Our athletes must be pitted against athletes from other nations in order to gauge true abilities. Whether or not our team came home is certainly of interest but getting the exposure and experience and being able to bring those stories home to inspire other sports enthusiasts is important too.

Well done everyone.

I hope that we will see more and more emphasis on sports in Belize especially amongst our youth. The health benefits are only one aspect of why sports are crucial to a healthy, happy and productive society. Confidence building, goal orientation, self-reliance, competitive spirit are all virtues that must be nurtured to create strong leaders and teams.