Head coach Matt Beard embraces captain Gilly Flaherty
Tessel Middag and Kate Longhurst welcome each other back
The first day of pre-season began with stretching
Erin Simon practices her skills during Thursday's session
Kate Longhurst embraces being back in training
A quick water break for Flaherty, Brooke Hendrix and Simon
Esmee de Graaf relishes being able to work with a football again
Head coach Matt Beard imparts some advice during the session
A fitness test for all players - including Tessel Middag
Goalkeeper Anna Moorhouse gets to grips with the first session back
West Ham United women returned to the training ground at Rush Green for their first day of pre-season.
Head coach Matt Beard welcomed his coaching staff and players back to the training facilities as they prepare for the 2019/20 Barclays Women’s Super League season.
Check out images from the first West Ham United women’s training session in the gallery above!