Posted: Wednesday, July 27, 2022. 1:08 pm CST.
Photo Credit: BVA
By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Team Belize is in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, ready for the 5th Under-23 Central American Women’s Volleyball Championship which starts on Thursday.
The National Team left Belize on Tuesday to compete in the regional championship in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, said the Belize Volleyball Association (BVA). All seven Central American countries will be represented.
Team Belize was the first to present credentials and uniforms at the preliminary interviews on Wednesday morning. Head Coach Jose Fontes and Delegate Juana Avila met with the Control Committee of the Association of Central American Volleyball Federations (Afecavol).
Belize open the championship against Panama at 2:00 pm on Thursday.
On Friday, at 5:00 pm, our team plays Costa Rica.
Saturday will be Belize’s rest day.
The Belize Team resumes action on Sunday against Guatemala at 5:00 pm.
The team’s fourth game will be against home-side Honduras on Monday at 7:30 pm.
On Tuesday, Team Belize will aim at outplaying El Salvador at 5:00 pm before closing against Nicaragua on Wednesday at 5:00 pm as well.
Recently Belize won the silver medal in the U-19 Central American Volleyball Championship held here. Practically that same team members, with the exception of Fatima Ramirez, who had to travel to the United States for school, make up the squad that will represent us.
The U-23 Belize Women’s National Volleyball Team consists of Kaeley Bennett, Gareth Bruce, Iman Safa, Marci Mejia, Sofia Solano, Avianka Avila, Zalika Henderson, Khaya Gordon, Jevia Leslie, Dhwani Gurnani, Blessed Omamurhe, Nissan Martinez, and Ziane Henderson.
The technical team comprises Head Coach Jose Fontes; Assistant Coaches Lupita Quan and Nelissa Ramirez; and Delegate Juana Avila.
Joslyn Gill will also represent Belize as a referee at the regional championship.
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