Vicky Park Rangers become Sister Clubs partner of West Ham United women

Vicky Park Rangers

West Ham United are delighted to announce that local girls’ football club Vicky Park Rangers have become an official Sister Clubs partner of the women’s team.

The scheme will see young players at the Hackney-based club receive tickets for West Ham women’s home matches at Rush Green Stadium, as well as benefiting from player appearances, coaching sessions and more.

Vicky Park Rangers were formed in 2018 to give girls from east London the opportunity to play football in a safe and fun environment.

In the its first year, players from the age of four to 14 have attended weekly sessions with the club and owner and head coach Taner Baycanli is thrilled to have partnered with the Hammers.

He said: “I’m delighted to become a Sister Club of West Ham United women’s team and all the girls associated with the club will benefit from this. 

“They will have role models, women’s players at West Ham, to be inspired by, and that is good for them. We have loads of girls who are West Ham supporters as it is, so they are really happy to be associated with the club they support.

“We’re a girls’ football club based in east London, giving youngsters the opportinity to play football – from girls new to the game to those playing at a competitive level in the Capital Girls’ League.

“It’s important the girls can see there is a pathway into the professional game now. Many of them are men’s team season ticket holders too, but it is hugely inspiring for them to see women’s players as they can relate to them far more.

“West Ham United women is a growing club, they’ve had a great couple of years and are getting bigger and bigger in the women’s game.”

Local football clubs or schools wishing to receive more information on how to become involved in the West Ham women’s Sister Clubs and Schools project can email [email protected] for more information.