BELIZE CITY, Wed. Dec. 20, 2017–The Smart 13 & Under Mundialito 2017 Closing Season climaxed on Sunday, December 17, at the Marion Jones Sports Complex, where the third place and championship games were followed by the tournament awards ceremony.
In the third place game scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Hattieville River Side Boys got the 1-nil win over RG City Boys.
Next was the traditional exhibition match featuring coaches against officials, where the coaches prevailed, 2-1.
In the big championship game that followed, an early second half header by Brandon “Battery” Smith of Brown Bombers was the difference, as the Bombers held on for the 1-0 victory over a game BDF/Ladyville Rising Stars.
Immediately following the championship game, trophies and awards were issued by Smart representative Anthony Mahler, who congratulated all the participants and pledged his firm’s continued support for youth football.
First, second and third place team trophies were issued to Brown Bombers, BDF/Ladyville Rising Stars and Hattieville River Side Boys, respectively.
Individual awards were as follows: Best Goalkeeper – Tarique Campbell (BDF/Ladyville Rising Stars); Best Defence – Peter Morgan (Brown Bombers); Best Midfield – Enoch Rhaburn (Hattieville River Side Boys); Best Forward – Kayia Requena (RG City Boys); Most Goals/Golden Boot – Jose Almendarez (Hattieville River Side Boys); Best Coach – Daniel “Sundance” Smith (BDF/Ladyville Rising Stars); Fair Play – Keyden Shay (Brown Bombers); MVP Regular Season – Cesar Garcia (BDF/Ladyville Rising Stars); and MVP Playoffs – Brandon Smith (Brown Bombers).