Year 8 Brent Football Final: Kingsbury 2 – 1 Claremont

Kingsbury, who had lost 4-1 to Claremont the previous year, understandably started quite nervously but as they got into their stride, began to dictate the game.

Their control was rewarded on 25 minutes, when Ashlee Hibbert received the ball on the left wing. He used his pace and strength to battle past three Claremont players before putting a great cross in to the box, which Adam Hamdi flicked passed the keeper and in to the back of the net.

Kingsbury held their lead until half time with some solid defending.

Mid way through the second half, Claremont equalised with a superb free kick swerved around the Kingsbury wall. Almost immediately, though, Kingsbury were back in front. Ashlee Hibbert once again drove down the line and his pinpoint cross was met by a fantastic diving header from Adam Hamdi for his, and Kingsbury’s, second of the match.

Claremont mounted attack after attack as the clock began to run down but through some stout, last ditch defending from Jermaine Denny and Joshua Machado and some brilliant saves from goalkeeper, Hayden Graham, Kingsbury held on to take the trophy, with a hard earned 2-1 win.

Kingsbury High Squad:

Emmanuel Weber – Captain
Mustapha Haji Ali
Kraig McLeod
Amari Mogre
Joshua Machado
Samh Aouidef
Ashlee Hibbert
Humzah Hussain
Ermir Selmani
Adam Hamdi
Jermaine Denny
Sean Byrne
Nazim Ali
Dahir Hassan
Hayden Graham

More photographs[match report information provided by Hayden Graham; photography by Steve]

Wise Up! Face Up! Stand Up!


For their London 2012 Olympic Legacy, our Year 8 students are adopting the theme of courage. Under the banner, Wise Up! Face Up! Stand Up!, they are taking up the challenge of supporting the courage of families who are affected by cancer. Through the school year, they will be raising money for, and awareness of, St Luke’s Hospice, The Teenage Cancer Trust and Stand up to Cancer, part of Cancer Research UK.

Students are taking part in a number of Santa themed fundraising activities for St Luke’s Hospice, including running in the charities annual Santa Dash on Sunday 9th December, volunteering in the charity’s shops and collecting donations from staff and fellow students.

Community and Events Fundraiser for St Luke’s Hospice, Kate Gammell (back row, centre) said “It’s lovely to have the support of Kingsbury High School students and Staff. It costs £3 million a year to run St Luke’s, so the support of a local school is so important. This year’s Santa Dash will be our fourth and is set to be our best yet! We hope to raise over £10,000!”

The St Luke’s Santa Dash takes place on Sunday 9th December 2012 at Claremont High School, Claremont Avenue, HA3 0UB.

Registration is £10 for adults and £5 for under 16s. Price includes: entry into the Santa Dash, a Santa Suit (to take home), finishing medal and a well deserved hot drink and mince pie at the finishing line!

[text by Camille; photograph by Steve, Camille & Erik]

Kingsbury High School Students Visit the Olympic Park


On Wednesday 9 May 2012, Kingsbury High School pupils visited the Olympic Park to watch the UK’s best young athletes compete at the Olympic Stadium, race around the Velodrome and swim at the Aquatics Centre as the Olympic Park hosted the final day of the Sainsbury’s 2012 School Games.

Sainsbury’s 2012 School Games is a multi-sport event for 1,600 elite young athletes. During this three day event, competition took place in badminton, fencing, gymnastics, hockey, judo, road cycling, rugby 7s, table tennis, volleyball and wheelchair basketball in London venues.

[information & image provided by Mr Gibson]