Pre-Academy trials on offer

Budding young players dreaming of becoming a Hammers hero are being invited to two special free football days.

Boys of school age in reception, year one and year two can attend the event on Monday 26 October to take part in special small-sided matches where the emphasis will be firmly on fun football. Full-time academy coaches will be on hand to run the rule over the youngsters with aspiring goalkeepers also welcome to have a go. The first event takes place at the West Ham Training Centre, 60A Albatross Close, Beckton.

Academy staff are also staging a similar session three days later on Thursday 29 October at Jags Sports Club in Dulwich.

For more information - including what to bring on the day -  and to download an application form click here