Boreham Wood FC are delighted to announce that we have recently received correspondence from the FA recognising the Club for the work we have done throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
A representative from the FA reached out to the Club earlier this week in regard to interaction and health and wellbeing content created for the Community and our Academy players, and that the Club has been identified and highlighted by representatives within the Houses of Parliament as an example of best practice of remote content being produced for members of our Community to assist in remaining fit and healthy.
A snippet of their correspondence read, “I wanted to get in touch in regard to the fantastic work that has been carried out by Boreham Wood FC to support the community response against COVID-19.
“In these unprecedented times, it’s been so encouraging to see Boreham Wood come together to champion the grassroots football spirit by offering online skills and workout sessions to keep fans’ spirits and fitness levels up during the lockdown.
“In recognition of your attitude, we have highlighted your work to the local Member of Parliament for Hertsmere, Oliver Dowden MP, to demonstrate the far-reaching value of grassroots football, both on and off the pitch.”
Boreham Wood FC Chief Executive Charlie Hunter commented, “It feels fantastic to hear such positive feedback and know that the work we have been doing throughout lockdown has been so well received.
“During these difficult times, we felt that we had a social responsibility to our town and our community, to do as much as possible to support those in need. Of course, it is wonderful to get recognition, but in truth that’s not why we have done what we have during this period, it’s an even better feeling knowing we are helping those in need and providing content in order to help our community remain fit and healthy, when health is of upmost importance.” Hunter concluded.
First Team Manager Luke Garrard commented, “The work the Club and staff have done throughout this period has been fantastic. We felt we needed to engage with the Community and Academy to ensure they didn’t feel isolated. We have looked at this process and felt it was so productive and fulfilling, that we will be continuing this practice moving forward as a Club even after lockdown and we begin to return to some semblance of normal life.”
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