Fox and Horwitz take top honours

March 22, 2018 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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Olympian kayak star Jess Fox and Waratahs fly half David Horwitz have been named as Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year at Maccabi’s NSW 2017 Sports Awards.

David Horwitz

Other winners: In the Maccabi Club Awards (open to Maccabi members & clubs), Lara Kaplan (tennis) took out the Junior Female award for her 2nd consecutive year while Zac Sapsford (Futsal) won the Junior Male trophy. Swimming was well represented with Ariella Levy winning the Opens Female award and Brian May winning in the Masters category. Iris Kampel (Lawn Bowls) won the Masters Female trophy.

Jess Fox

Club Administrator of the Year was awarded to Sharonne Antonir from the Swimming club. The Social Mixed Netball Club was named Club of the Year while Michael Puterflam was awarded the Leadership Award. Team of the Year was awarded to the Women’s Football AAW4 team, who won their competition in 2017.

In the NSW Jewish Sports Awards category (open to all Jewish sportspeople across NSW), Junior Male Sportsman was awarded to Yonatan Freund (karate) while the Junior Female winner was Amelie Trope (athletics). The Masters categories were awarded to Brian May & Iris Kampel, while in the Opens, Jewish Sportsman of the Year was David Horwitz for his achievements in top-level rugby, and Jess Fox was once again named Jewish Sportswoman of the Year after claiming another canoeing world championship in 2017. Debbie Rutstein was named Jewish Sports Administrator of the Year for her efforts with Maccabi NSW and at the Maccabiah Games.

In the National Jewish Sports Awards category, 3 of our NSW state winners were named as National award winners also – they were:

  • Junior Sportsman – Yonatan Freund
  • Master Sportswoman – Iris Kampel
  • Open Sportswoman – Jess Fox

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