Hosted By West Ham Legend

Frank McAvennie

3rd to 5th June 2015
Adult (Over 18) 11-a-side

Adults Tournament 2015

This is the very last chance for fans to play on the hallowed turf and participate in these tournaments which have become firmly established in the end of the season Upton Park calendar.

  • Wed – 3rd June 2015 (8am to 12pm) & (1pm to 5pm)
    (8am to 12pm)
    £165 +vat per person
  • Thur – 4th June 2015 (6pm to 10pm)
    £175 +vat per person
  • Fri – 5th June 2015 (8am to 5pm)
    (6pm to 10pm)
    £199 +vat per person

Final opportunity to fulfil those boyhood dreams in the company of fans favourite Frank McAvennie. Each team will get a minimum of 80/90 mins pitch playing time depending on tournament entered. Use of dressing rooms, tunnel line-up and emerge to “Bubbles” anthem.

from £165 +vat pp

  • Matches On Full Playing Surface
  • Hosted by Frank McAvennie
  • Use Dressing Rooms
  • Tunnel Line-Up & "Bubbles" Anthem
  • Professional Physio/Masseur
  • Matchday Programme
  • DVD - Optional

Frank is one of the most popular players to have worn the Claret & Blue shirt of West Ham. He always gets a warm welcome whenever he returns to Upton Park and is a cult hero to many fans.

He signed from St Mirren where he made 135 appearances and scored 50 goals. John Lyall signed him for £340,000 during the closed season of 1985. He made his Hammers debut as a midfielder on August 17 1985 in an away match at Birmingham City. Just three days later he made his home debut but this time as a striker due to an injury to regular frontman Paul Goddard. Frank made an immediate impact scoring twice in the 3-1 win victory over QPR. Almost instantaneously, he formed a great understanding with Tony Cottee and they were to become regarded, arguably, as Hammers best ever strike partnership when they scored 54 goals between them (Frank 26 – all in open play) in the 85/86 season as the club finished 3rd which remains its highest ever finish in the top flight.

He won his first of four Scotland caps in a World Cup qualifier in Australia and scored in the return match to ensure Scotland made the finals. Sir Alex Ferguson selected him for Mexico 86 and he won four caps for his country.

Frank moved to Celtic, his boyhood heroes, in 1987/88 for a fee of £750,000 and importantly helped the club do the Scottish League & Cup double in its Centenary year. Two seasons later Frank re-signed for The Hammers for a fee of £1.25 million after turning down the chance to sign for Arsenal.

However, the move proved to be ill-fated when he suffered a broken leg and missed virtually all of the 1989/90 season. Unfortunately, his second spell at West Ham was to be short lived but he famously came on as a second half sub in his last game for the club in May 1992, against Nottingham Forest, and scored a hat-trick.

He also had spells with Aston Villa, Swindon and another at Celtic and played for a time in Hong Kong. He finished up playing a handful of games for Falkirk before ending his career at his first club St Mirren.

During his time in London, he gained celebrity status and was regularly seen at top West End nightspots, such as Stringfellows, usually accompanied by a Page 3 model or two!

Once his playing career had finished, Frank published his autobiography "Scoring – An Experts Guide" and there is no doubt he had a tale to tell. Indeed his stories mean he is still very popular on the after-dinner speaking circuit. These days Frank is also involved as an Agent with Calcio Promotions.

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