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West Ham membership for a quid

The West Ham United Independent Supporters Association – WHUISA has reduced the cost of membership to just £1!

The association says their aim is to provide a democratic, fully independent and self-funding structure through which all West Ham fans can voice their opinions without censure on matters that are important to us as well as express their support of our Club.

WHUISA says they are a non-partisan, not-for-profit organisation run by the fans for fans. They believe that by coming together under a single banner the myriad of opinion / views from all our fan base especially at this crucial time in our history they can move forward together as a strong group with a real mandate from the fans to have a pivotal influence through frank and open channels of communication, based on mutual respect and accountability, with our Club, its owners, the board and Stadium / 3rd party operators.

At the beginning of February WHUISA announced their support of action groups, a Statement read:

“The committee of the West Ham United Independent Supporters Association (WHUISA) would like to formally announce its intent to support the efforts of the Real West Ham Fans Action Group (RWHFAG) & West Ham Groups United (WHGU) for the proposed protest march that is currently planned for 10th March 2018.

WHUISA has sought dialogue with West Ham United in the past and continues to do so to give representation for the fans, to the current ownership of our football club on a wide range of issues. It is disappointing that to date, there has been a lack of willingness from West Ham United to engage proactively and any communication with WHUISA only seems to be reactive to issues and situations
that have arisen.

Protesting by away fans at the Watford FC away game on Sunday 19th November is one example where the club then reached out to WHUISA to attend a meeting to discuss concerns, whilst other attempts to meet had been rebuffed. Preferred media outlets and individuals are considered more important for engaging with, rather than a democratically run, fully constituted, Football Supporters Federation affiliated independent supporters association.

WHUISA has been in contact with RWHFAG & WHGU a number of times in the past month and are happy to formally support the efforts being made to arrange a family friendly, peaceful demonstration where the strength of feeling and emotion regarding the current situation at West Ham United is to be made plain for all to hear and see.

The protest march is currently being discussed between representatives of the Metropolitan Police and RWHFAG/WHGU in terms of duration, location and timings and more details will be announced once those discussions have been completed. All WHUISA members are encouraged to attend the planned protest on 10th March 2018

WHUISA Chairman Mark Walker speaking to Claret and Hugh today about the reduction in membership to a quid said: “We’re delighted to reduce the membership to a pound for the rest of the season and it’s something we keep under review going forward. We want as many people as possible to get involved in WHUISA. We take our affiliation to the FSF seriously and want as many people as possible to be involved, regardless of what other West Ham groups and forums they are members of.” 

You can join WHUISA for a quid at https://whuisa.org/join/

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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 membership for a quid

  1. Smacks of desperation to me, Real West Ham Fans Action Group raised about £20k in under a week. WHUISA look lightweight in comparison and novices when it comes to social media and how to connect with people. I’m also pretty sure they’re being poorly run – and there’s obviously a lot going on behind the scenes if the mass bailout of people at the top is anything to go by.

  2. the club started all this by inviting fans opinions on things in the first place. all these talks and meetings and discussions, advisory boards etc. now the fans are forming their own crowdfunded groups. not to discuss but to protest or force change and assume the majority of west ham fans will just repeat whatever views they here and follow blindy along like sheep. this is how mad religious cults get started. this is how the nazi party rose to prominence in hitlers germany. i dont think it does any good personally. i think we should leave this sort of thing to clubs like charlton.

  3. oh Clive! how dramatic! WHUISA and the Nazi party. Yeah I can see the comparison. What a plum you have made yourself look. Hahaha. Just follow the party line that you’re fed by the club then you don’t look like sheep do you? WHUISA and RWHFAG have tried and are still trying to engage in talks with the club to express the fans’ concerns so how can you possibly say they are not there to discuss. You are sadly misinformed my friend.

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