Boreham Wood Head Coach Luke Garrard, has spoken of how proud everyone is at the club about the progress of U18 PASE player Pelly Ruddock.

Luke said “It seems with so much interest in him, we may lose Pelly to a top London club in the very near future. If that’s the case, there will be nobody more delighted then myself, our PASE coaches and medical staff as we’re all very excited for Pelly about these developments”.

He continued “I believe our chairman is at present just making sure that everything is in place, regarding Pelly’s future lodgings, his ongoing Education and how Pelly will travel to and from training every day. He obviously wants Pelly to concentrate Solely on his football, which again shows the attention to detail and care our players get. This I believe sets our structure apart from similar clubs, who run Sports / Education programmes”, Garrard concluded.

When pressed about the possible transfer of Pelly, BWFC Chairman Danny Hunter, commented “Our PASE scheme is geared for players with the right Attitudes, Discipline and Desire to progress to our 1st team and beyond.”

“From the outset when Pelly joined us as an U16 three seasons ago. His then manager Steve Hunter knew, as do our U18, Reserve and 1st Team manager of the clubs ethos. So every one of them has contributed hugely to his development… However most importantly the player has to want to succeed and our system has allowed Pelly to do just that, so I’m delighted for everyone who’s played a part in Pelly’s success story.”

The Chairman though, did emphasise that although the clubs have reached agreement. Nothing is completed and the ultimate decision must always be Pelly’s and of course Pelly’s parents.


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