West Ham United Women and the West Ham United Foundation have joined forces to provide a two-day workshop at the International School of Geneva in support of International Women’s Day.
Women’s General Manager Aidan Boxall, Head of Performance Jenny Coe and Bryan Glover, the Head of Football Development at the Foundation, participated in a number of activities and presentations throughout their two-day visit to the school.
Coe delivered a presentation to 250 pupils at the campus on her position at the Club and a wider consideration of how female integration is progressing in football, with the Head of Performance joined by Hammers midfielder Dagný Brynjarsdóttir via a video link.
West Ham United personnel also delivered football sessions to the students at ‘Ecolint’ while also providing further education for budding coaches at the USTA Football Academy based in Founex.
Boxall, Coe and Glover also took the opportunity to discuss the development of the women’s game through grassroots football during a meeting with senior UEFA officials, with the West Ham United Foundation’s platform for aspiring young, female footballers being highly considered.
Local junior clubs in the area were also visited by the West Ham United Women and Foundation representatives.
“It has been a fantastic trip to the International School of Geneva for West Ham United Women and the West Ham United Foundation,” Boxall told whufc.com. “It has been a pleasure to further develop our relationships with the students and staff at the school, and also meet with UEFA personnel to discuss our plans for the development of women’s football in east London, Essex and beyond.
“That we’ve been able to tie our visit in with International Women’s Day and celebrate the achievements of women in football has made our two-day workshop even more special.”