The week was kicked off on Tuesday 24th June with a FREE fun training session with Boreham Wood FC’s Community Head Coach John Byrne and First Team player Mario Noto. There was over 30 attendees, with player of the day awards given out in our Gallery Suite after, whilst England’s final World Cup game against Costa Rica was shown on our TV’s.
On Thursday 26th June, our Community coaches held our weekly Little Learners session for boys and girls aged 4 – 12 year olds. This session is growing week on week, and feedback from children and parents alike is extremely positive.
Borehamwood’s annual Families Day was held on Saturday 28th June adjacent to our Meadow Park ground. Boreham Wood FC’s Community Manager Charlie Hunter, Head Community Coach John Byrne, Kitman Mark Hughes and work experience boy Sam Hunter joined the other Club’s, Youth Groups, and Charities etc. in the attendance.
Although the weather was dull, the turnout of locals and the day was far from it. Our Community Department was in great form, offering locals the chance to test how hard their shot was with our speed-o-meter machine. A leaderboard was updated all day, and at the end of the day, winners were those with the hardest shots in their respective categories.
Winners will be given 2 complimentary tickets to our Pre-Season Friendly against an Arsenal XI side on Friday 1st August 2014, kick off 7.30pm.
Last, but certainly not least, our Community Department held its annual Community Open Day on Sunday 29th June. The day started at midday, giving participants the opportunity to experience our Community coaching and have a look around our Stadium, including our new West Stand, with a tour taken by our General Manager Billy Hunter. Over 50 children attended our Open Day, with certificates given out to all participants and players of the day given out.
Community Manager Charlie Hunter commented on the week, “The whole week I believe was a huge success. Our whole Community Department is growing, which is a collection of the introduction of new initiatives and the response from the public in regards to our scheme, which has been brilliant.”
Hunter continued, “This is due to the hard work behind the scenes, and I have to commend the support from our Chairman Danny Hunter and General Manager Billy Hunter which is tremendous and even presented. I must also say the hard work of Community Coordinator Loretta Browne and Head Community Coaches Cameron Mawer and John Byrne shouldn’t go unnoticed, so a big well done to them too.”
For more information on our Community Department and its initiatives visit the ‘Community’ section of our website, alternatively please contact our Community Manager Charlie Hunter with any queries on 020 8953 5097 or firstname.lastname@example.org