Carol Hinvest – (@carolhinvest)
Carol has been a West Ham season ticket holder for more than 10 years. She is looking forward to the move to the Olympic Stadium, having been to the Rugby World Cup she knows it can have a great atmosphere. She has strong views on the club and the way that it is run and what supporters should get out of it.
Carol has a history of campaigning and representing people, while at was at college she set up the first LGBT group there as well as campaigning against Clause 28 (yes she is that old!). As well is being a friend of Stonewall Carol is a supporter of a variety of other organisations. Having been a local Councillor and a member of a number of committees before including voluntary groups, housing associations and a hospital trust she knows her way around standing orders and committee behaviour.
Carol joined the Pride of Irons committee to work with other LGBT supporters and the club to raise the profile of LGBT issues and to be part of a vibrant supporters group. She hopes to see you at an event soon.
David Springer – (@sensibledave27)
With his secondary school only a stone’s throw from The Boleyn Ground, David has supported West Ham since he was young. Making regular pilgrimages there since the early 1990s he has seen many England stars come through the ranks.
Like many a West Ham fan he has grown to expect the rollercoaster ride that comes with the territory and he has immensely enjoyed the few highs throughout the many lows.
Having spent most of his career working in administration and events in the charity sector, David joined Pride of Irons to help create a positive environment for others in and around football.
Currently residing in North East London (bandit country), David is a season ticket holder in the East Stand with his son.
George was born and raised in London. Hasn’t managed to escape it just yet! Coming from a West Ham family and growing up close to Upton Park meant supporting the Hammers was a given, having a season ticket from the age 11 until 17 when he was lucky enough to start working in the players’ lounge at Upton Park. Serving the players their food before and after the game is quite a job for a West Ham mad teenager. Teas and coffees delivered to the away dressing room was also part of the role and spotting a certain Man United goalie with not many clothes one match was a particular highlight. Favourite game has to be the Ipswich play off semi final at Upton Park in 2004. Etherington’s goal alone was enough to make the place rock. George got involved with Pride of Irons after meeting members at one of the many post match meet ups and wanting to organise events for members to get together more often.