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Title: 19th Maccabiah Games Open

19th Maccabiah GamesOpen Juniors Cricket
  • Information NightSunday 3rd June 2012

Information Night Agenda
  • About the Maccabiah Games
  • Cricket _at_ Maccabiah
  • Key Dates for the Games
  • Accommodation
  • Costs Fundraising
  • How do you get to go?
  • Selection Panel Members
  • Expectations of Nominees
  • Maccabiah Experiences
  • Communication

  • Paul FinkOpen Mens Section Manager
  • Ray MontagJunior Boys Section Manager
  • Harry ProcelHead of Delegation

About the Maccabiah Games
  • The Jewish Olympics takes place every four
    years in Israel, run by the Maccabi World Union.
  • 3rd largest sporting event in the world after the
    Olympics and World Masters Games.
  • Over 8,000 athletes participants in Open, Junior,
    Masters Paralympic categories.
  • 2009 51 Countries competing in 31 Sports.
  • 2013 Expecting 60-70 countries competing in 34
    sports Australian delegation likely to be around
    400-500 people (incl. athetes, management,
    security, medical etc.)

Cricket _at_ Maccabiah
  • Australia has sent teams since 1973
  • 3 x Gold, 3 x Silver, 2 x Bronze
  • Opportunity to play cricket in unique, tough
    conditions vs. countries like England, Israel,
    South Africa India.
  • Typically held as one-day 50-over matches in
    tournament format, ending with a gold medal
  • Its more than just a cricket/sporting trip
  • Pre-camp with entire Australian team
  • Cultural/tourist activities (e.g. Dead Sea,
    Masada, Jerusalem)
  • Meeting Jewish people and other Jewish cricketers
    from other countries.

Cricket _at_ Maccabiah (cont.)
  • 2013 Cricket Age Categories
  • Open Mens
  • Junior Boys (15-18 yrs, DOB between 1 Jan 1995
    31 Dec 1998)
  • Both teams have a Team/Section Manager, and the
    Juniors will also have a Coach.

Key Dates for the Games
Date Event
11 July 2013 Australian team departsPre camp (based in Jerusalem)- includes training, touring, team activities
17 July 2013 Move into Maccabiah accomodation
18 July 2013 Opening Ceremony (Teddy Stadium, Jerusalem)Competition commences
30 July 2013 Closing Ceremony (Haifa new stadium)
31 July 2013 Official team flight home
2 August 2013 Likely arrival date in Australia
  • Pre-camp
  • Entire Australian team based together in one
    accommodation centre in Jerusalem.
  • During the Games
  • All junior teams will stay in one accommodation
    centre together (i.e. all sports, all countries)
  • Participants from each of the competing Open
    cricket countries all stay together in the same
    accommodation centre.

Costs Fundraising
  • Approx. costs are 11,000 per athlete
  • In 2009 the cost was 10,000 (an increase of only
    2.5 p.a.)
  • Includes all travel, accommodation, meals,
    uniforms, training in Israel
  • By comparison Australian National Swim team 21
    day trip costs 11,550 excluding bathers and
    equipment, tours, security, management
    infrastructure support.

Costs Fundraising (cont.)
  • Approximate Cost Breakdown

Maccabiah Participation Fee (set by Maccabi World Union) 3,700
Airfares Taxes Insurance 3,300
Uniforms Souvenirs 400
Pre / Post Camps Functions 1,250
Administration 750
MAI 100
Medical 345
Communications Transport 100
Management 962.50
Security 50
Media 100
TOTAL 11,057.50
Costs Fundraising (cont.)
  • The 11K figure can be reduced significantly
    through individual/team fundraising
  • Australian Sports Foundation (ASF) tax-deductible
  • Advertising in Team Handbook
  • Team Sponsorship (e.g. Financial,
  • Fundraising events (e.g. movie nights, raffles,
    parties etc.)
  • Team Fundraising is typically undertaken to cover
    costs such as a coach, cricket whites/uniforms,
    and on-the-ground expenses during the games
    such as water, ice etc.

Costs Fundraising (cont.)
  • There may be other small costs, such as those
    costs incurred for playing strips, training
    camps/selection trial, or to send selectors
    interstate etc.
  • The general idea is that these costs are covered
    by team fundraising activities.
  • Any such costs would be borne equally by all
    squad members (e.g. so that no players are
    prejudiced based on their location)

How do you get to go?
  • Submit a nomination form online by June 30 2012
  • Include the 1,000 nomination fee (refundable if
    not selected or if you withdraw prior to
  • All nominees become part of the squad from
    which the final teams will be selected by a
  • Final selected teams will consist of 13 players
    in both Open and Juniors.
  • Team selections to be finalised by 10 December
  • Selection Process A Selection Charter document
    has been created on the website. The way
    selection will be conducted will be finalised by
    the selection panel/s once nominations have

Selection Panel Members
  • Open Mens
  • Steve Herzberg (NSW)
  • Daniel Onas (VIC)
  • tbc
  • Junior Boys
  • Julien Wiener (VIC)
  • Steve Herzberg (NSW)
  • Junior Team Coach (VIC) tbc

Expectations of Nominees
  • Contribute to individual squad fundraising.
  • Commit from now - both mentally and physically.
  • Get involved with and commit to regular training
    programs (to be determined in conjunction with

Where to from here?
  • Discuss with your family/friends
  • Talk to your school
  • Chat to past attendees/players
  • Ongoing communication with Section Manager
  • Fundraising
  • Need to nominate by 30 June 2012

  • www.maccabi.com.au/maccabiah/cricket
  • Paul Fink (Open Mens Section Manager)paul_at_thefink
    s.com.au, 0412 662 721
  • Ray Montag (Junior Boys Section
    Manager)rayamanda_at_optusnet.com.au, 0412 565 030
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