Boreham Wood Football Club are delighted to confirm that experienced club volunteer Del Ward has joined the club’s office staff on a part-time basis.
Ward has worked at the club in a voluntary capacity for over three decades, beginning way back in 1986 and he is the club’s longest continuous serving member of staff.
Having retired in 2018, Ward will now work at the club on a part-time basis, in an assistant secretary role.
During his time at Meadow Park, Ward has worked as the reserve team secretary, the youth team secretary, the club secretary and the club shop manager during more than three decades of service to the club.
His invaluable knowledge and experience has now been added to the club during the week, with Chairman Danny Hunter bringing him in on a part-time basis, to work alongside Billy Hunter
Ward commented: “I retired back in October and the Chairman had asked me on a few occasions whether I would like to be more involved and I said yes, definitely. It was just a case of what role I would perform.
“I was sat having a coffee in Café Nero and the Chairman rang me up and asked if I would be interested in coming in on a part-time basis, to help out Billy with the club secretary duties.
“I said ‘yeah when do I start,’ I didn’t hesitate at all. Because, I know that the one thing I can give to the club is my time.
“I have been here for quite a long time now. Peter Smith has got a few years on me, but he had a little break in the middle, so I am the longest continuous serving at the club.
“I think that it is a reflection on the way that the club has grown, and the way that the club has come on, that there is so much admin work. It is not just covering the first team either, which is what I mostly used to do.
“I can come in and help Billy Hunter out, because I can slip straight in to doing some of the first team stuff. Match confirmations, travel arrangements etc, I can come in and do these things because I have done them before, which allows billy more time to concentrate on other things.
“The big difference for me, is that I am working at the club, because in the past, apart from match days and the odd 10/15 minutes, I have never actually worked at the club.
“It is a very different working environment, but there are obviously a lot of people here who I know and have known for a long time. I am getting used to having start times and finish times and it looks like I may even have myself a desk now,” Ward laughed.