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Oct 11, 2013

A basketball tournament in Orange Walk this weekend

Paul Thompson

The Belize Basketball Federation has been engaged in promoting young athletes to eventually make to the big leagues. So this weekend, the B.B.F. is hosting a major event in Orange Walk which it is said will bring our elite athletes from across the jewel.

 

Paul Thompson, President B.B.F.

“The Belize Basketball Federation is hosting a National Basketball Tournament in Orange Walk Town on Saturday and Sunday. This tournament is for elite players and there will be teams from every district as well as Belmopan and San Pedro. It is a knock out tournament so if you lose you go home. Four years ago when we got involved with the federation we made a strategic decision to focus on youth basketball. A lot of these youth players are now of age and we believe that is the right time to launch an elite league so that these young players can aspire to play in. This weekend is the beginning of that process, we are looking forward to that and we are hopeful that the younger players are involved as well as the veterans.”

 

The two-day event starts this Saturday at two-thirty p.m. at the Sporting Center in Orange Walk.

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