Carr confirms testimonial

Tony Carr has revealed that his testimonial match will be staged at the Boleyn Ground on Wednesday 5 May 2010.

The Academy Director's celebration is set to feature a West Ham United side against an Academy All-Star XI, featuring players that have emerged through the ranks during more than three decades of long and outstanding service at the club. The testimonial year was announced back in March and already a successful golf day has been staged.

The club believed the time was right to recognise and pay tribute to the achievements of a man who began as an apprentice at the club in the 1960s. From Ron Greenwood to Gianfranco Zola, manager after manager at the Boleyn Ground has felt the benefit of Carr's unstinting commitment to excellence and developing the stars of tomorrow.

Carr said: "I am pleased we have been able to name a date. I am really looking forward to it and hopefully we will have a big turnout on the night. It should be a great occasion."