Each summer comes the tough task to release West Ham scholars who in the opinion of Academy coaches are unlikely to make the grade. The news will be devasting for the youngsters and put a dent in their dreams of becoming professional footballers.
Hammers Defender Olatunji Akinola, midfielder Alfie Lewis, wide player Emmanuel Longelo and striker Sean Adarkwa have signed one-year contract extensions with the Club.
West Ham Under-18s got their 2020 off to an excellent start with a 2-1 win over Chelsea at Little Heath on Saturday morning.
West Ham Under-18s knocked Swansea U18s for eight as youngsters Veron Parkes scored a hat-trick and new signing Mipo Odubeko netted on his debut.
Off the back of the success of the BBC documentary series featuring Jack Sullivan and the West Ham women, the club have launched their own documentary series on the Hammers academy. Episode 1 focuses on U23 Lead Coach, Dmitri Halajko which episode 2 the Academy of football’s digs house where Declan Rice, Jack Collison, Michael Carrick and Glen Johnson have all lived in the past.