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ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL PASE TRIAL

BWOOD PASE ACADEMY

Boreham Wood Football Club are delighted to announce another record breaking Academy trial for the 2014/2015 season. The PASE Academy’s coaches welcomed over 145 trialists to Meadow Park to show off their talent in front of the watchful eyes of Boreham Wood Football Clubs Academy coaches, which was a record number for a 2nd trial..

FA cup webAs boys registered for the trial, the volume of numbers impressed the BWFC coaches. With an official 10.00am registration; by 9.10am we had over 30 boys; by 9.30am over 50 boys; by 9.50am over 100 boys; by 10.20am 140 boys; and with a few latecomers the final number for the trial was 145 boys!

With such impressive numbers, the trial was split into three separate groups. The groups of players were assigned to Head Coach Luke Garrard, Mario Noto and ex- Watford player Matty Whichelow. In the morning, the first group went onto the 3G astro turf to impress the coaches through their footballing ability, whilst the second and third groups and their parents received an informative talk from Boreham Wood FC Chairman Danny Hunter, filled out their education forms, and had a tour of the facilities including our new 890-seater West Stand.

LUKE-GARRARDOverall the coaches were impressed with the lads and Academy Director Luke Garrard said “We are very happy with the response we have had this year in terms of student/player numbers. Everyone of the staff involved with the Club and the PASE Academy need thanking as they have worked tirelessly over the past months in the recruitment process and their hard work is paying off “..

Garrard continued “The standard of players was of a level that we can work with and improve. I believe that we put on an enjoyable trial for them all and they got an insight of the Club, the coaching, its facilities, and the education provision that’s provided, so all in all, it was a great day for the PASE Academy.”

The PASE Scheme started by Boreham Wood Chairman Danny Hunter has over the years has come on leaps and bounds from its inauguration in 2002. The PASE Scheme and youth structure in that time has won National Titles, multiple leagues and cups, while producing 14 England Internationals at Schools and College level over the last 6 years. That number is more than any other club or scheme at our level in the entire Country.

JAME, MAXWELL & HARRY 2Hunter said “We have progressed many of our boys in the last 10 years to play at a senior non-league or professional level of football and presently we have 3 England College Internationals, 7 PASE Scheme players in our First Team squad and playing at Conference South Level. In addition, we have helped five of our old youth team players into the professional game. In fact Lee Hodson, and Matthew Whichelow both played first team football with Championship Watford FC, Kyle Vassell is now doing well at Peterborough Utd. While Pelly Ruddock left us to join East London giants West Ham United in 2012 after he enjoyed a trial and impressed Hammers boss Sam Allardyce. Pelly has since (for an undisclosed transfer fee), joined The Skrill Conference leaders Luton Town FC on a permanent basis and he is doing fantastically well.” Hunter Concluded

 

 

PERHAPS YOU COULD BE THE NEXT TO PROGRESS FORM BOREHAM WOOD FC INTO THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE?

Boreham Wood PASE Academy’s next trial will be held on:

Tuesday 27th May 2014

10.00am registration.

To register for the next trial or for more information on the PASE Academy if you’re interested in joining us here during this exciting time, please call the PASE office on 020 8953 5716.

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YOUNG ‘WOOD’ WIN TITLE, ENGLAND COME CALLING AND ITS RECRUITMENT TIME ALREADY…

BWOOD PASE ACADEMY

BOREHAM WOOD FOOTBALL CLUBS ACADEMY ARE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE ANOTHER FANTASTIC WEEK IN THE HISTORY OF THE CLUBS EVER PROGRESSING YOUTH SCHEME.

Woods U/18′s, as good as clinched our eighth successive Southern floodlit youth league title, this week with a resounding 6-0 victory over a more than useful Grays Athletic. Our lads put in a fantastic performance, where clinical in front of goal saw them comfortable victors and we are now on course for what could possibly be a fourth league and cup treble in the last five years.JAMIE & HARRY 2

On top of that the club can also proudly announce that three of our improving U/18 players namely Maxwell Holland, Jamie Lumsden and Harry Singh, have all been chosen for the forthcoming England College tour of Italy… Which amazingly takes our Schoolboy and College International success to 14 boys in just six years, which is a huge honour for the club and Academy.

