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Team Maccabi GB returns from Buenos Aires with a record number of medals!

Updated: Jan 26



Our 100 strong delegation members arrived in Buenos Aires ready to start the Pan American Games on the 27th December 2023. Led by General Team Manager Andrew Myers, with support from Danny Schindler, Assistant General Team Manager & Daniel Jacobs, Football Chair.

Alongside this fantastic management team, we also cannot forget the incredible support that Sally, Ethan and Joseph Myers also provided. With their bilingual skills– they were able to make sure the smooth sailing of all logistics whilst on the ground in Argentina.


Our teams consisted of two masters football teams, the 45+ and the 55+ led by Laurence Newman & Richard Baum and by Arthur Duke & Frank Steinberg respectively.


Our Open & Masters Tennis which was led by Sam Cohen, had fantastic success with Louise Agran, Caroline Clapper, Sam Cohen & Samantha Cohen all bringing home a medal.


Golf which was led by Joy Barnett with athlete Jonny Bentwood. Jonny came home with a silver medal in the Gross Masters Golf.


Nizza Fluss, our Maccabiah Masters Swimming superstar, went out and won two gold medals & a silver in Freestyle and backstroke.


Lastly, for the first time ever, we took an Open Netball team to the games, led by Debbie Colton, who picked up the silver medal in a final against Australia.  



The success for the Games is not just about the medals and the sport, but building and creating firm friendships and links within the Jewish Maccabi diaspora. This has been our most successful Pan Am Games for Team GB and we want to make sure we build on this for future Games.


You can view our full Pan American Games 2023 gallery here.

You can read the full Jewish Chronicle supplement here.



 


Preparations for the EMYG24 are in full swing, with the Team Maccabi GB management team in place. We have just finalised the selection process for the athletes with all team sports squads selected.


On Monday, 14th January we held our 3rd Management training session at the Maccabi GB offices in Kenton, where our General Team Manager, Yvie Curtis ran a very informative evening. The management team are very excited as we approach the final 6-month countdown and we are hopeful for a 150 strong delegation for Team Great Britain.

 

For more information and to register your interest to Volunteer visit the website here.


 


JCC Maccabi Games 2024 – Houston, Texas, USA


We are delighted to announce that Ben Sweiry will be joining us as Junior Team Manager for the JCC Maccabi Games next summer. We aim to take 2, U14 boys football squads, a mixed U16 boys football squad and a tennis team to Houston. We have selected our U14 boys football managers/coaches – Jacob Barron and Ali Chin and Zack Francis and Clark Perez. Final trials for these squads were held last Sunday, with squad selection being confirmed very shortly. Ben Sweiry will also manage the tennis team where we have started the selection process.


For more information and to register your interest please visit the website here.





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