In Pictures: Academy stars put through their paces at Loughborough University


Stars from the Academy of Football have kicked off their pre-season programme with a week-long training camp at Loughborough University.

In their third week of pre-season training, West Ham United U23s are ramping up preparations towards a first friendly of the season against Loughborough University FC on Saturday afternoon, while the U18s are beginning to build up their own fitness in their second week of the campaign.

Both groups have taken to the training pitches, put in the hard miles on the field, and continued the work off of it in a bid to be in the best shape possible for the start of their respective domestic seasons in mid-August.

Check out some of the best photos from the Academy's pre-season camp so far in the gallery above!