Family Fun Day - As it happened!



Family Fun Day LIVE!

5pm - And that's your lot! The first-team squad have departed London Stadium for their warm-weather training camp in Dubai. Keep your eyes peeled to our social media channels and over the coming days for the latest news, views and more from the Middle East!

Thank you to each and every fan who joined us here on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park today. Enjoy the remainder of your half-term holiday!

Jose Fonte


4pm - There were laughs galore as captain Mark Noble and manager Slaven Bilic attended a special meet-and-greet session with Club London members, hosted by Hammers legend Tony Cottee.

Around 200 fans of all ages took advantage of the opportunity to rub shoulders with Noble, Bilic and the coaching staff in the Arnold Hills lounge - named in honour of the Club's late founder and benefactor.

Downstairs on the indoor warm-up track, fans enjoyed a magic show, played FIFA17 and other computer games and even took on the likes of Jose Fonte, Darren Randolph and Pedro Obiang on the table tennis table!

Family Fun Day


3pm - Slaven and Mark got a proper grilling from our young Junior Season Ticket Holders during a hilarious and, at times, testing Press Conference here at London Stadium.

Among the topics the pair were quizzed about were their favourite goals and games, bidding farewell to the Boleyn Ground, Academy prospects and even Slaven's emotions when he learned Dimitri Payet wanted to leave the Club.

Family Fun Day


2pm - Training ended with a Crossbar Challenge, which saw the Hammers have a go at hitting the woodwork from the halfway line. Captain Mark Noble kicked things off and... hit the bar with his first attempt! Unfortunately, he was the only player to be successful...

Crossbar Challenge


1.30pm - Thousands of you enjoyed a superb first-team training session, with the rain helpfully holding off until after the players had completed their work and a post-session Crossbar Challenge - take a bow captain Mark Noble!

It was then time for a unique prize draw, with 100 lucky supporters taking home West Ham United footballs signed by the first-team squad. Many of you have shared photos of you with your prize on social media using the hashtag #COYI - keep those photos coming!

The players ended their time on the pitch by posing for the biggest team photo in West Ham history before heading indoors to get their fancy clothes on for the Junior Season Ticket Holders Party and Press Conference.

Family Fun Day


1pm - Joint-Chairman David Gold joined the fun at London Stadium, meeting hundreds of supporters, posing for photographs, signing autographs and discussing talking points surrounding the Club. As always, Mr Gold was well-received by fans, who welcomed his openness and honesty.

David Gold


12.30pm - The first-team squad, Slaven Bilic and his coaching staff have now been introduced to the large crowd here at London Stadium and are now being put through their paces on the pitch...



12noon - What a morning it has been for the Royal Docks School team, who were nominated for a Like My Dreams experience after struggling for performances and results before Christmas - sounds familiar!

The team were invited down to London Stadium to receive a special training session with former Royal Docks pupil Mark Noble and coaches from the West Ham United Foundation.

Coach and PE teacher Tom Woolsgrove said results had picked up in the New Year - again, sounds familiar! - but the kids would be given a further confidence boost by meeting their illustrious former captain!

Royal Docks


11am - Slaven Bilic and the first-team squad have arrived at London Stadium for their Family Fun Day open training session. With just a few players nursing injuries at present, the fans in attendance will be able to see the vast majority of their favourites - including new boy Robert Snodgrass (below) - being put through their paces by the manager and his coaching staff.

Meanwhile, London Stadium Turnstiles A, C, J and K are now open and thousands of fans are now sweeping into the world-famous home of the Hammers to enjoy this special day.

Don't forget to follow our social media channels - Twitter, FacebookInstagram and Snapchat - for all the latest photos and video coverage. 

Robert Snodgrass


10.30am - Our Family Fun Day is now underway as the London Marathon Community Track is open for activities being hosted by West Ham United Foundation and Community Links! 

Coaches and staff will be laying on a range of activities, including inflatable football and small-sided games for youngsters to enjoy, while face-painters will be turning Hammers Claret and Blue!

Family Fun Day


10am - Hello everyone and welcome to live coverage of today's first-ever West Ham United free Family Fun Day at London Stadium!

Nearly 10,000 Hammers will descend on the Club's iconic home on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, where they will enjoy a range of activities and events as part of a bumper day of half-term action.

The Family Fun Day kicks-off at 11am outside on the London Marathon Community Track, where fans can enjoy inflatable games courtesy of the West Ham United Foundation and Community Links.

Attention then moves inside London Stadium, where a team from Mark Noble's old school, Royal Docks Community School in Canning Town, will be put through their paces in a unique Like My Dreams training session.

Next up, Slaven Bilic will lead the squad through an open training session from 12noon, followed by an exciting Crossbar Challenge and the Club's biggest-ever team photo featuring the Claret and Blue Army.

Hundreds of lucky Junior Season Ticket Holders will then head inside for a once-in-lifetime Party, where they will meet their heroes. A group of Junior Season Ticket Holders will also enjoy the chance to quiz Bilic, Noble and special guests at a unique Junior Press Conference.

Meanwhile, older Hammers in the shape of Club London members will also rub shoulders with the manager, captain, the coaching staff and all-time great Tony Cottee at a Drinks Reception.

Please remember that today's Family Fun Day is an ALL-TICKET event, so please do not come to London Stadium unless you have yours. Tickets for the Training Session are all print at home e-tickets, while Junior Party tickets have been sent by post.

We will be posting live throughout the day on and our social media channels - Twitter, FacebookInstagram and Snapchat!

In the meantime, here is the timetable of today's events: 

Family Fun Day Schedule

11am – West Ham United Fan Zone, situated on the London Marathon Community Track, opens with a host of inflatable activities, face painting and a penalty shootout competition.

11am – London Stadium Turnstiles open. If your print at home e-ticket states Turnstiles A and C, please enter via A, and if it states J and K, please enter via J.

11.15am – Royal Docks Community School Under-12 team – Mark Noble’s old school team – to have a training session on the London Stadium pitch.

12noon – Slaven Bilic and first-team are introduced to the crowd and begin their training session.

1.15pm – Crossbar Challenge.

1.30pm – West Ham United’s largest-ever team photo to be taken.

2pm – Club London Drinks Reception.

2.45pm – Junior Season Ticket Holder Press Conference.

3.10pm – Junior Season Ticket Holder Party.