The San Pedro Sports Council, along with the Football Federation of Belize, held FIFA Grassroots Training in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye which consisted of physical and technical training from Wednesday, April 2, 2014 and culminated with a football festival on Saturday, April 5, 2014.
This is the 8th Annual Football Academy Course that is held countrywide in Belize and this year, thanks to the San Pedro Town Council, the youth of the community were able to be a part of the FIFA Grassroots training. Coaches Renan Couoh of the FFB, along with Edward Gongora and Shinya Nabata, were on the island working with children between the ages of 6 to 17.
Training included physical training with the children in three different categories and both physical and technical training with coaches. San Pedro coaches attended physical training along with the children and then had technical classes at the San Pedro Town Hall.
A football festival took place on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Louis “Cuz” Sylvestre Sports Field where children played football matches and trainers were presented with a certificate of completion from FIFA Coach Renan Couoh and the Sports Council. Mayor Daniel Guerrero and Deputy Mayor Gabriel Nuñez were at the event to present the certificate to the coaches which included Alex Noralez, Hector ‘Tito’ Alamilla, Nestor Rivero, Abel Guerrero, Roberto Canul, Kent Gabourel, Giovanni Gonzalez, Debbie Spain and Raul Graniel.