West Ham United Affiliated Supporters' Clubs

UK AND IRELAND

England

Bristol Hammers
Brian Corbett
71 Parade Court
Speedwell
Bristol
BS5 7TB
Tel: 01179 352951
email: davehammers@hotmail.co.uk
Website: http://bristolirons.createmybb2.com/index.php

Burton and South Derbyshire Supporters' Club (Midlands Hammers)
Club Secretary: Stacey Ash
Tel: 07810 514891
email: stacey.ash1@virgin.net
Website: www.midlandshammers.org.uk

Cambridge Hammers
email: pete.day@hammersfan.net

Essex West Ham United Supporters
17 Avenue Road, Westcliff, Essex SS0 7PN
Tel: 07400 612601
email: essexwhu@yahoo.co.uk
twitter: www.twitter.com/essexwhu
Facebook: www.facebook.com/WHUFCESSEX

Great Yarmouth Hammers
F. Brockton
46 Market Place
Great Yarmouth
Norfolk
NR30 1LY
Tel: 01493 851679

Harlow Hammers
BRONZE Level Official Supporters' Club
Chairman: Neil Coster
Contact: hammersworldwide@westhamunited.co.uk

Kings Lynn Irons Club
BRONZE Level Official Supporters' Club
Mark Steele
1 Rosecroft
South Wootton
Kings Lynn
Norfolk
PE30 3WX
Tel: 07788 153954
email: kingslynnirons@talktalk.net

North West Hammers:
Doug Barrett
email: mail@northwesthammers.co.uk
Website: www.northwesthammers.co.uk

Northern Hammers
Norman Collins
17 Kings Court
Kings Mill Lane
Huddersfield
HD1 3AW
Tel: 07932 056269
email: norman@hammernorth1.demon.co.uk

Oxford Hammers
Chris Ellse
email: chris.ellse@virgin.net

Reading Hammers
Mark Harris
email: mark.harris99@tesco.net

Suffolk Hammers 
Tony Howard
email: suffolklad@aol.com

Willowherb Hammers
BRONZE Level Official Supporters' Club
Chairman: Matthew Jones
matthewjones@progressivedigitalmedia.com

Channel Islands

Jersey Hammers Supporters' Club
Address: 3 Jubilee Villas, Hansford Lane, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands, JE2 3JL
Chairman; Dave Lehan-Port
Treasurer: John Medcalf
Social Secretary: Stephen Lehan-Port
Membership Secretary: Noella O'Connor
email; jhsc.2005@yahoo.co.uk or dlehanport@yahoo.co.uk

Northern Ireland

Belfast Hammers
Chairman: Ronan Muldoon
Tel: 07714 765379
email: ronan@freelancemortgages.net

Republic of Ireland

Cork Hammers
Chairman: Stephen McCarthy
Sir Geoff Hurst Room
Telecom Eireann Social Club
8 MacCuratin Street
Cork
Tel: (021) 508888

Dublin Hammers
Charlie O'Reilly
Tel: 00353 18205188
106 Huntstown Rise, Mulhuddart, Dublin 15, Ireland
Website: www.dublinhammers.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/dublinhammers

Mayo Hammers
Michael Heneghan
email: thehappyhammer@hotmail.com

Wexford Hammers
Declan Kearney
email: wexfordhammers@gmail.com

Scotland

Scottish Hammers
Brian Johnston
Tel: 01651-842713
66 Keithleigh Gardens
Pitmedden
Udny
Aberdeenshire
AB41 7GB
email: scottishhammers@themail.co.uk

Wales

Gwent Hammers
BRONZE Level Official Supporters' Club
Marc Attreed
12 Cae Morfa
Skewen
Neath
SA10 6EH
Website: www.gwenthammers.com
email: marcatt.iphone@gmail.com
Facebook: http://on.fb.me/GwentHammers
Twitter: @SWalesHammers

Welsh Hammers
Contact: Greg Shearman
Church Cottage
Church Lane
Abergavenny
Wales
email: greg.shearman@btinternet.com

REST OF EUROPE

Austria

Austrian Hammers
Norbert Raimund
A-1050 Wien
Schusswall 2/3
Website: www.austrianhammers.com

Balkans

Hammers Balkan
Chairman: Haris Junicic
Email: whuexyusupport@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.hammersbalkan.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hammers-Balkan/130683560422305
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Hammer_Balkan

Belgium

Belgian Irons
Guy Buelens
46 Boerenkrijgstraat
2800 Mechelen
Belgium
email: belgianirons@pandora.be
Website: www.belgianirons.be

