Maccabi GB Weekly Update • 24th - 28th August 2020
The latest news from Maccabi GB
Manchester Maccabi are crowned victorious winners of the Peter Morrison Trophy Cup final On Sunday 23rd August Maccabi GB National Football Committee hosted the Peter Morrison Trophy Finals Day that took place at Hadley Wood Sports Trust. Winners of the Peter Morrison Trophy were Manchester Maccabi winning 2-1 against finalists Hertswood Vale.
Maccabi GB International Kit Project As the Maccabi GB International Kit Project begins to wrap up, the Leadership participants have edited and created this video focussing on their personal connections created through sharing and swapping their Kit.
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An announcement from Maccabi GB Southern Football League Chairman David Wolff The Maccabi GB Southern Football League season starts on Sunday September 6th. There will be 29 teams competing in the three divisions. The fixtures will not be released until this Friday due to the fact that we are still awaiting the confirmation of some of the venues which have been delayed because Council and School staff have been on furlough. It also appears the some of the artificial venues that clubs wish to hire have not received accreditation from the FA for one reason or another. Our rules, which are from the FA STANDARD CODE OF RULES, forbid their use and in any event the league and club insurance would not be valid.
There is no doubt that matches will need to be played under strict conditions advised by HM Government and enforced by The Football Association. Players will need to arrive changed and sanitisation will need to be in place at all the venues and applied in accordance with the guidelines. Goal scoring ‘celebrations’ are prohibited and Social Distancing enforced by ‘non-playing’ personnel (including substitutes) and any spectators. No one may not gather in clusters of more than SIX persons. Each CLUB must also appoint a COVID 19 officer whose duty it is to know the protocols and relay them to everyone in the club.
I am sure that some of this may be difficult to enforce but we must try. The most important element in all of this will be COMMON SENSE.
Referees have been briefed by their County FA and have been made aware of the requirements.
We welcome FIVE new teams into the league and I expect each of the divisions to be extremely competitive. It is most pleasing that the flagship PREMIER DIVISION will now be contested by ten teams. It has been understrength for a few years and this really augers well for the future.
It was such a shame that last season ended prematurely and we must now hope & pray that circumstances will not cause that to happen again. We are also sorry that we could not finish the CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP COMPETITION as a pre-cursor to this season but at least the Semi-Finals and Final of the PETER MORRISON TROPHY was concluded on one day which turned out to be a real festive occasion enjoyed by everyone who was there. Congratulations are extended to MANCHESTER MACCABI, the winners and also to HERTSWOOD VALE, the gallant Runners-up. We must also include the other participants, HMH and BORUSSIA BARNET for their contribution to the day.
The league Pre-Season Council meeting will take place on Wednesday 2nd September by ZOOM. Because of the difficulties at such a meeting, the draw for the First Round on the CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP has been made and appears on this site.
Wishing everyone a successful season and a happy and peaceful New Year.