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Maccabi SA Football Trials a Great Success

4 February 2016
Maccabi SA's Junior Football preparations for the 2017 Maccabi Games in Israel kicked off on Sunday 31 January at Balfour Park Football Club.

Over 65 excited boys attended the trials, including six players from Cape Town. The boys and their parents were briefed on the strategic direction for U16 and U18 Maccabi football going forward, with the ultimate objective being success at the Maccabiah.

The boys played in seven-a-side and 11-a-side formats and were evaluated by independent and professional selectors from various SA clubs and academies, facilitated by Forwardzone. The level of competition was strong and the boys and their parents were pleased with the process.

Two training squads of approximately 25 players have now been selected, which will form the basis of a competitive team to fly the Maccabi SA flag high in 2017. These squads will take part in a professional football programme, including regular training, competitive fixtures, sports science and sports psychology support, biokinetics and team building activities.

Maccabi SA is also in the planning stages of hosting a football programme available to younger players who are not yet eligible for the Maccabiah. Further information will be available in due course.

Maccabi SA would like to thank Forwardzone, Balfour Park Football Club and Hatzolah for making these trials possible and contributing to their success.

Trials for Team Maccabi SA’s 2017 Open and Masters Football teams will be held at a later date, details to be confirmed.

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