Boreham Wood’s PASE scheme, in cooperation with Cohenel College and Verulam School, is considered the outstanding model of its kind. It provides a balanced mixture of football and education, as well as an ethos that finds a level for every ability of student/player.
Cohenel College and Verulam School work closely with the club to offer a huge variety of College and A-Level courses, ranging from Sport B-TEC’s and Construction courses to all A-Level subjects offered. This is so every boy has a chance to continue with level of education they want and are capable of.
Over the years, the PASE scheme has been hugely successful on and off the pitch. Off the pitch the club is growing on all fronts to do with football, notably with its full time medical department, lead by Megan Reid and Kyriacos Ioannou. The clubs medical team provide injury rehabilitation, injury prevention advice, nutritional advice, as well as personal fitness and gym programs.
The quality of coaching at Boreham Wood is also highly commendable. Luke Garrard, Mario Noto, Daryl McMahon and Ryan Kirby, all ex-professional footballers, are responsible for the provision of training sessions and team management within the PASE scheme. Luke Garrard made his debut for Swindon Town aged just 17, Mario Noto was previously with Tottenham Hotspur and Reading, Daryl McMahon began his career at West Ham United before playing over 70 times for Leyton Orient and lastly Ryan Kirby made over 400 football league appearances, including a spell with Arsenal FC.
Boreham Woods P.A.S.E Achievements over the Last 6 Years:
1 x Ryman Premier Promotion to the Conference South via plays Off’s (The squad over the season featured 12 PASE scheme players) 2009 / 2010.
1 x Suburban League title 2010 / 2011.
5 x Southern Counties League titles (in the last 5 years).
1 x English Colleges U19 National Cup winners 2010 / 2011.
1 x Conference U19 National Cup winners 2006 / 2007.
1 x Conference U19 National Cup Runners Up 2007 / 2008.
3 x Hertfordshire County Cup winners under18′s.
1 x English College Football Association, league title 2009 / 2010.
3 x Eastern Junior League title winners.
1 x Eastern Junior League challenge Cup Winners 2009 / 10.
7 x PASE Players who have represented the England Colleges or England Schools at International Level in the last 3 years.
2 x Ryman League Under 18 Cup final appearances.
Over 100 lads who have progressed to either the professional ranks or Non-League level of step 5 or above.
3 x Players who have progressed from our PASE scheme in the last 3 years, to win Scholarships to play and live in America, while continuing their education. All have entered the USA College football system, (Another 3 boys have been made offers this year).
3 x Appearances in the F.A. Youth Cup, where the club has reached the 1st or 2nd round proper losing to teams like Leyton Orient and Swansea.
2 x Players Jon Clements and Bradley Fraser played for England Colleges and reached the final of an International tournament , losing to Italy 2 – 0 in Rome. Both these players also played in BWFCs play off final victory over Kingstonian in 2009 / 2010.
Over 50 boys have represented Hertfordshire and Middlesex at schools and County Level. Fourteen of our squad in 2010 / 2011 took Hertfordshire schools to the National Cup final at U18 level, which was played at Sheffield Wednesdays home ground Hillsborough.