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Maccabi Bucks win U18 decider

The Waverly Basketball Association’s U18 boys’ Division 1 premiership decider was held last Sunday, and was an all-Maccabi match-up, and with it, a guaranteed Premiership win for Maccabi Victoria Basketball Club.

The match was for most a level playing field between the Maccabi Bucks – consisting of all Victorian members of Australia’s U16 boys’ squad that competed at the Maccabi Games in Israel this year – and the Maccabi Warriors.

In the end the Maccabi Bucks won 30–23.

Joel Friedman (left) and Jess Flicker.


Vic Jew was crowned tennis champion

The 2022 Maccabi Tennis Club and Victorian Jewish Tennis Championships, held from late August to early September, created a competitive arena.

So much so, that neither of the top two seeds reached the finals of either the open singles or the men’s B grade singles.

Joel Friedman was crowned Open Singles Club champion after defeating Jess Flicker 6–1, 6–3 in the final – notably the third time in three different decades.

To get there, they defeated defending champion Warren Steinberg 6–3, 6–7, 6–1 in the semi-finals and won the first three matches of the tournament without losing a set.

Alan Leibovitz did not miss a set en route to the B grade singles decider, but then lost the first set of the final 4–6 against Adam Needelman.

Leibovitz quickly recovered from that setback, going on to win the next two sets 6–1, 6–3 and the B grade trophy.

Brothers Warren and Dean Steinberg won the doubles title, which was played in a round-robin format.

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Schiezel shines for the Dragons in the Grand Finals

Probable Top 10 2022 AFL Draft pick and former AJAX junior, Harry Schiezel starred in his big 14.10 (94) to 7.9 (51) for the Sandringham Dragons, the NAB League Boys’ grand final victory over the Dandenong Stingrays, which featured fellow Jewish footballer Ziggy. Toledo was involved. – Glassman.

Schiezel scored four of five shots for the Dragons in another classy performance, including 13 disposals.

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MCG to host Jolson-Hawley Unity Cup this Sunday

Fans of Australian Rules, and anyone who supports fostering interreligious ties between youth through sport, are urged to attend the MCG this Sunday to welcome all players involved in the annual Jolson-Hawley Unity Cup. can be made happy

Admission is free to watch two matches between the Jewish and Muslim teams – a U15 boys’ game starts at 9.30am, and the main game, the U18 boys’ game, starts at 10.45am, followed by an awards ceremony.

The Jolson/Maccabi/AJAX community teams have attended training sessions under coach Jamie Flinkier, and look forward to not only playing at the MCG, but also socializing and forming friendships with their Bachar Houli Academy team opponents after their games. Huh.

The event is a partnership between Richmond Football Club, Maccabi Victoria, the Bucher Hawley Foundation, the Henry Jolson Pathways Programme, the Ajax Footy Club, the AFL and the Melbourne Cricket Club Foundation.

Jolson/Maccabi/AJAX Community Team Jersey.


Maccabi FC Caulfield celebrates women’s game

After finally completing a full Women’s State League 1 South-East season, there was much to celebrate at the Maccabi FC Caulfield 2022 Women’s Awards earlier this month, which was attended by Football Victoria CEO Kimon Taliadores.

It was also an occasion to thank club officials, the team’s head coach Adam Steele and the departing reserve team and assistant senior coach Gili Inbar.

Senior team award winners were Lizzie Quinton (Players of the Year), Aicha Phipps-Booth (Most Valuable Player), and Eli Radobuljack (Most Player of the Year), while Quinton also won the Sydney Cannes Award of Distinction.

Among the reserve team awards, Mego O’Sullivan was awarded the Most Valuable Player, Abby Gordon was named the best player, and Bonnie Mills was awarded the Coach.

Lizzie Quinton with her two awards.

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Kennedy joins the tournament

Former Socceroo striker Josh Kennedy was the star guest at the latest Football Victoria Walking football tournament at Keelor ​​Park earlier this month, in which Maccabee FC Caulfield entered two teams, against the teams of Keelor, Berwick, Whittlesey, Bendigo and Beechworth.

Kennedy also participated in a few games of this friendly, modified form of the game.

The smiles on the faces and the camaraderie between the players of different teams ensured that the future of football is bright.

Josh Kennedy with Maccabi Walking Football Players.


Maccabi. positive first pennant for

Maze tow for the Maccabi Victoria Squash Club team of Luke Lorenz, Jake Green and Hugo Burstyn.

The trio, in their first season in the Southern Squash League, finished as runners-up in the 2022 Winter Pennant in the Men’s C Reserve Division.

Meanwhile, the small but growing club – which was re-formed in 2021 – runs a social squash session on Sundays at the Melbourne Sport and Aquatic Centre.

For more information about the club, contact Justin on 0400 551 611.

From left: Luke Lorenz, Jake Green and Hugo Burstyn.

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