Mac­cabi honours high fly­ers

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY - BY JC RE­PORTER

A GRAD­U­A­TION sem­i­nar in Kent for 65 young lead­ers was the cul­mi­na­tion of a 12-month Street­wise train­ing pro­gramme fa­cil­i­tated by Mac­cabi GB.

The pro­gramme was geared to de­vel­op­ing sport and gen­eral lead­er­ship skills and par­tic­i­pants also ex­plored their Jewish iden­tity and re­la­tion­ship with Is­rael.

Grad­u­ates in­cluded Josh Nash, 15, who in­tends to use his skills in sports lead­er­ship at Chig­well and Hain­ault Mac­cabi, “pro­vid­ing train­ing for the younger lead­ers as well as run­ning new ac­tiv­i­ties and ses­sions”.

North Lon­doner Darcy Hill, 17 — who com­pleted the first of a two-year qual­i­fi­ca­tion in higher sports lead­er­ship — said “the pro­gramme man­ages to bal­ance fun and learn­ing fan­tas­ti­cally, so that we ob­tain a real qual­i­fi­ca­tion as well as have a great time and meet lots of like-minded people. The skills and con­fi­dence I gained have al­lowed me to coach and help out at my lo­cal ten­nis club, as well as at sports clubs in school with the younger years.”

Project man­ager Emma Nagli said par­tic­i­pants left “with en­hanced con­fi­dence and an im­proved sense of be­long­ing”. The pro­gramme had ranged from “ex­am­in­ing the cur­rent sit­u­a­tion­inIs­rael­toteam­bond­ing; from sports course ses­sions to in-depth dis­cus­sions; and from a beau­ti­ful Shabbat to an emo­tional grad­u­a­tion cel­e­bra­tion.”

Darcy Hill ( left) with other par­tic­i­pants and ( top) in train­ing

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