The Belize Volleyball Association is pleased to announce that a Belize contingent departed country on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, to Puntarenas, Costa Rica to compete in Beach Volleyball at the Youth Olympic Games Qualifier to be held this weekend, March 10 & 11. This tournament also serves as the U19 Central American Beach Volleyball Championship. The Youth Olympic Games is set to take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina on October 1-12, 2018.
It is expected that teams from all Central American countries will participate in this important qualifying event. One female and one male team will represent Belize. The female team is Mya Musa and Ayah Safa, coached by Kelsey Balderamos. The male team is Francis Hauze and Michael Jenkins, coached by Martin Swasey. Athletes must be born between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2003. Both teams are very excited, and have been working hard to prepare, with daily practice sessions at the Marion Jones Sports Complex.
The contingent returns to Belize on Monday, March 12. The Belize Volleyball Association wishes both our male and female teams the best of luck in this tournament!