West Ham SLAMMED by their own women's team

West Ham are SLAMMED by their own women’s team after being snubbed of the opportunity to play at the London Stadium… with Hammers’ U18s chosen ahead of the WSL side

  • West Ham have received criticisms from their women’s team after recent actions
  • The women’s side were denied the opportunity to play at the London Stadium
  • Instead, the West Ham Under 18’s will play an FA Youth Cup semi-final there 

West Ham Women have turned on the club for not showcasing them at the London Stadium.

It comes as the Hammers’ Under 18s prepare to face Southampton in the FA Youth Cup semi-finals at the 62,500-capacity ground, where the men’s team play home matches.

Barclays’ sponsorship deal for the WSL includes a provision that at least one game per season must be played at the men’s stadium, but West Ham’s team are still awaiting their chance. 

Manchester United Women hosted West Ham at Old Trafford last week in front of 27,919 supporters, and Chelsea Women have played at Stamford Bridge and Arsenal Women at the Emirates this season, each attracting large crowds.

Lucy Parker, who was named yesterday in the latest Lionesses squad, vented her frustration last night at not being handed the same opportunity.

West Ham’s women’s team have criticised their lack of opportunities at the London Stadium

Lucy Parker insisted that the women’s side ‘deserved’ the opportunity to play at the stadium

‘Taking nothing away from the lads, because they more than deserve it after their year,’ 24-year-old defender Parker tweeted.

‘But when will we get a game at the stadium? Only WSL side not to have a game at the men’s stadium and haven’t played there since 2019. Made an FA Cup semi-final last year, so can’t be that.’

West Ham Women play home games at Dagenham & Redbridge’s Victoria Road ground, which has a capacity of 6,078.

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