Belize Defence Force Takes Wonder Woman Status

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Updated: May 26, 2017

The women of the Belize Coast Guard and the Belize Defence Force faced off over the course of two days to find out which had the best stamina and resilience in a series of physically demanding and strenuous challenges. This is part of the “Wonder Woman Challenge”, a competition that was first initiated last year by the women attached to the Belize Coast Guard. Second in Command for the Belize Coast Guard females, Shawdi Reyes took part in the event for the first time; she says it was quite an experience.

Last year the challenge was held among the Belize Coast Guard women only. This year, the BDF women stepped up to the challenge. Team captain for team two of the BDF, Roberta Usher told us about her team’s experience.

 

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The women police officers were invited to take part in the challenge this year but did not sign up. The women were split into teams of six, two team each representing the Belize Coast Guard and the Belize Defence Force. By the end of today’s challenge, the winners were the BDF Grey team with a total of 400 points; in second place was the Belize Coast Guard green team; in third place was the BDF blue team and the Belize Coast Guard orange team took fourth place. According to the Belize Coast Guard, the Wonder Woman Challenge is meant to foster teamwork, good sportsmanship, and encourage the recruitment of women.