Foundation logo to appear on Hammers’ equipment in UEFA Europa League
When West Ham United kick off their 2021/22 UEFA Europa League campaign against Dinamo Zagreb on Thursday, players will wear shirts featuring the club’s charitable foundation logo.
West Ham’s very first appearance in the Europa League group stages is a momentous occasion for the club itself as well as for its local community.
The logo has been prominently displayed on the back of the Hammers home and away jersey, located below the players’ jersey numbers, highlighting the work of the club and the foundation in supporting local charities, good causes and programs. social support.
West Ham United Foundation CEO Joseph Lyons commented: “We are delighted to be a part of such a historic moment. The effects of the pandemic have brought many challenges and made our work in the community more important than ever. We have worked tirelessly to do everything we can to continue to make a positive difference and so now to be at a stage where we are moving forward, increasing our presence and seeing the fans coming back to the stadiums is fantastic. The fact that the Foundation is now also recognized on the UEFA Europa League men’s team kit gives an extra boost and, for me, represents the solidarity we have at West Ham United.
“Family and community are at the heart of our club and players have always played a big role here, especially through the Players’ Project for the past three years, so for them to carry our logo globally n It is not only a brilliant recognition for all who are involved in the Foundation and in the community at large, but also symbolizes how much we are right behind them, just as they are behind us.
The West Ham United Foundation offers more than 30 initiatives in the areas of health, community, football development, learning and employability. They help individuals and communities realize their potential on and off the pitch with activities suitable for all ages and abilities, covering East London, Essex and international locations.
Throughout the pandemic, the charity has had a multi-layered response to provide crucial support to address the increased levels of needs and inequalities that have surfaced.
This involved: helping frontline services, including local NHS Trusts, developing new programs to support the mental health and well-being of children and young adults, offering help to most vulnerable people and to implement projects focused on equality, prevention and intervention against anti-social behavior, and opportunities for mentoring and employability.
“Ultimately, this will hopefully help raise awareness of the West Ham United Foundation and encourage more people to learn more, get involved and support our efforts,” Lyons said.