St Robert Southwell win U11 Cup

St Robert Southwell 1-0 Byron Court

Brent Schools' FA U11 Cup Final, at Wykeham Primary School

St Robert Southwell, 2016-17 U11 Cup Winners

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

 

 

Congratulations to AFC Wembley!

AFC Wembley U16 with the Harrow Youth League Cup

Brent Schools' FA congratulates AFC Wembley Under-16s on winning the Harrow Youth League Cup. 

After a hard-fought and well-contested Final against Hanwell, the game ended 2-2 with AFC Wembley grabbing a last minute equaliser to send the game into extra time.

There were no further goals, meaning that the winners of the trophy would be determined by a penalty competition. AFC Wembley - who have three Brent Schools' FA players in their squad and are managed by by former Brent player and coach Ian Braithwaite - held their nerve. 

AFCW were crowned League Cup champions after beating Hanwell on penalties 3-1, with Javell Simpson scoring the winning penalty. Given the strength of the Harrow Youth League, this is a superb achievement and we send huge congratulations to all involved.

Former Brent player takes steps into the professional game

Elliot playing for Brent (in blue) and Dagenham & Redbridge (stripes)

Elliot Bonds has become the most recent former Brent Schools' FA player to take a huge step towards professional football by signing a two-year scholar's contract with Dagenham & Redbridge. 

Elliot, who impressed the staff at the club with his dedication and professionalism, has trained with the First Team on several occasions has also played for the Reserves in the prestigious Essex Senior Cup.

Elliot is originally from Kensal Rise and played for Brent from Under-11 to Under-14. He has had spells at Brentford and Reading FC before signing a contract at Dagenham & Redbridge.

 

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