Around the grounds last week in Sydney sport

Around the grounds last week in Sydney sport

Rebecca Solomon in action at the 2021 NSW All-Schools Athletics Championships.


All-Schools steeplechase star

DAVIDSON High student Rebecca Solomon’s decision two years ago to try steeplechase, and focus on it at training, keeps paying off.

At the recent NSW All Schools Athletics Championships, Solomon won gold in the 14 girls’ 2km steeplechase.

Solomon finished in 7 minutes and 12.11 seconds, 11.04 seconds faster than runner-up Sophia Slater from Pymble Ladies’ College.


Big field for Small Memorial Tournament

MORE than 50 Maccabi NSW tenpin bowlers came together at Manhattan Bowl on December 13 for the annual Greg Small Memorial Trophy, which honours the much-loved member who tragically died in the 1997 Maccabiah bridge collapse. The trophies were presented by Joshua Small, Greg’s son.

In the men’s playoffs, Justin Kennedy beat Mark Ho 243-206, before Dean Coulpasis proved too good in the final, winning 270-218.

In the women’s, Deidre Libbert edged Naomi Baram 225-218 in a playoff, and then Libbert outlasted Walters 226-216 in the final.

Winners are grinners: Libbert (left) and Coulpasis (right), with presenter Joshua Small.


Grand final results for Hakoah

AFTER good performances in the 7-round Sydney summer futsal season based in Dural, and in the semis too, Hakoah Futsal Club’s U16 boys’ and youth men’s teams both lost their grand final matches last Saturday against in-form Campbelltown Quake teams, 1-5 and 0-3 respectively.

In the junior competition based in Marrickville, Hakoah’s U12 girls’ team lost their decider, played in very warm and humid conditions.

Overall, it was a good season for Hakoah, with seven of its teams reaching the semi-final stage.


Women head to the harbour

A WALK around Vaucluse House on December 12 was enjoyed by Jewish women from all walks of life as part of Maccabi Life’s monthly ‘Walkie Talkie’ series.

It was followed by an informative talk about menopause by Sydney GP and television presenter Dr Ginni Mansberg.

To find out more about the program, visit the Maccabi Life Walkie Talkie Facebook group page, or email Nicole Katz at

Some of the participants at the Maccabi Life women’s Walkie Talkie event at Vaucluse on December 12.
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