GB man­agers look for new tal­ent

The Jewish Chronicle - - Sport -

MAC­CABI GB are look­ing to un­earth some new sport­ing gems af­ter con­firm­ing trial dates for par­tic­i­pants look­ing to rep­re­sent Team GB at next sum­mer’s Mac­cabiah Games in Is­rael.

Adam Lustig­man, the joint-man­ager of the Mas­ters Fut­sal squad, is look­ing to build on the suc­cess of the 2011 squad that won sil­ver in Vi­enna ahead of Sun­day’s trial in north London.

“Our aim for Is­rael 2013 is to con­tinue with the same team spirit, ded­i­ca­tion and en­thu­si­asm both pre­tour­na­ment and at the Games,” said Lustig­man. “It’s a long but worth­while jour­ney and the ear­lier we start the bet­ter pre­pared we will be.”

The Un­der 16 foot­ball squad man­age­ment team of Gavin Alexan­der, Dar­ren Yarlett and Jonny Meltzer be­lieve that com­pe­ti­tion for places will be strong.

Yarlett said: “We’ve been up and down the coun­try to watch a num­ber of games and have seen some good young tal­ent which ex­cites us.

“We are sur­prised we have not had many more ap­pli­cants from other parts of the London or Es­sex.

“I have been in­volved in Jewish foot­ball for a long time and can­not be­lieve there aren’t at least four or five play­ers out there from these ar­eas.

“The op­por­tu­nity to rep­re­sent Great Bri­tain in a global com­pe­ti­tion of this mag­ni­tude is go­ing to be a thrill and ex­pe­ri­ence for ev­ery mem­ber of the squad.”

The Un­der 16 trial take place in north London on June 3 and 24, and in Manch­ester on June 10.

Fresh from lead­ing the Un­der 18’s to gold at the at the Euro­pean Mac­cabi Games in Vi­enna, Joel Nathan and Scott Shul­ton are tar­get­ing more suc­cess in Is­rael. Josh Gor­don will join them in the dugout.

Nathan said: “Hav­ing been in­volved in the last Mac­cabiah Games as coach to the un­der-16’s, and man­ager of the vic­to­ri­ous un­der-16 squad at the EMG in Vi­enna last year, I feel ex­tremely hon­oured that I have now been asked to carry on and fin­ish the project that started in 2010. We want to bring home an­other gold medal at the 2013 Mac­cabiah.

“Scott and Josh bring with them a pro­fes­sional at­ti­tude that the will be in­stilled into the squad from day one of the trial process. I am sure they will only drive them all on to be the best Un­der 18 squad GB has ever pro­duced.”

The first south­ern trial will be held in north London on June 3. North­ern tri­als take place on June 10.

The ju­nior cricket trial will be held on April 30, while the se­nior ver­sion takes place on May 1.

For more de­tails or to ap­ply, go to www.mac­cabigb.org.

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