West Ham United Ladies may have finished the 2007/08 season on a high but there is no sign of the club resting on their laurels for the coming campaign.
The club are staging trials for experienced players this Sunday (22 June) at Flanders Road playing fields in East Ham in a bid to add even more talent to a squad that finished fifth in the southern division of the Women's Premier League, an improvement of five places on the previous season. In fact, until the final few games, the Hammers were in with a chance of a third-place finish. With firm backing from the club, the intention is to improve on this strong showing and push for a place in the top flight of English women's football.
Manager Tony Marshall, who was delighted with the success of a recent Ladies open day at the Boleyn Ground, said: "After a very successful season, we are looking to strengthen our young and very talented squad with some more experienced players who have a proven record at the highest level who can help us challenge for promotion next season. In return we can offer state of the art training facilities at West Ham United's first-team training facility Chadwell Heath, along with a first class coaching team and the technical support you would expect."
Anyone interested in taking part in the trials should apply for an application form by clicking here.No one turning up on the day without having previously registered will be able to take part. The club is also recruiting for its various youth teams. For juniors, who are under 16 before 31 August, click here and for seniors who are over 16, click here.