26/4/12 PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARDS
West Ham United Ladies junior sides celebrated the end of another succesful season with their Presentation evening at East Ham Working Mens Club just five days after all four sides had lifted thier respective league cup trophies to ensure plenty of silverware was on display.
Under 16s Award Winners:
Manager’s Player of the Year: Georgia Richards
Players’ Player of the Year: Sophie McLean
Players’ Player of the Year: Victoria Chincharo
Coaches’ Player of the Year: Niamh Collins
21/4/12 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The Annual General Meeting of West Ham United Ladies Football Club will take place at 8.00 p.m. on Monday 14th May 2012 in the function room at Aveley Football Club, Mill Field, Mill Road, South Ockendon, RM15 4SR.
All senior players, junior parents and supporters are invited to attend.
15/4/12 PRESENTATION NIGHT DETAILS
West Ham United Ladies four junior teams will be holding their end of season presentation evening on Friday 25th May 2012. Ladies first team players will be in attendance to give out the player of year awards to cap another successful season.
The event will be held at East Ham Working Mens Club - a stones throw from Upton Park - commencing at 7.00 p.m. with awards starting at 8.00 p.m sharp. Tickets for the event will be available through team managers or Lea Hodges priced at £6 for adults and £3 for children (players admitted free).
2/4/12 HAMMERS ENTERTAIN TOURISTS
West Ham United Ladies Under 16s took part in a sereis of training matches and drills with VB Nyborg of Denmark and the West Ham International Acadmemy from America at Chadwell Heath on Friday evening.
The trip has become an annual event for the Intrernational Academy but the first made by the Danes with all three sides making new friends in a valuable session.
2/3/12 QUIZ NIGHT
West Ham United Ladies are holding a fund raising quiz night on Friday 16th March at Aveley Football Club commencing at 7.30 p.m.
Team entry costs £10 with no more than five people in a team with all welcome including non members of the club.
Senior playing members are all expected to attend or contribute £5 towards the evening if unable to be present.
A full licenced bar will be available and a raffle will be held on the night.
22/2/12 QUARTER FINAL LEAGUE CUP BYE FOR HAMMERS
West Ham United Ladies Under 16s have received a bye into the semi finals of the Essex County Girls League Cup after opponents Redbridge were unfortunately forced to pull out of this Sunday's scheduled quarter final due to the a number of injuries affecting their squad leaving them unable to raise a side.
The Hammers will now meet Maldons Saints at home on Sunday 11th March in the semi final, with the winners meeting either Writtle Minors or Little Thurrock Dynamos in the final.
30/1/12 COUNTY CUP FINAL NEWS
West Ham United Ladies Under 16s will meet Tigers Under 15s in the final of the Essex FA County Cup on Sunday 18th March. The Hammers entered the final courtesy of a 3-1 win over Redbridge whilst Tigers came through their semi final with Kickstart winning 2-1, having already disposed of Braintree Town and Hutton Under 15s in earlier rounds.
The final will be played at Burnham Ramblers FC with kick off set for 3.00 pm.
25/11/11 COUNTY CUP DRAW
The draw for the semi finals of the Essex FA Girls Under 16s County Cup was made today and sees West Ham United Ladies Under 16s entertain fellow A Division side Redbridge.
The Hammers reached the semi final courtesy of a 4-1 win over Island Girls in the quarter final whilst opponents Redbridge
came through via a 3-0 win over Little Thurrock Dynamos.
The ties will be played on Sunday 29th January 2012
18/10/11 COUNTY CUP DRAW
West Ham United Ladies Under 16s will host Island Girls in the quarter final of the Essex FA County Cup after the draw was released today. The sides have also been drawn to meet in the League Cup and have already met once in the league this season with the Hammers edging a close game 2-1.
Island Girls like the Hammers had received a bye in the opening round to reach this stage of the County Cup competition.
The ties will be played on Sunday 6th November replacing the leaque games scheduled for that date which will be rearranged later in the season.
9/10/11 LEAGUE CUP DRAW
The draw has been made for the First Round of the Essex County Girls League Cup with the Hammers due to travel to meet Island Girls on Sunday 11th December.
29/7/11 COUNTY CUP DRAW
West Ham Unted Ladies Under 16s received a bye into the quarter finals of the Essex FA County Cup when the draw was made today.
With thirteen entries there will be five first round ties with two other teams also being given a bye.
26/6/11 PRE SEASON TRAINING DATES
West Ham United Ladies Under 16s pre season training will commence at Beckton on Wednesday 6th July at 8.00 p.m. All exisiting squad players and those invited after the trials should attend.
Training will continue every Wednesday between 8.00 p.m. and 9.00 p.m. and every Friday between 7.00 p.m. and 9.00 p.m.
11/06/11 PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARDS
West Ham United Ladies celebrated the end of another successful season with a trophy laden presentation night in the Paolo Di Canio Suite at Upton Park last night attended by over 300 players and guests.
