Budding young players dreaming of becoming a Hammers hero are being invited to five special free football days taking place across July.

Boys of school age in reception, year one and year two can attend the events at various locations around the south east. Academy staff are staging special small-sided matches where the emphasis will be firmly on fun football.

Spaces are limited, so places should be booked early to avoid disappointment. The closing date for applicants will be two days prior to the chosen trial.  

Full-time academy coaches will be on hand to run the rule over the youngsters with aspiring goalkeepers also welcome to have a go. The courses will be staged in Romford, Dartford, Westcliff, Harlow and Brentwood.

For more information - including what to bring on the day - and to download an application form click here