West Ham United’s annual staff and players’ Christmas dinner was a colourful affair at Chadwell Heath.
Training ground chefs Keith Parson and Adam Viggars laid on a festive feast for manager Sam Allardyce and his coaching and medical staff and first-team players.
A welcome guest at the top table was Joint-Chairman David Gold, who enjoyed his turkey with all the trimmings alongside Big Sam.
Club chaplain Rev Alan Bolding led the prayers before the fun began, with Christmas party hats, streamers and crackers all adding to the atmosphere.
The official website was on hand to capture the festive scene as the Hammers took a short time out from their preparations for the Boxing Day trip to Birmingham City. As you can see from our exclusive images, team spirit could not be higher.
The canteen was decked out with colourful festive decorations
There was certainly plenty of turkey to go around!
Hats, streamers and crackers completed the Christmas atmosphere
Club chaplain Rev Alan Bolding got the better of captain Kevin Nolan
Mark Noble was delighted with his cracker prize
Joint-Chairman David Gold joined Big Sam at the top table
The players waited patiently for their Christmas feast
Chef Adam Viggars carefully served up the delicious dinner
The players were keen to enjoy all the festive trimmings
George Moncur welcomed Dylan Tombides back to Chadwell Heath