Half-term coaching courses

Fancy your chances of following in the footsteps of Anton Ferdinand and Mark Noble? Places are still available for the West Ham United in the Community coaching courses to be held during the half-term break in February.

West Ham United in the Community aim to provide a safe and friendly environment for children of all abilities aged 6-16 years to enjoy football, with the emphasis on fun, enjoyment and participation. Each child will be put into a group according to their age and ability.

Courses start at 9.30am and finish at 2.30pm, with the children focusing on learning new skills in the morning before games take place in the afternoon. For players that reach a suitable standard, there is a chance of being recommended to the West Ham United Academy.

Two-day courses cost £25, three-day courses £35 and a five-day course is £55. To download an application form, click here. Alternatively, for more information or to book a place call the Community department on 020 7473 7720.

Course dates and venues

Monday 11 February - Friday 15 February
Clearview Health & Racquet Club, Little Warley Lane, Brentwood
Chigwell Met Police Ground, Chigwell Hall, Chigwell
Monday 11 February - Wednesday 13 February
Great Baddow High School, Duffield Road, Great Baddow
Thursday 14 - Friday 15 February
James Hornsby High School, Leinster Road, Laindon, Basildon
Monday 18 February - Wednesday 20 February
Warren Sports Centre, Whalebone Lane North, Chadwell Heath
Thursday 21 February - Friday 22 February
Goals Soccer Centre, Dagenham Leisure Park, off A13 Ripple Rd, Dagenham

West Ham United in the Community are also looking for more coaches to join a trainee and mentorship scheme. Click here for more information