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WATERLOO INSTITUE OF SOCCER PLAYERS HONOURS NATIONAL YOUTH FOOTBALL PLAYERS
At its first annual Fundraising Dinner and Awards held on Friday May 22nd 2009 at the Centre of Excellence, Waterloo Institute of Soccer Players (WISP) bestowed abundant honour on its members who have succeeded in representing their country as National Football Players.
Among the players receiving awards were:
- Former Women National Under 17 Football players- Captain Mariah Shade and defender/goalkeeper Daystar Swift.
- National Under 17 player – midfielder Ryan Fredericks
Also honored at this formal function were national icons in the community;
- Winsie-Ann Cuffie for contribution to Culture (Gospel Singer )
- Ria Ramnarine for her contribution to Sports (Boxing and kick boxing)
- Carlos Greene for his contribution to Sports ( Power lifting)
Mr. Stephen Bartholomew, President of WISP in his welcoming address to the Awardees said that you have made us all proud in that you are representing your beloved country and have stood out as a Gem and that this function is to show how much we value your hard work and dedication.
The distinguish patron of honor Mr. Jack Warner, FIFA Vice President came directly from the Airport after a 22 hour flight from Nigeria to the Function to deliver the feature address.
He coined his address from the preceding song “After you have done all these things you just stand”
Mr. Warner talked about his childhood years after placing 251 in the Exhibition exams and missing out on a Government scholarship. He cried like a baby but the Brick factory in Longdenville offers him a Scholarship to pay for his tuition and books to attend Presentation College, Chaguanas. He also recalled having one pants to attend school which his mother would wash on a Wednesday so that his pants could look clean for the rest of the
Week. He was nicknamed “One Pants” when his friends discovered that he was wearing the some pants all week. But that did not deter him.
He then charged the players that whatever the storms they are experiencing do not give up but stand up.
Other Players receiving awards from Mr. Warner, CFA President Mr. Bryan Layne and Sharon O’Brien, President of the Woman League Football
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 National Under 17 Women Football team:
Shalette Alexander, Victoria Swift, Quiann Gore, Toneitta Phillip, Merlick Aasson, Keri Myers
Pictures of WISP Awardees