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Sports Highlights

Posted on: 15/07/2022

Capital hosts visit from ex-pro footballer

Dave Beasant ex-student of Willesden High School came back to visit the site of his former school, now Capital City Academy.

Famed for the first ever penalty save in an FA Cup Final, Dave Beasant played his last competitive game at the age of 43 after a season playing for Brighton and Hove Albion.

Starting his professional career with Wimbledon in 1979 he ended up making over 900 first-team appearances for a number of teams, winning the FA Cup and the Fourth Division title with the Dons as well as the First Division title with Nottingham Forest. He also represented the England national side on two occasions in 1989 and was a member of the 1990 FIFA World Cup squad.

During his visit he met with students and staff and spoke about his career and growing up in the area. He even let some of our footballers to attempt to beat him in a penalty shoot-out.

Capital students celebrate some incredible sporting achievements

Congratulations to Nia, Nyriel and Elliot for some incredible sporting achievements over the past month. We are incredibly proud of your hard work and dedication.


We are delighted to inform you that Nia is now EUROPEAN CHAMPION!

After an amazing start to the season and being selected to represent GB in Jerusalem, Nia won 100m convincingly in a new Championship Record and PB.


Nyriel competed in the Judo British National Championships at University of Wolverhampton alongside Olympians in the team. He was awarded GOLD after two fights and is delighted to be a national champion in his sport!


Elliot competed in Milton Keynes against other gymnasts across England and Scotland. He was awarded 4 gold medals in floor, bars, P bars and vault and has also received a trophy for completing all of his pieces! Elliot feels very proud of his achievements.

Capital City School Sports Partnership

Over 80 School Competitions and festivals were organised and run by the School Sports Partnership this year. We also ran the Brent Secondary Athletics Championships and organised the Middlesex Teams. It is great to see a return to face-to-face competitions and tournaments.

Year 5/6 Mini Tennis

Our Year 9 BTEC students took part in the Beyond the Baseline tennis programme with an athlete mentor from Youth Sports Trust. Following this they led a tennis competition for 10 primary schools.

The competition was a new activity for them and they manged and officiated the courts efficiently.

Brent Quadkids Championships 2022

We were delighted to welcome nearly 100 students to Willesden Sports Centre for our annual Quadkids event. Children from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 took part in a number of different events which included:

  • Sprint races
  • Long distance races
  • Vortex howler
  • Standing long jump

The event finished with a schools’ relay event which was lots fun and some very loud cheering from each school.

Every child had the opportunity to take part in each event and score points for their school.

We had an overall winning school - Malorees Primary won Year 5/6. Bryon Court won Year 3/4. Well done and all the schools that took part.

Brent Commonwealth Games Primary Athletics

Wednesday 16th June 2022 saw the Capital City Sports Partnership host the 'Brent Commonwealth Championships 2022'. We had just over 250 Year 5 and 6 children from across the borough attend the event at Willesden Sports Centre.

School have been training for this prestige event all year round and the day had come for the children to perform. The athletes took part in a range of events starting with the 60m-200m sprints. We also had some very brave children run the 600m race in the sun. Athletes also had the opportunity to take part in the vortex throw, long jump, triple jump, chest push and speed bounce. We witnessed some fantastic performances and great team spirit. Well done to all the individual event winners and our overall winners Malorees Primary School.

School Games Mark

We are delighted to announce that Braintcroft, Kilburn Park, Harlesden and Mora Primary Schools have achieved the School Games Gold Mark Award for the 2021/22 academic year.

The School Games Mark is a Government- led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward and recognise school’s engagement (provision and uptake) in the School Games against a national benchmark and to celebrate keeping young people active, and we are delighted to have been recognised for their success.

We are extremely proud of all the staff and pupils for their dedication to all aspects of physical activity and school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made the events possible. We are committed to using the School Games to try and engage those young people who haven’t previously been active or represented their school, and to try and ensure that all students have a positive experience and want to try out new activities beyond school and in the community.

Commonwealth Games

This year we introduced some new events to highlight the upcoming Commonwealth Games to be held in Birmingham from 28th July -8th August by introducing West London Finals in eight sports including an inclusive competition for SEND children.

Congratulations to Islamia, Sudbury, Robert Southwell, Newfield, Malorees and Bryon Court who represented Brent in the various finals. It was a different experience and one we hope to repeat in the future.

We were also honoured to be chosen to be a part of the Queens Baton Relay.

Birmingham 2022 is staging the 16th official Queen’s Baton Relay – an epic journey across the Commonwealth, with The Queen’s Baton visiting all 72 nations and territories.

The Relay began on 7th October 2021, with Her Majesty The Queen placing her Message to the Commonwealth into the Baton. The Baton is now on its 294-day long journey to every corner of the Commonwealth.

This collective journey will ignite hope, solidarity and collaboration, as it connects communities embraces unique cultures and shares inspirational stories.

Summer Holiday Activities

We are delighted to offer free football or basketball coaching for our students during the holidays. This is thanks to support from Juventus Academy, London Elite Basketball and Active Sporting Communities

Sessions will take place between 9-12am from 25th -29th July. Students must arrive in sports kit and have the correct footwear. A free lunch is available if booked in with staff when they arrive. Contact PE staff if interested.

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