Congratulations to our club's honorary president Anthony Earls on receiving his certificate of excellence for his service to the community at the annual Nell Healy awards on Friday night. Anthony came out on top in the sporting section and was presented with a framed certificate of excellence and an engraved glass vase for his outstanding contribution to Wicklow Rovers AFC and in turn helping both adults and children enjoy the sport of football throughout our community. Anthony is one of the founder members of our club way back in 1975 and has been an active member of the club spanning 43 years. He will always be found around the club grounds, he helps with everything regards the running of the club. Day or night, hail, rain or snow Anthony is always on hand putting himself forward to help out in anyway. There is times we have tried to get him to take a back seat and relax and enjoy the club but Anthony has none of that. He wants to help and enjoys been active around the club. Anthony supports every team and when he is not working around the grounds he is on the sideline cheering on the teams while also participating in a bit of banter with other supporters. Anthony is one of life's true gentlemen and when Wicklow Rovers is mentioned in sporting circles one of the first names to spring to mind is Anthony Earls. He is Mister Wicklow Rovers and rumour has it if he cuts himself he bleeds green. If a person was ever deserving of recognition it is Anthony. There is no doubt that Anthony sleeps, drinks and eats Wicklow Rovers. He would also be seen at matches in other sports and clubs in our town, he loves to see all the teams and clubs in the town do well and be successful, a true community man. Once again Anthony everyone at Wicklow Rovers AFC is proud of you and would like to once again congratulate you on your award, definitely well deserved and couldn't think of a better person to have this honour bestowed on them. Also Wicklow Rovers AFC would like to thank Joe Healy and the Nell Healy awards committee on selecting Anthony for this prestige award. Above pictured is Joe Healy presenting Anthony with his award.