A record 20 girls enjoyed football in the sunshine at the Brent Schools' FA's Wildcats Football Club. Wildcats is an initiative supported by The FA and SSE and is aimed at helping 5-11 year old children to get involved in the game.
SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Clubs provide girls with regular opportunities to play football and take part in organised sessions in a fun and engaging environment created exclusively for girls. The Brent Schools' FA sessions take place on Saturdays between noon and 1.00pm at Capital City Academy. They are 'drop-in' sessions and open to all.
The Chairman of Brent Schools' FA, Chris Ampofo, commented 'These sessions are growing in popularity and are a great way for girls to play. Everyone is welcome; it doesn't matter if you've never played before, you can just turn up and have fun. We're delighted to be part of this nationwide initiative and hope to get more girls playing every week.'
Brent 2-4 Blackheath
London Schools' FA Corinthian Shield, 13th May 2017
Two late goals denied Brent's Under-15 boys in the Final of the London Schools' FA Cup. Visitors Blackheath struck twice in the final seven minutes to claim the Corinthian Shield by 4 -2.
The game was played at Hendon FC’s ground at Silver Jubilee Park in front of several hundred supporters and the crowd were treated to an open and very entertaining game with both teams giving their best in the May sunshine.
Blackheath started the game strongly with Brent conceding a couple of early free-kicks that both went wide. Blackheath took the lead in the 10th minute from their next free-kick; a thunderous shot giving David Krupinski in the Brent goal no chance as it cannoned in off the crossbar.
Within two minutes of Blackheath taking the lead Brent had equalised when Dominic D’Souza found William Ribeiro and his pass to Saul Mensah was superbly struck into the bottom corner from just inside the penalty area.
With Brent now finding their feet and the game more evenly matched, the home side’s Kahil Francis was unlucky not to score directly from a corner that hit the roof of the Blackheath net. Krupinski saved another Blackheath free kick in the 15th minute and with both teams attacking in a free-flowing game Brent almost took the lead mid-way through the first half. Shammar Swaby who had only been on the field for two minutes saw his powerful effort from outside the Blackheath penalty area acrobatically tipped over the crossbar.
St Robert Southwell 1-0 Byron Court
Brent Schools' FA U11 Cup Final, at Wykeham Primary School
St Robert Southwell boys won the Brent Cup with a 1-0 victory over 10-time winners Byron Court.
St Rob's started on the front foot creating numerous chances and were rewarded after 12 minutes with a fine finish from Oliver. The game was still finely balanced by St Rob's had opportunities to extend their lead before half-time.
The second half was played at a frenetic pace with both teams giving everything and playing the match in a great spirit. However, St Robert Southwell secured the victory to lift the trophy. Their triumph is the school's second win in the competition, their previous triumph occurring in 2003-04.
A big thank you to Mr Woodford and Wykeham Primary for hosting the final.
St Robert Southwell Team: Dominic M, Joe K, James R, Christian I, John R, Oliver G, Riordan B, Louis A