The Belgian Hammers
President: Franky Sarrasin
Halfuurdreef 47
8210 Veldegem
Belgium
Tel: +32478360766
email: francky.sarrasin@pandora.be
Website: www.belgianhammers.be

Wallonia Hammers
Chairman: Jonathan Langenscheid, Guillaume Fourdin, Christophe André
Email: walloniahammers@hotmail.com
Facebook: Wallonia Hammers United

Denmark

Scandinavian Hammers
Chairman: Tore Soeyland
email: tore@westhamunited.no
Website: www.westhamunited.no
Twitter: @toredicanio

Germany

German Hammers 
Mark Theising
Oberstr 62
D-45468
Mulheim/Rhur
Germany

Sauerland Hammers
Chairman: Thomas Tigges
Talstrasse 104
D 57399 Kirchhundem
Germany
Website: http://www.sauerlandhammers.de

Hammer Hearts Germany
Email: Hammer-Hearts@gmx.de
Website: www.Hammer-Hearts.de

Cologne Hammers
Thorsten Bock
Email Address: bock78@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cologne.hammers

Gibraltar

Gibraltar Hammers
Tim Reoch (Chairman)
The Victoria Stadium Bar
Bayside Road
Gibraltar
email: gibraltarhammers@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.gibraltarhammers.webs.com/

Iceland

Icelandic Hammers
Sigthor Eriksson
Gardarsbraut 20
IS-300 Arkanes
Iceland

Israel

Hammers Israel
Chairman:Gary Kurlander
Website: www.HammersIsrael.com
email: Info@HammersIsrael.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/HammersIsrael
Twitter: @HammersIsrael

Italy

Martelli D'Italia (Italian Hammers)
GOLD Level Official Supporters' Club
Nicola Morosini
Website:www.martelliditalia.it
Facebook Group: Martelli D'Italia Quelli del West Ham
Twitter:@martelliditalia

Station 936 - West Ham United Italian supporters
Giampiero Vola
Website: www.station936.it
Facebook: www.station936.it/facebook
Twitter: @station936
YouTube: www.station936.it/youtube

Malta

West Ham United Fan Club - Malta/Gozo
Norman Galea
Tel: 00 356 21 432 863
Fax: 00 356 21 419 282
99 Lapsi Street
St. Julian's
Malta
email: freddies@onvol.net

West Ham Supporters Club Malta
Chairman: Justin Mifsud
Email: westhammaltese@gmail.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/HammersMalta
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/westhammaltese

Netherlands

Dutch Hammers
Patrick Stapper
email: info@dutchhammers.nl
Website: www.dutchhammers.nl

Hammers Army Holland
Peter Bos
Website: www.hammersarmyholland.nl

Norway

Scandinavian Hammers
Chairman: Tore Soeyland
email: toure@westhamunited.no
Website: www.westhamunited.no
Twitter: @toredicanio

Poland

West Ham Poland
Chairman: Lukasz Papuda
Email: westhampoland@gmail.com
Website: http://www.whufc.pl
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whufcpl
Twitter: https://twitter.com/whufc_pl 

Russia

West Ham United in Russia
Chairman: Ivan Ryabov
Website: http://westhamunited.ru/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/whuru

Serbia

Hammers Serbia
email: whufc_srbija@yahoo.com
Website: www.hammers-serbia.com
Twitter: @HammersSerbia
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Hammers.Serbia.Official

Sweden

Scandinavian Hammers
Chairman: Tore Soeyland
email: toure@westhamunited.no
Website: www.westhamunited.no
Twitter: @toredicanio

West Ham Fans Sweden
Chairman: Peter Larsson
email: whfs@westham.se
Website: www.svenskafans.com/england/westhamutd

Spain

Lanzarote Hammers
Rob Shard
Tel: (0034) 660021308
Jo Shard
(0034) 679737016
email: robertoshard@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/7639428693/
Twitter: 
@22r0bert0shard

Tenerife Hammers
Sean Murphy
Tel: 0034619088521
Barry Murphy
Tel: 0034664319356
Tony Smith
Tel: 0034617289952
email: sean@tenerifehammers.com
Website: www.tenerifehammers.com

AFRICA

Sierra Leone

Sierre Leone Hammers
Chairman: Steve Downton
Contact: hammersworldwide@westhamunited.co.uk

South Africa

Cape Town Hammers
The Royal Oak, Blouberg, Cape Town, South Africa
Barrie Smith
email: barrie@outdoorworkz.co.za