Under 16 team award winners:
Managers Player of the Year: Nicole Learner
Managers Player of the Year Runner Up: Claire Huggins
Players Player of the Year: Claire Huggins
Players Player of the Year Runners Up: Naomi Hayes
A gallery of photos of the evening can be found at:
07/05/11 HAMMERS OFF TO CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL
Eight members of West Ham United Ladies Under 16s will be guests of Ford UK at the UEFA Champions League Final as a prize for winning the Ford sponsored 5 a side competition at Dagenham and Redbridge FC.
Not only will they see the Manchester United v Barcelona clash but as part of the prize will be carrying the UEFA flag onto the Wembley pitch as the teams enter.
10/04/11 NO STARS ON SHOW
West Ham United Ladies Under 16s will receive the points from their away fixture with LTD Stars following a late withdrawal from the fixture by their opponents who were unable to raise a side due to holidays illness and injuries.
With the Stars fully booked until the end of the season there will be no time to rearrange the game and so they have agreed to concede the points to the Hammers.
21/03/11 CUP FINAL DETAILS
West Ham United Ladies Under 16s will meet Tottenham Hotspur in the Essex County Girls League Cup Final at Runwell Hospital Sports Ground, Wickford on Sunday 22nd May.
The Hammers qualified for the final courtesy of a 8-0 semi final victory over Chelmsford City whilst Tottenham were 3-0 winners over Southend Manor.
11/03/11 STARS COME OUT
Without a league fixture for two weeks West Ham United Ladies Under 16 have taken up an offer of a friendly fixture against Little Thurrock Dynamos Stars on Sunday 13th March. After Stars themselves were left without a game the Hammers were only to keen to take advantage of the Friday afternoon offer of a fixture.
19/02/11 CHELMSFORD WASH OUT
West Ham United Ladies Under 16s fixture at Chelmsford City has been postponed following the heavy rain on Friday night with Saturday's damp conditions not allowing the pitch any opportunity to dry.
The match will be rearranged for later in the season
01/02/11 TOTTENHAM GAME REARRANGED
West Ham United Ladies Under 16s fixture this weekend against Tottenham has been switched to later in the season. The date had originally been scheduled for the County Cup Semi Final but with the Hammers awaiting opposition for that game following a disputed quarter final it had been hoped to play the league game with Surs that was originally scheduled that date although this has now not proved possible.
30/01/11 CHELMSFORD CITY UP NEXT IN LEAGUE CUP
West Ham United Ladies Under 16s will face Chelmsford City at home in the semi final of the Essex County Girls League Cup.
Chelmsford City reached the semi final after walkover in the quarter final having been drawn to meet the now defunct Ockendon Rhinos.
The game is scheduled to be played on Sunday 20th March although should the Hammers be succesful in their Essex FA County Cup semi final then the date will be changed as this is also the date for the final of that competition.
The other semi final sees Tottenham Hotspur (who beat LTD Stars 8-0 in their quarter final) come up against Southend Manor (who also had walkover) with the sides bidding for a place in the final on May 22nd.
28/01/11 SPORTING 77 WITHDRAW
Sporting 77 have withdrawn from the Under 16 Division of the Essex County Girls League. Having only played three games and not yet met the Hammers their results have been expunged from the league table.
An updated table can be found via the link on the left.
15/01/11 FOXES AWAIT IN COUNTY CUP
West Ham United Ladies Under 16s will face Little Thurrock Foxes in a repeat of last years final in the semi final of the Essex FA County Cup if they come through their delayed quarter final tie with Writtle Minors.
The draw was made live on Southend Radio this morinng and will see the winners of the outstanding quarter final travel to Little Thurrock on a yet to be confirmed date.
10/01/11 COUNTY CUP SEMI FINAL DRAW
Whilst West Ham United Ladies Under 16s Essex FA County Cup quarter final tie with Writtle Minors was postponed this weekend the other three semi final places have been decided with Hutton, Little Thurrock Dynamos Stars and Little Thurrock Dynamos Foxes all through into the semi final draw which will be made on Southend Radio from 10:00am this Saturday, 15th January. To listen to the draw online via www.southendradio.com click on â€˜News/Essex FA County Cup Draws.â€™
Hutton and LTD Stars went through courtesy of their opposition withdrawing from the event whilst in an exciting game at Jones Memorial Ground LTD Foxes won a penalty shoot out against Southend Manor after the game had been goalless.
the Hammers will now meet Writtle next Sunday to find the final semi finalist.
The winners of the County Cup will represent Essex in the Regional round of the Tesco Cup.
08/01/11 COUNTY CUP CLASH POSTPONED
West Ham United Ladies Under 16s will have to wait another week to return to action and start their defence of the Essex FA County Cup after Sunday's fixture with Writtle Minors fell victim to the heavy rain in the later part of the week and was postponed due to flooding on the Writtle pitches.
The match will now be played on Sunday 23rd January
14/12/10 XMAS BREAK DETAILS
West Ham United Ladies Under 16s last training session of the year at Beckton will be on Friday 10th December.
Training will recommence after the Christmas break on Wednesday 5th Janaury 2011 with a fixture on Sunday 9th January.
Efforts are still being made to secure a friendly fixture for Sunday 19th December.
