We were delighted to welcome Boreham Wood Football Club manager Luke Garrard to our showroom who presented us with a framed shirt celebrating our status as a principle sponsor at the club.
The visit was also a family ‘get together’ for our sales manager David Spencer who is Luke’s brother-in-law.
Commented David: “Luke is my brother-in-law and we have known each other for 15-odd years and was one of the reasons the partnership with Lexus Edgware Road came about. I have followed Luke’s career closely from the days when he first started out at Swindon Town to his ‘glory’ years playing for AFC Wimbledon when injury forced him to take a back seat.
“As a family we have been following Boreham Wood since Luke returned in 2010 but have watched their fortunes far more closely when he was made manager last season ensuring the team stayed in the National League when they won the last game of the season. Confident the first team are in very good hands under Luke’s stewardship, it was a good time to form a partnership with our business.
“Already this season Luke has proved to be a formidable manager with the team currently sitting comfortably in the middle of the table. It has been very enjoyable to have attended a number of matches in a professional capacity and with some of my colleagues and it is with great pride that not only is my brother-in-law the team manager, but the company where I have worked for the past 15 years is emblazoned on the back of their shirts.”
Next on the agenda for ‘the Wood’, as the team is affectionately known, is the Emirates FA Cup. BWFC takes on Hendon at their home ground Meadow Park on Saturday 15 October in the fourth qualifying round. Winning this round would see BWFC progress to the first round so we would like to wish Luke and the team all the best on Saturday.
We will be very much in attendance at the match on Saturday with a vehicle on display enabling fans to browse one of our cars in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.
BWFC was first formed in 1948 and enjoyed some time in the then Premier Division in the late 70s and early 80s with another brief spell in the 90s. When non-league football was restructured in 2004, BWFC competed in the Southern Football League Division One East for two seasons. After winning the Championship in 2005/06, BWFC returned to the Isthmian Football League Premier Division winning promotion in the 2009/10 season to the Conference South Division. 2014/15 was possibly the most successful season in the club’s 68 year history when having led the Conference South League for the majority of the season, the team found themselves in the play-offs winning a promotion into the top tier of non-league football for the very first time and the new National League. Tougher opposition last season meant BWFC struggled finding themselves in a relegation battle with the last match deciding their fate. After winning the last three league games of the season, BWFC held onto its place and have so far proved themselves to be strong opposition. Investment in the facilities and the club as well as identifying additional revenue streams will help secure the future of BWFC.