NORTH AMERICA

United States

Boston Hammers
Chairman: David Lang
Twitter: https://twitter.com/HammersBoston,
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BostonHammers

Chicago Hammers
Chairman: Matt Gregory
email: chicagohammers@yahoo.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chicago-Hammers/460919043976173
Twitter: @Chicagohammers

Cincinnati Hammers
Chairman: Jake Slagle
Email: CincinnatiHammers@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cincinnatihammers
Twitter: @Cincy_Hammers

DC Hammers (short for Washington DC Hammers)
Chair: Eric Mann
email: Themann78@aol.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/WashingtonDCHammers

New York Hammers
Jamie Noone or Dennis Martin
email: jnoone02@worldnet.att.net or denzil1@mail.idt.net
Website: http://idt.net/~denzil1/NYHammers/index.html

Pittsburgh Hammers
Chair People: Robert Miller, Jesse Marshall
Email: pghhammers@gmail.com<mailto:pghhammers@gmail.com>
Twitter: @PGH_Hammers
Facebook: Pittsburgh Hammers

Canada

Toronto Hammers
Chairperson: Travis Reidy
Email Address: torontohammers@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Toronto-Hammers/346031972145496
Twitter: @TorontoHammers

OCEANIA

Australia

Oz Hammers
President: David Lewis
email: david@dlagroup.com.au
Website: http://www.ozhammers.com

Brisbane Hammers
Dave Rhodes
email: brisbanehammers@hotmail.com
Website: http://whu-au.blogspot.com

Canberra Hammers
Danny Brosnan or Micky
email: Hammersince72@hotmail.com or whudownunder@iprimus.com.au

Melbourne Hammers
Glenn Barrett, Paul Hindmarsh, or Katrina Webb
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/groups/melbournehammers/
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/groups/177421045753736/

Perth Hammers
Chairman: Nick Ellis
Secretary: Peter Hamersley
email: ironswa@tpg.com.au

Sydney Hammers
Chairman: Robert Byrne
Website: www.sydneyhammers.com.au
Email: robert.byrne00@gmail.com
Twitter: @SydneyHammers

New Zealand

Kiwi Hammers
Chairman: Nick Daly
Email: kiwi.hammers@yahoo.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/kiwihammers
Twitter: @KiwiHammers

New Zealand Hammers
Pete Wilkinson
Tel: (09) 473 6076
1150 East Coast Road
Redvale
R.D. 4 Albany
Auckland
New Zealand 

ASIA

China

China Hammers
Chairman: David McMullan
Contact: englishmaninchina@gmail.com
Website: www.englishmaninchina.org

Dubai

Dubai (DXB) Hammers
Nelsons, Media Rotana Hotel, Tecom, Dubai
Chairman - Stuart Bell and Dave Leader
Contact: nelsons@dubaihammers.com

Indonesia

Jakarta Hammers - West Ham United Indonesia
Geoffrey Gold and Richard Christy
email: (English-language) jakartahammers@footballdynamics.com
email: (Bahasa Indonesia) indonesianhammers@footballdynamics.com
Website: www.facebook.com/JakartaHammersWHUIndonesia .
Twitter: www.twitter.com/#!/JakartaHammers

Hammers Indonesia
Teguh Sutasman
email: hammers.indonesia@gmail.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/335597449829272/
Twitter: www.twitter.com/HammersIDN

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan & Central Asia Supporters Club
Chairperson: David Cronin
Contact Email Address: d.cronin@ucl.ac.uk
Facebook: Kaz Hammers
Meeting Point: TBC

Malaysia

West Ham United Malaysia Supporters' Club
Rueben's Bistro & Pub
No 41, Jalan USJ 9/5Q,
Subang Business Centre,
Taipan, Subang Jaya,
Malaysia
Tel: 03-80241446

An international history

West Ham United have travelled far and wide spreading the Hammers gospel, visiting more than 30 countries for competitive, challenge and friendly matches.

The Hammers have played in nations as diverse as the Australia, China, Egypt, Japan, Kuwait and the United States, as well as a number of countries that no longer exist, including the German Democratic Republic, Southern Rhodesia, the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia.

A squad representing West Ham first ventured on to foreign soil as long ago as 1921, when Syd King took the club on a summer tour to Spain for four matches against teams representing Madrid, Vigo, Bilbao and Corunna.

Netherlands, Austria, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway were all visited before the 1920s were out, while the 1930s saw France, Switzerland and Czechoslovakia all host the Hammers.