10/12/10 RHINOS EXTINCT
Unfortunately Ockendon Rhinos have withdrawn from the Under 16 Division of the Essex County Girls League leaving a league of just seven teams including West Ham United Ladies.
Under league rules with Ockendon not having completed 75% of their fixtures their record, including the Hammers 6-0 win over them in October will now be expunged from league records.
04/12/10 THAW TOO LATE TO SAVE STARS GAME
Despite a break from freezing temperatures during Saturday a pitch inspection has seen the cancellation of West Ham United Ladies Under 16s fixture with LTD Stars.
What snow that has melted has left those areas of the pitch waterlogged and with other areas still ice covered the match has duly been postponed.
28/11/10 SPORTING 77 FROZEN OFF
The cold snap has caused the postponment of West Ham United Ladies Under 16s Essex County Girls League game with Sporting 77.
A morning pitch inspection showed the pitch to be frozen solid and therefore the match was duly cancelled.
13/10/10 VIKINGS WITHDRAW
West Ham United Ladies Under 16s will face one less team in Division A of the Essex County Girls Football League after it was confirmed that Assandun Vikings have withdrawn from the league at the Under 16 age group.
The Hammers were due to meet Assandun this weekend at Flanders but a friendly fixture with Kent side Teviot Rangers has been arranged in its place.
07/10/10 LEAGUE CUP DRAW
West Ham United Ladies Under 16s have been drawn away to face Little Thurrock Dynamos Foxes in the quarter final round of the Essex County Girls League Cup.
With just eight entries the all sides recevied first round byes and commence their cup campaigns in the quarter finals which will be played on Sunday 30th January.
05/09/10 LEAGUE FIXTURES RELEASED
West Ham United Ladies Under 16s learnt they will begin their defence of the Essex County Girls League title with a home match against Ockendon Rhinos on Sunday 26th September after the league fixtures were released today.
Alongside the Hammers in the nine team division will be:
The sides will also compete in a League Cup competition with the one first round tie scheduled for 12th December and the quarter finals for 30th January.
06/08/10 COUNTY CUP DRAW
West Ham United Ladies Under 16s will begin their defence of the Essex FA County Cup with a trip to Writtle Minors after the draw was made live on Southend Radio 105.1
The winners of the County Cup qualify to represent the county in the regional round of the Tesco Cup. Last year the Hammers won the County Cup with a 5-1 victoryover Little Thurrock en route to their UK Home International Tesco Cup success.
29/06/10 PRE SEASON TRAINING
West Ham United Ladies return to training in early July as both the senior and junior sides prepare for the new season ahead.
Junior training for the Under 10s, 12s 14s and 16s will commence on Friday 2nd July at Beckton. Existing players and those invited after the summer trials should be ready for 7.00 pm start (ensuring they have any outstanding forms, photos and training fees with them if not already sent).
11/06/10 PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARDS
West Ham United Ladies celebrated the end of another successful season with a trophy laden presentation night at East Ham Working Mens Club last night attended by over 300 players and guests.
Rightly, there were plenty of plaudits for the Under 16 squad who showcased their impressive trophy haul including the UK Home International Tesco Cup.
Winners of the Under 16 team awards were:
Players Player of the Year: Zoe Lipley-Hinton
Players Player of the Year Runners Up: Leigh Houlihan
Managers Player of the Year: Holly Trimby
Managers Player of the Year Runner Up: Lillie Kershaw
Best Attitude and Contribution: Sophie Reed
25/05/10 TEAM MANAGERS END OF SEASON REPORT
Jim Maycock, West Ham United Ladies Under 16s team manager presented the following end of season report at the club's Annual General Meeting at Upton Park last night:
The Under 16s have completed a busy and highly successful season which began in July and culminated in the victorious Tesco Cup campaign during May. Along the way the Essex County Girls League title was won with a hundred percent record and the double secured with a comprehensive League Cup final victory. The inaugural Essex FA County Cup was also claimed and that gave entry into the Tesco Cup and an unbeaten performance in the Southern England Regional Finals gave the side a trip to Derby Countys Pride Park where the English National Title was duly won. In turn that led to an appearance at the UK Final at Bolton Wanderers Reebok Stadium as Englands representatives, where in a weekend that will live long in the memories of those present the squad claimed the UK Championship.
The seventeen-strong squad has had an equal mix of older and younger players with three debutants this season along with two players training with the squad through the season. The emphasis for the team has been to play a short passing style of football and the squad have worked hard to achieve this. In possession the side look controlled and comfortable and the style of play has brought continued praise from those who we have played and those who have watched.
Whilst the poor weather meant the league season continued into May, frustratingly reducing the possibilities for friendly fixtures against stronger clubs, it was possible to squeeze in evening games with touring sides from both Canada and Sweden which gave more competitive opposition and satisfying victories along with some friendly matches in the Autumn against competitive teams from other leagues. However it is a continued worry that the league programme does not provide the club with sufficient competition at this age group with many games won by double figure scores and it is credit to the focus of the team that they have been able to adapt their game for the tougher opposition they faced in the Spring.
