Thursday, 13 June 2013
THE THURSDAY CLUB #5 - WESTHAMIANS FC
The club played in the Amateur Football Alliance prior to the second World War with the club re-emerging in 1947 to join the Old Boys League for season 1948/49. They stayed members of the Amateur Football Alliance until the mid 1990's. The club then moved over to the Ilford and District League, the Essex Business Houses League and then onto the Essex Olympian League. A veterans team, a Sunday team and an under 18's team were also formed.
The club's sides have played at Fairlop since formation aside from two season's in Chingford in the mid 70's. They now have many youth sides and the first team are scheduled to play in Division One of the Essex Olympian League (Step 8 of the non-league ladder) for the 2013/14 season.
Last season they finished second bottom in the Premier Division winning only six of their twenty-six league games. Their most memorable season in recent times came in 2008/09 when they the Division One title gaining promotion to the Premier Division where they were members for four seasons up until relegation at the end of 2012/13.
Follow Westhamians FC on twitter @westhamiansfc or visit their website here