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New Coaching Staff for National Football team - Try-outs commence Print E-mail
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Thursday, 04 October 2012 00:00

FFB President, Ruperto Vicente and Le Roy LewsiThe Football Federation of Belize (FFB) held a press conference on Wednesday, October 3rd, in which it disclosed the name of the new coach that will lead the national football selection to international competition.


President of the FFB, Ruperto Vicente says he was pleased at the selection of Costa Rican National Le Roy Sherrier Lewis. He added that he knows Lewis personally, he understands our culture, and speaks our language. Vicente added that Lewis has worked in Belize before and has in fact, taken the Belizean National Team to the Nations Cup in the past. Part of Lewis' responsibility will include his heading the coaching department of the FFB taking on the task of training Belizean coaches.

Working alongside Lewis will be Charlie Slusher, who will be the assistant coach; Kent Gabourel, who will be the goalkeeper coach and; Renan Cowo, who will be the technical director. Work on the selection of the National Team will commence immediately and Lewis says that everybody will have an opportunity to be a part of the team as long as they qualify and have the skills necessary to play football.

Try-outs for the National “A” team will commence on Saturday, October 6th at the People’s Stadium in Orange Walk. Players interested in the try-outs from the Corozal, Orange Walk and Belize Districts are invited to attend. The training will commence at 9:00am and ends at 3:00pm.

The selection process will run thru October of this year and by November, training will commence with camps being held twice a week and intensifying by January to twice a day for 7 days a week when the team will be housed by the FFB.

Since the election of the new FFB executive in March of this year, things have taken a dramatic turn in football with a new air of transparency and openness not been seen in football in quite a while. Remarkably, also there have been increased training for various aspects of the game being carried out.