Boreham Wood Football Club are delighted to announce that we will be competing in the Irn-Bru Cup, this campaign.
The Scottish League Challenge Cup, known as the Irn-Bru Cup, is an annual competition, which sees teams from across Britain and Ireland compete for the trophy.
The tournament was first formed in 1991 as a solely Scottish cup, but has expanded its reach in recent seasons, with teams from outside of the country taking part.
The competition includes 30 teams from the Scottish Championship, League One and League Two divisions, 12 “colt” Under 20 teams from the SPFL Premiership, four sides from each of the “Highland” and “Lowland” leagues, two teams from the Vanarama National League, two teams from the Northern Ireland Premiership, two teams from the Welsh Premier and two teams from the League of Ireland Premier.
Sides are selected for the tournament on merit, with the two highest placed teams in the National League – who were not promoted – earning a place.
The knockout tournament consists of six rounds, with teams outside of Scotland joining in the second. The first match of the cup, will take place on Saturday, September 8 (subject to change).
More information on the tournament will follow in due course.
On featuring in the prestigious tournament, Wood manager Luke Garrard said: “When it came about, it was a little bit surreal I’ve got to be honest, because there is the possibility of playing some of the best teams across Britain and Ireland.
“I think that it will give the players an added incentive and I am extremely excited that we have the luxury of possibly travelling to Ireland or Scotland for a fixture, I think that it is a huge achievement.
“It was actually spoken about prior to the Promotion final, so we had an idea of the competition, but since then we have obviously confirmed our place and then you get more information on dates, the competition and the potential opponents, and I am just extremely excited.”