Club history

Arsenal Ladies FC were formed in 1987 by Vic Akers, who enjoyed a 22-year stint as manager of the club prior to moving upstairs to a general manager role in 2009. Vic now assumes the role of Honorary President of Arsenal Ladies.

Under Akers, the Gunners collected a stunning 33 major trophies - including a domestic and European quadruple in 2007. His total haul included a UEFA Women’s Cup, three domestic trebles, 12 Premier League titles, 10 FA Cups and 10 League Cups. It was a remarkable set of achievements that cemented Arsenal Ladies as the foremost women’s football club in this country.

At present the Ladies have won 41 trophies in their 27-year history. None of this could have happened without the outstanding backing and support of Arsenal Football Club itself.

In 2013, former player and development manager Clare Wheatley was offered the General Manager's role after 18 years at the club. Clare oversees a staff of nine, who all work solely to develop and co-ordinate the club’s female side.

Arsenal’s most decorated year was 2006/07 season when they secured the historic quadruple to mark their 20th anniversary. The Ladies became the first British team to win the UEFA Women’s Cup, beating Swedish side Umea 1-0 over a two-legged final.

The 2011 season was a groundbreaking one for the Gunners, and for the women’s game in general. It was the inaugural year of the Women’s Super League (WSL), which Arsenal Ladies won after fighting out a close battle with Birmingham City and perennial rivals Everton.

There was further success in 2012 when the Ladies won the WSL yet again and the Continental Cup for the third time in three years in 2013. They then added the FA Cup twice consecutively in 2013 and 2014. As well as the first team, Arsenal Ladies also comprises a reserve side and teams at under-17, under-15, under-13, under-11 and under-9 levels.


A Guide for the first time visitor to Boreham Wood FC

Location and Travel: If it’s your first time to Boreham Wood FC then CLICK HERE for details designed to help you find your way to us, whether you are coming by car, bus or train.

Ground address: Broughinge Road, Borehamwood, WD6 5AL.

Buying Tickets:  On the gate entry at Borehamwood FC is £6 adults, £3 concessions and £15 for a family of four (2 adults and 2 u16s)

Pre-brought online ticket costs: £5 adults, £2.50 concessions and £12 Family (2 adults and 2 u16s)

Discounted Online Tickets can be purchased HERE.

 * Fans who are registered as disabled, qualify for a concession season ticket/match day ticket. Carers can enter for free on matchdays.

Please Note: Online Tickets and Season Tickets holders will need to access the ground via Turnstile 1 located next to the main Stand situated at the main car park entrance.

Parking: If travelling by car we advise supporters to park using the Brook Road pay & display car park adjacent to the ground, which has plenty of parking (143 spaces & 7 disabled spaces). Use postcode WD6 5HJ. It costs £1 for 1-2 hours and £1.50 for 2-3 hours, however its free after 6pm on weekdays. You can then access the ground via the Brook Road turnstiles at the back of the ground (next to the Boreham Wood Bowls Club)

The Stands: The capacity at Boreham Wood FC is roughly 3’000. The main stand has seating for 500 supporters and is the ideal spot for families as it is parallel to the pitch and closest to the dug out! You will also find the Press Box and Club Official’s seats here.

Behind both goals there is ‘Standing Only’ and the ground is accessible for wheelchairs. There is also a brand new 700 seated stand opened in the 2014 Summer which is opposite the main stand.

When to arrive: Our normal match times vary from 2pm on Sunday afternoons or 7.45pm on Thursday evenings, however we strongly advise you check our fixtures list before travelling as matches are subject to change.

If you want to soak up the atmosphere, enjoy the warm ups and grab something to eat and drink we recommend arriving 45-60 minutes before kick-off.

Buying a programme & Merchandise: Our matchday programme is your guide to the day’s match and costs just £2 and can be purchased on the turnstile or inside the ground. It features messages from the Manager as well as previous match reports, exclusive interviews, general club news and even competitions!

We also have a club shop that sells many pocket money items for children, ranging from ALFC stickers (£1), bags (£1), keyrings (£3), beanie hats (£3) to signed ALFC shirts. The club shop is located in the corner of the ground, right of the main stand and near the main turnstile.

Food & Drink: There are two places to purchase food or drinks on match days, one is outside the ground in the main club car park near to the main turnstile and the other is inside the ground behind the goal, near the Brook Road Car Park turnstile. Tea, Coffee and Soft Drinks are all £1 and Burgers and Hotdogs range from £2.50 - £3.50. A home-made packed lunch maybe a better option for those families that prefer a healthier option!

If you have any queries of any nature, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by calling: 01727 747452 or emailing:




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Club Honours


2012, 2011

FA Womens Cup

2014 2013 2011 2009 2008 2007 2006 2004 2001 1999 1998 1995 1993
Runners up:

Continental Cup

2013 2012 2011

UEFA Women's Cup


FA Women's Premier

2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2002, 2001, 1997, 1995, 1993.

FA Womens PL Cup

2009 2007 2005 2001 2000 1999 1998 1994 1993 1992

Community Shield

2007/2008 2006/2007 2005/2006 2001/2002 1999/2000

London CFA Cup

2010 2009 2008 2007 2004 2000 1997 1996 1995

Contact us

Arsenal Ladies - General Enquiries

01727 747452

Club Secretary - Enquiries - Zoe Lance

01727 747452

Centre of Excellence (U9-U17) - John Bayer - Technical Director

Sponsorship Enquiries

01727 747452

Press & Media Enquiries - Tom Bennett

0207 704 4016

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