Biggest ever JCC Games in USA
by: SJ Reporter - Last updated: 2013-02-01
Maccabi GB, in partnership with UJIA, has announced the athletes who will be competing on behalf of Team GB at this summer’s JCC Maccabi Games in Orange County, California.
The JCC Games, on 1-12 August 2013, are a chance for young athletes under the age of 16 to represent their country in America in a sporting environment, whilst experiencing social and cultural programmes with other young Jewish people from around the world.
Heads of Delegation, Brian and Helena Green, along with their 14-person Management Team, have chosen 80 athletes, making it the largest ever Maccabi GB delegation to compete in a JCC Maccabi Games.
For many of the representatives it will be their first taste of international competition, plus a chance to announce themselves to the Jewish sporting world as potential future Maccabiah stars. 64 of the athletes will be competing in their first ever JCC Maccabi Games.
Not only is it the largest Maccabi GB delegation, but The Games as a whole will be the largest of its kind ever, as over 2500 young Jewish athletes from 80 different delegations will descend on California – a record number for a Jewish Games solely featuring competitors aged 13-16. Maccabi GB will be looking to improve upon the record medal haul of 96 at last summer’s games in Rockland, New York.
Speaking about the selection, Brian Green said, “Helena (Green) and I are honoured to be heading the Maccabi GB delegation to the JCC Maccabi Games for the fourth consecutive year. Not only are we delighted with the strength in depth and quality of the squad, we are equally pleased with the quality of the Management Team that we are taking to Orange County. It is particularly pleasing to have over 60 young people who will get their first experience of the JCC Maccabi Games.”
The full list of Squads and athletes:
BOYS FOOTBALL U14: Joseph Bellman, Samuel Cahill, Robert Elman, Freddy Kramer, Jack Mattey, Ethan Mooney, Jordan Nathan, Mike Perkins, Joshua Shack, Luke Simpson, Tyler Smith. Managers: Alex Elf & Jonathan Green
BOYS FOOTBALL (U16): Alex Bleetman, Nyv Bogaire, Josh Davis, Joshua Freeman, Oliver Goodman, Maxim Green, Daniel Jacob, Saul Kurer, Kalvin Ovsiowitz, Daniel Shaw, Joshua Tray. Managers: Danny Berg & Adam Klein
GIRLS FOOTBALL (U16): Anna Barnett, Zoe Cohen, Elianna Mahay-Goodrich, Maxine Hotz, Atlanta Kemsley, Rachel Rabin, Jodie Rich, Amelia Shiner, Juliette Westbrook. Managers: Matt Travers & Debra Silver
TABLE TENNIS: Joshua Banks, Anthony Bolchover, Alexander Grabiner, Judah Jackson, Joshua Morgan, Jacob Nico-Katz, Jamie Rosen, Aaron Shimoni, Jonathan Stelzer, Oliver Weisfeld. Manager: Ben Travers
SWIMMING: Rachel Ayrton, Alex Bolot, Yoram Gerber, Rachel Golsdstein, Daniel Schindler. Manager: Daniel Harris TENNIS: Adam Burchell, Charlie Dryer, Harry Jacobson, Natasha Mosheim, Jamie Osrin, Saul Peleg, Joshua Racke, Tamsin Salt, Katy Spalter. Manager: Allan Bailey
DANCE: Gina Ruby Cesman, Hannah Grunwerg, Natasha Harris, Sophie Katz, Daisy Margolis, Sarah Rabin, Aimee Leigh. Manager: Lorijean Greenglass
GIRLS LACROSSE (U16): Noah Blane-Damelin, Lucy Botkai, Ella Cohen, Natasha Cowan, Charlotte Hurst, Rachel Lewis, Maya Mendoza, Robyn Nagioff, Aimee Rose, Imogen Wise. Managers: Nicole Sawdaye & Emma Gibbor
TRACK & FIELD: Jamie Cohen, Dan Gaby, Maya Israel, Amy Lipman, Aimee Mandel, Matthew Pinhass. Manager: Liam Stein
Heads of Delegation: Brian and Helena Green Welfare Manager: Jessica Overlander-Kaye