Madrid 1926

The squad outside the Royal Palace in Madrid in May 1926

In a move that was decades ahead of its time, West Ham also welcomed international opposition to the Boleyn Ground, hosting Dutch side Haarlem in 1922 and a combined Peru/Chile XI in 1933.

The onset of the Second World War curtailed the club's travel plans, but they were off to neutral Switzerland again soon after hostilities had ceased in 1946.

The early 1950s saw a wide variety of sides visit east London, with the likes of Italian giants AC Milan, Brazilan club Olaria and Czech outfit Sparta Prague among those to showcase their talents at the Boleyn Ground.

The appointment of Ron Greenwood as manager in 1961 only served to increase West Ham's participation in international football.

After travelling to southern and west Africa in 1962, the Hammers took part in the International Soccer League in the United States in the summer of 1963. There, Greenwood's side topped a group including the likes of Italian club Mantova, Mexican side Deportivo Oro, Brazilian club SC Recife and Scottish outfit Kilmarnock before securing the title with a 2-1 aggregate victory over Gornik Zabrze of Poland.

The same trip also saw West Ham defeated by Czechoslovakian side Dukla Prague for the American Challenge Cup over two legs played in Chicago and New York.

The 1964/65 season saw the club compete in European competition for the first time with great success. Greenwood led his team to victory over La Gantoise (Belgium), Sparta Prague (Czechoslovakia), Lausanne (Switzerland) and Real Zaragoza (Spain) before lifting the European Cup Winners' Cup courtesy of a 2-0 win over German side TSV 1860 Munich at Wembley.

1965 European Cup Winners Cup final

The Hammers won the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1965

The late 1960s saw West Ham continue to travel far and wide, most notably to Egypt to take on Cairo-based Zamalek, Houston to face Real Madrid CF and New York to lock horns with Pele's Santos.

Into the 1970s and the Hammers visited Israel before embarking on another European Cup Winners' Cup odyssey in 1975/76, defeating Reipas Lahden (Finland), Ararat Erevan (USSR), Den Haag (Netherlands) and Eintracht Frankfurt (Germany) before being edged out in the final by Belgian side RSC Anderlecht in their home city of Brussels.

Italian club Fiorentina formed the opposition as West Ham reached the final of the Anglo-Italian Cup in 1975, a competition they would compete in again in the early 1990s.

1975 Anglo-Italian Cup final

West Ham United faced Fiorentina in the 1975 Anglo-Italian Cup final

After hosting the Kuwait national team at the Boleyn Ground in 1977, the Hammers got their passports out again throughout the 1980s, despite the five-year ban that denied them a place in the UEFA Cup in 1986/87.

The decade's most exotic trip saw John Lyall take his squad to Japan in 1984, where they took on Santos, Japanese club Yomiuri and national sides representing Japan, Malaysia and Uruguay.

Eleven years later, the Hammers travelled even further afield when Harry Redknapp took his squad to Australia for four challenge matches in 1995, two of which saw them take on the Olyroos - Australia's 1996 Atlanta Olympic team.

Australia tour

The squad toured Australia for the first time in the summer of 1995

The final year of the last century saw West Ham win their second European trophy in the shape of the UEFA Intertoto Cup. Redknapp's side qualified for the UEFA Cup by defeating FC Jokerit (Finland), SC Heerenveen (Netherlands) and FC Metz (France), only to be knocked out at the first-round stage of the latter competition by Romanian side Steaua Bucharest.

Since 2000, the Hammers have continued to pit their wits against foreign opposition regularly, whether it be during pre-season trips to Sweden, the United States, Canada, China and Switzerland or by facing Italian club Palermo in the UEFA Cup first round in September 2006.

Always looking for opportunities to boost the club's profile abroad, West Ham travelled to North America in 2008, taking on Major League Soccer side Columbus Crew before being edged out 3-2 by the MLS All-Stars in Toronto.

MLS All-Stars

The Hammers took on the MLS All-Stars in Toronto in July 2008

The following year, the Hammers joined Hull City, Tottenham Hotspur and local club Beijing Guoan at the Barclays Asia Trophy in China.

With the Boleyn Ground hosting an annual pre-season friendly that has seen clubs from Netherlands, Spain and Italy visit in recent years, the West Ham way continues to be spread far and wide.

The full list of countries where West Ham United have contested matches is as follows - Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Croatia, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany), German Democratic Republic (East Germany), German Reich, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Scotland, Southern Rhodesia, Soviet Union (USSR), Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, United States of America, Wales and Yugoslavia.