The BW PASE Academy was delighted this weekend that two current Academy players received call ups into the first team match day squad by Manager Luke Garrard ahead of our Vanarama National League fixture against Wealdstone at Meadow Park on Saturday afternoon.
In truth it was an afternoon littered by BW PASE Academy association with Academy graduate Corey Whitely putting on another dominating performance down the left flank, whilst Academy Head Coach Connor Smith featured in the heart of Wealdstone’s midfield and the Wood match day squad including Academy coaches in Tom Champion, Jamal Fyfield, Femi Ilesanmi, Kane Smith, David Stephens and Danny Woodards.
In addition to this, Garrard added two fresh BW PASE Academy faces to his first team squad in the form of Academy keeper Donnabhan Green and Academy talisman Momodou Jallow. The call ups came after onsite COVID-19 protocols were eased slightly, allowing a handful of Academy prospects to enter the first team training bubble at Meadow Park. After some eye-catching training performances, the Gaffer rewarded Green and Jallow with squad numbers and match day squad inclusions after what has been a difficult year for our Academy players both on and off the pitch.
Green had already left an impression with First Team Manager Luke Garrard after featuring during our 2020/21 pre-season campaign, backing up Wood’s number 1 Nathan Ashmore throughout the 2020 off-season.
However, it was very different for Momodou Jallow, as this was his first experience of being amongst the First Team at Meadow Park after impressive performances in a stop/start Academy campaign backed up with a productive week’s training amongst the senior pros at Meadow Park.
On behalf of everyone at Boreham Wood FC, in particular our Academy staff, we would like to congratulate both Donnabhan and Momodou on what is a fantastic achievement for two young players starting out in the game. Well done, lads!
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