Maccabi announces new international games in 2010

August 27, 2009 by Odile Faludi - Maccabi NSW
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After the inspirational performances of our Aussie athletes at Maccabiah last month Sydney has something up its sleeve to show the world. Jeff Houseman, Chairman of the Maccabi Australia International Games, “MAIGS” gives Maccabi News the scoop on the International Sporting Event coming to our shores next year.
“Yes, Sydney is set to explode, literally, with MAIGS falling over New Years Eve. The hub of the activity for all athletes will be at Darling Harbour and of course the amazing NYE fireworks that Maccabi NSW has organized especially for all our members will set the stage”, Jeff laughs. Families will be asked to host a Shabbaton Dinner on Friday 24th December 2010 and the Aussie hospitality will be something our overseas guests will always remember.
“When all the Maccabi State bodies’ band together to represent Australia in a major sporting event it becomes something very special. As an organization we just grow and that excites me beyond words. Clubs really step up to the challenge of staging a world class event and you really see Maccabi perform at its best.” Jeff goes on to say, “After being involved in MAIGS 2006, I had such a positive experience that when Harry Procel, President of Maccabi Australia, approached me about becoming Chairman I knew it was right. Even my wife, Paula could see how excited I was during 2006 and she encouraged me to take the position.”
This event will be open to males and females in three categories: Youth born: 1992/1993, Open and Masters.
Jeff is not the only one with fond memories of MAIGS 2006. Jeanne Futeran recently recalled her MAIGS time fondly. Jeanne Futeran, 68, president of Maccabi World Union (MWU), in 2006 at age 64, was here in Australia from South Africa visiting her son. Jeanne reminisces, “Australia had its regional Maccabi Games a couple of years ago. They were short of swimmers in the Masters side so my son, Max said: “Hey Mom, you should come and swim. I landed up with a gold, silver and bronze medal. My grandchildren were so excited; they loved it.”
Sports on offer are: Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Football, Futsal, Golf, Hockey, Judo, Karate, Lawn Bowls, Netball, Ocean Swimming, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Table Tennis, Ten Pin Bowling, Tennis, Triathlon, Touch Football and Water Polo. The majority of the sports will be held at Sydney Olympic Park.
For all details contact Jeff Houseman on 0438-692-810 or register your interest at maig2010@maccabi.com.au or email Jeff directly at yorkstat@bigpond.com

After the inspirational performances of our Aussie athletes at Maccabiah last month Sydney has something up its sleeve to show the world.

Jeff Houseman, Chairman of the Maccabi Australia International Games, “MAIGS” gave Maccabi News the scoop on the International Sporting Event coming to our shores next year.

Jeff Houseman

Jeff Houseman

“Yes, Sydney is set to explode, literally, with MAIGS falling over New Years Eve. The hub of the activity for all athletes will be at Darling Harbour and of course the amazing NYE fireworks that Maccabi NSW has organized especially for all our members will set the stage”, Jeff laughs. Families will be asked to host a Shabbaton Dinner on Friday 24th December 2010 and the Aussie hospitality will be something our overseas guests will always remember.

“When all the Maccabi State bodies’ band together to represent Australia in a major sporting event it becomes something very special. As an organization we just grow and that excites me beyond words. Clubs really step up to the challenge of staging a world class event and you really see Maccabi perform at its best.” Jeff goes on to say, “After being involved in MAIGS 2006, I had such a positive experience that when Harry Procel, President of Maccabi Australia, approached me about becoming Chairman I knew it was right. Even my wife, Paula could see how excited I was during 2006 and she encouraged me to take the position.”

This event will be open to males and females in three categories: Youth born: 1992/1993, Open and Masters.

Jeff is not the only one with fond memories of MAIGS 2006. Jeanne Futeran recently recalled her MAIGS time fondly. Jeanne Futeran, 68, president of Maccabi World Union (MWU), in 2006 at age 64, was here in Australia from South Africa visiting her son. Jeanne reminisces, “Australia had its regional Maccabi Games a couple of years ago. They were short of swimmers in the Masters side so my son, Max said: “Hey Mom, you should come and swim. I landed up with a gold, silver and bronze medal. My grandchildren were so excited; they loved it.”

Sports on offer are: Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Football, Futsal, Golf, Hockey, Judo, Karate, Lawn Bowls, Netball, Ocean Swimming, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Table Tennis, Ten Pin Bowling, Tennis, Triathlon, Touch Football and Water Polo. The majority of the sports will be held at Sydney Olympic Park.

For all details contact Jeff Houseman on 0438-692-810 or register your interest at maig2010@maccabi.com.au or email Jeff directly at yorkstat@bigpond.com

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One Response to “Maccabi announces new international games in 2010”
  1. Leon Chapman says:

    Hi congrats on 2010

    I will be bringing a Lawn Bowls Team from Auckland

    Please keep in contact

    Leon

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