Search

Business backing means Brent’s boys and girls will go to the London Youth Games

PUBLISHED: 13:48 01 July 2015 | UPDATED: 13:48 01 July 2015

Raheem Sterling captained Brent to London Youth Games glory in 2009

Raheem Sterling captained Brent to London Youth Games glory in 2009

Archant

Thanks to support from local businesses, Brent will have two football teams competing at the London Youth Games this weekend.

Brent School’s FA chairman Chris Ampofo said: “Following recent coverage in the Times reporting that Brent council had withdrawn funding for the London Youth Games, local businesses have come to the rescue, generously making donations to ensure that talented footballers from the borough can compete at the prestigious event.

“Transport to and from the event can cost several hundred pounds and, thanks to their kind donations, this cost has now been covered.”

Willesden butcher Dennis O’Farrell was the first to come forward, followed by West London Apartments director Geoff Owen. Ampofo added: “We are delighted to be able to take part in the tournament as at one point that didn’t seem possible. O’Farrell’s is my family butcher and they support many local events.

“You cannot have an Olympic legacy and not compete in the London Youth Games. It’s the biggest tournament in Europe.

“It’s great to know that local businesses, small and large, are prepared to back the young players in Brent.”

The borough will field a boys’ team in the Under-14 age category on Saturday and a side in the mini soccer competiton on Thursday July 2. This is a mixed team comprised of boys and girls from the Brent representative teams.

Latest Kilburn & Brent Stories

10:00

No games planned in Herts/Middlesex One on Saturday

50 minutes ago

The relationship between an alleged murderer and the 80-year-old woman he is accused of killing was that of “a mother and son”, a court heard.

A man has been arrested in connection with suspected bombs found in an empty Harlesden flat.

An investigation has been launched after two suspected improvised bombs were found in an empty flat in Harlesden.

Yesterday, 16:00

The latest boxing news from Kilburn

Yesterday, 11:32

Wembley has received its second Blue Plaque – its first in 40 years - honouring a heavyweight boxing champion thanks to the efforts of a local man.

Yesterday, 11:00

Evo-Stik Southern Premier South: Hendon 2 Beaconsfield Town 2

Yesterday, 10:00

Rs boss was named manager of the month for October after changing club’s fortunes

PROMOTED CONTENT

A new community centre, The Yellow, opens in Wembley Park in the heart of the Brent community. From October 1, the hub will offer a selection of arts and fitness classes, many of which will be free.

The Granville has begun taking bookings for workspaces and events ahead of its opening this spring.

Brent Clinical Commissioning Group has announced changes to the community’s cardiology service.

Newsletter Sign Up

Kilburn Times twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read Kilburn sport

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Brent & Kilburn Times
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now