Special offer on courses

Bookings are now being taken for young footballers who would like to take part in West Ham United Community Sports Trust summer holiday courses - with season ticket holders and Academy members receiving a 10 per cent discount on all bookings.

The courses provide a safe and friendly environment for children of all abilities aged between 5-15 years, with the emphasis placed on fun, enjoyment and participation.

Morning sessions will see youngsters coached techniques to enable them to acquire new skills, with afternoons consisting of structured games and matches.

New for the summer of 2009 is the introduction of new multi-sport sessions, during which all children will have the opportunity to try different athletics disciplines aimed at improving their agility, co-ordination and speed.

Courses, which begin on Tuesday 21 July and end on Friday 28 August, will be held in Basildon, Canvey Island, Chelmsford, Chigwell, Dagenham, Hornchurch, Romford, Stanford-le-Hope, Thurrock and Upminster.

Courses will start at 9.30am and finish at 2.30pm each day.

Children have the option of attending between two and five days of coaching. Five-day courses are £55 per child, four-day courses £45 per child, three-day courses £35 per child and two-day courses £25 per child.

To book your place, download an information brochure and application form.