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Jewish Sports Awards for 2017

Posted: 22-Mar-2018 by Maccabi NSW

2017 Maccabi Jewish Sports Awards - Winners Announced

Maccabi held it's annual presentation ceremony to acknowledge all the winners of the various categories of the NSW Jewish Sports Awards for the calendar year 2017.

A small crowd gathered, mainly club dignitaries as well as supporters of the various winners who were being presented. A lovely time was had by all.

In the Maccabi Club Awards (open to Maccabi members & clubs), Lara Kaplan (tennis) took out the Junior Female award for her 2nd consecutive year while Zac Sapsford (Futsal) won the Junior Male trophy. Swimming was well represented with Ariella Levy winning the Opens Female award and Brian May winning in the Masters category. Iris Kampel (Lawn Bowls) won the Masters Female trophy.

Club Administrator of the Year was deservedly awarded to Sharonne Antonir (also from the Swimming club) for all her hard work on the club committee. The Social Mixed Netball Club was named Club of the Year while Michael Puterflam was awarded the Leadership Award. Team of the Year was awarded to the Women's Football AAW4 team, who won their competition in 2017.

In the NSW Jewish Sports Awards category (open to all Jewish sportspeople across NSW), Junior Male Sportsman was awarded to Yonatan Freund (karate) while the Junior Female winner was Amelie Trope (athletics). The Masters categories were awarded to Brian May & Iris Kampel, while in the Opens, Jewish Sportsman of the Year was David Horwitz for his achievements in top-level rugby, and Jess Fox was once again named Jewish Sportswoman of the Year after claiming another canoeing world championship in 2017. Debbie Rutstein was named Jewish Sports Administrator of the Year for her efforts with Maccabi NSW and at the Maccabiah Games.

In the National Jewish Sports Awards category, 3 of our NSW state winners were named as National award winners also - they were:

  • Junior Sportsman - Yonatan Freund 
  • Master Sportswoman - Iris Kampel
  • Open Sportswoman - Jess Fox

To view nominee bios across all categories - CLICK HERE

For photos of all the Award recipients, see the slide show below.

A special THANK YOU to Manfred & Tracey at GOOD FOOD Kosher Catering for providing the food for the event.



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