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Mar 23, 2021

COVID-19 Pandemic Throws Wrench into Volleyball Activities

Volleyball has, over the recent years, developed into one of the top sports in the country, with our male and female national teams becoming regional champions. The successes are attributed to the commitment of the executive as well as the athletes who have been working around the clock to improve their skills on and off the court.  But the COVID-19 pandemic threw off the calendar of events, including international matches that were scheduled to be hosted in the Jewel. President of the Belize Volleyball Association, Allan Sharp explains.

 

Allan Sharp

Allan Sharp, President, Belize Volleyball Association

“COVID has been a real thorn in the side of sports and volleyball. We were going to have an exemplary year last year, we were going to host more than one tournament; we were going to host a continental tournament last year in beach volleyball. We still hope to do so very, very soon. Nevertheless, we are limited right now. All we can do is some physical and even that took a long time to come. I am desperately hoping right now that with the [COVID-19] numbers gone so low that the powers that be look at sports. Sports is a major part of health and so we need to get people back in sport, practicing – at least practicing sport. And for volleyball, we can be in the open air, outdoor even. We’d like to do indoor as well under proper protocol, but we believe that we can now move into that era.”


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