Oldham stars amongst Maccabi Awards shortlist
Maccabi GB have drawn up the list of nominees for their Sports Awards on March 14 in London.
Defending champion Joe Jacobson, the Oldham Athletic defender who won the Senior award in 2008, has been shortlisted again, along with his Oldham teammate Dean Furman.
The shortlist in full is as follows:
> Daniel Field, 21 (Blind cricket) Made his debut for England against Sri Lanka in 2006. In 2008 he achieved his highest score of 126 not out in Australia. Daniel holds the record for most England caps for a wicketkeeper, currently 21.
> Dean Furman, 21 (Football) Since signing for Oldham in 2009, central midfielder Dean has made 21 appearances. In season 2008/09, he won the Most Consistent Player of the Year award and the Stuart Hardy Memorial Trophy whilst on loan at Bradford City. Dean was called up to the South African squad in 2008.
> Daniel Grant, 24 (Handball) Ranked no.1 singles player and no.1 doubles player in the UK, Daniel has been a key member of England’s team since it was established three and a half years ago. He reached the semi-finals of the singles and won the doubles at the World Handball Championships in Orgeon.
> Daniel Goldstone, 24 (Boxing)
He went from an unknown to become the ABU Super Light-Welterweight champion. He debuted in May 2009 and is unbeaten. He will be defending his title in April.
> Oliver Ziff, 21 (Triathlon) Won gold in the 18th Maccabiah Games Triathlon. He also won the University Championships Triathlon in 2009 and the International World Age Group Championships in 2009.
> Joe Jacobson, 23 (Football) The current holder of this award plays for Oldham Athletic but has missed a large chunk of the season due to injury. He has played 100 first team games, scoring two goals and captaining the most successful Welsh Under 21 team in history.
> Sam Little, 34 (Golf) A member of the PGA European Tour. He finished 111th in the In 2009 Order of Merit. He is currently ranked 485th in the world.
> Josh Pistol, 19 (Sailing) Qualified for the 420 British World Sailing Team, he also represented Great Britain in the Riva Delgrada in Italy in the summer.