Hammers Advent Calendar - Day Seven

The seventh window of West Ham United's video Advent Calendar opens today and brings you the 'Like My Dreams' experience of Kenny Martin.

In the fourth instalment of 'Like My Dreams', today's video recounts the day Kenny receiving his wish of being 'Coach for the day'.

Kenny was invited to the Club's Chadwell Heath training ground on Tuesday 19 November after he had been selected following a nomination from his mum Belinda Rattcliff.

The 18-year-old explained the reason why his Mum believed he deserved a 'Like My Dreams' experience.

He told West Ham TV: "Last year I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma stage 4b, I had 6 months of chemotherapy and a month of radio therapy.

"I was treated at UCLH London I had to go for 3 months for scans and I finished treatment in February 2013, so I've been about 7 months off treatment now.

"I have been a West Ham fan all of mylife, I've had a season ticket for about 6 years now then I stopped when I was diagnosed. I have always supported and always watched West Ham."

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Kenny meets goalkeeping coach Martyn Margetson

Kenny arrived at Chadwell Heath just before 9:30am where he was presented with his official West Ham United adidas training gear, complete with his initials.

After a quick change, Kenny enjoyed breakfast in the canteen surrounded by first team players and staff before he received the same slideshow presentation as shown to the players by Assistant manager Neil McDonald.

He then moved out to the training pitch to link-up with fellow Assistant manager Ian Hendon, who explained to the on-looking Liam about the training session which was taking place just yards in front of his face.

Our 'Like My Dreams' nominee also met goalkeeping coach Martyn Margetson before being chaperoned into the indoor pitch to meet and take photos with his heroes.

Kenny has been a regular at the Boleyn Ground for many years but was forced to give up his Season Ticket due to declining health.

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Ian Hendon talks tactics with our 'Like My Dreams' nominee

"I have been a West Ham fan all of my life. I had a Season Ticket for about 6 years but had to stop going when I was diagnosed. Even then I have always supported and always watched West Ham."

Our nominee rounded off his day with lunch in the canteen before collecting autographs and photos with his favourite West Ham players.

Kenny wore a large smile throughout the day and was delighted to have had a 'Like My Dreams' experience.

"It was a really good morning out there (training) just getting to see what the players do on a day-to-day basis.

"I enjoyed meeting Mark Noble, Joe Cole and Kevin Nolan the most. It was great."