West Ham squad goes rowing, Mark Noble among those to take a dip
Not content with being award the Olympic Stadium as their new ground, West Ham have now taken over the London 2012 rowing lake.
The Hammers took to Dorney Lake for a team-building rowing session with Olympic silver medalist Mark Hunter.
As you might expect with a Sam Allardyce team-building session, the water-based fun was not without its physical contact. Some members of the squad, notably Mark Noble (pictured above) and captain Kevin Nolan, ended up in the water thanks to a helping hand from their colleagues.
The players had a brief introductory session on a rowing machine before heading out on the water in single sculls.
Skipper Nolan doesn’t have his eye on Olympic gold.
He told West Ham TV: “It’s too hard for me, I must admit. It was an enjoyable day and I was delighted to be on the winning side, but it was really tough! It was great for the lads. It brought us all together and gave us a good laugh.
“Especially being in that one man boat, there were a few shaky moments. It looks easier than it is. I’m glad that I didn’t go in, apart from being pushed in later on.
“We were all delighted that Macca [assistant manager Neil McDonald] was the first one in and then a few other lads followed.”