Kyte­heads GB charge

The Jewish Chronicle - - Sport -

DAVID Kyte has been ap­pointed head of the Or­gan­is­ing Com­mit­tees for both the Euro­pean Mac­cabi Games to be held in Vi­enna 2011 and the 19th Mac­cabiah Games in 2013.

Kyte, 49, has been a mem­ber of the Mac­cabi move­ment since join­ing Mac­cabi As­so­ci­a­tion Lon­don as a teenager in the early 1970’s . He was a flag­bearer for Mac­cabi GB at the 18th Mac­cabiah.

A seven-time Mac­cabian, Kyte cap­tained the Over 45s Mas­ters Foot­ball team to a gold at July’s Mac­cabiah.

In his first Games in 1985, he reached the last eight in Open foot­ball. He went on to win a bronze in 1993 in the Open fut­sal and won a sil­ver medal in the Mas­ters fut­sal in 2005.

He said: “I will do ev­ery­thing I can to en­sure those se­lected en­joy their ex­pe­ri­ence and re­ceive the best coach­ing pos­si­ble to per­form to the high­est of stan­dards.

“My pre­de­ces­sor David Pin­nick and his team have raised the bar not only through our medal haul but also with the high num­bers of par­tic­i­pants. Their ex­pe­ri­ence and con­ti­nu­ity will be a key to our suc­cess in the fu­ture.”

A founder mem­ber of Lon­don Mac­cabi Lions and a found­ing trus­tee of Lon­don Mac­cabi Recre­ational Trust at Row­ley Lane, Kyte also sits as a trus­tee of the Mac­cabi Foun­da­tion and Mac­cabi World Union.

Mac­cabi GB chair­man Stu­art Green­berg said: “It’s hard to find any­one who de­fines the Mac­cabi spirit and the winning way more than David.”

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