Stol­lar ready for Euro test

The Jewish Chronicle - - SPORT - BYDANNYCARO

EMFT TEAM Eng­land man­ager Gav­inS­tol­larhas­nameda14-man­squad for the forth­com­ing Euro­pean Mac­cabi Foot­ball Tro­phy tak­ing place in Madrid next month.

The del­e­ga­tion, led by JC MSFL chair­man David Wolff, will see Oak­wood EDRS A boss Stol­lar as­sisted by Alex Gil­bert.

Eng­land will be up against Rus­sia, Ger­many and Spain and Stol­lar has spo­ken of his pride of lead­ing the team to the Span­ish cap­i­tal in the com­pe­ti­tion from May 1-4. Plac­ing an em­pha­sis on youth in his squad, the f ormer Mars h s i d e & Gl - en­thorne man­ager said: “To rep­re­sent your coun­try is al­ways an hon­our and to haveMac­cabiGB­place their faith i n Alex and my­self is quite hum­bling.

“We have as­sem­bled what we con­sider to be a per­fectly bal­anced squad. We have youth and ex­pe­ri­ence and all po­si­tions cov­ered with healthy com­pe­ti­tion for places.

“The squad is packed with win­ners and play­ers who are rel­ish­ing the op­por­tu­nity to rep­re­sent their coun­try.

“With the squad I have at my dis­posal I am con­fi­dent of bring­ing home some sil­ver­ware.Inad­di­tion,this­tour­na­ment is a great op­por­tu­nity for all in­volved to stake a claim for the Mac­cabiah in 2009 — some­thing that with­out it would per­haps have been more dif­fi­cult due to the lim­ited op­por­tu­ni­ties for play­ers to per­form on the Euro­pean stage.”

Eng­land is also send­ing a squad for the Masters fut­sal event where Ger­many, Por­tu­gal and Spain com­plete the line-up.

Gavin Stol­lar

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