BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Oct. 29, 2015–Ever since the end the annual Smart 13&Under Football Tournament in mid-July of this year, young footballers have been anxiously waiting for the start of the long promised U-15, U-17 and U-19 tournaments under the auspices of the district branch association of the Football Federation of Belize (FFB).
Unfortunately, there have been some miss-steps by the FFB in getting the defunct Belize District Football Association re-constituted, which has delayed the start of the tournaments. No press releases have yet been made towards the election of a new district association executive, or to invite interested teams across the Belize District who would have liked to enter the various competitions.
Nevertheless, today we received the full schedule of the U-15 competition which kicks off this Sunday with 9 teams from Belize City, Ladyville and Hattieville participating. The tournament will be administered under a Belize District Interim Committee (appointed by the FFB), and coordinated by Stanley “Jordan” Reneau, who was also coordinator of the Smart 13 & Under. Eligible players must be born in 2000, 2001 or 2002. It will be a single round-robin season, with the top 4 teams entering knockout semifinals, then the winners clash for the championship. Entrance to the games is FREE.
Participating teams are: Face of Belize (Bze City), Ladyville Rising Stars (Ladyville), Berger United (Bze City), Collect Strikers (Bze City), City Boys (Bze City), Smart Brown Bombers (Bze City), Ladyville Jaguars (Ladyville), Hattieville River Side Boys (Hattieville), and Carlston Strikers (Bze City).
Week 1 schedule:
Sunday, November 1
10:00 a.m. – Carlston Strikers vs City Boys
11:10 a.m. – Ladyville Jaguars vs Collect Strikers
12:15 p.m. – Berger United vs Ladyville Rising Stars
1:20 p.m. – Smart Brown Bombers vs Hattieville River Side Boys
(Face of Belize will be resting this Sunday.)