After a number of years of not being presented to the Club's "Hammer of the Year" the new Supporters' Club Committee have worked with West Ham United to reinstate the presentation of the historic trophy. Supporters' Club member Michael Searle had the honour of visiting the Rush Green training ground to present the trophy to 2018/19 Hammer of the Year Lukasz Fabianski.
Voted for by the Club's fans, the trophy has had many famous recipients including the great Bobby Moore, fellow World Cup winning Hammers Sir Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters, Sir Trevor Brooking, Billy Bonds and current Club Captain Mark Noble.
The video of the presentation was shown on the big screen before the 2-0 win over Norwich City.
Despite continued attempts by the Committee to secure the on-going rental of Stour Space on match days, Stour Space's new management have unfortunately decided that as part of their new business model they do not want to close their venue for any private events going forward. This is not just in relation to our match day bar, they have also cancelled a number of other booked events including weddings. We have tried to reach a compromise arrangement to use their venue but they were only prepared to offer us use of the Mezzanine area to sell bottled beers only. Capacity would have been limited to around 40 members at a time on the Mezzanine and the downstairs draught beer bar would not have been available to us. I'm sure you understand that this would not be anywhere near a suitable situation for us so we will no longer be holding a match day bar at Stour Space unless their position changes. We have parted on amicable terms and have asked them to approach us if their offering changes.
Details of the venue for forthcoming matchday bars will be advised as soon as they are known.
For the Norwich game, Members can show their membership card to gain access to Forman's restaurant "Smoke & Bubbles Club" in Stour Road just a minute from Stour Space.
Members should note that the Match Day Bar will return to its usual home at Stour Space for the Chelsea game on Sunday 23rd September. The bar will be open from 10:30am to 7pm and to celebrate saving the Supporters' Club we're gving members their first drink for free!
WHUSC members finally got their 2018 A.G.M. and voted in a new Committee and Constitution to take the Club forward - read the email sent to 2017/18 members here.
After a summer of legal disputes, ALL 2017/18 members of the West Ham United Supporters' Club are invited to attend the 2018 AGM on Sunday 9th September 12:30pm at The Boleyn Tavern.
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