The Dangriga Boys & Girls Club (D.B.G.C.)
is a youth initiative which has been a brainchild of the Wagiya Football
Club. It was specifically designed to provide a farm system to feed the
senior team. This club founded in 2003, by Nelson Moss and his executive
management, is available to 7 Zones in Dangriga Town which includes:
Southside, Rivas Estate, Foreshore, Sabals Community, Benguche,
Wagirale, and Ghans Avenue.
In every zone there are coordinators working
with children under the ages of 12, 15 and 19 years (U-12, U-15, U-19).
The football arena is the focal point but as the coordinators get to
know the children better they will find out that there is more to these
children than football. That is where the legal aspect of the Dangriga
Boys and Girls club comes into play. In essence this is a social program
and we intend to run it forever and have evaluations done on a yearly
The objectives of the club is as follows:
1. Provide wholesome, supervised
activities for the youths of Dangriga
2. Organize structure to address
issues affecting youths
3. Provide sporting skills training
4. Coordinate charitable activities
e.g. community outreach
5. To establish the club as a
6. Network with various ministries
e.g. sports, education, and human development.
D.B.G.C. is a place where the minds of the
young people can grow and so far we have successfully organized
competitions at the U-12, U-15, and U-19 levels. We create profiles for
all our club members and record their statistics and update them as
regularly as possible, as a way of promoting their football career. Data
basing is a major part of why this youth initiative is so important
because it will give young athletes a solid foundation.
The Dangriga Boys & Girls Club has made a
gigantic stride in getting local businesses to contribute and so far
with our sponsors countrywide, we are
able to make our dreams a reality for all youths in Southern Belize but
the journey is ongoing. The establishment of an Academy on a plot of
land located at Mile 3 on the Southern Highway for the Wagiya Football
Club is our next major aspiration.
If you would like to assist the D.B.G.C. and
the youths of Southern Belize, contact us
and find out how you can make a difference in the lives of our
Belizean young people.