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Manisha Tailor set for 2019 European Maccabi Games

ACADEMY coach Manisha Tailor MBE will help oversee Team Maccabi GB’s junior girls football team at the 2019 European Maccabi Games next summer in Budapest.

Maccabi GB and its affiliates are Britain’s leading Anglo-Jewish sports, health and well-being charity and has flourished for nearly 80 years. Part of a global movement operating in over 70 countries, their mission is to support the long-term future of British Jewry by engaging and developing the entire Jewish community with a broad range of sporting, educational, social, health and well-being activities, while promoting Jewish Identity and the centrality of Israel.

Each year, through over 250 targeted projects, programmes and events, Maccabi GB reaches over 45,000 people nationally. This is achieved by a dedicated team of professionals based in both London and the north.

Tailor – who will work alongside manager Scott Ansher and assistant Jessica Tray – is a part-time QPR Academy coach who has spent 16 years in grassroots football in her capacity as a teacher.

She has worked directly in schools and clubs to help engage young people in sport, and in 2017 received an MBE for services to football and diversity in sport.

Manisha said: “I am delighted to be joining Team Maccabi GB and look forward to working with the players to help prepare them for the 2019 European Maccabi Games next year.

“Being part of the journey last year – where Chris Ramsey (QPR technical director) and I worked with the women’s team, leading them to the Maccabiah Games in Israel – was an invaluable learning experience for me as a coach.

“I am eager to utilise this with the under-18 girls squad in developing them as footballers, but most importantly as people, as we represent our country at the European Maccabi Games.”

Team Maccabi GB are recruiting for junior girls football athletes. To apply, visit: www.maccabigb.org/emg2019