U18 Boys Football in ‘pursuit of gold’ as latest EMG squad announced
Maccabi GB, in partnership with UJIA and the Jewish Chronicle, is delighted to announce the U18 Boys Football squad who will represent Team Maccabi GB in Budapest this summer.
Frank Steinberg and his assistant Steve Gordon are excited with the progress the squad has made over the past six months and feel confident in their pursuit of a gold medal in Budapest.
Speaking about the selection process, Steinberg said, “The squad consists of boys from various clubs and areas including London, Leeds and Dublin and in the training, they have experienced playing against high quality opposition with away games against Brighton and Hove Albion and Lincoln FC who they beat 4-2.”
The team is captained by Ethan Kessell with Opening Ceremony flag bearer, Ben Schwarzmann as vice-captain.
Speaking about their choice of captains and their aims for the squad as a whole, Gordon said, “Ethan and Ben’s motivation, commitment and consistent high standards of performance have set the bar for the rest of the squad and we feel the entire squad have what it takes to come home with a medal.”
Steinberg added, “We are honoured to have been given this opportunity and hope the preparations, build up and the tournament are an experience the boys will cherish forever.”
The squad is as follows:
Manager: Frank Steinberg
Assistant Manager: Steve Gordon
Coach: Sylvester Towleh
Ethan Kessel (C)
Ben Schwarzmann (VC)