On top of that our elite U/19 squad, emphatically then won 10-0 on Wednesday against a previously strong SEEVIC and as such we are now very close to clinching a big National quarter final place in the English College play-offs.MAXWELL

Academy Director Luke Garrard said “This has been a difficult year for the Academy in terms of consistency and injuries. Just like our first team, the Academy players, coaches and managers have together learnt a lot about each other and we seem to be hitting form at just the right time. With the fantastic team spirit throughout the club now clearly evident, it could yet end with some silverware, some England caps and some fantastic memories, which would be great for the lads and the staff…”

Boreham Wood Football Club would like to remind any possible recruits, that we will be holding our SECOND ACADEMY TRIAL for the 2014/15 season on:

Thursday, 10th April

Registration: 10.00am

Venue: Boreham Wood Football Club

Anybody interested in finding out more or possibly joining our acclaimed sports/education scheme, should ring our Academy office on 0208 953 5716 and express their interest or for more details look at our website on www.bwfcpaseacademy.co.uk.

PLEASE NOTE; BOREHAM WOOD FOOTBALL CLUB, DO NOT MISLEAD ANY OF OUR POSSIBLE RECRUITS. AS SUCH WE WISH TO EMPHASISE FROM THE OUTSET, THAT WE ARE A TOP NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL ACADEMY, WITH OUTSTANDING FULL-TIME COACHES, OUTSTANDING FULL-TIME MEDICAL STAFF, OUTSTANDING 3G AND GRASS PITCHES, OUSTANDING GYMNASIUMS AND ASSOCIATED FACILITIES, THAT SPREAD OVER THREE FANTASTIC LOCATIONS.

45AS A CLUB WE PLAY OUR FIRST TEAM FOOTBALL IN THE CONFERENCE SOUTH DIVISION OF THE ENGLISH FOOTBALL PYRAMID. WE ALSO RUN 15 TEAMS OF ALL LEVELS OF ABILITIES AND AS SUCH WE PLAY OUR FOOTBALL ON VARIOUS DAYS OF THE WEEK DEPENDANT ON YOUR ABILITY. THIS COULD INCLUDE PLAYING IN WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON LEAGUE’S, MIDWEEK EVENING LEAGUE’S, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY LEAGUE’S.

WE HAVE OVER THE YEARS ADOPTED AN INCLUSIVE POLICY FOR EVERYONE, WHILE ENSURING WE HAVE THE INVESTMENT AND EXPERIENCE TO DELIVER. WE KNOW WE CAN GUARANTEE A LEAGUE AND A LEVEL OF FOOTBALL TO SUIT ALL STUDENTS BUT ONLY IF THEY HAVE THE RIGHT ATTITUDE, DISCIPLINE AND DESIRE TO WANT TO IMPROVE.

FA cup webWE WILL ALONG WITH OUR EDUCATION PROVIDER BARNET AND SOUTHGATE COLLEGE, RUN A TRUE SPORTS/EDUCATION TIMETABLE, THAT WILL BE TAILOR MADE FOR OUR STUDENTS ACADEMIC PROGRAMME AND THEIR FOOTBALL NEEDS.. THAT WILL INCLUDE; A LEVELS, B-TEC’S, CONSTRUCTION, CYQ’S AND VARIOUS OTHER COURSES.

IN SIMPLE TERMS WE ARE NOT A COLLEGE SCHEME ATTACHING OURSELVES TO A PRO CLUBS BADGE OR ARE WE PART OF A PRO CLUBS COMMUNITY SCHEME.

WE ARE BOREHAM WOOD FOOTBALL CLUB AND OUR AIMS ARE SIMPLE.. WE WISH TO IMPROVE YOU ALL AS PLAYERS, WE WANT TO GET YOU PLAYING FOOTBALL AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL POSSIBLE AND WE WANT YOU TO REMAIN IN FOOTBALL LONG AFTER YOU HAVE FINISHED YOUR SPORTS/EDUCATION PROGRAMME WITH US.

WE HAVE AS A SMALL FOOTBALL ACADEMY GROWN BEYOND BELIEF AND WE NOW HAVE A REPUTATION AND TRACK RECORD OF PROVEN SUCCESS OVER THE LAST 10 YEARS. HOWEVER OUR SUCCESS GOES WAY BEYOND BRINGING HOME TROPHIES.

WE CAN DEMONSTRATE THAT WE GET OUR PLAYERS INTO PRO CLUBS; WE CAN DEMONSTRATE THAT WE GET OUR SCHOLARS TO THE USA; WE CAN DEMONSTRATE THAT WE GET OUR STUDENTS INTO THE WORKPLACE AND WE CAN DEMONSTRATE THAT WE GET OUR STUDENTS TO UNIVERSITY.

