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Top-flight scouts hope to find next star in Brent

PUBLISHED: 17:00 24 October 2018

Brent coaches Patricia Taylor, Rod Findlay, Ben Roberts, Chris Ampofo, Kjell Sung and Angus Douglas face the camera (pic: Brent Schools' FA)

Brent coaches Patricia Taylor, Rod Findlay, Ben Roberts, Chris Ampofo, Kjell Sung and Angus Douglas face the camera (pic: Brent Schools' FA)

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Scouts from clubs including Arsenal and Chelsea were among those present to see the latest trials for the Brent under-12 girls’ team Middlesex boys’ under-14 county team.

Interest in footballing talent from the borough of Brent has grown following the emergence of Raheem Sterling, giving a boost to district and county football.

“Brent and Middlesex are full of talented footballers,” said Brent Schools’ FA chairperson Chris Ampofo.

“The scouts who attended all expressed their interest and support for schools’, district and county football.

“They see the importance of schools’ football. It is great to have their support and it is a very exciting time for schools’ football.”

*Following some superb displays, the Brent under-11 boys team have received an invitation from Arsenal to compete in the Holden Cup this weekend.

They will hope to one day follow in the footsteps of former Brent schoolboys Louis Roberts-Keane, who has been called up to the Grenada under-20s squad for their upcoming U-20 World Cup qualifiers in Flordia later this month.

Roberts-Keane is set to follow in the footsteps of father Otis Roberts and cousin Jason Roberts in representing the Spice Boys at international level.

The 19-year-old midfielder plays for and attends Bath University and will join up with the Grenada youth set-up later this week.

“I am absolutely delighted for Louis. He has always had bundles of talent and it is great to see him getting the recognition he deserves,” said Roberts-Keane’s former coach, Chris Ampofo.

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