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Boreham Wood

The Wood

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Boreham Wood Football Club, nicknamed “The Wood,” is a non-league football club based in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire.

Established in 1948, they currently compete in the Vanarama National League South, which is part of the sixth tier of English football. The team calls Meadow Park their home ground.

The club marked its 70th anniversary in 2018 with significant milestones, including a historic victory over Blackpool in the FA Cup and an appearance at Wembley in the National League Play-Offs. The club’s journey through the football pyramid began with gradual progressions through various leagues, leading to its election to the Isthmian Football League in 1974/75. Notable achievements include winning the Isthmian League Division Two Championship in 1976/77 and enjoying success in the Premier Division during the 1990s.

After a relegation in 1999/2000, Boreham Wood immediately bounced back, winning promotion to the Isthmian League Premier Division the following season. The club’s journey in non-league football saw them compete in the Southern Football League and return to the Isthmian League, with a memorable run to the FA Trophy Semi-Finals in 2005/06, the lowest-ranked team ever to reach that stage.

Promotion to the National League came after a successful 2014/15 season, overcoming Whitehawk in the Play-Offs. In the National League, the club faced challenges but secured its position with end-of-season successes, notably under the management of Luke Garrard. The 2017/18 season was particularly notable, featuring the club’s first-ever win against a Football League team in the FA Cup and a Play-Off appearance at Wembley, despite not achieving promotion.

Chairman Danny Hunter’s tenure has seen significant investment in the club, including infrastructure and facility enhancements, such as a new training facility and a DESSO pitch. The club also houses a large sports education programme.