We want you to have your say.

The frontpage of this website proudly proclaims WHUISA are the organisation “giving supporters a voice”.

And we are ready to make good on that pledge – with an added bonus.

We want you to write about your experiences as a West Ham fan and how they might be improved.

Each author of every piece we publish on our website will win a brand new WHUISA scarf as a token of our gratitude.

After all, it is you who make this brilliant and independent organisation what it is.

We don’t care how old or young you are, how long or short your piece is. Don’t be concerned about spelling or grammar either, it’s the thought that counts.

So open that laptop, get cracking on your article and mail us at info@whuisa.org

Good luck, we look forward to hearing from you.

WHUISA speech to the FSA AGM

Sue Watson gave a stirring speech to the Football Supporters’ Association at their AGM in London on Saturday.

The WHUISA Chair was on good form as she introduced our motion against the recently announced use of Socios by the club.

The text of her oratory was as follows:

“West Ham United Independent Supporters' Association (WHUISA)  are opposed to the principle of the monetisation of supporter opinion, voice and ongoing engagement with our football club.

West Ham United have entered into a formal arrangement with Socios. Tokens can be purchased from this potentially unregulated crypto currency platform. The more tokens you have the 'louder your voice'. WHUISA opposes this position.

Socios is saying only minor decisions can be voted on using the tokens, at the moment. Example given is the cover of the match day programme at the moment but who knows how this will develop?

A further feature on the platform is a token hunt type facility. This sounds similar in concept to Pokémon Go game. WHUISA opposes the potential  target audience as the monetisation of younger fans, so they become used to viewing engagement with their club as reliant on payment, is not acceptable.

Socios is clear that today it is only one club in England that has entered  a formal  agreement but they are keen to enter similar agreements with a significant number of UK clubs.

Today it is West Ham United, tomorrow…”

Join WHUISA now

There has never been a better time to join WHUISA.

For just £1 you get to have your say in an organisation that is:

·         One hundred per cent independent of the club.

·         Democratic, open and transparent.

·         Under the auspices of a new, energetic and hardworking committee.

·         An affiliate member of the Football Supporters Association meaning we can move motions like the recent one to condemn Socios.

·         A campaigning organisation seeking to pressure the club into respecting and acknowledging fan rights to be properly represented by an independent group

WHUISA – giving supporters a voice. Join today.