By: Marion V. Ali
A number of youths who make up the rural Police Cadet units in the Belize District won awards for excelling in sporting events on Saturday. They received medals and trophies in each of the disciplines.
In football, the Ladyville Cadets won first place while the Hattieville Cadets claimed second prize. Michael Flowers of the Ladyville Cadets earned an award for scoring the most goals and Joseph Seguro of the Burrell Boom Cadets snagged the Most Valued Player title. Shawn Flores of the Ladyville Cadets too home a prize as the Best Gold Keeper.
After several innings in the sport of softball, River Valley Cadets captured first, while Hattieville Cadets placed second. Winford Broaster of River Valley won the MVP title.
In basketball, the Ladyville Cadets conquered the Hattiville Cadetsto place first. Allen Anderson from the Ladyville team took home the prize as the MVP, and his teammates, Michael Flowers and Allen Anderson earned the awards for Best Defensive and Best Offensive Players respectively.
The Burrell Boom Cadets, not to be outshone, mastered in volleyball to take first place, and River Valley Cadets placed second.
In the Drill Competition, Burrell Boom Cadets was first again and Ladyville was a close second. Joseph Seguro from the Boom unit was the Best Disciplined Cadet.
At the end of the competitions, Ladyville claimed the Outstanding Athletic Cadet Formation prize.
About 125 youths took part in the disciplines altogether. The event took place at the Elton Gillett Park in Burrell Boom.