Hendon’s new “Rolls Royce” could drive them to the top

The Jewish Chronicle - - Sport -

THE NEW MSFL sea­son is gear­ing up to be one of the most ex­cit­ing in re­cent years. There have been some in­ter­est­ing moves in the trans­fer mar­ket with Hendon United Sports Club this week rais­ing the ante with the sign­ing of GB gold medal star Ben Lauf­fer. De­scribed by Bar­net coach Michael Stone as a “Rolls Royce of a passer”, this ri­vals Neas­den’s move for Paul Babai in terms of the sign­ing of the sum­mer.

I think that it’s fan­tas­tic for the league to have play­ers of this cal­i­bre, and I have a feel­ing that we may not have seen the end of the big name sign­ings.

Af­ter con­firm­ing his new ad­di­tion, Hendon man­ager David Gar­bacz said: “We are de­lighted to have per­suaded Ben to make the short jour­ney to the

And in a warn­ing to Hendon’s Premier Divi­sion ri­vals, Gar­bacz said: “Ex­pect at least two more ma­jor coups be­fore the new sea­son com­mences.”

Ben Joseph has been ap­pointed as club cap­tain of Lon­don Mac­cabi Lions A for 2011/12 sea­son.

The for­mer MSFL Young Player of the Year has been an in­te­gral mem­ber of the side for sev­eral years and man­agers Mal­colm New­man and Josh New­man be­lieve the team will ben­e­fit from his lead­er­ship for the com­ing sea­son.

“We feel Ben will prove to be an ex­cel­lent cap­tain, who will lead by ex­am­ple,” said Mal­colm New­man. “There is no ques­tion he is one of the most tal­ented play­ers in the league and the added re­spon­si­bil­ity, we feel, will take his per­for­mances to the next level.”

Josh New­man com­mented: “Ben has been a top player in the league for many years. Go­ing into his ninth year at Lions, the time seems right for him to take on this of­fi­cial lead­er­ship role.”

An­other team I ex­pect to be the real deal this sea­son is FC Team. Man­ager Mitch Young ex­plained why the club chose not to re-en­ter the Mid­dle­sex County Ju­nior League.

He said: “We suf­fered a few in­juries dur­ing the sec­ond half of last sea­son while some other play­ers were not fully com­mit­ted. Fur­ther­more, play­ers failed to pay reg­is­tra­tion fees and we sim­ply can­not af­ford to run a club in that way.

“We en­joyed our time in the Mid­dle­sex County League with the high­light be­ing our first Cup fi­nal. We will fo­cus all our at­ten­tion on our first sea­son in the MSFL Premier Divi­sion.”

The new MJSL sea­son will com­mence with the tra­di­tional JC Char­ity Shield cur­tain-raiser, when Repub­lic of Man­cu­nia and South Manch­ester meet at Fred­er­ick Road on Au­gust 21. The league sea­son gets un­der way with mid­week fix­tures dur­ing the last week of Au­gust.

This com­ing sea­son will also see the in­tro­duc­tion of North West Lon­don Jets, a new club, af­fil­i­ated to the Lon­don Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion. .

NWLJ will field teams of Un­der 7s, 8s, 9s and 10s play­ing in the Mac­cabi Ju­nior Foot­ball League and Un­der 12s play­ing in the Ex­cel League.

The club will pro­vide young male and fe­male play­ers the op­por­tu­nity to fo­cus on de­vel­op­ment, train­ing and matches for a va­ri­ety of lev­els. See Danny Caro’s week­end round-up at thejc.com. Email dcaro@thejc.com and/ or fol­low Danny on Twit­ter:@dj­caro

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