and I are honoured to be heading the Maccabi GB delegation to the JCC Maccabi Games for the fifth consecutive year. Not only are we delighted with the strength in depth and quality of the squad, we are equally pleased with the quality of the Management Team that we are taking to Cherry Hill. It is particularly pleasing to have over 50 young people who will get their first experience of the JCC Maccabi Games. There are some talented athletes in this squad and we are aiming to give all these kids a trip of a lifetime on and off the field of play, especially giving the participants a chance to mix with other young Jewish athletes from around the world.”

The JCC Games, from 7th-18th August 2014, are a chance for young athletes under the age of 16 to represent their country in America in a sporting environment, whilst experiencing social and cultural programmes with other young Jewish people from around the world.

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