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Aug 14, 2019

Belize Hosts 19th Central American Volleyball Championship

The Belize Volleyball Association is hosting the nineteenth Central American Beach Volleyball Championships. President of the Association Allan Sharp says that team Belize has been preparing for months. Belize will feature two male teams and one female team. This is Belize’s fourth year hosting the event. It will kick off on Friday and ends on Sunday at the Kukumba Beach at Old Belize. The Association hosted a press conference this afternoon to talk about the regional championship. Here’s more from President Sharp.

 

Allan Sharp

Allan Sharp, President, Volleyball Association

“Matches will be played all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday, starting early at eight-thirty a.m. and run through-out the day to five p.m., with matches running concurrently and consecutively on two courts. One court is for the women and one court for the men. Teams that are participating are all the Central American teams except Panama. They had to withdraw at the last moment due to financial constraints. So, all other Central American countries are participating; Belize with two men and one women’s team; Costa Rica with one men and two women’s team; El Salvador with one each; Guatemala with two each; Honduras with two men and one women and Nicaragua with two each.  The normal powerhouses are Nicaragua; Guatemala and Costa Rica.  Team preparation stated from last year. Thanks to the Belize Olympics Committee we had a Cuban coach come in and try and prepare the teams. Right after that we requested again if we could have a beach volleyball coach this time and we so had Coach Professor Juan Carlos Perdomo who joined us on February second. He started training immediately. His enthusiasm and knowledge for the game became apparent immediately and had an immediate effect on the improvement of our players.”

 

For a full schedule of the games, please visit the Belize Volleyball Facebook page.


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