There are many people to thank; Claire Stott for officiating the majority of our games, Julian Roberts and Paul Picton for goalkeeping coaching support, all the parents who have helped run the line, take down nets and wash kit through the season and of course Tracy for helping pitch side with all the knocks, cuts and aches and putting up with the front room not being decorated for yet another year as football takes up more and more of our time.
Most of all though, I would like to thank the squad themselves. It was clear at the start of the season this could be a very special year if they stuck together and worked at their game and this they have done. The football we have played has been a delight to watch and it has been a pleasure to coach such a great bunch of players.
22/05/10 HAMMERS IN MEDIA FRENZY
West Ham United Ladies Under 16s have well and truly been in the spotlight this week after their UK Home International Tesco Cup triumph at The Reebok.
Wednesday saw the win featured in the Daily Express and the report also features on their website:
Other websites with reports and pictures include:
West Ham United's main site
Tesco's football site
Womens Soccer Scene
Essex FAs site
Essex Girls County Football League site
Football Audio includes the post match interview given by manager Jim Maycock minutes after the final whistle
Photos from the official photographer on the day can also be viewed at
Photos from the Essex FA County Cup final are also available to view and buy at
10/05/10 TESCO CUP UK FINAL DETAILS
As English Champions West Ham United Ladies Under 16s will now play at the UK Finals at Bolton Wanderers Reebok Stadium on Sunday 16th May.
The Hammers have been drawn to play Cardiff City who represent Wales in the semi final with the winners meeting either Hibernian (Scotland) or Sion Swifts (Northern Ireland) in the final playing under the same format as the National finals.
The West Ham v Cardiff semi final is the first match of the day kicking off at 10.00 am.
25/04/10 MANCHESTER CITY AWAITAT PRIDE PARK IN TESCO CUP
West Ham United Ladies Under 16s will meet Manchester City Ladies Under 16s in the Tesco Cup National Finals which take place at Derby County's Pride Park (pictured) on Sunday 9th May.
The Hammers who won the Southern England crown have been drawn in the first semi final, where they meet the winners of the Northern Regional event, which saw Manchester City beat Blackpool 2-1 in the final.
The other semi final sees the Midlands Regional winners, Kettering Town Ladies, South Western regional winners Truro CIty.
The winning side at Pride Park will then represent England in the UK final to be held the following week at Bolton Wanderers Reebok Stadium.
16/04/10 HAMMERS OFF TO TESCO CUP
West Ham United Ladies Under 16s set off for Roehampton tomorrow to take part in the Southern England Regional Finals of the Tesco Cup, as Essex FA representatives, after lifting the Essex County Cup last month.
The event sees the respective county cup winners from around the region battle it out in ten minute each-way matches to earn the right to represent the region in the English final at Derby County's Pride Park on Sunday 9th May.
The Hammers who won this stage last year before bowing out to Manchester United in the English semi final, will have to top a five team group to progress to meet the winner of a second group if they are to travel to Derby and have been drawn with Tottenham Hotspur (London FA County Cup winners), Wealdstone (Middlesex FA County Cup winners) St Albans City (Hertfordshire FA County Cup winners) and AFC Dynamo (Hampshire FA County Cup winners) in group 2.
The Tesco Cup, has joined forces with leading national newspaper, the Daily Express to promote the final stages of the 2010 tournament. Full match reports following the regional, national and UK finals will also be posted online via the newspaperâ€™s website: www.express.co.uk/football
West Ham United Ladies Under 16s secured the Essex County Girls Football League A Division title with two games to spare after a double header victory over Assandun Vikings.
The Hammers will go into their final two games looking to end the season with a 100% record having won ten out of ten so far notching 71 goals and letting in just a miserly 5 in the process. They will also be looking to make it a cup and league double when they face Colchester Town Eagles in the League Cup final in May.
31/03/10 HAMMERS GET THE POINTS
Unfortunately due to holidays and injuries West Ham United Ladies Under 16s planned league opponents for Easter Sunday, Hutton, have had to withdraw from the fixture.
The league has awarded West Ham United the points for the game.
28/03/10 CUP FINAL DETAILS
West Ham United Ladies Under 16s will meet Colchester Town Eagles in the Essex County Girls Football League Cup final on Sunday 23rd May. The final wil be held at Runwell Hospital Sports Ground in Wickford.
The Eagles, who play in the second division, reached the final after a thrilling 5-3 extra time win over Hutton in their semi final
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24/03/10 ANOTEHR ONE BITES THE DUST
Unfortunately Clacton Athletic have indicated they will not be able to fullfil their remaining league games and have withdrawn from the Under 16s Essex County Girls League. The news comes in the same week Colchester Town withdrew.
As both sides had played 75% of their scheduled fixtures for the season the league has confirmed that the results so far will stand with opponents for their remaining games awarded the points.
The league table has been updated accordingly.
22/03/10 TESCO CUP NEWS
As Essex FA County Cup winners West Ham United Ladies Under 16s will now get the opportunity to take part in the Southern England Tesco Cup competition alongside the other Cup winners from the around regions Counties.
