By Jem Smith
On Thursday, June 10, history was made with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Corozal Town Council, National Sports Council (NSC), and the Corozal Football Association (CFA). The document, the first of its kind, will see the advancement of the sport in that municipality on several levels. This includes making trainings available and providing a platform for young children to learn the discipline in the district.
The CFA says that their focus will be on children, ensuring that there is an opportunity for individual sessions to safeguard development. This will be done over the course of 12 weeks, specially designed for children between the ages of 5 and 10-years-old.
Just days later, another MOU was signed for advancement of the sport, this time between the NSC and the Football Federation of Belize (FFB). The ceremony took place on Tuesday, June 15, at FFB Headquarters in Belmopan. According to FFB president, Sergio Chuc, the Federation will be imparting its skills and knowhow towards developing football all across the country. Specifically, they will be assisting the NSC with technical skills, training football coaches, and investing in facilities under the NSC to get them up to standard.
The Ministry of Youth, Sports, and e-Governance is supportive of the collaboration and especially appreciates that the FFB has some reach in both primary and secondary schools. Through this collaboration, not only will there be a focus on sports, but also on education through the discipline.
By Jem Smith