WE ALSO BELIEVE ITS JUST AS IMPORTANT TO DEMONSTRATE THAT WE GET OUR STUDENTS ENJOYING SPORT, ENJOYING EDUCATION AND ENJOYING LIFE…

“LIFE IS ABOUT CHOICE,

WE HOPE YOU CHOOSE US”

 

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YOUNGSTERS LOANED TO BILLERICAY TOWN

Boreham Wood Football Club have put two first team squad players out on loan for a month at Billericay Town in the Ryman Premier Division.

Billy Lobjoit, the clubs young star striker, who has been unlucky not to be given more match time recently. Hopefully Billy will get amongst the goals whilst at Billericay and gain much needed match fitness, and then return to Meadow Park full of confidence in time for the run in.

The other ‘Wood’ player joining Billericay Town on loan is the clubs England College International defender Sam Doolan. Sam is captain of ‘Wood’s’ development squad and will improve hugely from his loan experience.

Boreham Wood manager Ian Allinson said, “I need to get match time into both players for the run in, and having spoken to Craig Edwards at Billaricay, I am sure both boys will benefit from their experience and hopefully it works out well for all concerned…”

Everyone at Boreham Wood Football Club wish Billy and Sam the best of luck during their loan spell, and look forward to them rejoining us with games and match fitness under their belts ready for the season run in.


RECORD NUMBERS AT PASE ACADEMY TRIAL

West Ham FriendlyBoreham Wood Football Club are delighted to announce record breaking trial numbers in their first trial for the 2014/2015 season. The PASE Academy’s previous record was 108 trialists, but this figure was blown out of the water, as we welcomed over 165 trialists to Meadow Park to show off their talent in front of the excited watchful eyes of our Boreham Wood PASE Academy coaches.

As flurries of boys registered for the trial, the volume of numbers astounded the coaches. With an official 10.00am registration; by 9.10am we had over 30 boys; by 9.30am over 50 boys; by 9.50am over 100 boys; by 10.20am over 150 boys; and with a few latecomers the final number for the trial was 167 boys! Nearly 60 trialists better than our previous best!

With such impressive numbers of trialists, the trial was split into two separate groups. Two groups of over 80 players were assigned to each Head Coach Luke Garrard, and Mario Noto respectfully. In the morning, the first group went out onto the 3G astro turf to show the coaches their footballing ability, whilst the second group and their parents received an inspiring talk from Boreham Wood FC Chairman Danny Hunter, filled out their education forms, and had a tour of the facilities including our new 900-seater West Stand.  In the afternoon the two groups switched places.

LUKE-GARRARDOverall the coaches were very impressed, Academy Director Luke Garrard said “We are very happy with the response we have had this year in terms of numbers. Everyone involved with the Club and the PASE Academy have worked tirelessly over the past months in the recruitment process thus far, whether that be the production of our new PASE Academy video, or spreading the word via social media.”

Garrard continued “The standard of players was high, and I believe that we put on a professional trial for them to get an insight of the Club, the coaching, its facilities, and the education. Across the board, it was a great day for the PASE Academy.”

The scheme over the years has come on leaps and bounds from its inauguration in 2002. Our PASE Scheme and youth structure has won National Titles and many other leagues and cups. We’ve also produced 12 England Internationals at Schools and College level over the last 5 years, which is more than any other club at our level in the entire Country.

We have progressed many of our boys in the last 10 years to play at a senior non-league level of football, and presently we have 7 PASE Scheme players in our First Team squad and currently playing at Conference South Level.

previewIn addition, we have five of our old youth team players have now stepped into the professional game. In fact Lee Hodson, and Matthew Whichelow both played first team football with Watford FC.

In 2012 we allowed Pelly Ruddock to join East London giants West Ham United, after he had enjoyed a successful week long trial. After impressing Hammers boss Sam Allardyce, Pelly put pen to paper on a two and a half year contract.

Pelly was a fundamental player in the Hammer’s Under 21 and reserve team, has now been given a West Ham United First Team squad number of 33, and has gone onto make his First Team debut in the last 16 of the Capital Cup against Championship outfit Burnley FC. Pelly played the entire game at center back partnering England Under 21 International James Tomkins in a 2-0 victory for the Hammers. Pelly has now joined The Skrill Conference leader Luton Town FC on a permanent basis.

calum03Furthermore, former youth team player Calaum Jahraldo-Martin has recently joined Premier League side Hull City. Lastly, Kyle Vassell, who played for Boreham Wood Football Club’s youth team from the ages 13-16, has now joined League One outfit Peterborough United FC.

