Brent Girls enjoy day to remember at Wembley for Women's FA Cup final
PUBLISHED: 15:30 18 May 2016 | UPDATED: 15:34 18 May 2016
Brent Girls had the day of a lifetime as they lifted the Women's FA Cup at Wembley on Saturday.
The team were presented with the cup by England women’s coach Mark Sampson on the famous turf at half-time of the Women’s FA Cup final between Arsenal and Chelsea.
The team, which was only set up two years ago, have enjoyed great success in their short period together so far.
This season the girls have won two cups – the Surrey League and the Woking Festival cup.
And they could yet win the treble, as they need just three remaining points from the final two fixtures to win the London League as well.
The Brent team were supported by a group of 300 consisting of Brent players, teachers, family and friends on their big day out at Wembley.
Brent schools chairman Chris Ampofo commented: “All of the players are local girls who attend schools nearby and are proud to be from Brent.
“So it was a dream come true for them for this to happen.
“They will all be hoping to follow in the footsteps of local girl Rachel Yankey, who has had a distinguished career for Arsenal and England.
“In the future some of the players will hopefully play in the Women’s Super League, and perhaps even in a Women’s FA Cup final.”
Ampofo continued: “I’d like to give a huge thanks to The FA and Wembley Stadium National Trust for this and everyone behind the scenes for their continued support towards Brent Schools.
“I would encourage every school to get a group together and attend next year’s Women’s FA Cup final.”
- Elsewhere, Brent Under-11s secured their place in the last four of the London Lester Finch Cup after thrashing South London 8-1, while Brent under-12’s finished the season in style as they came back from 2-0 down to beat champions Hillingdon 3-2 away.
Two goals from Wiktor Wachala and a superb solo performance from keeper Yashil Kamdar were not enough to stop Brent Under-15s falling to a 3-2 defeat at home to Barnet.