Winston wings it
RYMANLEAGUELondon Maccabi Lions joint head coach Ben Winston has been named the new assistant manager at Wingate & Finchley.
Theappointmentwasconfirmedthis week when Winston was approached by new Wingate boss Michael Stone and chairman Aaron Sharp.
A delighted Winston, who initially turned down the role as he is Shabbat observant, told JC Sport: “It is very flattering to come in and I am very much looking forward to the challenge and the step up.
“I was very excited to hear about the direction Aaron and Michael want to take the club. I am also looking forward to the challenge of balancing my role as joint manager at Lions.”
As Winston is shomer shabbat, it has been agreed that he will attend and oversee the club’s reserve and youth teams when the first team play away on Saturdays.
At Lions, Winston and fellow manager Eilon Kennet have led their the side to the JC MSFL title in 2005, the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup and the Peter Morrison National Trophy in 2006 and 2007 respectively.
Wingate boss Michael Stone said: “I enjoyed working with Ben during the European Maccabi Games in Rome over the summer.
“He’s a great communicator and organiser and we are very much on the same wavelength. He has a lot to offer and I’m delighted he’s accepted the challenge to step up a level and try to help the club push on.”
On the pitch, the blues moved into ninth spot in the Ryman League Division One North on Tuesday night after beating Ilford 3-2.