Hakoah’s new president

April 1, 2014 by J-Wire
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George Farkas has been elected the new president of Sydney’s Hakoah Club.

George Farkas

George Farkas

Farkas has a 46 year association with the Jewish community. He was the youngest member of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies at the age of 18, a co-founder of the UIA Trendsetters, a member of the board of the Sydney Jewish museum from 2004 – 2010, and at the request of Maccabi Australia, the NSW member of a 3 person Committee set up in 2009 to review and make recommendations as regards Australia’s participation in the Junior Maccabiah in Israel.

He also has a long association with Hakoah , having been its Honorary Secretary and a member of Hakoah’s Board of Directors for many years in the mid 1970’s, at the time of the building of its then Hall St premises personally conducting on site tours of the construction site, and being instrumental in greatly increasing the club’s membership as well as being involved in the club’s interaction with the community.


Farkas said he was honoured to be involved with Hakoah’s recently unveiled plans to provide the much needed magnificent sporting , social and recreational facilities for the community, particularly the youth who represent its future continuity. The football field, aquatic centre, multi purpose sports centre , tennis and club facilities , crèche and child care centre will enable families and children to enjoy a country club atmosphere at a centrally located site of nearly 23,000 sqm . He said the community now had a once in a lifetime opportunity to participate in what the board believes is the most exciting project in the community’s history , and called on all in the community, both individuals and communal organisations to unite and work constructively to bring it to realisation.

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