Women’s General Manager departs

Thursday 30 Aug
Updated Thursday 30 Aug 15:54

Karen Ray

West Ham United women’s team General Manager Karen Ray has left the Club to pursue other opportunities in football.
Over the past 18 months, Karen has been a real driving force in helping the Club achieve their Women’s Super League status, a campaign they start against Reading Women on Wednesday 19 September. 
The Club wishes Karen all the best for the future.

Sampson pens professional terms with West Ham Ladies

Tuesday 19 Jun
Updated Tuesday 19 Jun 12:10


West Ham United Ladies are delighted to announce that Vyan Sampson has agreed professional terms with the team. 

Sampson signs a deal with the Irons after seven years on the books with Arsenal, having made three appearances for West Ham at the end of last campaign in the Premier League Southern Division. 

“I’m just really happy to be here,” Sampson told West Ham TV. “It means a lot to be here with West Ham and be able to help take the club forward. 

Goalkeeper Becky Spencer signs for West Ham Ladies

Wednesday 13 Jun
Updated Wednesday 13 Jun 12:00


West Ham United Ladies are delighted to confirm the signing of goalkeeper Becky Spencer from Chelsea F.C. Women.

Shot-stopper Spencer moves to the Irons after two years with the Blues, having enjoyed a career which has also seen her play for Arsenal, ASJ Soyaux, and Birmingham City. 

“As soon as the opportunity came to join West Ham I was delighted and it was something I was really interested in,” Spencer told whufc.com. “I feel really comfortable being here and it’s been nice to get the feel for the Club.

Rosie Kmita signs pro deal with West Ham Ladies

Monday 11 Jun
Updated Monday 11 Jun 16:41


West Ham United Ladies are delighted to confirm that Rosie Kmita has become the first player to sign professional terms with the team. 

Last season’s Ladies’ captain continues an excellent 2018, having helped the side to win the Goodmove.co.uk Women’s Cup and Women’s Premier League Plate, by putting pen to paper on her first professional deal in football. 

Ray: Sunday’s finale was my best day as Ladies coach

Monday 21 May
Updated Monday 21 May 15:00


West Ham United Ladies ended the season in style with a 7-1 victory over QPR Ladies, according to Karen Ray, with the side displaying their quality in front of 1,333 supporters at the finale celebrations. 

Ray: Ladies have come so far in 12 months

Saturday 19 May
Updated Saturday 19 May 11:00


West Ham United Ladies General Manager Karen Ray reflects on a successful season and looks ahead to a bright future...

Everyone at West Ham United has shown how invested they are in the Ladies, they have been instrumental in our transition to becoming a self-sustaining department.

Ray: Ladies must apply themselves to end season on a high

Saturday 21 Apr
Updated Saturday 21 Apr 12:00



West Ham United Ladies head coach Karen Ray admits the thought of ending the season unbeaten has been considered but insists her team are completely focused on the next task - Portsmouth Ladies at home on Sunday. 

Ray: It’s time for Ladies to prove they deserve WPL Plate ‘reward’

Saturday 14 Apr
Updated Saturday 14 Apr 13:56


General manager and head coach Karen Ray has called on her Ladies side to prove that a win in this weekend’s FA WPL Plate final is the “reward that everyone deserves”, when they take on Luton Town on Sunday.

West Ham United Ladies will play their second cup final in just 11 days this weekend in Cannock against Luton, having claimed the Goodmove.co.uk Women’s Cup last Wednesday in an exhilarating contest against Charlton Athletic Women.