The Hammers signed up with Football Aid in 2002 and due to an increase in popularity we now host two games at The Boleyn Ground (Upton Park) each year. Club Legends that have been on hand to encourage our lucky players have included the likes of Ray Stewart, Tony Cottee, Paul Brush, George Parris, Tony Gale, Alan McKnight, Mark Robson, Kenny Brown and Steve Potts. The famous ground also hosted our first ever 'Celebrity Live the Dream' event in 2005, when a Football Aid 'All Stars' side tried their luck against a formidable Celebrity team featuring the likes of Steve Harris (Iron Maiden), WBO boxing champion Colin McMillan, ABA boxing champion Tony Cesay, dub poet Benjamin Zephaniah and Glen Murphy (London's Burning), with the celeb team coming out on top on the night.
2016 POST EVENT UPDATE
The final Football Aid games at The Boleyn Ground were a huge success, with our West Ham Utd fans doing themselves proud in front of their enthusiastic supporters. We were fortunate to have the support of West Ham United's Director of Youth Development Tony Carr on the day and we'd like to say a massive thank you again to Tony and all our players for their excellent support.
2016 MATCH REPORTS
If you're interested in re-living your game there will be a full report available in our Match Reports section soon. Note: We only get time to write reports and make them live after all our events are finished, so it could be late June/early July before they appear on the website.
AVAILABILITY FOR FOOTBALL AID 2017
Buy Now & Sponsored to Play positions for Football Aid 2017 are likely to be made available in late August/early September 2016 and this year's players will receive 1st notification by e-mail when positions go on sale. At this stage we don't know if we'll be able to make a game available at the club's new home at the Olympic Stadium, but we're very keen to continue to work with the club to do so. If you didn't play in 2016 and would like to be notified when we launch positions for next season, make sure and Register on the website or Contact Us with details of the games you're interested in.
EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY & DVD FILMING DETAILS
A wide selection of fantastic Photographs from this match are available from Matt Nuttall Photography. For order details contact Matt on Tel: 07793 818021 or Em: email@example.com
There's also a superb Matchday DVD available from Chillpics, this includes behind the scenes footage on the day and the full 90mins of match action. DVDs can be ordered by contacting Shane Wilkinson on Tel: 07901 590723 or Em: firstname.lastname@example.org