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The Word in the Wood #8

Posted on 10th August, 2019

While some of you enjoy your holidays, reclining on a sun lounger deciding what to have for dinner, despite not having digested breakfast or lunch, the cogs are again turning quickly at the Wood, in preparation for the new season.

 

Several of our teams are now back in pre-season training and the early reports are that our players are looking lean and hungry, despite very many hours of all-inclusive! This is a crucial period in any footballer's calendar, preparing thoroughly both mentally and physically for the demands of what we hope will be a productive and successful season. Hard work now pays off when the trophies are being contended, so bin the sweets, get a sweat on and lead by example; remember, perfect practice makes perfect!

 

The transfer window may have ended for the Premier League but, continues apace at the Wood. We've made many excellent signings of late, with oodles of motivated and talented players joining our ranks, so much so that the U9 & U11 boys are now at capacity. Our other teams still have some availability so get in touch if you're interested. With new kit, new training top & new personalised rain jacket for all our new players at a fraction of the price most clubs charge, you'd be either extremely wealthy or completely bonkers not too!

 

Look out for the next blog as we hope to make some big announcements soon!

The Word In the Wood #7

Posted on 4th July, 2019

After a long season, July is a time to recharge the batteries and savour what has been. The club's teams performed exceptionally well last term and many continue to train before a taking a little summer break proper. Rest and recovery is so important to any footballer, particularly when young, and this forms as much of the club's mantra as does our desire to have fun and give it everything when the new season begins!

 

In the background, the club's staff continue to put the foot down with exciting new sponsorships sourced from both Hertsmere & Britannia Drywall. This, combined with existing sponsorships with our partners Ricoh & Griggs mean all five of our teams will be wearing brand new kits come the start of the season. When you consider our registration fees are amongst the very lowest of any junior football club, it's further proof that value for money and Borehamwood 2000 FC, truly go hand in hand.

 

Further opportunities are being investigated relentlessly and we hope to share details of these in the near future. For now, let us take the strain, while you put your feet up; it'll be GO time soon enough to be sure!

The Word in the Wood #6

Posted on 8th June, 2019

Time does fly and another club presentation has been and gone. The day was a great success, with an army of volunteers mobilising to give our players and parents an occasion to remember. With Ange working magic in the tea-hut, Julie & Tim serving up a grill bonanza, and Lisa and Nicole coordinating everything like Montgomery and Patten, things went smoother than a cashmere scarf!

 

On an emotional note, and after a decade of unstinting service to the club, Bruce Tillcock announced he was stepping down from his role as club Chairman. Family and work commitments meant Bruce needed to shuffle some of his many roles at the club and Lisa, our super Secretary, presented him with a lovely gift in recognition of all his selfless work over the years. Very happily for us all, Bruce will continue to fill some key roles at the club as well as managing his talented U9 Boys. Rather poetically, this team's outstanding season, where they enjoyed great success and were also promoted, saw them voted the club's team of the year. We look forward to seeing these tremendous youngsters develop in the future and have high hopes they will be bringing home much silverware too!

 

Registration is now complete though all teams are on the look out for one of two more players for the forthcoming season; don't hesitate to get in touch if you're interested?

 

 

The Word in the Wood #5

Posted on 30th May, 2019

It's the club presentation day this Sunday, 2nd June, 2019, at Pursley, and with the forecast set fair, our players, parents and staff can look forward to another smashing occasion. The event kicks off at 13.00 with a set from Madonna; actually, we couldn't get hold off her, but, no matter, who needs pop stars!

 

As I said, the event starts at 13.00 and all our players will receive a club award, followed by individual awards to those lucky few. The suspense is growing daily but, take it easy, all will be revealed soon. We'll have the tea hut open, a BBQ roaring, a bouncy castle and the goals out for the kids, and Mediterranean weather to boot! There will be a small charge of £1 per car for parking but, even that's a result as you get free entry to the Wood deluxe raffle! Don't forget also, that Lisa, our multi talented Club Secretary will be completing registration for those that have yet to sign on for next season!

 

Ahead of the event, a team of mother like elves descended on Pursley and transformed the place from a jumble sale to something you could keep eat your dinner off! Working for nine hours flat out, our intrepid team of volunteers - Nicole, Tanya, Marie and Nicola - performed a genuine miracle and 20 years of accumulated junk is now a lovely, clean and tidy clubhouse. We are sooooo grateful to the ladies for completing such an outstanding job and where they have led, perhaps there are others who might follow their example by mucking in for the Wood? I'm sure there are, so stop watching daytime TV repeats and get in touch, you know it makes sense! See y'all Sunday!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

The Word in the Wood #4

Posted on 20th May, 2019

Despite our teams' football seasons at an end, many of our sides continue to train over at our beautiful Pursley Playing Fields facility, while our U16 Girls took on a tough assignment last Saturday with a friendly away to the League Champions. Despite missing several key players the girls were very competitive, with their latest new signing - Megan - impressing the massed ranks of home support with her endeavour, technique and attitude. Player of the match went to the human cat - Georgie - who played a blinder, flinging herself around like a commando on the assault course!

 

Our new U9 girls team will start training very soon and we are delighted to have a raft of budding Woodettes ready and waiting to begin their footballing journey. Borehamwood 2000 have been invested in girls football for nigh on ten years now and that experience, and no little success, makes us the go to club for girls football in Borehamwood, Shenley and Barnet.

Through years of first hand experience, we've come to understand the female game just isn't the same as the boys, with a far greater level of sensitivity and understanding required to boost confidence and unlock the wonderful technique inherent in so many young ladies.

