Arsenal donate team coach to Boreham Wood for big trip to Salisbury City

First published in Blue Square Conference South

Boreham Wood will be travelling in style to their top-of-the-table at Salisbury City on Saturday thanks to Arsenal.

The Gunners have donated their official club coach, as a contribution to non-league day, to the Meadow Park club to transport their first team to their Conference South rivals.

Wood, who have looked after Arsenal Ladies for the last 17 seasons, are delighted by the generosity of the Arsenal directors and their coach company, Ellisons.

Manager Ian Allinson, who made over a 100 appearances for the Gunners, said: “When our chairman told me what Arsenal have done for us, it took me back a bit.

“I can still remember clearly when I played for Arsenal, it was such a special time for me and when we travelled on the team coach we wanted for nothing.

“I know I'm biased but this type of gesture is just typical of Arsenal. They are class, they never forget the underdog and I can't tell you how appreciative we all are that they have supported not just non-league day but ourselves in this way.”

Arsenal cub secretary David Miles said: "We have enjoyed a very strong relationship with Boreham Wood FC over the years and are delighted to have the opportunity to help the team with their travel this weekend with the kind assistance of Ellisons coaches.

“We wish Ian Allinson and his players all the best for the match."

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