Maccabiah management postions on offer

April 11, 2015 by J-Wire Staff
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Planning for the 20th Maccabiah Games, to be held in July 2017 is in full swing…and now is the time for interested parties to put their hands up to fill key positions.

A series of management appointments will be made shortly and the call for nominations has now opened for; Deputy Team Manager (four positions), Chief Medical Officer, Media Manager, Safety and Security Manager and Finance Manager.

Tom York

Tom York

Following the recent appointments of the Head of Delegation, Tom York and General Team Manager, Nikki Burger, work has commenced on sending the best ever Australian team to compete in Israel in 2017.

Tom’s experience at two Olympic Games, several World Championships and Maccabi events management roles combine with Nikki’s summer and winter Olympic sport management knowledge along with her experience as a Maccabiah Games athlete, will be of great value to the overall team preparation.

Nikki and Tom share a vision for the Australian Team that articulates their passion for athlete performance, participation and welfare, for Israel and for a legacy that will provide both athletes and the volunteers with a “life best experience.”

Nikki noted that: “successful athletic performances come from a foundation of a committed, supportive and unified team environment and a culture of excellence.” Starting more than two years out from the 20th Maccabiah Games, this first phase over the next six months, will see:

  • Implementation of a new Maccabiah team management structure
  • Attending Plenum in Israel in May 2017
  • Appointment and induction of all upper management roles
  • Consultation with sports
  • The creation of a detailed plan with a focus on future athlete recruitment

If you would like to apply for a management role or for more information about Maccabiah 2017 go to, or please contact:

Nikki Burger, General Team Manager, at or 0416 128 094


2 Responses to “Maccabiah management postions on offer”
  1. Robert Weil says:

    I am not a religious fanatic but why does J-Wite show such disrespect and insensitivity to it’s many shomer Shabbat subscribers and readers by posting articles online in the middle of Shabbat?

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