Welcome to the website of the West Ham United Independent Supporters Association – WHUISA.

Our aim is to provide a democratic, fully independent and self-funding structure through which all West Ham fans can voice their opinions without censure on matters that are important to us as well as express their support of our Club.

WHUISA is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organisation run by the fans for fans. We believe that by coming together under a single banner the myriad of opinion / views from all our fan base especially at this crucial time in our history we can move forward together as a strong group with a real mandate from you the fans to have a pivotal influence through frank and open channels of communication, based on mutual respect and accountability, with our Club, its owners, the board and Stadium / 3rd party operators. We aim to work tirelessly to achieve this.

With honesty and integrity we aim to represent and campaign with West Ham Supporters Clubs across the British Isles and with our overseas fans whom we admire greatly for supporting the Hammers thus giving a voice to those who would otherwise be excluded from any decision or consultation processes.

In promoting your views on the club to the relevant football bodies’, government departments and broadcast media at national and international levels we will also work alongside numerous West Ham websites / forums / social media as well as other supporter representation organisations and national organisations such as the Football Supporters Federation (FSF) with whom we are an affiliate member and Supporters Direct (SD).

We will also look to work closely with the local community we have moved into to provide a strong foundation for our new home.

We wish to establish a positive and effective relationship with West Ham United Football Club. To help us succeed in putting your views forward we need as many West Ham fans as possible to join and be involved with us.

Football is for the fans – become a member of WHUISA and together let’s get the voice and opinion of all West Ham fans heard loud and clear over land and sea !


John Ratomski
Current Chair of WHUISA. New LS season ticket holder who travels from Crewe for each home game. John wants to grow the membership and learn from other successful trusts and ISAs in the Premier League. Works with the emergency services in the UK and overseas as part of his business. @Jasiu9

Sue Watson
Current Secretary of WHUISA. A teacher with team working experience Sue got involved with WHUISA because she “feels the owners are not working effectively with the fan base, along with not consulting widely or around the issues and concerns fans have”. Sue says she keen to see the needs of disabled fans met. @susieteach2

Kevin Hind

Current Treasurer of WHUISA. Kevin Hind has West Ham running through his blood.  Three generations of his family have held season tickets for The Boleyn Ground as well as the London Stadium.  He got involved in WHUISA because he's concerned about the way the club is run and the experience of moving out of Upton Park, but thinks being a critical friend is better than doing nothing.  He's a law graduate and works in the digitisation industry and thinks he can bring this experience into examining the complex way in which the new ground is owned and maintained.  Outside work he's a town councillor and feels confident with holding people to account.

Malcolm Atkins

Social Media Officer. Hammers fan for 45 years, season ticket holder and occasional blogger. He believes that the board needs to be more transparent about the stadium issues/future plans/legal battle and needs to be more aware of the damage done to our reputation through weekly press columns and statements.

Lew Ozarow

Membership Officer. Born and brought up within a crowd roar of Upton Park, now commencing his 60th season supporting the Hammers home and away. West Ham United is his passion and after retiring recently is fully committed to assisting WHUISA to grow. With 40 years experience of the recruitment industry he knows that the skill sets gained over that period would be of great assistance in growing the WHUISA membership.