At our club, a young girl can look around her on a Saturday morning and see scores of older girls playing on the surrounding pitches, inspiring and reassuring them at the same time.

Our rich history in girls football proves we are not in it short term or to make a fast buck, and a realistic dream of ours is to be the first club in the wider area to field a senior female side in the future. With our U15 & U16 teams growing older every year, we believe we have the nucleus of young ladies to do this too.

So, if you've a daughter looking to try out something new and fun, and you want her to do this in a friendly, understanding environment full of like minded girls, Borehamwood 2000 is the football club for you.

 

Now, we hear you say, what about the boys! Well our two young sides - U9 & U11 - are coming along very nicely indeed, with the U9s moving from 5aside to 7aside, and the U11s from 7aside to 9aside. As such, tactical training is continuing through the summer and both teams are picking up the new challenge very readily. We have a spare space or two in both our talented squads so, if your interest is piqued, fill out our new player form and get in touch!

The Word in the Wood #3

Posted on 14th May, 2019

Our wonderful U15 Girls picked up their sixth piece of silverware in five seasons, after collecting Div 2 runners-up trophies at the HGFPL Finals Day last weekend. Having performed so well over the years and featured prominently in numerous League campaigns and Cup Finals, this achievement, though perhaps not the most prestigious, was perhaps the girls best yet?

 

As background, and despite our best endevours, the team lost key players prior to the season starting. Despite Borehamwood and Shenley growing apace, we were unable to find a single player to fill their places and during the season, the girls were often unable to field a full side or substitutes. Many sides would have whined and moaned, folded under such circumstances but, not these Woodettes! With the full support of team sponsor RICOH, the girls banished all doubts, raised their games to an unprecedented level, persisted through snow, ice and storm, winning every match bar those against the eventual, worthy champions, and thus secured runners-up spot and automatic promotion back to Div 1.

 

What can you say about such fine young women, other than to praise them to the hilt and marvel at their positive attitude and togetherness. Football is a great game in itself but, through it, the girls have learnt so much more, gaining huge confidence in themselves and making friends they will keep for life. When their backs were up against the wall, these girls came through it all, successful and smiling, making their manager, coaches, parents and club so very proud indeed.

 

As is often the case, those that endure prosper, and though likely to lose one old favourite next season as a result of moving home, the team has already signed up many new players to plug the gap and grow the squad. If you are reading this and want to be a part of this special group, get in touch whenever you want? Come down for a little training, have a chat, perhaps a cuppa from the tea hut, then, when the whistle blows for the new season, get those game heads on and go for it!!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Word in the Wood #2

Posted on 6th May, 2019

The football season drew to a close this weekend for both our U14 Girls and U10 Boys.

 

The girls needed to take four points from a double header away against the recently crowned League Champions to gain promotion, a very tough task indeed. However, they rose to the challenge superbly and got off to a cracking start by winning the first match courtesy of a fine goal from the talented Taylor. The team pushed on remorselessly in the second match and after going a goal down, almost got the point they needed with the opposition keeper just making a late penalty save amidst scenes of huge excitement and tension. The club are immensely proud of all the girls, and give a heartfelt thanks to all their coaches throughout the season - Tim, Nicole, Andy & Adam - for giving it such a fantastic go. There is huge talent in this team and we sincerely hope they stay together as there is no doubt they will be red hot favourites for the title next season.

 

U10 Boys wrapped up the season with a match against talented opposition. The boys found it tough defensively but, were strong going forward and scored a peach of a goal, with Sammy cooly dispatching after an excellent through ball from Henry. Henry had a real stormer and picked up Man of the Match along with Alfie, who played very nicely in multiple positions, a real team player.

 

U16 Girls had another friendly and showed yet more signs of improvement with new girl Jemma producing a stunning performance in goal and a raft of strong performances from established players including new team Captain Ameera, Sophie, Aaliyah and Rosie.

The Word in the Wood

Posted on 30th April, 2019

After being viciously hacked by either an international secret service or a bored IT student, the Borehamwood 2000 website is back in full production. Packed to the seams with club info, read on and and find out about our small, but, perfectly formed youth football club!

 

After a stonking performance in the WFL League Cup, our U10s returned to League action last weekend. A mysterious, invisible haze hung over the venue sapping energy from the legs of our heroes, but, like Superman casting off the Kryptonite stone, they surged forward to secure a goal before half time; Luke crashing in a half volley from a lovely assist by Callum. The boys made several more good chances before the game's end and were unlucky not to score one or two more. A good performance all round and the prestigious MoM award deservedly went to Sammy.

 

U15 Girls played a friendly match at home and welcomed both new signings Christel and Jemma into the side for their first match action. After acclimatising in the first half, the team put in a strong performance second half and with more friendly action in the offing and a potential new signing too, the girls continues to gel and improve. Div 2 Runners Up and promoted to Div 1, they will represent the club and collect their trophies at Finals Day on 11th May. Very, very well done to them all.

 

After an astonishing run of winning form, our U14 Girls were just pipped away in the League last Saturday. No matter, the girls finish off the season with a double header next to try and secure the runners up spot and promotion. It's been a great effort from the staff and players and we wish them all the very best. Come on girls, you can do it!!

 

The U8s finished the season with another smashing performance. The boys gained promotion in March and have gone on to up their performances against better teams. Today our boys played really well with a great team spirit. Well done to all of you, all of you have improved so much over this season the club / parents and manager are so proud of what you have achieved. Ewan also scored his first goal for the club today.

Scorers: Dragos / Danny (2) & Ewan. MOM: Ewan.