Half-term Holiday Courses

Half-term is here for all young Hammers fans and places are still available on West Ham United Community Sports Trust Holiday Courses.

The courses have been designed to be more exciting than ever, helping youngsters aged 5-15 to improve their levels of both general fitness and football skills.

Unfortunately, the recent bad weather caused three-day courses at Sandon School in Chelmsford and the Met Police Ground in Chigwell to be cancelled on Monday.

However, one three-day course and a number of two-day courses are set to go ahead later this week, with places still available for all sessions on the day. Prices start at as little as £33 per child - with every participant receiving a West Ham United CST training top, medals and certificates.

Throughout each day, children will participate in tailored sessions designed to suit their age and ability. Children will begin the day with a full warm-up and stretch to teach them the importance of general health and well-being. Each participant will also receive an informative booklet to complete throughout the course which encourages players to develop a knowledge of the fitness and nutrition needed for football.

Mornings will focus on acquiring new skills and improving technical ability, while afternoons will give players the chance to apply these in a variety of structured games and matches.

All children will need to bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink, as well as the appropriate footwear, shin pads and suitable clothing in case of bad weather!

All coaching staff are FA qualified, CRB checked and trained in emergency first aid and child protection.

A full list of the two-day Holiday Courses - all of which run 10am-3pm each day - available is as follows:

(All courses will run Thursday 16 February to Friday 17 February - £33 per child)

· Basildon - Holy Cross, Great Spenders, Whitmore Way
· Chadwell St Mary - The Gateway Academy, Marshfoot Road
· Dagenham - Castle Green Centre, Gale Street
· Hullbridge - Hullbridge Sports and Social Club, Hullbridge

For further information, call 020 7473 7720 or email [email protected]

To book your child's place, click here to download an application form. For information on West Ham United Community Sports Trust, click here.