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MACCABI GB’S YOUNG ATHLETES LOOK TO STAMP THEIR AUTHORITY AT THE JCC MACCABI GAMES AS DELEGATION IS ANNOUNCED

Maccabi GB's 2015 JCC Maccabi Games' Delegation

Maccabi GB, in partnership with UJIA and the JC, is proud to officially announce the representatives who will be competing on behalf of Team GB at this summer’s JCC Maccabi Games in Stamford, Connecticut. The Games, from 4th-14th August 2016, 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. In a first for Great Britain the Delegation will be taking three performers to the JCC Maccabi Artsfest, a festival of performing arts, which runs simultaneously alongside the sports competitions.

The full Maccabi GB squad will consist of 60 athletes – 54 who will be competing or performing in their debut tournament on behalf of British Jewry – as well as a 13-person Management Team. They will be overseen by experienced Heads of Delegation, Janice and Ian Aarons. For many of the representatives it will be a chance to announce themselves to the Jewish sporting world as potential future Maccabiah and European Maccabi Games stars.

 

The full list of Squads and athletes can be found below:

 

Girls Lacrosse          

Ellie Berg        

Daisy Gershon           

Jenna  Jacobs

Gemma Jacobson     

Georgia Koopman     

Libbi Wise       

Isabelle Brand

Kezia Levy     

Zarah Kaye Clark      

Taryn Onnie   

Yves Schreiber

Managers: Nicole Sawdaye & Tash Roston             

             

U16 Girls Football

Jessie  Bloom 

Natasja Collis 

Eliana Jackson          

Natasha Kingsley       

Libby Poster   

Lulu Rose       

Rio Rosenberg           

Ariela Silber    

Emma Taylor 

Natasha Williams

Managers: Alex Elf & Stacey Abendstern

                                     

Girls Dance

Jasmine Miller

Michal Weston           

Francesca Magnus

Manager: Clare Dorset Purkis

                                     

U14 Boys Football (Red)     

Grant Birke

Joseph Clifton

Joseph Furman          

Jake Greenfield         

Matthew Lee  

Lev Lieberman           

Asher Martin  

Eytan Millan   

Joshua Naftalin          

Joseph Santhouse     

Elliot Smith     

Rafi Zamet

Managers: Liam Stein & Jordan Sapler

 

U14 Boys Football (Blue)                 

Joshua Baum 

Nathaniel Case

Aaron Cowland          

Dylan Heller   

Jared Onnie   

Lucas Schreiber         

Callan  Stepsky

Managers: Daniel Shafron & Joey Carr

                                     

Tennis

Adam Bolchover

Jake Jason    

Louis Shaw    

Joshua Hennes          

Jasmine Randall

Manager: Sophie Conway    

                                     

Table Tennis

Joshua Bolchover      

Jonathan Gibson        

George Maurice         

Joe Newman 

Joseph Sweiry

Manager: David Domb         

                                     

Swimming     

Lara Hugh      

Noah Stewart 

Lara Tobias Tarsh      

Jason Pears   

Manager: Natalie Sawdaye

                                                           

Golf

Joseph Twyford         

                                   

Artsfest

Abi Wander (Musical Theatre)

Sonny  Gayer (Rock Band)

 

Delegation Heads: Janice & Ian Aarons

Media & Communications: Gilah Samuels

 

This summer’s JCC Maccabi Games and JCC Artsfest will see over 1300 young, Jewish representatives from around 40 different delegations descend on Connecticut.

Speaking about the selection and the build-up to the Games, Natalie Sawdaye, said, “This is an exciting crop of youngsters who will be travelling to America for an experience like no other they have been a part of before. The JCC Maccabi Games are always a great opportunity for young, Jewish people to make friends from around the world and stretch those Jewish connections beyond the ones they have at home. Of course, the sporting element cannot be overlooked and we have some really talented sports stars who we are sure will be seen in Maccabi GB’s colours for years to come.

“Finally, we are thrilled to be taking Team GB’s first ever performers to the JCC Maccabi Artsfest. Abi and Sonny are raring to go and they’re ready to show the rest of the world how much talent Great Britain really has! This is a new means for young people to represent their country and we hope to build on their efforts this year for future JCC events.”

For further details visit www.maccabigb.org/jccgames

MACCABI GB’S YOUNG ATHLETES LOOK TO STAMP THEIR AUTHORITY AT THE JCC MACCABI GAMES AS DELEGATION IS ANNOUNCED
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A summer of sport, performing arts, Jewish experiences and friendships are is in store for Team GB's U13-U16 year olds