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West Ham Ladies FC in move to Havering

PUBLISHED: 10:40 03 June 2015 | UPDATED: 10:40 03 June 2015

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A top flight women's football team is "delighted" to be heading for Havering.

West Ham United Ladies Football Club has announced it will move its home fixtures to AFC Hornchurch’s Bridge Avenue Stadium, in Upminster, for the 2015/16 season.

Stephen Hunt, joint chairman of West Ham United Ladies FC, said: “We are delighted to make this announcement. Colin McBride at AFC Hornchurch has made us very welcome and we look forward to playing here and taking the club forward towards the Women’s Super League.”

The FA Women’s Premier League South season will kick off in a matter of months, with games generally taking place at 2pm on a Sunday at the team’s new home, which has a bar and restaurant.

AFC Hornchurch chairman Colin McBride said: “We are excited and want to embrace this opportunity and show our support to West Ham United through the ladies team.

“We are looking forward to welcoming the ladies down on a regular basis and will do everything in our power to make it a memorable day for everyone coming to games.”

Ladies first team manager and former Premier League footballer Julian Dicks said he was “delighted” that the first step towards a successful season in place.

He added: “We are working hard this summer to prepare for next season and it was important for us to find a nice, local ground that we can now call our new home.”

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