Thousands of Belizeans filled the Belize City arena on Wednesday night to show support and solidarity for our National Women’s Volleyball Team as they competed against Guatemala our neighboring country, battling for the title of the Twentieth Central American Women’s Volleyball Championship. Our girls dominated the court, challenged the competition, fought the hard fight, and in the end came out victorious. Epitomizing the unity and fierce loyalty we have for our country, Belizeans rallied with the team as we all experienced the unwavering emotions throughout the entirety of the arena when we realized that we had won. Our Belizean fans expressed their overall feelings on the game.
The National Sports Council and the Minister of Education Youth and Sports will host a motorcade through the streets of Belize City to honor the Female Volleyball Team. The route for the motorcade is as follows:
Starts at the Marion Jones Stadium onto Princess Margaret Drive, around the roundabout and onto Freetown Road, right onto Douglas Jones Street, over the BelChina Bridge and onto Youth for the Future Drive, then right onto Vernon Street, left onto Magazine Road, left onto Cemetery Road, over the Pound Yard Bridge and onto Orange Street, right onto Albert Street, right onto Yarborough Road, then onto Caesar Ridge Road, right onto Central American Boulevard and ends in front of the Belize City Civic Centre where an acknowledgement ceremony will be held.
In a release the government issued a congratulatory message saying the team’s victory “is a true testament to the passion, hard work and dedication of each player, the Belize Volleyball Association, and everyone who played a key role in the team’s development and preparation for the event.”