Sat, May

The Manatee Conservation Trust on Friday night honoured one of the Soca Warriors with a special dinner and award ceremony at Chinese Garden Restaurant, Sangre Grande.

The night belonged to the 22-year-old "Soca Warrior" Anthony Wolfe, a former employee of the Manatee Conservation Trust of Manzanilla. Wolfe dressed smartly in an orange chequered shirt and black trousers was accompanied to the dinner by his mother Angela, who also received "a nice package" from the Trust.

The Trust apart from its conservation element is also involved in enhancing the community and as a good corporate citizen opened its heart to Wolfe.

Wolfe was referred to by Master of Ceremony David Boodoo as an am-bassador of Mayaro, Manzanilla and Sangre Grande, observing "he has a bigger role to play to inform the world about Trinidad and its people."

Member of Parliament for Toco/ Manzanilla Roger Boynes, the Minister of Sports, was unavoidably absent but he was well represented by his assistant Ian Pritchard, who hailed Wolfe for being a worthy Soca Warrior.

"On the trip back from Bahrain," Pritchard told the gathering of family, friends and well-wishers,"I was having a conversation with Michael Maurice, the goal keeping coach, and he said that people look at Dwight as the fittest person on the national team, but they don't know, that the fittest player is Anthony Wolfe.

"We know you are going to do well. You have been a beacon of light to many youths in this community. There are many youths who feel they can guide their lives through football as a result of you making the national team," Pritchard told Wolfe. Pritchard said that now that TT has qualified for the World Cup 2006, this country will be a regular on the world stage at all other World Cups.

Special invited guest Assistant Commissioner of Police Gilbert Reyes urged Wolfe to be disciplined and grasp opportunities that may open up to him while in Germany. "I hope you are wise enough and have your agent to interact for you...the world is at your feet, go out and enjoy it," ACP Reyes advised Wolfe.