Perhaps you could be the next to progress form Boreham Wood FC into the Football League? Boreham Wood PASE Academy’s next trial will be held on Thursday 10th April 2014, 10.00am registration. To register for the next trial or for more information on the PASE Academy if you’re interested in joining us here during this exciting time, please call the PASE office on 020 8953 5716.


FIRST PASE TRIAL DATE ANNOUNCED

Boreham Wood Football Club PASE new trial date 

West Ham FriendlyBoreham Wood Football Club can now announce our first trial date for players wishing to join the PASE scheme for the 2014/2015 season. PASE at Boreham Wood invites players between the ages of 16-18 years old who want to continue both their education alongside developing as a footballer at a decent level.

Our first trial assessment will be held on Thursday 20th February 2014 at Boreham Wood Football Club, with a 10.00am registration. Boreham Wood FC PASE Academy is a football/education scheme, offering talented young men the chance to combine a high level of football coaching from ex-professional players and a football structure that you will find impressive.

Academically Boreham Wood Football Club offer a wide range of courses, including BTEC’s, CYQ Personal Trainer courses, Construction courses, and Level 1 & 2 coaching courses.

previewOn the football side, PASE manager Billy Hunter, academy coaches Luke Garrard and Mario Noto, and medical staff Megan Reid and Kate Simmons head BWFC PASE academy. Over the past 5 years, the management has seen our PASE Scheme win National Titles and produce 10 England internationals at Schools and College level. We have also progressed boys to play in our First Team at Conference South Level and beyond.

Namely, Pelly Ruddock, signed for West Ham United. Pelly is ever present in the Hammers Under 21 Premier League side, and he’s now gone onto the make his debut in their first team in the Carling Cup against Championship side Burnley. Across the board we now have PASE graduates at all levels of the Football League, Non-League and in the USA.

If you wish to trial with Boreham Wood’s PASE Scheme, but cannot make the trial on the 20th February please call the PASE Department on 020 8953 5716 and ask for Luke or Mario. For more information regarding the scheme, do not hesitate to call the PASE office at 020 8953 5716.


FIRST PASE TRIAL DATE ANNOUNCED

Boreham Wood Football Club PASE new trial date 

West Ham FriendlyBoreham Wood Football Club can now announce our first trial date for players wishing to join the PASE scheme for the 2014/2015 season. PASE at Boreham Wood invites players between the ages of 16-18 years old who want to continue both their education alongside developing as a footballer at a decent level.

Our first trial assessment will be held on Thursday 20th February 2014 at Boreham Wood Football Club, with a 10.00am registration. Boreham Wood FC PASE Academy is a football/education scheme, offering talented young men the chance to combine a high level of football coaching from ex-professional players and a football structure that you will find impressive.

Academically Boreham Wood Football Club are in partnership with Education providers Cohenel College, to offer a wide range of courses, including BTEC’s, CYQ Personal Trainer courses, Construction courses, and Level 1 & 2 coaching courses.

previewOn the football side, PASE manager Billy Hunter, academy coaches Luke Garrard and Mario Noto, and medical staff Megan Reid and Kate Simmons head BWFC PASE academy. Over the past 5 years, the management has seen our PASE Scheme win National Titles and produce 10 England internationals at Schools and College level. We have also progressed boys to play in our First Team at Conference South Level and beyond.

Namely, Pelly Ruddock, signed for West Ham United. Pelly is ever present in the Hammers Under 21 Premier League side, and he’s now gone onto the make his debut in their first team in the Carling Cup against Championship side Burnley. Across the board we now have PASE graduates at all levels of the Football League, Non-League and in the USA.

If you wish to trial with Boreham Wood’s PASE Scheme, but cannot make the trial on the 20th February please call the PASE Department on 020 8953 5716 and ask for Luke or Mario. For more information regarding the scheme, do not hesitate to call the PASE office at 020 8953 5716.


OFF TO A FLYER

pellyThis week has been a good week for the BWFC PASE Scheme.. Firstly former PASE graduate Pelly Ruddock was on the bench for West Ham Uniteds league cup tie against Cheltenham and has now been given his first team shirt with a Squad number of 33

Then our under 18′s started their Southern floodlit youth league campaign off with a comfortable 3-1 win against Luton Town. Although like the first team a few injuries were picked up on the night.

