Tuesday 01 Oct
Updated Tuesday 01 Oct 17:17
Foundation

Any Old Irons to release podcast series

West Ham United Foundation’s Any Old Irons are thrilled to announce they are launching a podcast series.

The first episode of the series of five will be released on Tuesday 8 October. 

The podcast is focused on everything Claret and Blue, including visits from guests such as Sir Trevor Brooking and other iconic West Ham United stars. The podcasts will include a section of questions from the Any Old Irons, as well as the chance to relive some classic Hammers memories. 

The podcast will allow a variety of Any Old Irons members not only to meet their heroes, but also to learn more about their life. The podcast focuses on different aspects of having been a fan of West Ham United for decades. The series also discusses senior years, keeping active mentally, physically and socially.  

The Any Old Irons programme is led by the West Ham United Foundation and sees Hammers supporters aged 65+ come together on a weekly basis with this podcast series being an exciting next step in the initiative’s development.

Since starting in 2015 Any Old Irons has moved from strength to strength, becoming not just a programme run by the Foundation but a self-sufficient way of meeting new people. The aim of Any Old Irons is to help tackle loneliness in the older generation by linking local members of the community who are all united in their love of West Ham.

West Ham United Foundation’s Health Manager, Maria Abraham, heads up the programme and talked about how far the group has come, saying: “When we started the programme in 2015 there were only three people attending, but now nearly 300 people have been involved and the Any Old Irons meetings are attended by 30–60 people. 

“Their meetings range from all sorts of fun and exciting activities, including interesting guest speakers, raffles, Pie & Mash, quizzes and trips to the theatre or sport events… you name it! Most importantly Any Old Irons are making new friends, looking after each other and have a lot of laughs!”

The series will be available on iTunes and SoundCloud with new episodes released on a monthly basis. 

To find out more information about Any Old Irons, contact MAbraham@westhamunited.co.uk