West Ham United Community Sports Trust (CST) will be running a host of popular Holiday Football Courses during the summer school holiday - and places are available to book now!

Courses will take place at a variety of locations across east London and Essex, including Beckton, Chelmsford, Gidea Park, Grays, Orsett and Upminster.

As an extra incentive to take part, the Trust is offering a 50 per cent discount to any child who brings a friend along to a Holiday Football Course for the first time!

BOOK YOUR SUMMER HOLIDAY COURSE NOW!

The course programme includes a great selection of sessions to suit all boys and girls aged between three and 15. Three types of courses are available -

• Player Development Courses for 5-15 year olds
• Mini Dribblers for 3-5 year olds
• Advanced Goalkeeping for 7-14 year olds

To secure your spot, click here, call 020 7473 7720 or email community@westhamunited.co.uk.

The training programmes offered enable boys and girls to maximise their personal development skills, promoting healthy living and exercise in a fun, safe and enjoyable environment.

Sessions will begin with warm-up drills, speed, agility and quickness drills and pre-match stretches. Players will then work on their technique before enjoying training games where they will work on their agility, acceleration and awareness.

Drills will also be held to help players to improve their passing, attacking and defending, finishing and group combination. All sessions are tailored to each individual's natural ability, awareness and decision-making.

The courses are a fantastic introduction to the game, the club and the unique coaching philosophies for young Hammers of all abilities.

CRB-checked FA-qualified coaches will be on hand to inspire, encourage and share their passion for the beautiful game, with sessions designed to suit their age and ability of individual players.

With football courses tailored to suit all ages and abilities and taking place in two locations, there is sure to be something to keep all young Hammers entertained in a fun and safe environment.

All participants will receive a certificate plus various other prizes, while West Ham players will visit selected venues and courses, subject to availability.

Meanwhile, Academy scouts and coaches will attend all courses. More than 30 children have been referred to the Academy after being spotted during the Trust's Summer Football Courses, including two from the recent half-term Holiday Courses held in February.

Player Development Courses

Player Development Courses are for 5-15 year olds. Morning sessions will focus on acquiring a range of new skills and improving technical ability, while afternoon sessions allow participants to put these skills into action and take part in fun-filled football tournament and matches.

These will be held between 10am-3pm at the following venues and dates -

Community Training Ground, 60a Albatross Close, off Woolwich Manor Way, Beckton, E6 5NX
• Five-day course - 29 July-2 August (Course code - BEC A)
• Five-day course - 12-16 August (BEC B)
• Four-day course - 27-30 August (BEC C)

Gaynes School, Brackendale Gardens, Upminster, Essex, RM14 3UX
• Five-day course - 29 July-2 August (UPM A)
• Five-day course - 12-16 August (UPM B)
• Four-day course - 27-30 August (UPM C)

Broomfield FC, Angel Meadow, Main Road, Broomfield, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 7AH
• Five-day course - 5-9 August (CHE A)
• Five-day course - 19-23 August (CHE B)

Loft Hall, off A128 Brentwood Road, Orsett, Essex, RM16 3BD
• Five-day course - 19-23 August (OPR A)

Session price per child -

• Four and Five-day courses - £65

In addition, a new Player Development Course will also be held between 10am-3pm at the following venues -

Royal Liberty School, Upper Brentwood Road, Gidea Park, Essex, RM2 6HJ
• Three-day course - 24-26 July (RL A)

Mini Dribblers

Mini Dribblers courses for youngsters aged 3-5 years will run from 10am-12noon at the same venues and dates as Player Development Courses.

Session price per child -
• Four and Five-day courses - £45

Advanced Goalkeeping

Advanced Goalkeeping courses for youngsters aged 7-14 years will run from 12.30pm-2.30pm at the following venue -

Community Training Ground, 60a Albatross Close, off Woolwich Manor Way, Beckton, E6 5NX
• Five-day course - 29 July-2 August (Course code - BEC A)
• Five-day course - 12-16 August (BEC B)
• Four-day course - 27-30 August (BEC C)

Session price per child -
• Four and Five-day courses - £55