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Caulfield honour for Weiss

Bernie Weiss (left) with Martin Jona.
Bernie Weiss (left) with Martin Jona.

VOLUNTEER AWARDS

Weiss’ work celebrated

Bernie Weiss , a dedicated volunteer for 61 years with Maccabi FC Caulfield Club, won a Local Hero award at the Community Bank Caulfield Park 2022 Caulfield Volunteer Awards, held on October 24.

Weiss has been a player, coach and committee member, and regards his most memorable volunteering role at the club as coaching and mentoring its Mini Roos teams.

Weiss’ dedication and love of football is exemplary, and he is always there to help around the club, whenever needed.

Each Local Hero award recipient won $1000 for their respective organisations.

 

HOCKEY

Maccabi host season awards

Maccabi Hockey Club’s end of season awards dinner was held at Armadale Bowling Club late last month, marking the end of a milestone year in which an Australian women’s hockey team participated in the Maccabiah Games for the first time.

A summary of the award winners is below:

Women’s Metro 1 South team: (Best & Fairest) Stephanie Tremigliozzi and Tali Borowick; (Most Improved) Jilly Permezel.

Men’s firsts Pennant E: (Best & Fairest) Lawrence Lifson; (Most Improved) Bjay Hoffman.

Men’s seconds Metro 2C: (Best & Fairest) Reuben Grunfeld (Most Improved) Joseph Brasacchio.

Men’s Masters Open B South-East (Best & Fairest) Andrew Berhang.

U16 Metro D South-East: (Best & Fairest) Stella Grundmann; (Most Improved) Lachlan Rosenberger.

U12 D South East (Best & Fairest) Raph Teller; (Most Improved) Leo Rubinstein.

Other awards: (Best first year player) Avi Kassman; (Service to the club) Lisa Borowick; (Service to junior club) Phil de Carvalho Koch; (Most Improved overall) Joshua Adelman; (Coach of the Year) Shane Campbell; (Best Club Person) Lawrence Lifson.

If you want to give playing hockey a go in 2023, Maccabi fields junior (U12, U14 and U16), women’s, men’s, and masters men’s teams.

Training resumes in March in Elwood, on Thursday nights, ahead of the next season, and matches are played on Sundays.

For more information about the club, phone 0418 377 608.

 

ATHLETICS

Top start at Vic All-Schools

The first of two parts of the 2022 Victorian All Schools Athletic Championships was held last weekend at Lakeside, where Emma De Jong (Lauriston Girls School) again excelled, earning bronze in the U18 girls’ 1500m – despite being sidelined recently with a leg injury. Mt Scopus students Skye Edelstein (U17 400m), Ian Revale (U16 shot put) and Ben Blecher (U15 400m) all made the final in their respective events, and all finished fourth in exceedingly strong fields.

Blecher set a new PB, as did Keira Donner in the U15 girls’ 100m in her debut at this event.

Shamir Freedman ran well to make the U15 boys’ 1500m final, and Ethan Weiss (U17 100m) set a new PB.

Nathan Bickford, representing Swinburne College, won the U20 men’s high jump with a brilliant leap clearing 1.90m.

 

CRICKET

Keen juniors weather all conditions

SPRING weather in Melbourne can be quite a nasty delivery sometimes, so while the sun was out last Sunday, 96 players from Maccabi-AJAX Junior Cricket Club took full advantage, enjoying a great round of matches, winning 10 out of 15 across the age divisions.

And when the weather turned cold and wet, the club’s coaches pressed on with training sessions, to the delight of the players, who absolutely love their cricket.

Unfortunately, due to damp pitches, all Mercantile Cricket Association men’s matches were cancelled last weekend.

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