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Brent Schools FA Annual Awards

Posted on: 19/06/2019

Talented footballers from all corners of the borough gathered to celebrate the season at the Brent Schools FA Annual Awards.

The packed event was held at Capital City Academy to recognise the young stars who play for Brent was opened by the Vice Principal of the school Rhoda Flindall.

Special guest Councillor Krupesh Hirani, lead member for Public Health, Culture & Leisure congratulated the young stars tweeting, “So proud of the Brent boys and girls and their footballing talent. I am honoured to join them for the awards event this evening. Some amazing work being done” .

The district founded in 1966 is one of the most active in the South East of England and has been recognised by The English Schools FA as a hub of football. The district now boasts eight teams ranging from Under 9 to Under 15 including three girls' teams.

In addition to the traditional awards of Golden boot and Player there were awards for some of the unsung heros in teams such as Best Attitude, Most Improved and Best team contribution. Although the boys' teams have produced a large number of professional players including Raheem Sterling , Stuart Pearce and Cyril Regis and this season for the first time had players in both the English and Scottish FA Cup finals with Uche Ikpeazu playing for Hearts v Celtic , it is the newer girls' teams that produced some of the highlights of the season. The newly formed Under 9 girls' team have produced some great results and the Under 12 girls were the most successful Brent district team were unbeaten in the league on the way to winning the treble.

The Brent teams are all based and train at Brent train at Capital City Academy. They train every Wednesday with girls only Wildcat sessions from 5.45-6.45pm and boys from 6.45- 8pm.

Brent Chair Chris Ampofo said, “Huge thanks to Capital City Academy for hosting this event. The support that we receive from the school is absolutely vital. Capital allows local children and those across the borough to come and use the superb facilities, learn new skills, make friends and enjoy football. It is great to see.”

Capital hosts Brent teams but also supports Middlesex county teams and event hosted a Girls U15 girls England trial two years ago.

The tradition of playing for Brent started over 50 years ago and is still going strong. For information regarding Brent Schools FA, please visit www.brentschoolsfa.org.uk

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