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Primary Girls Football

Our Aim is to also engage with girls aged between 5-10 years old and encourage them to take part in a sporting activity on a regular basis, using football as the main driver. During term time, this programme currently delivers girls only after school clubs in Primary schools within the Berkshire area. Girls that attend these sessions are given the opportunity to access grassroots football, or the chance to attend our very own Girls Only Development Centre (see below). During the holidays we also provide Girls only soccer schools, see below for more information.

Enquiries for the Girls Programme (Aged 5 – 10 years):

Emma Hopkins
Assistant Girls Development Officer
Email: ehopkins@readingfc.co.uk
Phone: 0118 907 2272

‘Absolutely bring your mates’

Girls Only Soccer School

These sessions run during the holidays for girls aged between 6-14 years. Our F.A qualified coaches are experts in creating fun and energetic sessions to cater to girls of all abilities. We had a very successful summer this year, seeing more girls than ever with new venues, and more days available.


To book please see the Book Soccer School link at the top of the page, or contact Carol Moss on: 0118 968 1480/1460.




‘Girls on the ball’

Development & Advanced Centres 

The main focus is to help all players learn and improve all techniques involved within the game of football. To also give them the chance to show off their skills in a structured, fun and engaging environment. All coaches will follow the same syllabus, and ensure all areas within the game are covered throughout the 13 week block. The Development centre is the first step on our player pathway, with the Advanced centre being the second. From our centres we have had a number of our players progress into playing for the Reading FC Regional Talent Club (RTC).

Dates for 2018:

Development & Advanced for Years 6 – 10
Venue: 3G pitch at The Piggott School, Twyford Road, Reading, RG10 8DS
Monday 8th January
Finish: Monday 19th March
Monday 12th February
Time: 6pm – 7pm
Price:  £50 for 10 weeks

Development & Advanced for Years 11 – 15
Venue: Sonning Reading Hockey & Cricket Club, Sonning Lane, Sonning, RG4 6ST
Thursday 11th January
Finish: Thursday 22nd March
Thursday 15th February
£50 for 10 weeks


To find out more information contact Emma Hopkins on: ehopkins@readingfc.co.uk or 0118 907 2272

Here is the Development & Advanced Centre Girls playing on the Madejski Stadium Pitch:

Premier League Girls Football

The Premier League fund part of the girls programme for Reading Community Trust, offering girls and women aged 11+ the chance to learn and play football, develop their social skills and have fun. The girls and women’s football programme runs throughout Berkshire, delivering sessions in secondary schools, colleges and universities. The aim of the programme is to engage with 244 participants during the 2017/2018 season while encouraging long term participation. From this programme we have given young females the opportunity to become a volunteer, referee, coach, or an elite player by providing them with the correct pathway and supporting them on their journey.

premier league

Enquiries for the Premier League Girls Football Programme (Aged 11+): 

Georgia Graham
Female Football Development Officer
Email: ggraham@readingfc.co.uk
Phone: 0118 907 2272


‘Competition time’

Royals – Womens Tournament

The Royals – Womens tournament is for anyone aged 17+ of all abilities. This tournament is the perfect opportunity for current and new females to compete in a small sided competition. This tournament normally runs during the end of May so look out for the date in 2018.

Competitive league – Winners: Maidenhead United (Red with black stripe) Runners up: Newbury Ladies

Social League – Winners: Quality Reunited (black & red) Runners up: Footy Mums (purple)