One-Two-Five | Episode Two: Aidan
Fans have always been the beating heart of West Ham United.
Change will always occur over 125 years of history as a football Club, but the constant has been the unwavering support of West Ham fans, young and old alike.
To commemorate the Club’s 125th anniversary year – it was in 1895 that Thames Ironworks FC were formed – West Ham TV are celebrating the unique anecdotes, memories and connections which have bound supporters to the Club for life in One-Two-Five.
Throughout the West Ham TV mini-documentary series, we'll speak to Hammers fans, young and old, about their memories following their beloved West Ham United.
Episode Two focuses on 14-year-old Aidan Dowler, a lifelong Hammer who hails from a family of West Ham United supporters.
Schoolboy Aidan attended his first Irons match in August 2012, when he was among the 18,053 fans at the Boleyn Ground to see Nicky Maynard and Modibo Maiga score in a 2-0 Capital One Cup win over Crewe Alexandra.
Eight years on, he is a Season Ticket Holder at London Stadium and, in One-Two-Five, tells how his grandfather introduced him to the Club and how he collects a badge for the family’s West Ham teddy bear from every single match he attends.
In summer 2019, he heard the sentence every young Hammer wants to hear – ‘You’re going to be a mascot’ – before leading out his heroes for the Betway Cup tie with Athletic Club in front of nearly 60,000 supporters at London Stadium.
This is Aidan’s story of his love for his football club, West Ham United.
Supporters can find a whole range of fashion, accessories, gifts and homeware celebrating our 125th Anniversary on officialwesthamstore.com. Shop now to find the perfect Christmas gift, or browse our festive e-catalogue!