West Ham United are competing in the Barclays U18 Premier League, which is being contested for the first time in the 2012/13 season.

The Hammers are in Group 1 alongside seven other clubs, with the eight clubs in Group 1 and two other groups being split based on finishing position at Christmas.

Competition notes -

The top two sides and two best third-place teams from three First Group Stage groups will go forward to the Elite Group Stage.

The other third-place team, fourth and fifth-place teams and best sixth-place teams will go forward to Tier One Stage. The two other sixth-place teams, seventh and eighth-place teams will go forward to Tier Two Stage.

The Tier One and Tier Two winners will play-off to meet the winners of the Elite Group in one semi-final, while the second and third-place Elite Group finishers will contest the other. The winners of the two semi-finals will contest the final.

2012/13 Barclays U18 Premier League Tier One Stage table
(Correct up to and including Saturday 4 May 2013)

Pos P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Sunderland 12 7 2 3 27 23 4 23
2 Tottenham Hotspur 12 6 3 3 28 14 14 21
3 West Ham United 12 5 2 5 16

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4 Stoke City 12 4 3 5 17 16 1 15
5 Liverpool 12 4 3 5 17 19 -2 15
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 12 4 2 6 16 25 -9 14
7 West Bromwich Albion 12 3 3 6 11 19 -8 12

Final 2012/13 Barclays U18 Premier League Group 1 table

Pos P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Reading 14 11 2 1 40 13 27 35
2 Bolton Wanderers 14 10 3 1 38 17 21 33
3 Everton 14 5 4 5 24 20 4 19
4 West Bromwich Albion 14 5 2 7 20 27 -7 17
5 West Ham United 14 5 2 7 20 27 -7 17
6 Blackburn Rovers 14 5 1 8 20 33 -13 16
7 Arsenal 14 4 3 7 23 32 -9 15
8 Norwich City 14 2 1 11 21 37 -16 7