West Ham Ladies To Start New Season At Rush Green

Greg De Carnys’ side are preparing to play their home matches on the London Marathon Community Track in Stratford, having held home matches previously at Thurrock FC, but use of the facility for the 2017 IAAF World Championships have led to a short-term change in venue, says whufc.com

The Hammers will instead play their opening contests at the WHUFC training complex while the Community Track pitch is once again made fit for football.

Managing director Jack Sullivan took the positives from the development, saying: “It’s a great step for the Ladies to be at the first-team training ground for our first four games.

“It’s a shame we can’t start the season at the Community Track but we feel, in the long run, that it’s important that we are opposite the men’s team.”

West Ham open their Southern Division campaign with a trip to Gillingham this weekend before welcoming Cardiff City LFC to Rush Green on Sunday 27 August.