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Screenshot_2014-01-14_19.47.12There is no arguing that Orange Walk residents are some of the biggest football fans in the country and the sport is popular among young persons. To keep the sport alive and more than anything to keep supporting a positive recreation for youth, the Play Big Foundation, a none profit organization handed over an assortment of football equipment to the Orange Walk Football Association. Receiving the equipment was Chiarman of the Association, Rafael Avila.

Rafael Avila- Chairman OWFA

“I would like to thank the Play Big Foundation for this generous contribution of the balls, cones, disc and bibs for the youth academy which should be launch the 25th here in Orange Walk.”


“How will this be put to use for the youths of the academy?”

Rafael Avila- Chairman OWFA


"Well, we have three groups; we have the females, we have three grass roots and we have the talents crew and so no donation is too small or too big for the youth academy, we need lots more and the children will be the ones who will be using these so that they can better their talents.”


“When should the academy come into light in the first stages here in Orange Walk?”

Rafael Avila- Chairman OWFA

“Well, next week the 18th we will be doing a pre-launch at the Louisiana School at nine in the morning, an on the 22nd will be for the grass-roots, the children for the grass-roots, and the 23rd will be for the youth fifteenth children and on the 24th it will be a performance test for the U17 and U20 and on the 25th is going to be a festival for all the youths involved in the talent school in the grass-roots to participate in that festival.  I would like to thank the Play Big Foundation and all those participating and ensuring that our youths here in the district, in Orange Walk, have these tools that will be needed for the academy, and also I would like to open up the doors that any private sector would want to come and do a generous contribution, a donation here to our youths here in Orange Walk, to feel free to do so and they can contact me or call me at 666-5200 anytime and of course we invite everybody to participate on the 25th of January at the Louisiana filed from nine in the morning.”

Avila says the football academy will be launched starting January 18th. A series of events will follow through to the twenty-fifth when the Academy will hold a festival for youth involved. Avila invites interested youth to join and be part of the football adventure.

The donation was made possible through funds generated at the recent Belize Day – Dallas 2013 outdoor event organized by Vibes Alive International and Corian Enterprises. Play Big Foundation aims at assisting Belizean youth in participation in high level sporting disciplines at the national level. The foundation donated footballs, vests, discs and cones to the Association.

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