Following on from the transfer of Wood Youth product Pelly Ruddock to West Ham’s Academy of Football. Boreham Wood are delighted to announce that Hammers Manager Sam Allardyce has announced he will bring a full West Ham United first team squad, to visit Meadow Park for their opening Pre Season Friendly on Tuesday 10th July 2012.

The Pre Season Friendly was negotiated into the deal by Wood Chairman Danny Hunter, that saw 18 year old Pelly Ruddock move to the East London club on a three year contract from ‘The Wood’. Since linking up with West Ham’s Academy, Pelly has started 10 games in their Youth Team, as well as making numerous appearances in their senior Development Squad, playing alongside likes of John Carew, Henry Lansbury, Papa Bouba Diop and Freddie Sears amongst others…

West Ham United have promised to bring a strong First Team which should include the likes of Kevin Nolan, James Tomkins, Carlton Cole, Matthew Taylor, Mark Noble, Ricardo Vaz Te, Gary O’Neill and Nicky Maynard, as well their new signings and the possibility of Boreham Wood seeing the return of its Youth prodigy Pelly Ruddock in West Ham colours.

This will be West Ham United’s first Pre Season fixture of 2012 and will be a great opportunity for every Hammers fans to see their newly promoted Premiership side in action, plus their Summer signings and of course to see the Championship playoff trophy they won which will be on show first hand. All in all an exciting family evening is in store at Meadow Park and as a Club we expect a sell out!

Boreham Wood Manager, Ian Allinson, said “We already have an exciting Pre Season schedule, but none will be bigger than a visit from West Ham’s First Team. We are very lucky Sam Allardyce’s recognises the hard work that’s done at Non-league Level and supports it. He has promised to bring his top side to us for the next two Pre Season’s, however this is one extra special as we are going to be visited by a newly promoted Premiership outfit who will show off the Championship playoff Trophy to all their fans who were not lucky enough to get Wembley play off final tickets” Allinson concluded.

Match Tickets go on sale immediately. Please call Boreham Wood Football Club on 020 8953 5097 for more ticket details or to purchase your ticket.