The month of November saw the Sports Department deliver programmes, sessions and events across the Jewish Community. From Schools’ PE to inter-school tournaments, Student Sport and Grassroots sports.
November has seen us continue our work teaching PE in three Jewish Primary Schools, Independent Jewish Day School, Torah Temimah Primary School and Nancy Reuben Primary School. Each week we deliver 19 PE lessons for 650 pupils ranging from Reception to Year 6. This term we have been working on Invasion Games with a focus on sport specific skills in Rugby, Football and Netball.
Alongside our PE lessons we have been continuing with our weekly Primary and Secondary inter-school tournaments sponsored by All Aboard Charity shops; our November schedule has focused on Primary Netball Tournaments, we have welcomed 11 schools who have brought 26 teams and 234 players. The Year 5 Netball Tournament was won by MMK and unfortunately the Year 6 Tournament was abandoned due to dangerous weather conditions, the tournament is being rescheduled for the Spring Term.
Our Secondary School tournaments have focused on racket sports with both Badminton and Table Tennis tournaments taking place in November.
The Boys’ year 7-11 Badminton tournament consisted of 30 players from 3 schools with the winning schools as follows:
· Year 7 - JFS
· Year 8 – Yavneh College
· Year 9 - JFS
· Year 10 – King Solomon High School
· Year 11 – King Solomon High School
The Girls’ Table Tennis tournament was also for Years 7 - 11. We welcomed 4 schools and 40 players, the winning schools are below:
· Year 7 - JCoSS
· Year 8 – King Solomon High School
· Year 9 - JCoSS
· Year 10 – Yavneh College
· Year 11 – JCoSS
The Student Sport project, run in partnership with UJS, continues to support Jewish sports on university campuses around the UK. As part of the project teams are supplied with fully funded kit and financial support to help create and run their sports teams. Currently the project supports 8 JSoc teams across the UK. The past month has seen the third inter-University matchday take place between Birmingham JSoc and Leeds JSoc in Netball, Mens’ Football and Womens’ Football. The event, which took place on Monday 13th November, featured many Maccabi GB past and present participants.
This month our newly developed Grassroots Sports Leagues have played their latest rounds of fixtures. The Maccabi GB Junior Netball League sees 19 teams in three divisions competing in fortnightly fixtures. Each game week has 9 fixtures and 200 players taking part each week. For more information on and league tables visit the league website.
The Maccabi GB Walking Football League has 4 teams taking part and the latest result saw Inter Red Wine narrowly beat Blue Movers 7-5.
Our weekly Maccabi GB Table Tennis Club meets each week at our HQ in Kenton, with over 15 players regularly attending.
See below links to The Jewish Chronicle articles for November: