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Nov 8, 2017

Youth Footballers to Arizona International Camp

Three Belizean football athletes, twelve-year-old Keffer Pertau and thirteen-year-olds Kayia Requeña and Javan Belisle left Belize today en route to Casa Grande in Arizona, U.S.A. to participate in the Rush Select 2004/2005 Boys I.D. Camp. The three were chosen among sixty other boys and girls who will be trained and their performance evaluated. At the end of the camp, an elite Rush Soccer male and female team will be selected and the aim is for all three athletes to acquire a spot and represent in a 2018 tournament in Europe. While this group, including chaperone Ladrick ‘Madbull’ Sheppard, returns on Sunday, another athlete, fourteen-year-old Demile Flores leaves for another camp at Rush Soccer next Thursday. Local Director Daniel Fabro speaks of the importance of investing in youth athletes.


Daniel Fabro

Daniel Fabro, Director, Rush Soccer (Belize)

“They were chosen as some of the best players who attended Rush Fest in July. We took up a team to Colorado Springs in July and these boys are the best of the best and now they will go and have an elite camp tryout for three days to see if they make the select team. If they make the select team, then they will travel to either Italy or Spain next year in April or May. They are part of the organization Rush Soccer which I am the director for the country of Belize and this is part of what we had intended to expose our young boys at a very early age to international play and to a higher level of football. We don’t know what it will lead to, but we know that we are opening doors for the young boys and others to follow. We are hoping that at least a couple of them will make the select team; that they will get the opportunity to travel in April or May to Europe where they will be training and playing against professional clubs and they will be viewed by professional coaches.”


Rush Soccer represents over thirty-four thousand youth soccer players in the United States and in partnerships with clubs in Africa, South America, Europe, Asia, as well as North and Central America and Caribbean islands. The organization provides its members with the finest soccer experience, teaching the fundamental skills of the game and developing athletes through organized leagues, teams, tournaments, training, coaches and athletic facilities.

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