Month: April 2014


In his ambassadorial role for our Community Trust, midfield maestro Hope Akpan visited one of the Trust’s youth clubs at the Coley Community Centre last Thursday, a club that runs every Thursday between 7pm – 9pm. He took part in

Posted in Social Inclusion, Youth clubs


GUNTER CELEBRATES COMMUNITY CLUB In his role as Education Ambassador for the Community Trust, Royals right-back Chris Gunter visited Shinfield Rangers FC for a special presentation earlier this month. Shinfield Rangers have been awarded ‘Community Club’ status from the FA

Posted in Education


Changing lives through football Do you want to make a real difference to people’s lives, and show off your football skills at the same time? Here’s your chance.1. Film a one minute video of yourself doing kick ups (it’s the

Posted in Fundraising

Jem Karacan auction for charity

Royals star Jem Karacan is auctioning two pairs of signed, matchworn boots – in an effort to raise funds for the Reading FC Deaf Team.   The Turkish midfielder is our Community Trust Disability Ambassador – and after visiting a deaf

Posted in Disability Football, Sports Participation

Sean Morrison visits one of our Easter Soccer Schools

As part of his ambassadorial role, Sean Morrison visited a Reading FC Community Trust Soccer School at Palmer Park Sports Stadium in Reading today. He signed autographs and answered questions from the youngsters. One of them asked if he was

Posted in Schools

Chris Gunter – Community Trust Education Ambassador

Chris visited members of the John Madejski Academy football team, as they took part in a Madejski Stadium Tour. The tour took place as a result of the close links between the Football Club and the Academy. Aged between 16-18

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Hope Akpan – Community Trust Social Participation Ambassador

Hope Akpan – Community Trust Social Participation Ambassador  Hope visited a Prince’s Trust workshop this past week to meet youngsters who were taking their FA Level 1 coaching badges at the Indoor Training Centre. The Community Trust has long and

Posted in Education

Jem Karacan – Community Trust Disability Ambassador

Jem recently visited a Deaf Friendly football coaching session in Woodley. The group, who will soon make up the official Reading Football Club deaf team, are training in the build-up to their first match at MK Dons in April. Our

Posted in Education

Sean Morrison – Community Trust Sports Participation Ambassador

    Sean Morrison – Community Trust Sports Participation Ambassador Sean visited an After School Club at Aldryngton School in Earley, as part of his and the Community Trust’s work towards increasing sports participation The centre back was on hand

Posted in Sports Participation