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Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017. 2:19 pm CST.


By BBN Staff: The Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports, and Culture announced today the appointment of Ian Jones as the new Director of the National Sports Council.

Jones is pursuing post-graduate studies in Sports Management from the University of the West Indies. He has many years of service in the sports industry in Belize.

Jones is well-known for his experience as the President of Verdes Football Club, which had a successful run in the Scotia Bank CONCACAF Champions League Tournament, boasting the first win for a Belizean football club in that tournament. He has also managed FC Belize and served on the management of BDF FC.

Additionally, Jones served on the Marketing Committee for the Football Federation of Belize and several other committees for the Premier League of Belize.

“Mr. Jones comes with a background in business development, sports management, and information technology. This unique combination of skills makes him an ideal candidate for leading the National Sports Council as it intensifies its implementation of the National Sports Policy (2016) and brokers new partners with sports federations, the private sector, and international organizations,” said Adele Catzim-Sanchez, CEO with responsibility for Youth, Sports and Culture.

Jones stated that he is here with one vision – to move sports in the right direction; and with the enthusiasm and passion that he has always had for the development of Sports in our country.

Jones’ new posting became effective on Monday, May 15th, 2017.

The Ministry welcomed him on board to serve Belize in this new capacity.



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