Our U/19 Development squad has also managed to remain unbeaten in the first two weeks of the season and we hope to challenge for both domestic and National honours once again..

FINALLY OUR PASE RECRUITMENT ON BOTH THE ENFIELD AND BWFC SITES HAS CONTINUED TO FLOURISH AND THE BOYS ARE NOW WELL INTO THEIR TRAINING AND ENROLMENT.. THE MATCHES ARE ALSO COMING THICK AND FAST.. SO IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN JOINING US, THEN PLEASE RING LUKE OR MEGAN ON THE BWFC SITE ON 0208 953 5716 OR MARIO AND KATE ON THE ENFIELD SITE ON 02084423693. AS WE ARE HOLDING OPEN TRIALS ON BOTH SITES FOR THE NEXT FEW WEEKS.

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BOREHAM WOOD U16′s & U18′s DEFEATED BY ROYALS

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Pre Season Friendly

Reading U18′s 4-3 Boreham Wood U18′s

Match Report

Our Under 18s travelled to the impressive Hogwood Park training ground to test themselves against one of the best Academies in the Country our  Partners Reading FC. The growing Partnership saw a Reading FC XI visit Meadow Park in pre season.

A 1pm kickoff saw the perfect conditions for the game between the sides. A nervous start by the Wood youngsters allowed Reading to impose themselves on the game and dominate the early exchanges. Wood began to settle and find their passing game as they grew in confidence.

An early ball caught right back Orlando Rodriguez out allowing the Royals wide man time and space to cross and find his forward who finished coolly. This seemed to bring Wood together and go at the men in Blue, with Robert Hastings going close with a low drive, after some positive play by Maxwell Holland who was bright all afternoon.

Hollands direct play caused problems in the Royals ranks once again but the young winger unfortunately could not find a finish to the move. The Reading side increase the tempo towards the end of the half creating several chances that lead to a dubious penalty decision, after Sam Doolan made what looked like two good challenges but was penalised by the referee. The Reading number 10 cheekily lofted the ball into the net to give his side a two nil lead at the break.

After the break Wood continued on the front foot and when Maxwell Holland was fouled on the left wing, it allowed Marcio Cruz to deliver right footed with quality to find Jack Vasey unmarked at the back post to head into the roof of the net. Wood grew in confidence despite Reading dictating possession. The youngsters frustrated the Royals with a good defensive shape and spells of possession. After a Reading attack Wood broke quickly with Salim Sahnoun who found Micah Jackson in the centre of the park and neatly exchanged with Robert Hastings, to send the midfielder through and confidently lifted the ball over the advancing Reading No1.

With Wood level and Reading making several changes. The fresh legs told and two quick flowing passing moves led to Wood conceding 2 quick goals. The introduction of Robert NNaji for the Wood and Sandro Sanchez gave Wood some energy in the closing 10minutes. NNaji pulled another goal back with a well constructed team goal that allowed Sahnoun to find time and space to set Nnaji away that finished with poise.

Academy Head Coach Mario Noto added “We have been coming to Reading over the last 3 years and the relationship is growing all the time. It’s always a good test for the boys and an opportunity to gage and assess our players. It was a very positive exercise and experience for all the boys involved, with some pleasing performances”.

Reading U16′s 3 -0 Boreham Wood U16′s

Match Report

Boreham Wood Elite Under 16s travelled down to Hogwood Park, to face Reading FC Under 16s in a pre season Friendly.  With Wood youngsters fresh into their Pre Season Schedule it was always going to be a good test for the boys.

Reading  started bright with good inter change between their front three to work an effort on goal. Wood then went close when Taj Figueroa a new recruit went on a solo run to bend his effort wide of the goal.

Reading took the lead on the 30minute mark when Sadiq Giwa fouled his opposite number, for him to pick himself up and rifle the ball into the top right hand corner.

Wood than dictated for a spell where they nearly levelled the match when Jamal Brown found himself on the edge of the box beyond the back line only for him to dwell in possession failing to get a shot away and test the Reading keeper.

Wood started with intent in the second half after a few changes, their build up play and ball retention improved and looked to take a foot hold in the game, only for Ismail Camara who was immense up until he went to ground in the box gifting Reading a penalty kick. The lead woas doubled with the Wood keeper being sent the wrong way.

