Six inductees for Maccabi NSW Hall of Fame

September 27, 2017 by J-Wire Staff
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Maccabi NSW honour six more inductees at its Hall of Fame Gala Dinner in December.

Since the inaugural event in 1999, the Maccabi NSW Hall of Fame has inducted 21 people, each having contributed to Australian and/or Jewish sport as an athlete or administrator.

In 2017, six more people will be inducted, they are:

  • Brian Schwartz AM (administrator) – served on the FFA Board for 10 years and a lifetime of involvement with Maccabi including Maccabiah team senior management
  • Danny Hakim (athlete) – 2-time world Karate Silver medallist, Danny has represented Australia, Japan and Israel in International Championships. He now serves as the Chief Instructor of the Shotokan Karate-Do International Federation in Israel.
  • Emeric Santo (dec’d) (athlete) – Competed in Fencing at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics.
  • Phil Wolanski AM (administrator) – Served on the FFA Board for a decade and for his long-time dedication & contribution to Maccabi & Hakoah FC.
  • Phil Filler (administrator) – Long-time Maccabi player & administrator, Phil has contributed to multiple clubs over the years as well as serving at the state level & in Maccabiah senior management teams as well as having been President of the Hakoah Club & overseeing the move to White City.
  • Rupert Rosenblum (athlete) – Played Rugby for Sydney Uni & Australia. Having played over 300 grade games for Sydney Uni, Rupert is still, to this day, the most capped First Grade Player at SUFC. Rupert played test rugby for the Wallabies in 1969-70.

This event occurs only once every 5 years. The event will celebrated on Tuesday 12th December 2017.



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