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West Ham expand training initiatives

West Ham United Foundation are looking to expand their coaching programme to training venues internationally.

The Foundation has chosen Levett Business Services to spearhead this international growth programme, capitalising on the experience and contacts that managing director Neil Levett has fostered over the past two decades in sports industry publishing and event organising.

West Ham United Foundation currently run a wide range of schemes, from Social Inclusion programmes through to Coach Education and Player Development programmes across 13 countries globally, engaging thousands of people each year.

All of the programmes delivered by the Foundation use the power of the West Ham United FC brand as a force for good.

Levett will focus on growth within the international arena, in which he has multiple contacts.

He also has the remit to grow programmes in the local east London and Essex area too.

The relationship has already seen early success with agreement reached to run a weekly session for coaching at Aveley FC’s Parkside Stadium from October.

Bryan Glover, West Ham United Foundation head of football development said:

We’re committed to uniting our community, responding to local need and providing an environment for all to thrive – spanning east London, Essex and international areas – and this exciting new partnership with Levett Business Services will see us delivering to new participants from new local centres as well as centres abroad.

Young people aged 7-14 will be provided with top quality coaching sessions as well as opportunities to develop cultural knowledge and language learning with the international programme.

For further information on the international work undertaken by the West Ham United Foundation please contact