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Coach John George

The Football Federation of Belize is proud to announce that Coach John has been appointed as the head coach for the U18 Men National Team. Coach John George will be leading the team as they prepare for the UNCAF U18 Men's Championship in October in Costa Rica.

Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, John came to Belize at the age of 18 to do his Discipleship Training School with Youth With A Mission and never fully went back. Presently, he is director of Youth With A Mission in Belmopan and has been serving here in Belize for the past 20 years.

Coaching along with Santiago Valencia, the two pioneered VALENCIA YWAM BOYZ Football Academy. The team has been successful, winning tournaments in Mexico, Guatemala and Belize. The team has also had participation in competing in the USA. Among his football qualification, John's coaching education certifications started off in 2014 where he participated in a Grassroots course for Coaching Educators. He has also obtained his Concacaf "D" License on October 2018 and his Concacaf "C" License on November 2019. Additionally, he has also participated in International Sports Coalition, Coaches training in levels 1 and 2. More recently, in January of this year, he received certification from the ISSA as a Personal Trainer ISSA and Certified Nutrition Coach. Among his experience and qualifications, Coach John George also has certification in a number of other courses including train the trainer, elite coaching course as well as fitness coach and goalkeeping coach. In 2019, he also served as assistant coach for the U15 male national team.

John has worked to develop quality young men that have gone on to represent Belize from the U15 all the way up to the senior men's National team. John continues to work with Youth With A Mission as part of the Leadership team.

We take this opportunity to officially welcome Coach John in his new capacity as Coach for the U18 Men National Team. Coach John will be working closely with Technical Director Philip Marin.