Saturday 9 July 2011
Come on Rachel, Brent is right behind you!
The BBC has succumbed to pressure and will be screening the Women's World Cup match between England and France on BBC2 at 5pm.
Local woman Rachel Yankey, who scored the second goal against Japan in England's 2-0 win, will have lots of Brent kids cheering her on. She is well known to them from her football training sessions at local schools, after school clubs, and summer training schemes.
I worked with her at Park Lane Primary School when she did after-school football training. She was always hard working, committed and totally unassuming. She is an excellent role model for local children.