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Training Grounds

West Ham United have three training bases - Chadwell Heath, Rush Green and Little Heath.

Rush Green is home to the first-team squad, while Chadwell Heath plays host to the Development Squad, U18s and Ladies.

Little Heath plays host to the U18s and U16s' home matches, while its outdoor pitches are used for training by the Academy.
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Geoff Hurst, Bobby Moore and Martin Peters at Chadwell Heath in 1966

West Ham United’s first-team training base of more than 50 years was Chadwell Heath.

Based at the bottom of a suburban cul-de-sac six miles north east of the Boleyn Ground, the complex is home to three full-size outdoor pitches, including one fitted with undersoil heating to enable year-round training to take place.

The main building comprises a first-team dressing room and facilities, a canteen, reception area and offices.

Chadwell Heath is also home to a floodlit outdoor artificial pitch and an indoor pitch with an artificial surface which was built, partly with Sports Council funding, in 1978.

Two treatment rooms, a gymnasium, a performance analysis suite, meeting/press conference room, media suite and other offices are situated in a number of permanent and semi-permanent outbuildings.

As well as playing host to the Development Squad and U18s, Chadwell Heath is also the training base for West Ham United Ladies and is used by the Academy for indoor and outdoor evening training sessions and trials.
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Lawrie Leslie flies through the air to make a save

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The squad line up for their pre-season photocall in August 1964

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Chadwell Heath prior to the erection of the indoor pitch in 1978

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Bobby Moore rises majestically for a header at Chadwell Heath