Meet Club Captain Noble at final Coaching Association session



There are still spots available for local coaches to attend West Ham United’s fourth and final Official Coaching Association evening of the 2017/18 campaign


There is plenty to look forward to at the night, including meeting a pair of exciting Hammers guests, which takes place at Chadwell Heath on Tuesday 10 April.


The Association, hosted by the famed Academy of Football, will first welcome club captain Mark Noble – who of course came through the system as a youngster – for a question and answer session.


The local coaches present will get the chance to grill the Hammers skipper on everything from coming through a Premier League’s club’s youth structure to his coaching influences at the highest level.


Next, first team coaching assistant Alan Irvine – one of manager David Moyes’ right-hand men – will conduct a training session with some of the Academy’s young players, providing an insight into a top flight footballer’s daily training regime.




Irvine – who managed West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League – has over 20 years of coaching experience and will be on hand to answer questions from the audience at Chadwell Heath.


Each of the Coaching Association’s previous three sessions has attracted more than 50 local coaches, and the likes of former Hammers Matt Upson, Paul Konchesky, Stuart Pearce and Steve Potts have shared their knowledge at the evenings.


Josh Cullen and Declan Rice attended March’s night to talk about growing up in the Academy of Football, while the FA’s Technical Director Dan Ashworth was a guest at the previous session.


The fourth night will be concluded by Academy Manager Terry Westley, who will review – with the attendees – this campaign’s meetings and outline a plan of what is set to come in 2018/19 as the Association grows.


The evening on Tuesday 10 April begins at 6pm. To book your place on the session, visit, head to ‘find tickets’ and look for the Coaching Association, or click hereto be directed straight to the booking page.