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Sportsman's Breakfast featuring Cricket Star Michael Klinger

Posted: 19-Apr-2015 by Maccabi WA

Over 80 Maccabi friends and community were privileged to be at the Inaugural Sportsman’s breakfast last Sunday to hear Jewish cricket legend Michael Klinger interviewed by Russell Woolf. Russell had the crowd in stitches with his reminiscing of the Perth Jewish cricket Community with many of the old players in attendance.

It was wonderful to hear Klingers’ insights into the world of professional cricket from his Junior days at Maccabi Victoria, to captaining the Australian Under 19’s, playing cricket for 3 different States, and even an emotional word on his very close friend and former Team mate Phil Hughes. Klinger also spoke of his emotional experiences as  a 17 year old at the Maccabiah games as part of the cricket team  when the bridge collapsed at the opening ceremony.

Klinger has had an incredible start to his WA career in all format’s of the game and if not for the performances of Adam Voges, Klinger probably would have been the Fairest and best for WA. He was an engaging and hospitable speaker saying he loved the Perth life and his whole family had settled in well here. Dr Marc Adonis  presented Michael with a Maccabi WA outstanding achievement award for 2014 on behalf of the whole WA Executive who put on a wonderful breakfast – promising the crowd it would be the first of many.



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