The event will take place on Saturday 17th April at the Richardson Evans Memorial ground at Roehampton in South West London. The Hammers will play in a 5 team group playing four twenty minute matches with the winners of the group playing a final against the winners of a second group to determine the regional winners. They in turn will then advance to the national finals the Pride Park, home of Derby County FC on the weekend of May 8th/9th.
Other teams through so far to the regional event include:
Tottenham Hotspur (London FA),
Wealdstone (Middlesex FA)
St Albans City (Hertfordshire FA)
Westwood Wanderers (Berks & Bucks FA)
AFC Dynamo (Hampshire FA)
Hugin Vikings (Kent FA)
Oxford City (Oxfordshire FA)
AFC Wimbledon (Surrey FA)
with the representative for Sussex FA still be decided.
The provisional draw has seen the Hammers placed in Group Two with Tottenham, AFC Dynamo, Wealdstone and St Albans City although this is subject to confirmation once all teams have accepted their place.
21/03/10 ONE LESS IN LEAGUE
Colchester Town have pulled out of the Essex County Girls League. The Hammers were due to meet the side in a home fixture on Sunday 28th March but will now play away to Little Thurrock Dynamos in the League Cup instead on this date.
A league ruling on whether their record will be expunged or points will be awarded to opposition in their remaining games is awaited. The Hammers had already taken three points off Colchester Town in the away tie earlier this season.
7/02/10 HAMMERS TO FACE LITTLE THURROCK IN COUNTY CUP SEMI FINAL
The Hammers reached the final by way of a commanding 9-0 semi final victory against Writtle whilst Little Thurrock Dynamos had a closer game being taken to extra time by Colchester Town before winning 2-1.
The final will be played at Burnham Ramblers FC kicking off at 2.30 p.m. with the winners progressing to represent Essex in the South East England Regional Final of the Tesco Cup.
31/01/10 LATE WITHDRAWAL SENDS HAMMERS THROUGH
West Ham United Ladies Under 16s advanced to the quarter finals of the Essex County Girls Football League Cup without a ball being kicked, subject to league ratification, after the late withdrawal of thier opposition for Sunday's first round tie.
A number of injuries left Aveley with a depleted squad for the first round tie which had originally beein scheduled for before Christmas and rather than playing with reduced numbers they opted to pull out of the fixture.
With little time to arrange an alternative fixture the Hammers frustratingly faced a blank weekend.
The Hammers will face Assundun Vikings in the quarter final but first face an Essex FA County Cup semi final with Writtle Minors.
25/01/10 HAMMERS TO TRAVEL TO WRITTLE IN SEMI FINAL
With the winter weather finally relenting to allow some football to be played West Ham United Ladies Under 16s fixture programme became clearer with the delayed cup fixtures now out of the way.
In the Essex FA County Cup semi final West Ham will meet Writtle after the Chelmsford based side beat Aveley in their delayed quarter final on Sunday. That match will take place on Sunday 7th February.
The fact the game went ahead means the Hammers are now clear to travel to Aveley next week to play them in a League Cup quarter final tie, with the winers to face Assundun Vikings in a semi final clash.
22/01/09 HAMMERS DRAWN AWAY COUNTY CUP SEMI FINAL
West Ham United Ladies Under 16s were given an away semi final tie when the draw was made this lunchtime live on Chelmsford 107.7 FM.
The Hammers who entered the draw courtesy of a 13-0 win against Mark Hall Girls in the quarter final will meet either Aveley or Writtle Minors, who are still to decide thier quarter final tie on Sunday 7th February.
The full semi final draw
Colchester Town Hawks v Little Thurrock Dynamos Jaguars
Aveley or Writtle Minors v West Ham United
The winners of the Essex County Cup will represent the county in the national Tesco Cup competition where last year West Ham United were knocked out in the semi final stage against Manchester United.
20/01/10 COUNTY CUP DRAW LIVE ON LNE
The semi final draw of the Essex FA Girls County Cup will be broadcast on Friday lunchtime over the internet by Chelmsford 107.7 FM.
The Hammers entered the draw courtesy of a comprehensive 13-0 quarter final vctory over Mark Hall Girls and will be joined in the hat by Colchester Town, Little Thurrock Dynamos and either Aveley or Writtle Minors.
16/12/09 CHRISTMAS BREAK
The last training session at Beckton for junior sides will be on Wednesday 23rd December, when it is hoped some of the ladies first team squad will be helping with the session.
Junior training will recommence on Wednesday 6th January 2010.
28/11/09 COUNTY CUP QUARTER FINAL DRAW
West Ham United Ladies Under 16s received a home draw in the Essex FA County Cup which was broadcast this morning on Chelmsford Radio.
The Hammers who beat RSA Basildon 7-0 in the previous round were the first team drawn out the bag and will face second divsion side Mark Hall Youth at Flanders Fields on Sunday 10th Janaury.
West Ham United v Mark Hall Youth
Hutton v Little Thurrock Dynamos
Aveley Girls or Ridgeway Rovers v Writtle MInors
Colchester Town - bye
The winners of the Essex FA County Cup will represent the county in the Tesco Cup
24/11/09 LONDON CUP DEFENCE BACK ON
Following a change of mind by the London Football Association there will now be a London County Cup competition for Under 16 Girls.
