West Ham United’s defender Lucy Parker has expressed disappointment over the club’s decision to not facilitate a women’s team match at the London Stadium. The men’s under-18s team will play their FA Youth Cup semi-final at the stadium next week. However, Parker believes that the women’s team deserves the same opportunity. West Ham are currently placed seventh in the Women’s Super League and had made it to the semi-finals of the Continental Cup this season. But they lost 7-0 to Chelsea.
Parker wrote on social media, “Taking nothing away from the lads because they more than deserve it after their year, but when will we get a game at the stadium?” The team has not played at the men’s stadium since 2019 and are the only WSL team without a game there. She added, “We made an FA Cup semi-final last year too, so shouldn’t that count for something?”
The Hammers currently play their matches at the Chigwell Construction Stadium, which is home to National League side Dagenham. Parker’s comments came on the day she was called up by Sarina Wiegman for England’s friendly matches against Brazil and Australia next month.
For more information on this, the PA news agency has contacted West Ham United for comments.
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