Jamie Car­ragher helps Mac­cabi Brady net pre­mier funds for sports cen­tre

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY - BYDANNYCARO

JAMIE CAR­RAGHER and the Chief Rabbi were spe­cial guests at the an­nual Mac­cabi Lon­don Brady lunch.

Mr Car­ragher, the former England and Liver­pool de­fender, shared sto­ries with the 220 din­ers about his play­ing days be­fore turn­ing his at­ten­tion to life as a me­dia pun­dit for Sky Sports.

He de­scribed Manch­ester City as his “favourites” for the Pre­mier League ti­tle. “They’re fly­ing and have the best play­ers in the spine of the team.

“I’d like to see Arse­nal win it this year. I’m a big ad­mirer of Arsene Wenger and think that early elim­i­na­tion from the Cham­pi­ons League could be a bless­ing in dis­guise.”

Re­call­ing his ex­pe­ri­ence of play­ing for England against Is­rael in 2007, he said the pitch at the Ra­mat Gan Na­tional Sta­dium had “the best sur- face” he has ever played on.

MLB chair­man, David Kyte, shared a vi­sion of a new club­house and fur­ther multi-sport fa­cil­i­ties that are in a de­vel­op­ment plan fol­low­ing the con­struc­tion of the Al­pha Sta­dium and stand.

The lunch, held in cen­tral Lon­don, raised £270,000, which will go to­wards next year’s run­ning costs at the 52-acre Row­ley Lane sports cen­tre in Bar­net.

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