Initially the event had been cancelled due to lack of numbers and it looked as if the Hammers would not be able to defend the trophy they won last year with a 3-1 over Long Lane at the Mile End Stadium.
However that decision has been recinded and the event will now take place with four teams competing in a league format to determine the County Cup winners, with West Ham joined by Tottenham Hotspur, Long Lane and Parkwood Rangers in the four team event.
The winners of the competition will represent London in the Tesco Cup although should the winners also win another County Cup the honour will fall to the runners up.
8/11/09 AWAY TIE IN LEAGUE CUP
West Ham United Ladies Under 16s were given an away tie in the opening round of the Essex County Girls League Cup when the draw was released today. They will travel to meet B Divsion side Aveley Girls on Sunday 13th December.
Little Thurrock Dynamos v Brentwood Town
Colchester Hawks v Leigh Rockets
RSA Basildon v Assandun Vikings
Aveley Girls v West Ham
Colchester Eagles v Writtle Minors
Mark Hall Youth - Bye
Hutton - Bye
Clacton Athletic - Bye
30/10/09 NO LONDON CUP DEFENCE
Unfortunately West Ham United Ladies Under 16s will not be able to defend the London FA Girls Youth Cup which they won last season after beating Long Lane 3-1 in the final at the MIle End Stadium, as insufficient entries were received for this year's event and the London FA have decided not to run the competitiion.
The side will however be able to battle for County Cup honours and with it entry to the prestigious FA Tesco Cup due to the Essex FA's inaugural County Cup competition for which the Hammers have been drawn to meet RSA Basildon in the opening round on November 22nd.
21/09/09 AND THEN THERE WERE SEVEN
West Ham United Ladies Under 16s will have one less side competing with them in the A Division of the Essex County Girls League after the announcement that Little Thurrock Dynamos Foxes would be withdrawing.
The Hammers were due to meet the Foxes on Sunday but had already been given notice that this fixture could not take place and arranged a friendly with Croydon Borough to replace it, but the latest news now leaves the Hammers looking for a fixture for Sunday 15th November when they were due to play the return fixture.
The side will also be looking for a friendly for Sunday 25th October as Assandun Vikings have requested a 21 day postponement of the match for this date to an as yet unarranged date later in the season.
09/09/09 VIKINGS IN FOR ROCKETS
A late change to the league constitution has seen Assundun Vikings take the place of Leigh Rockets in the Essex County Girls Football League Under 16 A Division.
02/09/09 COUNTY CUP DRAW
West Ham United Ladies Under 16s have been given an away draw in the first round of the inaugural Essex FA Girls County Cup competition.
The Hammers will travel to meet RSA Basildon on Sunday 22nd November in the competition which has attracted 15 entries and sees the winners go on to represent the county in the national Tesco Cup.
Full First Round Draw
Aveley v Ridgeway Rovers
RSA Basildon v West Ham United
Hutton v Brentwood Town
Mark Hall v Herongate
Leigh Rockets v Little Thurrock Dynamos Jaguars
Colchester Town Eafles v Colchester Town Hawks
Essex Royals v Writtle Minors
Little Thurrock Dynamos Foxes - bye
25/08/09 LEAGUE FIXTURES RELEASED
West Ham United Ladies Under 16s will kick off their 2009/2010 league season with an away fixture, travelling to Chelmsford to take on Writtle Minors on Sunday 20th September.
The Hammers have been placed the eight team Division One of the Essex County Girls League and will play the other seven sides on a home and away basis. They will be joined by the eight Divsion Two teams in the league cup competition and will also compete in the County Cup.
Division One consists of:
Little Thurrock Dynamos Foxes
West Ham United
06/06/09 PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARDS
West Ham United Ladies celebrated the end of the most succesful season in their history with a trophy laden presentation night at East Ham Working Mens Club last night.
With over 300 players and guests in attendance the awards were presented by West Ham United's Commercial Executive Jon O'Neil and Media Manager Paul Stringer, with the Ladies first team manager Tony Marshall comparing the evening.
The Under 16s recipients were:
Players Player of the Year:
Managers Player of the Year:
Coachs Player of Year:
Best Attitude at Training:
Long Service Award to West Ham United Girls:
Most Improved Player:
Goalscoring Achievement Award
19/05/09 TEAM MANAGERS END OF SEASON REPORT
Wayne Collier, West Ham United Ladies Under 16s team manager presented the following end of season report at the club's Annual General Meeting at Upton Park last night:
After a good pre-season of both training and tournaments, the season started with a new crop of players coming up from the Under 14's joining some of the younger players from last seasons squad. Following on from the success of the two previous seasons Under 16's teams, once again we won the League with an unbeaten record and ensured a league and cup double when beating Silver End 3-0 at White Notley FC. Additionally this season we entered, for the first time, the London FA Girls Youth Cup (County Cup) which we won 3-1 against Long Lane in February at the Mile End Stadium.
By being a County Cup winner we were then entered as the London FAs representative into the Tesco Cup and promptly won the Southern Regional finals beating Canterbury City of Kent 2-0 in the final after being unbeaten in the group stage and thus qualified for the All English National Finals at the Walkers Stadium, Leicester.
