West Ham Women: Lucy Parker criticizes her own club for the lack of matches at the London stadium | Soccer News
West Ham defender Lucy Parker has slammed her own club for not facilitating a game for her women’s side at the London Stadium.
Parker responded on Twitter to the Hammers’ announcement that their U18 men’s side will play their FA Youth Cup semi-final at the stadium next week.
West Ham are currently seventh in the Women’s Super League and reached the Continental Cup semi-finals earlier this season, where they were beaten 7-0 by Chelsea.
Parker wrote: “Not taking anything away from the guys because they deserve it more than their year but when will we get a game at the stadium?
“The only team in the WSL not to have a match in the men’s stadium and not to have played there since 2019. Made an FA Cup semi-final last year too, so it can’t be that. “
Sky Sports News understands that one of the main aims of West Ham’s new women’s team board is to stage a match at the London Stadium, a ground the club does not own.
Earlier this month, West Ham announced that vice-chairman Karren Brady, along with her colleague Tara Warren and ticketing manager Nicola Keye, had been appointed managers of the women’s team.
Baroness Brady said at the time that the trio would “work tirelessly to ensure West Ham United Women continue to go from strength to strength, on and off the pitch”.
The women’s team currently play their home games at Chigwell Construction Stadium, home of National League side Dagenham.
Parker’s social media post came the day she was called up by England boss Sarina Wiegman for next month’s Finalissima encounter with Brazil at Wembley and the friendly against Australia at the Gtech Community Stadium in Brentford.
Full England squad for Brazil and Australia friendlies
Guardians: Mary Earps, Sandy MacIver, Ellie Roebuck, Hannah Hampton.
Defenders: Millie Bright, Lucy Bronze, Jess Carter, Niamh Charles, Alex Greenwood, Maya Le Tissier, Esme Morgan, Lucy Parker, Leah Williamson.
Midfielders: Laura Coombs, Jordan Nobbs, Georgia Stanway, Ella Toone, Keira Walsh.
Forwards: Rachel Daly, Lauren Hemp, Lauren James, Chloe Kelly, Jess Park, Alessia Russo, Katie Robinson.
Next matches for England
April 6: England v Brazil – kick-off 7:45 p.m., Finalissima Women (Wembley Stadium)
April 11 : England v Australia – kick-off 7:45 p.m., friendly (Gtech Stadium)