YFC VISTA were kindly invited by West Ham United FC for a series of developmental matches throughout our age groups at the club Chadwell Heath training ground, providing our players with a great opportunity to see the first hand the environment where professional players work and train every day and test themselves against players of the same age currently attending WHUFC Development Centres.

The feedback from the coaches and senior academy staff who observed matches and players at close quarters has been extremely positive with regard to our approach of youth development and how our players express themselves in match situations and conduct themselves overall.

As a result we will be provided further opportunities in 2015/16 to play fixtures and continue our relationship with the club, an additional positive outcome from our relationship this season is that two players have been invited to attend weekly sessions at WHUFC to further monitor their progress and development. We look forward to further develop our partnership working with professional football clubs for the benefit of all our members and wider communities we serve.