Community courses open now

Bookings are now being taken for aspiring young players who want to take part in special West Ham United-backed coaching courses being staged during this October's half-term. 

West Ham United Community Sports Trust aim to provide a safe and friendly environment for children of all abilities aged six-14 years to enjoy their football, with the emphasis on fun, enjoyment and participation. Each child will be put into a group according to their age and ability and have the chance to be recommended for a session in front of an Academy coach.

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. Mick King, West Ham United in the Community Chief Executive, said: "Following the extremely successful summer courses, we are pleased to announce a new set of five, three and two day courses for the October half-term holiday. The new community coaching courses provide exciting learning opportunities for young players. An additional course feature will be Academy-led sessions for selected players which will offer an advanced level of coaching - providing a talent identification opportunity to progress players for Academy trials."

Five-day courses are £55, three-day courses are £35 and two-day courses are just £25 per child. To book a place, please call the Community department on 020 7473 7720 or download a special flyer. 


5-day course - £55

A Brentwood - 27-31 October
St Martins School, Hanging Hill Lane, CM13 2HG

3-day courses - £35

B Dagenham - 27, 28 & 29 October
Castle Green Sports Centre, Gale Street, RM9 4UN

C Chelmsford - 27, 28 & 29 October
Great Baddow High School, Duffield Road, Great Baddow, CM2 9RZ

2-day courses - £25

D Basildon - 30, 31 October
James Hornsby High School, Leinster Road, SS15 6DD

E Thurrock - 30, 31 October
Thurrock and Basildon College, Grays, Thurrock, RM16 2YR