Kelsey Balderamos and Emma Hoare departed Belize on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 to Barranquilla, Colombia to compete in Female Beach Volleyball at the XXIII Central American and Caribbean Games Barranquilla 2018, where 37 nations are competing in 47 different sport disciplines. The Volleyball competition will take place from Saturday, July 28 to Wednesday, August 1, at the Puerto Colombia beaches.
This is a historic event for Belize beach volleyball, as this year, we have qualified to these games for the first time. The Belize Volleyball Association is also pleased to note that Mr. Martin Swasey, Beach Volleyball International Referee, will be an official referee at the Games.
The Central American and Caribbean Games are a multi-sport regional championship event, held once every four years. Belize’s participation in Beach Volleyball is an important and significant step, since this is the first time Belize has qualified in this discipline. The Belize Volleyball Association wishes the entire Belize delegation best of luck, including athletes from the other participating disciplines: Athletics, Cycling and Sailing.
BVA remains committed to advancing Belize’s level of performance internationally, and developing our athletes in both indoor and beach volleyball.