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Brent Schools' FA hosted their annual awards event at Capital City Academy on Friday.
The Association, which was founded in 1966, was joined by special guests Claire Clottey from the Young Brent Foundation and John McDermott from Watford FC Ladies academy.
Keith Gussy Young was presented with an Outstanding Achievement Award for an incredible 37 years of volunteer coaching. He steps down this year. Other highlights included the victorious Brent U13 Representative Team who won the Middlesex Schools' FA Compton Cup and Brent Girls who have won eight trophies in two seasons.
Brent Schools' FA chair Chris Ampofo commented “It is important to recognise the players achievements. Brent is full of talented young people. We need more coaches, especially women to support the girls teams as girls football is booming. If the Lionesses do well at the Euros the girls game will continue to grow even faster.
"Experience is important but the main thing we look for is enthusiasm and commitment. We can give volunteers some technical and financial support to help aspiring coaches get coaching qualifications."
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.