Collingwood City FC is pleased to be a partner club to West Ham United in Australia. We have hosted player identification camps at our ground at Kevin Bartlett Reserve in Richmond in 2014, 2015, 2016 and again in 2017.
The club also facilitates groups to participate in the West Ham UK tours.
West Ham United Coach
Jim Hampsheir coming to Australia for the July Regional Camps
Jim Hampsheir has worked for West Ham for over 20 years now and has coached likes of Joe Cole, Rio Ferdinand, Frank Lampard, Glen Johnston when they were young players. Over the years he has coached most age groups and been on many tournaments both at home and abroad with the West Ham United Academy. Jim is a lifelong West Ham United fan who grew up in Plaistow, London, just around the corner from the West Ham United Stadium.“ I can honestly say it is an honour to work for the club and feel privileged to have been with them for so long and gained the experience that I now have. As a Coach I find nothing more satisfying than seeing the players you are working with develop and progress as footballers, learning to play the West Ham way”. “Another part of my role now is recruiting (scouting players) for the club, which is also rewarding when you find an exciting prospect to bring to the club”. Along with former West Ham United player, George Cowie, Jim will attend all seven of the Australian Regional Camps in July.
September West Ham QLD camp
Collingwood City hosted the West Ham regional camp in July and players selected from that camp are invited to the QLD camp that has been running over the last 4 days. Over 20 players from CCFC were invited- a reflection of the talent and great coaching at our club!
Everyone has had an amazing time in QLD. Wonderful facilities and outstanding coaching.
West Ham United UK Football Tours
The club will offer the opportunity for players to participate in the UK football experience tour.
Many of our under club boys have been on these tours and had the experience of their life.
We are hoping to send players from 3 age groups this year
- under 12/13 year olds
- under 14/15 year olds and
- under 16/18 squads
Interested players should contact George Cowie