Maccabi NSW

Sydney ready to return to community sport

Maccabi netballer Ashley Urbach (with the ball) in a match earlier this year. Community sport can now resume in NSW. Photo: Shane Desiatnik
Maccabi NSW netballer Ashley Urbach (with the ball) in a match in early 2021. Community sport can now resume in NSW. Photo: Shane Desiatnik


It’s time to dust off your sporting equipment, find your shoes, wash your uniforms and get ready to return to the field or court.Yes, sport is happening again, and we’re all itching to get back to it!

Several Maccabi clubs are organising a short season, or activities, to see us through to the end of 2021.

Preparations are also underway for the winter sport season in 2022.

It’s important to remember that community sport plays such a vital role in promoting physical and mental health, and building social engagement.

Despite their own struggles, many clubs have offered subsidised memberships and mental health support to their members, to maintain engagement and morale during these difficult times.

It’s part of keeping our community together, and why we should register for the upcoming season, and breathe that freedom we used to take for granted.

Maccabiah trials are also being scheduled for team sports this summer.

Two important events to diarise are Maccabi Life’s Memory Walk and Jog in partnership with Dementia Australia on October 24 at Centennial Park, and Maccabi’s MS Swimathon on November 7.

You can register for either event by going to

On behalf of Maccabi NSW, I wish you all a fabulous season of sport with fair play, team work, and safe practices.


In team sports, Maccabi NSW basketballers will be back in action first. Maccabi Basketball Club’s men’s masters team, Benny’s Ball, will play in the City comp this Sunday night, followed on Monday night by the club’s men’s Premier League and Division 1 teams, while junior players will return to the Easts Basketball League on October 31.

The Maccabi Monday night tenpin bowling competition restarts in Mascot on October 25.

Maccabi Netball Club has planned a morning of round-robin games for its juniors on October 31 at Waverley Park. To register, visit

Hakoah Futsal Club will enter a summer league on October 30 and 31.

Maccabi White City is open for tennis, Maccabi lawn bowlers are returning to the greens for social games, and Maccabi swimmers are training again.

Maccabi Cycle and Tri Club is planning a summer triathlon series, and Maccabi NSW Golf Club has booked its annual championship for December 9 at Monash Country Club.

Maccabi NSW Basketball Club men’s player Aiden Zlotnick in action last summer.
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