West Ham United Ladies are an FA Charter Standard Club and play in the FA Women's Premier League Southern Division.
The league is the third level in the women's football pyramid in England, along with the Northern Division. These two regionalised divisions sit below the FA Women's Super League and are played on a home and away basis, with teams playing each other twice. .
The Ladies, who also compete in the FA Women's Premier League Cup, the FA Women's Cup, Ryman Women's Cup and Essex FA County Cup, are managed by former West Ham left-back and Boleyn Ground legend Julian Dicks, who took charge in summer 2014.
Dicks enjoyed an outstanding career with the Hammers over two spells, during which he scored 65 goals in 326 appearances. The 'Terminator' also played for Birmingham City, Liverpol and Canvey Island. He later managed non-league Grays Athletic and Wivenhoe Town before embarking on a coaching career in the ladies game.
The Ladies still have a number of sponsorship packages available for the 2014/15 season. These include Player, Match and Programme Sponsorship deals. Prices vary depending on the package, with Player Sponsorships for a full season costing £200 per player. For more information, please contact Julian Dicks via e-mail at [email protected]
Would you like to trial for West Ham United Ladies? The Club are currently on the lookout for new players and are offering trials to female players with a similar or higher standard of experience. To discuss the opportunity of a trial, please contact Julian Dicks via e-mail at [email protected]
The Ladies' Junior sides compete in the Essex County Girls Football League. Players wishing to trial for the U11s, U13s, U15s or U17s should contact Lea Hodges for further details by email at [email protected]
West Ham United Ladies
Chairperson: Ray Wood
Director of football: Julia Setford
Senior secretary: Bill Robinson
First-team manager: Julian Dicks
Goalkeeper coach: Julian Roberts
Sports therapist: Steve Spencer
Development Squad manager: Andy Hill
Youth Section head coach: Dave Maslen
Junior secretary: Lea Hodges
Under-18s manager/coach: Ben Morrice/Ciara Walsh
Under-15s manager: Colin Bennet
Under-13s manager: Cliff Hutson
Under-11s manager: Greg Regan