In what has been a very difficult and strange year for us all, as Commercial Executive at Boreham Wood FC when COVID-19 hit us in March with an almighty and unexpected sucker punch, and then developed over the many, many months, I feared the worst that our commercial partners and sponsors understandably would no longer being able to sponsor their local Football Club.
In some instances that was the case and justifiably so, but I was left speechless by the generosity and community spirit shown by those existing sponsors who decided to renew their sponsorships during these troubling times, whilst we also saw some new sponsors come onboard, too.
A special thank you must go to all of our sponsors, but especially our main club sponsor Barnet & Southgate College, including all of their executive leadership team in Darren Mepham, Neil Coker, Tracey McIntosh and Mark Sellis, as well as new principle sponsors EduClean and their CEO Mary-Jane Pettit and dear friend Gary Boniface and his son Joe Boniface from GBE Installations.
As always, the Club would also like to thank our established principle partners in BW PASE Ltd, Hertsmere Borough Council, Elstree & Borehamwood Town Council and our friends at Arsenal. Your incredible support of our community Football Club has been a fundamental factor in the Club achieving what it has in recent years and your support during this COVID-19 pandemic has been remarkable.
Continued support throughout 2020 also came from our incredible long-standing friends at Harrington Cars, Davis Bonely, Riello Property & Construction, Elite Moving Services, Barkers Estate Agents, B&C Security Services, Holiday Inn Elstree, Red Rock Entertainment, Village Hotel Watford, Green King, Kelmatt, PUMA Teamwear and Enfield Skips, who we cannot thank enough and look forward to our partnerships continuing and growing in the seasons to come.
Although we lost some valued sponsors due to the financial hardships created by COVID-19, namely our good friends at Regianni and LEXUS Edgware Road, we gained some new exciting partnerships and sponsorships, too, with Joe Jennings Bookmakers, Meller, WOW Hydrate, Fitogether and Player Packs joining the Wood family here at Meadow Park. In what is a difficult time and when it would have been easier not to support your local community Football Club, the support and friendship you have shown has been incredible, so thank you, thank you, thank you…
Lastly, can I thank our ever-loyal Wood Army who have also supported the Club throughout this difficult period, your support has been an inspiration to us all at the Club and has in truth been the reason we have kept on fighting. Can I thank all of you who supported the Club throughout this period, whether it be through deciding to keep your season tickets, live stream purchases, club shop purchases, astro pitch hires, joining our charitable arm’s 500 Club or through player/management sponsorships. Your support spurs the Club and the team on and we hope to continue to make you proud both on and off the pitch in 2021!
The continued and ongoing support from all our sponsors and fans has been immense, in what has been a challenging year not only for us here at Meadow Park, but for everyone across the UK and around the world. All that leaves me to say is thank you once again, I cannot wait to see what 2021 has in store for our community Football Club and our partnerships! C’mon the Wood!
On behalf of myself and everyone at Boreham Wood FC, can I wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy, safe and healthy New Year!