18/05/09 RED DEVILS SEND HAMMERS PACKING FROM TESCO CUP
West Ham United Ladies Under 16s finally bowed out of the 2009 Tesco Cup having reached the semi final stage of the National Final.
After their stirling performances in winning the London FA Girls Youth Cup to qualify for the Tesco Cup, then winning the Southern England regional crown, the Hammers travelled to the Walkers Stadium - home of Leicester City - to take part in the National finals but went down 2-0 to Machester United in the semi final.
02/05/09 HAMMERS TO FACE MAN UNITED IN TESCO CUP
West Ham United Ladies 16s will face Manchester United in their semi final at the National Finals of the Tesco Cup at Leicester City's Walkers Stadium on Sunday 17th May.
The winners will face either West Bromich Albion or the representative from the South West in the final for the right to represent England in the Home Nations event at the Reebok Stadium the following week.
30/04/09 ESSEX COUNTY GIRLS LEAGUE CHAMPIONS
West Ham United Ladies Under 16s have secured the Essex County Girls League Title with a game to spare courtesy of their 3-0 midweek win at Silver End.
The Hammers can not now be caught at the top of the table and can turn their attentions to making it a league and cup double with the League Cup Final against Silver End coming up on Sunday May 10th.
21/04/09 REARRANGED DATE AND VENUE FOR CUP FINAL
With West Ham United Ladies Under 16s qualifying for the National Final of the Tesco Cup on Sunday 17th May, it has been necessary to rearrange the Essex County Girls League Cup Final originally scheduled for that date.
The ECGFL Final against Silver End will now be played a week earlier at 3.00 pm on Sunday 10th May at:
White Notley FC
Essex. CM8 1SP
18/04/09 MORE SILVERWARE FOR HAMMERS AFTER TESCO CUP VICTORY
West Ham United Under 16s will represent Southern England at Leicester City's Walkers Stadium on May 17th after emerging victorious from the Regional Round of the Tesco Cup at Roehampton.
Group game wins against Seahaven (Sussex), Chinnor (Oxfordshire) and Silver End (Essex) saw the Hammers advance to meet Canterbury City (Kent) in the final where a 2-0 victory gave them the trophy.
v Seahaven: Won 1-0
v Chinor: Won 4-0
v Silver End: Won 6-0
v Canterbury City: Won 2-0
15/04/09 HAMMERS PREPARE FOR TESCO CUP
West Ham United Ladies Under 16 squad are off to Roehampton on Saturday to take part in the Southern England round of the Tesco Cup.
The Hammers as London FA representatives have been drawn in a four team group and will face fellow Essex side Silver End, Chinnor Ladies representing Oxfordshire and Sussex side Seahaven Harriers.
The winners of the group will play off with the winners of a second group for the right to be the Southern England represenetaive at the National event at the Walkers Stadium home of Leicester City FC on Sunday 17th May.
Address of Saturday's event:
Richardson Evans Memorial Playing Fields,
Stag Lane, off Roehampton
Vale, SW15 3PQ
29/03/09 HAMMERS TO FACE SILVER END IN FINAL
West Ham United Girls Under 16s will face Silver End in the Essex County Girls Football League Cup.
The Hammers qualified for the final courtesy of a 4-1 victory against Herongate whilst their opponents disposed of Havering Ladies 5-1 in their semi final.
The final is due be played at Maldon Town FC's Wallace Binder Ground on Sunday 17th May, but should either club be succesful in the regional round of the Tesco Cup an alternative date will be required.
25/03/09 FLANDERS PAVILION ALMOST READY: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
West Ham United Ladies were delighted to be given the news that the new pavilion at Flanders Playing Fields, home ground for all our junior teams, will become fully operational from April 4th.
In preparation on Saturday 28th of March from 10am till around 4pm the managing body of the grounds are holding a workday to help ready the new facility for final use. This will possibly involve:
Preparing & Planting around car park
Putting up fencing / netting to protect front of pavilion
Fixing of picnic benches & boot scrapers
Installation of TV aerial & TVs
Relocating metal fence panels
Installation of some internal fixtures & fittings
If you can, please volunteer a few hours to help as the Ladies section joins with all the other users of the pavilion and grounds to put the finishing touches to the splendid building. The day will end with a BBQ for all helpers.
Coaches, players and parents should note that from April 4th access to the playing fields will be via the new pavilion entrance in Napier Road and not through the current gates.
19/03/09 HAMMERS PARADE CUP AT UPTON PARK
West Ham United Ladies Under 16 squad were invited to Upton Park for the Hammers fixture with West Bromwich Albion, where at half time they were able to parade the London FA Girls Youth Cup in front of the 30000 crowd.
15/02/09 HAMMERS QUALIFY FOR TESCO CUP
By virtue of winning the London FA Girls Youth Cup, West Ham United Ladies Under 16s have qualified for the Southern England Regional Finals of the Tesco Cup.
