Brent girls lift cup at Wembley

17 May 2016

Arsenal ladies weren't the only ones lifting the silverware at the Woman's FA Cup final last Saturday (14 May 2016). Brent Schools FA (BSFA) under 11 girls team were presented with the Surrey League cup after finishing top of the Girls League.


The girls were invited onto the pitch at half time and were presented with the cup by Lionesses manager Mark Sampson.


The local girls, who all attend schools in Brent, were overjoyed to be sharing the pitch with some of their idols and commented that: "It was a dream come true."


They hope to follow in the footsteps of Brent's Rachel Yankey OBE who has had a distinguished career for Arsenal and England and who started off her career playing at Malorees Junior School and Hampstead School in Cricklewood.


This season the girls have won two cups - the Surrey League and the Woking Festival cup and could win the treble as they need just 3 points from their final 2 fixtures to win the London League as well.


The girls were supported at Wembley by a 300 strong support consisting of Brent players, teachers, family and friends.


Chris Ampofo, Brent Schools FA Chairman, said: "Huge thanks to The FA and Wembley National Stadium Trust for today and also for the support we have received over the years. Today is an experience the players and their families will treasure forever. The Cup Final has been amazing.


I would encourage every school in the country to get a group together and attend next year's Woman's FA Cup final. It is a family friendly occasion and a brilliant day out."


Speaking about the girls' success, Cllr Krupesh Hirani Lead member for Health and Wellbeing said: "I want to congratulate all these young footballers who have had such a fantastic season. Winning both the Surrey League Cup and Woking Festival Cup is a fantastic achievement and one that the borough should be proud of. Brent is undoubtedly a hotbed of sporting talent and I wish you good luck with you last two fixtures."


The BSFA are always on the lookout for new players. If you think your child would like to get involved please contact Chris Ampofo at