Win­ston wings it

The Jewish Chronicle - - SPORT - BY CRAIG SIL­VER

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.

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