Screen_Shot_2014-11-07_at_7.47.47_PMThe National Secondary Schools Sports Association has launched the sports season for the year 20014/2015 today with the Volleyball Nationals. The event is being held in Orange Walk at the Multipurpose complex and begun today. Dyon Sutherland is the President of the NSSSA and told us more about the event.


Dyon Sutherland – President, NSSSA


“Where all the top team from all different regions converges to see who is the best male and female team in the secondary schools in the country.”


Dalila Ical – Reporter


“When is this tournament started?”


Dyon Sutherland – President, NSSSA


“The tournament for some is different but it starts from September for most so they would their school competition then they have the zone competition then they had the regional competition and those winner comes to the national competition so the champion of each region. These are smaller then you have the region and the you have the national which are from the north; Corozal and Orange Walk, west which is Cayo area, central which is Belize and south which is Stann Creek and Toledo. For the north region Muffles college males San Pedro, for the West is Belmopan Comprehensive male and female, central SCA females and SJC males and from the south is females from Ecumenical and males from TCC. It is a single run robin total of eight games four today and four tomorrow. This is the 28th year of entry since we exist 28 years ago and we have seen steady improvement especially with our involvement with our central American scholars games we have seen whereby our skills and our playing level has risen.”


This is the 28th year that the NSSSA is holding sports competitions in the country. According to Sutherland, he has been seeing continued improvements in the performance of all athletes.


Dyon Sutherland – President, NSSSA


“No, because it is every two years and it has to be the champion for the winner year so it has to be the champion for next year and we have the defending champions male and female, San Pedro males and SCA females.” 

The schools will be holding the basketball competitions next. The nationals for that sport is scheduled for December 13th and 14th in Belize City.

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