West Ham Park

Did you know that the first ever FA Cup goal was scored in, what is now West Ham Park, in November 1871 by Clapham Rover’s Jarvis Kenrick. As a tribute, and to coincide with the 2017/18 FA Cup first round, West Ham Park is hosting a match between the two clubs from that notable game of 1871, Upton Park Football Club and Clapham Rovers. Kick-off is 5 November at 1.15pm. Upton Park Football Club who organised the day, are keen to start an amateur youth side so will be working with football coaches ‘The Soccer Hub’ to run a skills test for boys aged under 13. The prize for the winner is a pair of FA cup final tickets. The park are hoping for a large crowd on the day with social media interest from professional players, old and new, and sports radio station, talkSPORT.