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VARIOUS SPORTS

Around the grounds in Jewish Victorian sport

Sandringham Dragons U19 NAB League player Harry Sheezel.

FOOTY

Sheezel nabs 4 goals for Sandringham

Former AJAX Footy Club junior Harry Sheezel is in a rich vein of form at NAB League U19 level for the Sandringham Dragons, who have begun the season with 2 wins and a loss.

In their round 3 win over the Giants Academy on April 15 in windy conditions at Trevor Barker Oval, by 11.17 (83) to 11.10 (76), Sheezel top-scored with 4 goals.

Athletic and evasive, Sheezel was strong all game in the forward pocket, consistently applying pressure.

Dragons’ forwards coach Mark Cooke said, “We like Sheezel in the one-on-one [contests] deep – it shows his talent … and we need to give him more space for his leading patterns.”

ATHLETICS

Landen brilliant in Brisbane

Israeli-born Maccabi Victoria Athletics Club rep Shanie Landen was invited to compete against many of Australia’s best 800m women’s runners at the Brisbane Track Classic on April 9.

Landen ran close to her best time, finishing 7th in 2 minutes and 6.33 seconds.

She plans to compete in the Israeli Athletics Championships being held in July.

BASKETBALL

Maccabi go well in finals

An impressive 17 Maccabi Victoria Basketball Club boys and girls teams played in season 1 grand finals, mostly in the Waverley Basketball Association, on the weekend before Passover started.

Among the champions were Maccabi’s boys teams, the U12 Falcons, and the U14 Giants.

Meanwhile, lots of fun – and fitness – were enjoyed by children at a school holiday basketball day camp, run by coaches and senior players from the club.

It was all for a great cause – raising funds for Australia’s 3×3 and open basketball Maccabiah squads.

Maccabi Victoria Basketball Club’s U14 Giants team.

LAWN BOWLS

Success at Armadale

Armadale Bowling Club, whose membership of almost 240 includes Jewish bowlers, completed a successful season prior to Passover, with 9 of their 15 teams in finals.

Secretary Janice Broder said the club’s top weekend pennant team, and its fourth mid-week team, emerged as champions, earning promotion next season to Divisions 1 and 2 respectively.

“We look forward to even better things, and are always keen to welcome new members,” Broder said.

The winning mid-week competition team at Armadale Bowling Club.
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