West Ham Women bring in goalkeeping coach Billy Stewart

Hammers’ keeper Becky Spencer during a warm up. (Photo: Kunjan Malde for The FA)

West Ham United have announced that Billy Stewart has joined them as goalkeeping coach, after three years with the Accrington Stanley men’s team.

A former Liverpool apprentice, Stewart has worked with the England and Northern Ireland U-19s, spent ten years in the Liverpool coaching set-up and has recently helped Bolton Wanderers Ladies.

“It’s a great honour to be a part of this club,” Stewart told whufc.com. “There’s a fantastic coaching staff here and a terrific set of players, who I saw in action for the first time on Sunday, and I’m looking forward to working with them all for what I hope is a very long time.”

Head coach Matt Beard is delighted to have added a coach of Stewart’s calibre to his team, and is looking forward to working with the newest acquisition.

Beard said: “Billy brings a wealth of experience. I was really impressed with him during the application and interview process, and since he’s come in, he has been fantastic.

“I think Billy is going to be a great addition to our coaching team and we are all looking forward to working with him.”