Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Babcock named to 2015 Maccabi Games

Babcock named to 2015 Maccabi Games
*Curtesy of wisconsinrfu.org

Created on 16 October 2015
Eitan BabcockCongratulations to Eitan Babcock, a member of the Milwaukee Rugby Football Club, for his selection to the 2015 Pan American Maccabi Games, which will be held from December 26, 2015 – January 5, 2016 in Santiago, Chile.
Babcock is one of 27 players selected to the team, according to the announcement from USA Rugby.
“It’s taken us a lot longer to announce our team with well over 50 players applying for this amazing opportunity to combine their love for rugby with their Jewish heritage,” explained Aaron Davis, the Head Coach of Maccabi USA’s Open Men’s rugby team.
“And without an official try out we had to do a lot of research before selecting the 27-man team.”
The USA Macabbi rugby team is sponsored by Maccabi USA which supports Jewish athletic endeavors, enhanced by cultural and educational activities in the United States, Israel and throughout the Diaspora.
“Players will play plenty of minutes in a short space of time – which is exactly what will be expected of the squad that represents Team USA at the 2017 World Maccabiah Games in Israel,” added Dallen Stanford, the Assistant Coach of Maccabi USA’s Open Men’s rugby team and a former USA 7s Eagle.