Sports — 07 April 2018
Belize Beach Volleyball referee attends 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia

BELIZE CITY, Wed. Apr. 4, 2018– The Belize Volleyball Association (BVA) is pleased to announce that Mr. Martin Swasey, Beach Volleyball International Referee, has been nominated by the FIVB as one of the officials at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games to be held from April 4-15 in Australia.

It is a very big honor for Belize to have one of its referees nominated for such a prestigious world level event.

The Commonwealth Games take place every four years and are the second largest world level Games, second only to the Olympics. The event comprises 18 sports and seven para-sports, with Beach Volleyball making its Commonwealth Games debut this year. While Belize will not compete in Beach Volleyball, we take this opportunity to wish the 12 Belize athletes who are competing for Athletics, Cycling, Table Tennis and Triathlon all the very best in the Games.

For more information on the Games, including participating nations, please visit

–   press release –

(Amandala Sports Ed. Note:  According to a March 22 BVA press release, the Belize contingent, at the 2018 Commonwealth Games consists of the following:

Athletics:  Coach- Denis Costello; Delegate- Jaheed Smith; Athletes – Samantha Dirks (200m), Katy Sealy (Heptathlon), Shaun Gill (100m), Brandon Jones (200m & Triple Jump).

Cycling:  Coach – Perry Gibson; Athletes – Alicia Thompson (Time Trial & Road Race), Edgar Arana (Time Trial & Road Race), Giovanni Lovell, (Time Trial & Road Race), Oscar Quiroz (Time Trial & Road Race).

Table Tennis:  Coach – Gabriel Guererro; Athletes – Devesh Hukmani (Singles, Doubles & Team), Rohit Pagarani (Singles, Doubles & Team), Terry Su (Singles, Doubles & Team).

Triathlon:  Coach – Kent “Bob” Gabourel; Athlete – Brandon Santos (Olympic Distance-1500m swim, 40km ride, 10km run).

Chef de Mission – Giovanni Alamilla.)

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