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Mexican Elite Trip

January 1, 2014 - Recently some of the top youth players from Mexico were invited to be a part of the West Ham United Elite Experience.  On this trip, the players had the opportunity to train where West Ham trains and see the sites of English Football.  Click here to look at all of the pictures from the trip.

National Camp 2013

August 7, 2013 - Tony Carr and the coaches from the West Ham Academy just wrapped up the 2013 National Camps in Rome, GA.  There were over 300 players that attended this years camps.  Players selected to attend the Elite Experience will be notified in the coming weeks.  Below are the 2 highlight videos from the 2 camps that everyone got to watch at closing ceremonies.  Pictures from the camps can be found on the Global Image Sports Facebook page.

Partner Club Qualifies for Nationals

September 23, 2013 - Congratulations to one of our West Ham United International Academy Partner Clubs, Alpharetta Ambush, as 2 of their teams have qualified for Nationals.  Both of the U12 and U13 boys have qualified for the 2013 USL Super Y National Finals.  We wish all of our Partner Clubs the best of luck as others prepare for Nationals this year as well.  Click here to read more.

Lletget Signs Extension

February 18, 2013 -
Former West Ham United International Academy player, Sebastian Lletget, of Santa Clara Sporting has signed a new contract with West Ham United.  Sebastian has yet to make his first team debut, but he has been featured on the bench as a substitute on many occasions.  Sebastian continues to impress Development squad coach Nick Haycock with his play, click here to read more.

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New Partner Club

February 26, 2013 - The West Ham United International Academy and Global Image Sports today announced Kickers Soccer Club of Aurora, Illinois as a West Ham United Academy Partner Club. Kickers Soccer Club was founded in 1959 and has been serving the Chicago-land area ever since. The club focuses on success through player development. The Kickers SC has an internationally recognized curriculum which players are coached from, the philosophy at the club is built around receive, pass, move. The club looks to develop each individual to their maximum potential and beyond along with developing teams to the top. Our developmental approach has a clear pathway for improvement, achievement and enjoyment. The Kickers SC has teams from U8 to U23.The Kickers SC has a high level of coaching staff with a varied background in US and English soccer.

New Partner Club

March 4, 2013 - The West Ham United International Academy and Global Image Sports today announced the latest West Ham United Academy Partner Club - Seattle United - Seattle United is a vibrant youth soccer club that brings together all of the premier and select teams in Seattle and Shoreline under one management. This club represents an exciting new approach for youth soccer in Seattle. By placing all of the teams in one organization, Seattle players and families benefit from a full service club that provides seamless, high quality playing opportunities from entry-level select all the way to top-level premier.  In just three short years, Seattle United as grown to more than 115 teams with 1,700 players and has already established itself as one of the best clubs in Washington.

New Partner Club

March 25, 2013 - Global Image Sports and the West Ham United International Academy are delighted to announce Shoreline FC as a West Ham United Academy Partner Club - Shoreline FC is a Premier Soccer Club based in Greenwich, CT that is fully dedicated to developing each individual athlete within its program to achieve their greatest potential as a soccer player.  Shoreline FC is very excited to be partnering up with such a historic Academy as West Ham United’s. Their record over the past 20-years for developing the finest young talent in the Premiership is second to none. This partnership offers a unique opportunity to all our Shoreline FC players.  Click here to see a list of all of WHUIA’s Partner Clubs.

New Partner Club

March 30, 2013 - FC United of Palm Coast, Florida today became a West Ham United Academy Partner Club. FC United has come a long way in its short history. Formed in 2009 by merging two small local clubs in north central Florida, it did not take long to go from 'unknown' to 'well-known'. Attracting coaches that share the same mission and vision was not easy, but a slow and steady process.    Reg Monsanto, FC United President said, The partnership with West Ham United and GIS is a direct result of the hard work we have put in to get us this far.  Click here to see a list of all of WHUIA’s Partner Clubs.

2013 Coaching Diploma Trip

February 25, 2013 - The third annual West Ham United International Academy Coaches Diploma comes to an end today - the coaches, from International Academy partner clubs in the USA, Mexico and Australia have been working alongside the West Ham Academy staff for the past 5 days - gaining knowledge and experience of how the Academy works.

