West Ham Ladies Academy Launched

westhamladiesWest Ham Ladies and The West Ham United Foundation have announced the launch the West Ham Ladies Learning Academy.

Previously only available to boys, the Learning Academy is a new two-year, full-time education and football development programme delivered by Soccer Coaching Ltd (SCL) which is open to all talented footballers aged between 16 and 18.

All Learning Academy players will receive daily training, including individual and team coaching from highly qualified FA coaches affiliated to West Ham. Players will receive guidance on their football fitness, nutritional advice and a regular appraisal to monitor each player’s development both on and off the pitch. Players will have the opportunity to represent the Club through the Learning Academy side.

Over the two-year duration of the course, players will study a variety of nationally recognised qualifications across sport, coaching and fitness. Players will study the BTEC Diploma in Sport, delivered at Level 2 and 3 standards (A-Level equivalent), FA Coaching Qualifications together with core skills in Maths and English. Successful completion of the educational programme will enable players to follow pathways into Higher Education at selected universities or discover employment opportunities within the sport and leisure industry. Youngsters will also be encouraged to consider coaching placements and playing scholarships in the USA.

The WHU Foundation will be hosting two trials over June and July for prospective students:

Saturday 20th June – 10am – 12pm
Saturday 4th July – 10am – 12pm


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

3 comments on “West Ham Ladies Academy Launched

  1. Thanks for sharing SW,
    Yet another example of who is the real East End community club Bazza!

  2. Just read it to the Mrs I think it’s great for the club and community,
    Well done WHU you have got it right again

  3. Sam goes and all of a sudden the light starts to shine . Are the Dark ages really going and we are turning to the light? Fantastic news , not just women the but the club as a whole.

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