Inside Rush Green: First Day Back

West Ham United’s preparations for the 2021/22 season got underway on Friday when the first group of players reported back to Rush Green to begin their pre-season programme. 

Six weeks after their memorable 2020/21 campaign came to an end, the players not involved with their national teams over the summer – along with a handful following individual programmes – were back on the training pitches, as work began ahead of what promises to be another exciting campaign across both the Premier League and Europe. 

With COVID-19 restrictions still in place, the players reported back in groups of six players, to undergo tests and take part in drills on the pitches, under the watchful eye of David Moyes, his coaching staff and medical team. 

The day began with COVID testing for the players and backroom staff, before a cardiac screen and blood tests, a weight and body fat assessment and physio screen preceded their return to the pitch. 

Go behind the scenes with our video above.