Ital­ian job for the Red Sea star

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS - BY CHAR­LOTTE OLIVER

CLAIRE LEWIS, THE only woman ever to have man­aged a Mac­cabi League foot­ball team, has been handed an even big­ger job — as mar­ket­ing direc­tor of Ital­ian gi­ants In­ter Mi­lan.

“I’m thrilled. It’s an hon­our to be part of such a pres­ti­gious club,” she said.

Ms Lewis, a mem­ber of Mill Hill Sy­n­a­gogue who pre­vi­ously led Ap­ple’s in­ter­na­tional mar­ket­ing, has a long con­nec­tion with the game. She played her­self, rep­re­sent­ing Team GB Ladies at the Mac­cabiah Games in 2009, and worked as an FA am­bas­sador.

She made Mac­cabi League his­tory 10 years ago when she be­came man­ager of MSFL side Red Sea. Coach Adam Fe­gan, who worked for her, said: “Be­ing the first fe­male man­ager cer­tainly didn’t faze her. She was very brave and de­ter­mined and con­fi­dent in what she was do­ing. The play­ers all re­spected her.”

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