January saw a return to our Maccabi GB School Tournaments; this month we’ve had the Year 4 Mixed Netball, that tournament featured 7 teams from 6 schools. Kerem A came out victorious, winning the Round Robin competition on goal difference. The tournament provided 60 young Netballers the opportunity to showcase their skills in front of a crowd of spectators. We currently have a further Year 5 Netball tournament that will be taking place on Wednesday 24th January.
We want to thank All Aboard for continuing to support these tournaments through their generous sponsorship.
Our PE provision has delivered 650 pupils with high quality education per week. This month students from Independent Jewish Day School, Torah Temimah Primary School and Nancy Reuben Primary School have been developing their skills in dance. These PE lessons provide 1 hour of the Government recommended 2 hours of Physical Activity per week.
Alongside the PE provision we also work with our partner schools to run After School Clubs, we are currently running a weekly Multisports After-School Club at Torah Temimah Primary School and have begun our partnership with Nats Netball Club who we support with the running of a Netball club at Independent Jewish Day School. These extra-curricular activities give 30 young people the opportunity to stay engaged with sport even after the school day ends.
Earlier this month we held a meeting with the Leadership Skills Foundation, the foundation is the Governing Body of our acclaimed Sports Leadership course. As a condition of us being allowed to run the nationally accredited course we undergo a Quality Assurance each year. We’re delighted to have been approved to certificate those who completed our Level 1 and Level 2 course last year. Having previously been approved for our Level 3 course earlier in the year, this means that all 2022/23 courses have now been approved.
Maccabi GB, UJS and JAthlete have been continuing to help and support JSoC’s around the United Kingdom playing sport. This month we have provided two different teams with kit alongside assisting 7 teams with the funds to play in their intra-mural leagues.
Our Community Tournaments are an integral part of the work we do, these tournaments provide a space for anyone to participate within a team or individually in several different sports. We’re currently curating a calendar of these events to be held over the course of the year with a sequel to our popular Community Netball Tournament being planned. These community tournaments are alongside the returning Inter-Charity football tournament and the new Inter-Charity netball tournaments that will take place later this year.
The Brady Maccabi Endowment Fund helps support elite athletes in their growing careers. We welcomed one of the funds recipients Naveh Kraus, an International medal winning Tae-KwonDo athlete to our offices where we caught up with him and discussed his previous year and his aims for this year. Our other recipient, Table Tennis player Max Radiven competed in the WTT event in Linz, he managed to get through the group stage in both the U15 and U17 competition before bowing out in the round of 64. Max is currently ranked 73 in the world in his cadet category.
Our Grassroots sports provision has continued to engage over a thousand players across a number of different sports.
Our Grassroots Table Tennis club continue to meet weekly, the club for players aged Under 18 focuses on developing the skills and techniques and features coaching from Maccabi GB Internationally experienced coaches. If you’re interested in joining the club please visit the website here.
The Maccabi GB Netball League also played a further round of fixtures. The league, which now features an impressive 22 teams across the three age group divisions plays it matches fortnightly. The teams will round off this month with a further set of fixtures on Sunday 28th January.
Alongside the League there is a brand new Netball club starting soon, the Mill Hill Meteors is a club that’s open to adults, run by International Games Manager Debbie Colton. The club has space for 25 players and for more details on how to register please visit the website here.
The newly affiliated Maccabi GB Walking Football league have played a further two matches this month. The fixture on Sunday 14th January saw Inter Red Wine narrowly beat Green Machine 6-3, with Gary Shaw netting an impressive 4 goals despite the heroics of goalkeeper Howard Skolnick who made several saves. The fixture between Yellow Trailblazers and Blue Movers ended in a resounding 9-0 victory for the Trailblazers with Barry Abraham scoring 5 to move him further ahead in the top scorers list. He’s now scored 24 goals this season. For a full list of results please see here.
Our three affiliated football leagues are continuing with their games on a weekly basis. The Maccabi GB Southern Football League, the Maccabi GB Junior Football League and Maccabi Masters League provide football for over 950 players weekly. The National Cup competition, the Peter Morrison Trophy has so far played three rounds and has had our first North v South fixture with North London Raiders travelling up to face Manchester Maccabi. The competition Quarter Final draw will happen early next month
See below links to The Jewish Chronicle articles for January:
28th December 2023 - Click Here
4th January 2024 - Click Here
11th January 2024 - Click Here
18th January 2024 - Click Here
25th January 2024 - Click Here