Mexico ID Camp Featured

May 12, 2013 - West Ham United International Academy was recently featured in a local newspaper article in Mexico after the Player ID Camp held in Mexico.  Click here to read the article.  Know that the article is written in Spanish.  So, if you would like to read the article in English, we recommend that you use the web browser Google Chrome to read it.  A simple Google search of Google Chrome will lead you to a link to download the program.

WHUIA Featured in Article

April 16, 2013 - Excellent Soccernation.com article on the recent Academy Experience at West Ham United - id camps going on now for all our pro partner clubs culminating in the Academy Experience next Spring!  Each year, West Ham United Academy invites top youth soccer players from around the world – primarily America – to come to West Ham Academy in London, England. This once-in-a-lifetime training week provides a unique opportunity to attend one of England's top rated EPL academies.  Click here to read more.

State Champions

May 17, 2013 - Congratulations to West Ham United International Academy Partner Club, Rio SC 95 Team, for winning the U18G State Championship!  Remember that we would love to feature all of our winning Partner Clubs.  Please send in a picture of your team and the award that you won, and we will get it posted on the website.  Click here to see all of Rio’s winners.

Player ID Camps

May 28, 2013 - West Ham United Player ID
Camps are going on all around the world this summer.  One of the most recent camps was held in North Carolina, USA.  Below is a picture from one of the groups that was training at the camp with 2 WHUIA Camp Coaches.  Make sure to check out our camps page to see if a camp is coming near you.  Check out more pictures on our Facebook Page.

Indianapolis Player ID Camp

une 16, 2013 - Recently a West Ham United Player ID Camp held in Indianapolis, IN, had a great turn out of players.  Over the last 2 years there has always been someone representing Indianapolis at the National Camp in Rome, GA.  Make sure to check out our camps page to see if a camp is coming near you.  We look forward to seeing everyone who is invited to the National Camp.

Shoreline FC Player ID Camp

June 27, 2013 - We are about a month away from the 2013
National Camp in Rome, GA.  As more and more players get selected to come to the National Camp and train under Tony Carr, we have multiple Player ID Camps going on around the country.  Below is a picture from a recent Player ID Camp at Partner Club, Shoreline FC.  Make sure to check out the camps page to see if there is a camp near you.

Sebastian Impressing First Team

August 16, 2013 - Former West Ham United International Academy Player, Sebastian Lletget of Santa Clara, has been making a big splash with the first team this preseason.  Seb has been a regular on the reserve team over the last few years, but is still yet to make his first team debut.  Check out the article below to read about Sebastian’s preseason play.  Read more.

Elite Trip Invites

September 19, 2013 - Invites for those selected to attend this years elite trip have begun to go out.  Read an article here where some of our Partner Club players from San Antonio United were in attendance at the National Camp this year.  Congratulations to everyone that is selected to go on the Elite Trip Experience and train with the Academy staff in London.

New Partner Club

October 2, 2013 -West Ham United International Academy are please to announce the newest Partner Club, Pioneer Valley Storm.  The Pioneer Valley Storm was founded in 2011 with a mission to challenge players to enhance their soccer skills while providing the training and knowledge to take them to the next level of their game.  Tom Gerbaldi a former West Ham United academy player and Shaun Jenks, President of the Storm are excited to be able to provide thru the partnership with West Ham United International Academy & GIS the opportunity for players & coaches to develop and to take it to that next level.

Hawaii Player ID Camp

October 9, 2013 - West Ham United International Academy held its first ever Player ID Camp in Hawaii.  The West Ham coaches were greeted at the airport with leis.  Take a look at the pictures from the camp on our facebook page.

West Ham U16s Win GIS Cup

October 18, 2013 - West Ham United U16's win first GIS Cup in Palm Coast, Florida.  West Ham U16’s won all of their games against the American competition, but it was not easy.  Read more.

New Partner Club

March 1, 2014 -Hoover Soccer Club Director of Coaching Tomas Fox & I had this to say when discussing our newly formed partnership. “I believe our partnership with GIS and West Ham International Academy will open new opportunities to our players and club. It’s vital for all soccer players to be exposed to all levels, including pro clubs.”  Read more.