SPJC male and female football teams head to ATLIB national football championship

Thursday, March 23rd, 2023

On Friday, March 24th, the male and female football teams from the San Pedro Junior College (SPJC) will be in northern Corozal Town on the mainland for the Association of Tertiary Level Institution of Belize (ATLIB) National Football Championship. The two-day tournament will see six tertiary-level institutions giving their best to become the national champions.

The different tertiary schools competing include SPJC, the University of Belize, Centro Escolar Mexico, Independence Junior College, Sacred Heart College, and the Stann Creek Ecumenical Junior College. The matches will start at the Santiago Ricalde Stadium in Corozal at 4PM on Friday and 10AM on Saturday.

Both San Pedro teams qualified for the national championship after dominating the regional tournament held in San Pedro Town last weekend. The SPJC teams went against Wesley Junior College (WJC) and St. John’s College Junior College (SJCJC). The female team from San Pedro automatically advanced to the nationals because the other colleges could not field a team. Instead, they played a friendly game against the San Pedro High School female team, winning 1-0.

In the male matches, the first game saw SPJC defeating WJC 3-0. In the second match, WJC drew 3-3 against SJCJC. The SPJC returned to the field on the third match of the day and crushed SJCJC 8-1. These victories gave the male SPJC team a regional championship and the ticket to represent the island and region at the national tournament.

SPJC has participated in this championship in the past yielding good results. This time, however, they are determined to return home as champions.

The San Pedro Sun wishes both SPJC teams all the best in the ATLIB national football tournament.


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