Boreham Wood are pleased to announce their Captain, Club Captain, and vice-captains for the season.

Mark Ricketts will continue as the captain, Tom Champion will take over as vice-captain and Dave Stephens will become the Club Captain.

Ricketts arrived at Meadow Park in the Summer of 2016 from Woking following a successful seven-year period with the Surrey Club.

The 32-year-old was announced as captain shortly after his arrival and impressed in the role as the Wood secured an 11th placed finish in the National League.

On the decision, Luke Garrard commented: “Mark is obviously a follow on from last year, I felt that his service to the club as a skipper last season was immense, he is a real leader.”

Tom Champion joined the Wood from League Two outfit Barnet this summer.

The 31-year-old has vast experience in both the National League and the Football league.

He achieved promotion to the Football League with Cambridge in the 2013/14 campaign, before captaining the side in their first season back in the division.

Garrard stated: “Tom Champs has come in and I have looked closely to see who the vice-captain will be.

“Obviously we lost Matt Paine last year, so the role was up for grabs. I just feel that Tom is a leader, he is liked within the group and he is big around the camp.

“He has had a big impact both on and off the pitch, so I think that it will be a natural role for him.”

Dave Stephens has been with the club since 2015, having joined from Barnet.

The 25-year-old, who began his career with Norwich City, was voted Barnet’s Player of the Season by supporters in 2012/13 and again in 2013/14.

On the decision, Garrard explained: “Dave Stephens will be our club captain, which means that he will act as a go between for my management, myself and my players.

“I just think that he is loved at the club, he is adored by every member of staff and I think that he is going to fit the bill superbly.”


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