Fernandes coaching masterclass

After his recent call-up to the Switzerland national team, Hammers star Edimilson Fernandes took time out of his busy schedule to help coach a group of talented youngsters at a West Ham United Foundation event in Beckton.

The 20-year-old has enjoyed a successful start to his West Ham United career, scoring in the 2-1 EFL Cup victory over Chelsea in October and has become an established member of the first-team squad.

The midfielder took part in a number of sessions laid on by the Club’s Foundation and even joined in with a match before posing for photographs and signing autographs.

The youngsters were thrilled to see Fernandes make an appearance and were not afraid to show off their skills in front of the 20-year-old.

WHU Foundation’s Christmas Cracker Soccer Schools are now available to book at locations across east London and Essex.

Open to children of all abilities aged 3-15, the Christmas Cracker’s will run on Thursday 22 and Friday, December 23. This year, the Foundation is also introducing a brand new Girls Only course.

Those who book for two days will receive a FREE Christmas Gift and can save 20% if booked before December 15 using code WHUCRACKER.


Courses are available at the following locations:


Basildon - Woodlands School, SS16 5BA

Beckton - Kingswood School, E6 5JG

Brentwood - The Brentwood Centre, CM15 9NN

Chelmsford - Great Baddow High School, CM2 9RZ

Hornchurch - Campion School, RM11 3BX

Thurrock - Thurrock FC (Home of West Ham Ladies), RM19 1YN


For the first time they will also be offering brand new New Year Skills Schools for 5-15 year olds at the following locations:


Beckton - Power League, IG11 0AD

Basildon - Woodlands School, SS16 5BA


For more details and to book, https://soccerschools.whufc.com/index.htm