The event will be staged on Saturday 18th April at:
Richardson Evans Memorial Playing Fields,
Off Roehampton Vale,
21/12/09 HAMMERS TO MEET LONG LANE IN LONDON FINAL
In their debut season in the competition West Ham United Ladies Under 16s have won through to the London FA Youth Cup Final courtesy of a 6-1 semi final victory over South London side Athenlay FC.
The final, with the T Salter Challenge Cup up for grabs as silverware for the winners, will be played in early spring when the Hammers will meet South East London based Long Lane FC at a venue to be decided. Long Lane themselves advanced to the final by knocking out Crystal Palace in the semi final.
19/12/08 HAMMERS PACK UP AT DAGENHAM!
West Ham United Ladies Under 16s swapped their usual Friday night training session at Beckton for a hard night of packing for Christmas shoppers at ASDA in Dagenham.
The squad have kindly been offered the fund raising opportunity by the Dagenham supermarket and will be spending the next few days helping around the store whilst collecting money from grateful shoppers which will go towards their planned summer tour.
11/12/08 CHRISTMAS TRAINING SCHEDULE
Please find below dates for training over the Christmas period:
Friday 12th December - Last session at Beckton
Tuesday 16th December - Last session at Chadwell Heath
Friday 2nd January - Resume at Beckton
Tuesday 6th January - Resume at Chadwell Heath
16/10/08 CHANTELLE TAKES CHARGE
Congratulations are due to Under 16 squad member Chantelle Foster, who having late last season passed her exam to become a fully qualified referee at just 14 years old, took charge of her first game for West Ham United Ladies, officiating the Under 12s fixture between the Hammers and Senrab.
Any other junior members (over 14) who want to follow in Chantelle's footsteps should speak to Jim Maycock who will be able to advise you of local refereeing courses (including female only courses) as they become available.
Should enough members be interested it may be possible to run an exclusive course for the club.
12/10/08 LONDON FA GIRLS YOUTH CUP
West Ham United walk through to the next round of the FA London Youth Cup because preliminary round opponents Long Lane have had to withdraw.
Next up for the young Hammers ladies in the first round will be either Marathon JFC or Spurs.
The next round will be played on Sunday 23rd November home at Flanders.
Preliminary Round 26th Oct
West Ham walkover
1st Round 23rd Nov
West Ham Utd v Marathon JFC U16 or Tottenham Whites U16
Semi Final 14th Dec
14/09/08 PRE SEASON COMPLETE
West Ham Ladies Under 16's have now completed their pre-season fixtures and summer tournaments. Our pre-season has been extremely successful and has proved the perfect opportunity to integrate all the new players into the squad and build team spirit.
Looking forward to the season ahead we have for the first time been entered into the London Cup with the winners going forward to the prestigious Tesco National Cup. In the Essex County Girls League our first fixture is next Sunday the 21st September Away against Havering Girls.
Manager Wayne Collier said, "We have a lot to look forward and play for this season, I am very happy with our playing squad who have worked hard through pre-season and I am sure we will have a good season."
06/09/08 LEAGUE FIXTURES RELEASED
The forth-coming league fixtures have been announced and are listed under Fixtures and Results. However please note that this season the U16 Essex County Girls League will be set up on a regional basis initially two groups and the teams in each group will play each other once. Once the relative strengths of the teams has been established two divisions will be set up with teams playing each other home and away as usual to decide the divisional titles. Points from the regional group games will not count towards the final league tables. Our Final league fixtures will be put on-line as soon as the regional fixtures have finished.
02/09/08 COUNTY HONOURS FOR GEORGIA
Four younger players at West Ham United Ladies have been awarded county honours after being selected for the Inner London County Schools FA representative squads for the 2008/9 season.
Georgia Rands has been selected for the Inner London Under 16 side, whilst the Inner London Under 14 side includes Morgan Mitchell, Leigh Houlihan and Sophie McLean.
With Essex County Schools FA holding their trials in a few weeks time, the Inner London quartet will no doubt be hoping to line up against some familiar faces if the teams meet during the season with the Hammers usually well represented in the Essex squad as well.
08/08/08 BOOT DEAL WITH UNITED SPORTS
United Sports at Ilford have teamed up with West Ham United Ladies to provide senior and junior players with a terrific deal on new boots for the 2008/9 season.
Players will receive a 20% discount on new boots and other purchases made with the boots as well as a 10% discount on any future sporting equipment bought at their Cranbrook Road store.
06/08/08 HAMMERS GIRLS AT UPTON PARK OPEN DAY
Thursday 31st July saw West Ham United hold their official open training session at Upton Park for the fans. Pictured are some of our Under 16's squad along with Lindsey and Vickie from our ladies section at a training session with Scott Parker and Mark Noble at the Open Day.
30/06/09 NEW LOOK.....SAME RESULTS
This Sunday a new look Under 16 West Ham United's squad, getting ready for the new season ahead, took the long trip down the A12 to Great Yarmouth to take part in the Bohemians Six a side event. The Sun shone all day and so to did the young West Ham ladies as they won both the Under 15 and Under 16 events. Manager Wayne Collier said the future is looking very bright for next season at this early stage as we build for the future.
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