Brent win gold at London Youth Games football event
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Brent’s football team were crowned champions of West London at the London Youth Games 2021 West Regional event at Brunel University in Hillingdon.
Finishing top of their group, Brent went on to beat Camden 1-0 in a closely contested final to claim gold.
The London Youth Games event was an Under-14s five-a-side tournament for boroughs in West London.
Brent’s winning team featured Jahlani Kildare, Rian Chotai, Preston Fearon, Lorenzo Strachan, Shayden Joseph-Pond, D’jhanni Smith, Christian Matei, Donte Ranger and Elluyani Passos.
Team manager Darius said: “The boys did really well. We started off slow but then really got into our stride and after the first game we never looked back.
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“The London Youth Games is a great competition for young people. It gives players who are not in academies the opportunity to showcase themselves and gain experience of playing at a higher level.”
Brent’s gold medalists are following in the footsteps of Manchester City and England international Raheem Sterling, who captained the borough to victory at the London Youth Games in 2009.
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The London Youth Games has been using the power of competitive sport to create life-changing opportunities for young Londoners for over 40 years.
It has provided a pathway for some of the greatest athletes to come from the city as Sterling, Dina Asher-Smith, Alex Scott, David Weir and Mo Farah all had the opportunity to represent their boroughs growing up.
Having been forced to cut short its 2020 season due to the Covid-19 pandemic, London Youth Games is delighted to be back delivering live sport for young Londoners at a time when they need it most.
Visit www.londonyouthgames.org to find out more.