Reading completed the scoring from another set piece where they worked a short corner for them to deliver with pace  for their 6ft centre half to direct his header into the top corner.

Academy Director Luke Garrard gave his thoughts after the defeat. “Iwas pleased with the game, we showed we have lots to work with, individually today some performances were very good. We have had these now for four sessions and had to try and cram as much into them as possible, they have reacted and done these ok, but over time they will understand their roles to the last detail. Set Pieces are huge in games, and I explained to them the importance they bring, whether that’s attacking or defending, and for all 3 goals to be conceded by set pieces is frustrating. We’re now preparing the boys for the start of the season, and are really looking forward to working with this crop”.


WOOD’S ELITE UNDONE BY DONS

Pre Season Friendly

Boreham Wood 1-2 AFC Wimbledon

 

Boreham Wood FC’s Elite squad hosted an AFC Wimbledon side in what was a close fought pre season friendly.

It was Wimbledon who took the lead midway through the First Half after great play from their wide man who delivered an inch perfect cross for the lone striker to head home from close range.

Wood responded well and were soon level after a training ground routine that saw Jamie Lumsden work space in the box for him to guide his effort into the far bottom corner giving the keeper no chance.

Both sides came close to taking the lead but it was the Dons who capitalised on a defensive error, with First Year Stephen Akoto misjudging a bounce and allowed for the Wimbledon Frontman to drive his effort in the far corner of the net. Wood had the opportunity to equalise but second half substitute Maxwell Holland could only guide his effort goal bound.

Wood travel down to Hogwood next Wednesday where an Under 16s and Under 18s will take on Reading’s academy, allowing them to pit there wits against the championship outfit.

Academy Director Luke Garrard was happy with the work out “we played some really good football in spells today, and showed glimpses of what could be a very exciting year.  We have recruited a few new faces and they are getting used to the manner in which we like to play, it may have seemed foreign to them at first but we are already seeing a marked improvement in the short space of time we’ve had them.  We now prepare to travel across to Reading to play against their 16s & 18s in a game which will be a huge test for our boys, Reading have been great the last few seasons allowing us to bring squads to help them in their pre season.”

 

 


TALENTED CORNELIUS GETS USA SCHOLARSHIP

Jordan Cornelius will travel to America in July to begin a Football Scholarship with the College of Southern Maryland.

The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London in partnership with Boreham Wood Football Clubs Pase Academy has once again helped to secure a Scholarship in the USA for one of its many talented players.

jordan18 year old Jordan Cornelius has just received confirmation of a three year sponsorship with the College of Southern Maryland where he will study Sports Psychology and play for the college’s football team.

The Scholarship will pay for his tuition, food and accommodation for three years after which Jordan will decide whether to come back to England or pursue a professional career in America.

By joining Cohenel College and the Boreham Wood PASE Football Academy in 2011, which is a partnership that stands for Programme Of Academic and Sporting Excellence.. Jordan was perhaps not initially the most outstanding player, however with a good attitude, discipline and determination, he was selected by a scout to attend trials earlier this year and will now travel to America in July.

While playing for the Academy, Jordan studied for his Sports BTEC Level 3 at the College, which allowed him to gain the qualifications he needed for higher education.

Gaining a qualification while playing for the Academy is mandatory and aims to give the players the skills and qualifications they need if they don’t have a career in football.

Jordan started playing football aged nine before he was selected to play for Queen’s Park Rangers. During his last year at school he was dropped by the Pro Club so began looking for alternatives. His PE Teacher gave him information about the College and Boreham Wood Football Clubs Pase Academy and as he had an interest in studying sports,  it was the perfect option.

Now, after two years of intense coaching and training at the club, he has improved dramatically and recently played his final game of the season as Captain of the English College Reserves Team.

Jordan said: “I’m excited about going to America. It’s a big change for me but a good opportunity. I’m sure it’ll be hard work but the Academy has coached me for it and i’ve learnt a lot, so I’m prepared and looking forward to it.”

Director for Sports, Kurt Hintz, said: “Jordan’s achievement demonstrates how hard work, determination and commitment are the recipe for success rather than just raw talent. We are pleased with his success both academically and in football and wish him well in his continued education and football in the USA.”

Jordan follows in the footsteps of last years graduates  Charlie Hunter, Dan Loveday and Koray Korakis who all gained USA Scholarshipships  last year to California, WashingtonDC and Ohio