Foundation enjoys player visit



  • Dev Squad players Sam Howes and Sam Westley visited the Hammers’ Foundation this week
  • The pair joined in the with coaching sessions and also took part in a Q&A
  • Places on the Soccer Schools can be booked online at

More West Ham United Soccer School attendees were treated to a player visit this week as Premier League 2 duo Sam Howes and Sam Westley turned out at the Romford session.
Howes – an England U19 stopper – though recovering from a wrist injury still got stuck in with the kids’ drills, and the goalkeepers in particular were delighted to meet a potential future Hammers No1.
And Westley, who has also been out with a small problem, was there to pass on his experience having played his football in Holland with VVV-Venlo last season.
The right-back said: “I really enjoyed going down to Play Football with the Foundation, and it was great to see all the kids excited to meet some players.
“The enthusiasm they all have is pretty contagious and Sam and I had a great afternoon joining in with them and teaching them little things here and there.
As normal, the children had plenty of questions for the players in a short Q&A after the session, and the young talents were also there to sign some gear for the attendees.
After the session, Howes said: “Moses and Noha said how much fun it was joining in with the kids last week so it was pleasure to come down to Romford and take part.
“Not only the kids were great; the coaches do a fantastic job keeping the kids entertained and excited to come back every day. The Foundation is definitely a great place for local kids to start taking their first steps towards chasing their dream of becoming a footballer!”
The Foundation’s Soccer schools run all year round and are open to children of all abilities aged between three and 15.
Due to popular demand, additional dates have been added at our Beckton site Soccer Schools on 23 and 24 August. To book, please visit