Player Awards launched

The star-studded 2011/12 West Ham United Player Awards in aid of the Academy have been officially launched.

The Hammer of the Year will be crowned to climax an eagerly-anticipated evening of entertainment at the London Hilton on Park Lane on Monday 30 April 2012.

The prestigious event, which will see ten awards presented to the club's brightest current and upcoming stars, will be attended by the first-team squad, coaching staff and a host of on-screen stars.

Hosted by lifelong West Ham fan Ben Shephard and with 1000 guests in attendance, the event presents the perfect opportunity to entertain in style and showcase your company.

Tables for ten are available from just £2,500 plus VAT or individual places are available for £275 plus VAT per person. Click here for more information.

In addition to a silent auction, there will also be a live auction in aid of The Academy, with a host of once-in-a-lifetime lots up for grabs.

Guests can bid for a place in the 2012/13 team photograph, the chance to be Chairman for the Day or Assistant Manager for the Day or have a kick-around with your friends on the Boleyn Ground pitch.

Awards Dinner

There is also opportunity to visit the Macron HQ in Italy and become the first supporter to wear the 2012/13 replica kit or to play a round of golf with Joint Chairman David Gold.

If you or your company would like to go that extra mile and sponsor one of the nine awards being presented on the night, then a number of opportunities are still available.

If you would like to present the award for the Academy Player of the Year, Goal of the Season, Best Team Performance, Save of the Season or the Signing of the Season, then sponsorship is still available for as little as £5,000 plus VAT.

More exclusive silent auction lots are set to be announced between now and the big night, so book your table now and make sure you and your guests do not miss out on attending one of the events of the year.

For more details on all packages and sponsorship opportunities, please contact West Ham United's dedicated Corporate Sales team by calling 0871 221 2700 (calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras). or by email [email protected] or click here .