Address: c/o Nigel Foster,
Waterloo High school, Waterloo Road,
Carapichaima, Trinidad W.I
Phone: Nigel (868)729-7774 |
FIFA Vice President, Mr. Jack Warner, the distinguished Patron of Waterloo Institute of Soccer Players 1st Annual Dinner & Awards Function
Mr. Jack Austin Warner flew in to Trinidad on Friday May 22nd after a 22 hour flight from Nigeria and came directly from the airport to WISP first annual Fundraising Dinner and Awards at the Centre of Excellence from 6.30 pm on that evening.
He arrived just in time to honor his commitment as Patron and to deliver the feature at 8.30 pm.
The Dinner entourage of over 300 guests respectfully gave Mr. Warner a standing ovation at his arrival.
Before Mr. Warner was called to gave the feature address, a song was dedicated to him “After you have done all these thing you just stand”
Mr. Jack Warner humorously complimented Waterloo Institute for leaving Couva North asking the MP of Chaguanas West to deliver the feature address and coming to St Augustine.
He then used the theme from preceding song to address the young players.
He then gave an account of his childhood experiences as a child growing up in Longdenville and narrowly missing out on one of the 250 Secondary School Scholarship at the National Exhibition after placing 251. He cried like a baby but the Brick Factory in Longdenville offer to pay his tuition and books to attend the now Presentation College in Chaguanas.
He recalled the embarrassment of his friend at school discovering that he had only one pant and began calling him “One Pants”.
He had to wear shoes with hole in the sole by placing cardboard in it and recalled the times when his feet will be soaking wet when rain falls.
He urged the young players to do like him and do not gave up and after you have gone through your storm stand up.
His speech ended will resounding applause from the audience.
He was then called to present Awards to the Players together with CFA President, Mr. Bryan Layne and Sharon O’Brien, President of the Women League Football
Also honored at this formal function were national icons in the community;
a) WISP Players of Caparichaima RC Primary School 2008 National Girls Football Champions:
Captain Zoe Swift, Rene Mike, Rhonique Alexander, Allayah Chow, Kerdine Cuffy
b) WISP players with the Current National Under 17 Women Football team:
Shalette Alexander, Victoria Swift, Quiann Gore, Toneitta Phillip, Merlick Aasson, Keri Myers
Mr. Jack Warner was presented with a Plaque by WISP Secretary Patricia Granderson for his contribution of Football in Trinidad & Tobago.
The Waterloo Institute of Soccer players recently attended the Couva Talparo Tabaquite Regional Corporation 2009 Civic Awards Ceremony, where they recieved a Sports Award. The event was held on Thursday June 18th 2009.....