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State Qualifiers highlight massive weekend for Maccabi Swimming MACCABI SWIMMING NSW When Maccabi’s 24 swimmers arrived at the Metsea Junior Championships they’d already set a record – for the club’s biggest team at an official meet. But that only set the tone for a day of racing to remember – every swimmer posted at least one personal best, over 70% of the races contested ended with a new mark, and the club ended up with its youngest ever State qualifier. And 10yr old Julian Brown will count on plenty of company at next month’s NSW Junior Champioerenships. Thanks to the

massive improvements on the day, at least two relays have qualified with several others very close. Maccabi already had individual swimmers through to State: Jono Amoils and Samuel Garvin qualified some time ago. At Metsea were agonisingly close: Joe Hewins was just .05 seconds out while Jenna Marks missed by only .07 seconds. They each have more chances to qualify at the NSW Jewish Championships and the Sydney Metropolitan Championships early next month. The club is hosting the NSW Jewish Championships on March 10th at Des Renford Aquatic Centre in Randwick.

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Maccabi Australia Appoints New Executive Director MACCABI AUSTRALIA President of Maccabi Australia, Jeff Sher, has announced today that Ryan O’Connor has been appointed Executive Director of Maccabi Australia and will commence duty on 25th February 2019. Ryan is an outstanding leader with strong relationship building skills. He is a professional sports administrator who has had an enviable record in coordinating and delivering effective sport development programs. He is well regarded in the sports industry and has had a remarkably successful career over 20 years as an AFL player and as an administrator holding a variety of senior management roles most recently with AFL Victoria as a Region Talent Manager and at the Coburg Football Club as the General Manager. As a footballer, Ryan represented both the Essendon and Sydney Swans Football Clubs at AFL Level and will bring a wealth of sports knowledge and team development to Maccabi. As a family man, he has two wonderful children Rory and Ruby, and he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sports Administration. Ryan has played a role in ‘Not for Profit’ organisations and appreciates the role of the volunteer. He has been responsible for revenue raising and working with stakeholders to create sponsorship programs while fostering strong connections with the communities he has served. Jeff Sher said, “We are excited to attract a

sports administrator of Ryan’s calibre to our organisation and look forward to his passion for sport and the role he will play in leading our strategic objectives.” “Ryan will bring great enthusiasm to the role and with a strong set of humanistic values will lead from the front. He will be a strong advocate for the development of our sporting clubs. Ryan has demonstrated a great understanding of the community needs and the Maccabi strategic plan, which places particular emphasis on growing participation in sport as well as health and wellness activities.” He is well equipped to provide guidance to the development of our sports programs as well as lead the implementation of our Maccabi Life programs. With his array of skills, he will be more than able to support our members, volunteers and the greater Maccabi community across Australia.” Ryan expressed his delight in being able to work with Maccabi – “My partner Adriana and her family have been part of Maccabi for many years, and I have enjoyed my many and varied connections that I have had with the organisation over a long period of time. I am honoured to be appointed as the ED of Maccabi and to have the opportunity to work closely with a very forward-thinking and experienced Board, a highly skilled and dedicated staff and the 54 clubs spread across the length and breadth of the country. I look forward to working amongst the community to grow Maccabi to new heights.”



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March 2019




Register today and be a part of The Speedo 69th NSW Jewish Swimming Championships

Sunday 10 March 2019 Any enquiries please email : Entry Forms and meet program can be found on club website

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