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SPJC participates at the ATLIB National Football Championship


The 2015 Association of Tertiary Level Institution of Belize (ATLIB) National Football Championship was held on Saturday, March 21st and Sunday, March 22nd at Santa Clara Village in the Corozal District. Four female and four male teams face off for the coveted title of National Champions. Participants included the female teams from San Pedro Junior College (SPJC) and Centro Escolar Mexico Junior College (CEMJC) representing the north, while the south was represented by the University of Belize (UB) and Stann Creek Ecumenical Junior College (SCEJC). Representation for the male teams included CEMJC and Saint John’s College Junior College (SJCJC) from the north, and UB and Sacred Heart Junior College (SHJC) from the south. Unfortunately, competition proved to be too tough from the SPJC girls as the championship went to UB’s female team. Taking the male championship was the CEMJC team.SPJC ATLIB Northern Regionals-1
In the first female game, UB took on CEMJC. UB’s well composed female team earned a resounding 8-0 victory. In the second game, SPJC girls fell to SCEJC in a 3-0 point match. UB and SCEJC advanced to the finals while SPJC and CEMJC face off for the third and fourth place. CEMJC managed to take the third place after defeating SPJC in a 3-0 match. In the championship match, UB defeated SCEJC in a 4-0 point match. The CEMJC boys managed to edge out the competition and claim the male championship.ATLIB Football Nationals
“We are proud of our girls no matter the outcome. They may have come in fourth place, but they are still regional champions. This was one of the first times we have sent a female team, and they did amazingly. We would like to thank everyone that traveled along with us to support our team. Also big thanks goes out to all those who supported the girls by donating,” said Froylan Gilharry, Coach of the SPJC female football team.
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